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DIY Rejuvenating PURE Facial Oil

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Face oils are one of the best products you can incorporate into your beauty regime. They are so much more powerful than a cream because they don’t contain water. Not to mention, DIY face oils are incredibly easy to make! Today’s recipe is pure, rejuvenating and one of my favorite recipes for anti aging. It contains some of the most effective, natural ingredients that will smooth fine lines and wrinkles as well as quench thirsty skin!

DIY Rejuvenating Facial Oil

Face Oils vs. Face Creams

I want to talk a bit today about face oils.  Many of you go nuts over a cream/moisturizer recipe-I get it.  Creams contain water which acts as a vehicle to transport the oil into the pores-does that make any sense?  Basically, when you add water to oil and emulsify it into a cream, you get a moisturizer that absorbs almost immediately.  Plus, who doesn’t love a fluffy white, luxurious cream to slather on your skin?!

Well, you might be wondering what my point is-My point is that creams are extremely watered down.  Plus they contain preservatives as well as emulsifiers.  Many commercial creams are loaded with chemicals to perfect texture and even appearance of the cream.  All of these ingredients that are needed just to make a cream do nothing good for your skin-and I mean NOTHING.

Don’t get me wrong-I too, love a good face cream but the best thing you can do for your skin is to use a simple face oil.

When you invest in pure, quality oils and add essential oils as well, you have an amazing moisturizer and treatment for your skin.  A face oil cuts out all the many “middle men” and feeds your skin potent and effective “food”.

The good news is, face oils could not be easier to make.  There is no heating involved which is another reason face oils are so  good for your skin.  Often, heating an oil will damage it’s healing and rejuvenating properties.

DIY Face Oil Benefits

I want to share with you my favorite combo. for a DIY face oil.  I believe this is one of the best oils/serums you will find and plus it’s so easy to make!! 

This face oil will not only infuse your skin with natural oils that will calm and nourish your skin. It will also help reduce the signs of aging as well as improve the overall tone of your skin. 

This product is perfect for all skin types all though, if you are prone to clogging, proceed cautiously-there is a chance this oil could be too rich and could cause breakouts. You might want to check out my face oil recipe formulated for oilier skin types.

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DIY Face Oil Ingredients

Rosehip Seed is one of my favorite oils to use in my anti aging DIYs. Rosehip seed has a load of anti aging benefits and I have quite a few DIYs that contain rosehip seed oil. Also, carrot seed essential oil is one of the most powerful essential oils when it comes to rejuvenating skin cells and beatifying skin. 

A good quality meadowfoam is impossible to find. Mountain Rose Herbs (my ingredient company of choice) no longer carries it and the alternative on Amazon might not be the best quality. A good substitute for meadowfoam is sweet almond oil.

Geranium Essential Oil is one of my favorite anti aging essential oils due to it’s brightening and balancing properties. Carrot seed essential oil is a great oil to help heal and regenerate damaged skin cells. Cypress essential oil has incredible astringent abilities and lavender is high in antioxidants and helps accelerate healing!

DIY Facial Oil

DIY Rejuvenating Face Oil

All you have to do is mix these oils and you’re done!  I don’t use measuring spoons for a recipe like this-I just fill my bottle 1/2 way full with each oil (meadowfoam and rosehip), leaving a bit of space for the vitamin e and the essential oils-super simple.  

I used a 1 ounce glass amber bottle-find them HERE.  It is important to store your oils in glass bottles so that the essential oils will not react to plastic.

This DIY face oil oil has a 6 mos. shelf life and can be used morning and night.  

LESS IS MORE with face oils.  Only use 5-8 drops at a time or you will be greasy and the oil will not absorb properly!

Remember-Your face oil is only as effective as your ingredients are pure.  I have linked pure, organic oils in the above recipe.  Be sure to stay organic!!


xx, Jenni


DIY Facial Oil with Rosehip Seed Oil


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Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the green beauty blog, Jenni Raincloud and her natural skin care line, J. Raincloud Organics. Jennifer has been blogging full time for 9 years and loves to gain and share knowledge on how to achieve beautiful skin the natural way.

