I want to talk a bit today about facial 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 and I will give you a list at the end of the post of natural creams I have used and approve of, but the best thing you can do for your skin is to use a simple facial 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 facial oil cuts out all the many “middle men” and feeds your skin potent and effective “food”.
The good news is, facial oils could not be easier to make. There is no heating involved which is another reason facial oils are so good for your skin. Often, heating an oil will damage it’s healing and rejuvenating properties.
I want to share with you my favorite combo. for a facial oil. I believe this is one of the best oils/serums you will find and plus it’s so easy to make!! This serum 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. It 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.
DIY Rejuvenating Pure Facial 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 you oils in dark glass bottles so that the essential oils will not react to plastic and the dark glass will protect your oils from going bad.
This facial oil has a 6 mos. shelf life and can be used morning and night. I personally use my facial oil only in the evening. I prefer to use a cream with SPF in the morning.
LESS IS MORE with facial oils. Only use 5-8 drops at a time or you will be greasy and the oil will not absorb properly!
Remember-Your facial 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!!
As promised, here is a list of the creams I have personally used and have liked if you prefer to stick to a lotion.
- Eminence 8 Greens Whipped Moisturizer
- Juice Beauty Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30
- Juice Beauty Green Apple SPF 15
- Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy
- Eminence Bright Skin Moisturizer
- Eminence Probiotic Moisturizer