29 thoughts on “DIY Rejuvenating PURE Facial Oil”

  1. Jenni:
    I love argan oil! It doesn’t stimulate acne, and my skin drinks it in quickly. I will have to try your recipe soon because winter is on its way and I don’t to look like the crypt keeper!

  2. I’ve been using your recipe of Sweet Almond oil with lavender and peppermint in mine and I love the feel and smell of it! I have Vitamin E oil here that I am using for the lash lengthening application and also a homemade shampoo. Should I add that in to my nightly serum that I’ve been using? I don’t have any specific skin concerns, other than I’d like for my pores to look smaller and a teeny bit of redness here and there (like at the corners of my nose) I’d love to have go away.

  3. Hello Jenni, first let me say that I am your fan. Your recipes and your tips are fabulous. I am a woman of 46 years and I always had a dry, very sensitive and highly reactive skin. Besides all this, the weight age is already quite visible on my skin, being flabby and with many wrinkles. On returning from my trip to India, I brought the suitcase full of essential oils. Means that I’m just entering this wonderful world of essential oils and unaware of many of the oils you recommend, and unfortunately here in my beloved country, charming Portugal, in Southern Europe, be quite difficult to find most of the oils that you recommend. In this recipe of your Rejuvenating PURE Facial Oil, I have not, nor can I find here Meadowfoam Seed Oil, should I replace it with what oil? I have one more question, you recommend to use a 1 ounce glass, means 30ml glass (in our measurement system) and we should add 2 tablespoons of Rosehip Seed Oil and 2 tablespoons of Meadowfoam Seed Oil. If one tablespoon equals 15ml, means that only with these two essential oils I already have a total of 60ml. Can you please help me to understand where it is that I’m wrong. I have some fear of being not doing correctly your recipes. Please be kind and continues to share your wonderful recipes. You are fantastic and raisins much confidence in your knowledge. Well wilt!

    1. Hi Edite-I’m so sorry to just now to respond!! I just am not too sure about ml. The easiest way to explain this recipe is to fill 1/2 your bottle with Rosehip and the other 1/2 with Meadowfoam, then add your vitamin E and essential oils. A few substitutes for meadowfoam would be sweet almond oil, sea buckthorn, olive oil or macadamia nut oil. Hope this helps!!

      1. Jenni,
        Just an FYI…
        Regarding the DIY Rejuvenating Facial Oil:
        2 Tablespoons = 1 fluid ounce, so this recipe would actually make a little over 2 ounces.
        From the research I’ve done, the dilution rate for essential oils in facial products is .2 to 1.5%. The dilution rate for the recipe as you published it would be 1.5% dilution. If made as instructions indicate with a 1 ounce jar, you would end up with 3% dilution and that may be a little harsh for sensitive skin.
        Hope this helps.
        I’m a big fan of your DIY recipes. I haven’t tried this facial oil yet, but am going to try it but will use Papaya seed/Jojoba oils instead of the Rosehip.

  4. Hi jenni, I posted this question on another page on your sight…sorry for the duplicative. What is the major difference between this and your anti aging skin serum? I only want to make one product to try out right now. 46 yrs old and looking for anti aging and firming results. Thx!

  5. I have a tendency to clog and break out. What can I use instead of rose hip? Also is this the same blend you sell as the firming oil on you etsy site? Thanks!

    1. Diane-Such a bummer-I love using rosehip. This is the same oil in my shop! Jojoba is a great oil for the skin. I also use apricot seed oil and lately been adding some Sea Buckthorn.

  6. Hello! Thank you for all of your recipes! I was hoping to figure out the best treatments that I can use. Is this in place of a moisturizer? I thought so but I wanted to be sure. I am making you new eye stick recipe and wondered if this serum would pair well with it or if the geranium cream or cypress serum would be better. I am 38 and seeing wrinkles forming on my forehead and some fine lines under my eyes. What is the difference between the 2 serums? Should I use both together? I apologize for all of the questions but I am new to the anti-aging creams/serums and I will make and use whichever and however many of your products to use as I try to wash my face and apply moisturizer in the morning and evening. Thank you in advance!

    1. Carrie-Hi! I’m so sorry to respond so late-Let me see if I can clear this up. Yes, this facial oil is in place of a moisturizer and it is one of my faves. It pairs really well with the eye stick and is what I was using before I started on my coQ10/sea buckthorn facial oil. I was calling facial oils serums and then suggesting making a cream to go on after but as I’ve progressed, I realize that it’s overkill. Forget the cream or “serum” and use a facial oil and an eye treatment like the new & improved stick and you’ll be good. I hope this helps clear it up!!

  7. I’m sorry to come back with another question but now I found the anti-aging serum so now in very confused, lol! If you could please tell me a good regimen to use for day/night or two seperate ones, I would greatly appreciate it!! Truly, thank you for taking the time for all of this information and recipes!

    1. Carrie-What I do morning and night is the pretty much the same. I oil cleanse with THIS cleanser am and pm. Then I use a toner like THIS am and pm. I use a facial oil am and pm then use my eye stick only at night.

  8. Can I replace the rose hip oil for macadamia oil? Or is the rose hip oil better for aging skin? I saw another serum that you have with macadamia oil and many of these oils so I was trying to combine them. I am looking for a regimen to go with your oil cleansing cleansing and your eye wrinkle stick. Your products look amazing! I can’t wait to try them! Thank you!

    1. Carrie-Rosehip is pretty much the end all be all of anti aging oils. You want to get the rosehip. Macadamia nut oil is really great at moisturizing and it may smooth your skin out if you are dehydrated but it can’t do what rosehip will. Hope this helps!!! Thanks!

  9. Hi Jenni! I am so enjoying exploring your site! What an amazing wealth of information. I have a quick question about this recipe – which ingredient is it that may be clogging to those with acne-prone skin? Is it the rosehip oil? Thanks for clarifying! I unfortunately still need to be cautious about setting off breakouts – mainly thanks to icky commercial products that threw off my skin’s natural balance when I was a teenager and didn’t know any better than to slather my face with chemicals!

    1. Rosemary-Thank you so much!!!! Well, I’m not sure which one it could be. It is very individual to your skin. My skin hates sweet almond oil but does well with rosehip-I just had to trial and error it! I think it might be more likely that it is meadowfoam. However, it could be that you aren’t removing the oil well enough in the morning? Since oil tends to leave some on the surface of the skin, I find it can attract yuckies if you don’t cleanse well first thing in the morning. Have you tried oil cleansing yet? This really helped de-clog my skin.

  10. Hello , I used to read your block on daily base and strongly convinced with you, you are absolutely right., I also hate commercial creams made by plenty of chemicals, also there are not cruelty free product. As per vegan person I preferred to use natural and cruelty free products, just one month ago I introduced with Virginic product””
    They are using pure natural stuffs and doesn’t harming animals. They give all information with ingredient. Must visit once.

  11. Hey, I want to fill a 100ml bottle…you’ve said fill half and half with the oils, but would I then change the amount of Essential Oil?

  12. Hi Jenni,
    your skin care is really amazing. Thank you for that 🙂 I did make the Anti Aging Serum (with Macadamia oil, meadowfoam seed oil, lavendel, frankincense and myrthe) and this facial oil with rosehip oil. I was thinking that I use the Anti Aging oil before the facial oil (Cleanser – serum- oil as moisturizer). But now I was wondering wether I should use them together or separately. I am a bit confused. Can I combine the two oils or should I use them separarely? Maybe it would be to much to use both at the same time. Thank you!!

    1. Anne-Thank you so much! It is confusing-A DIY oil based serum is the exact same as a DIY oil based face oil. Only one is needed at a time. My blog is almost 8 years old so in the beginning I often called face oils, serums. I typically suggest if you would like to use a serum, those need to be water based (like a hyaluronic acid serum) if you’re using a face oil. I hope that makes sense!

  13. Hi, I’m new here. I just want to ask if which is better geranium or frankincense?
    Also, can i just use 1.)rosehip carrier oil, 2.)frankincense essential oil/geranium oil, and 3. Carrot seed essential oil? As my facial oil serum. Coz i believe less is more so i guess can i just combine 3 oils ?

    1. Ericka-Hi! It really depends on what you’re needing. Frankincense is gentle yet fantastic for the skin. Geranium is one of my faves for skin too. If I were choosing between the two, I’d choose Frankincense.
      Yes, you totally can make a serum like you described-I agree, most of the time less is more.

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