A few days ago I bought these small jars from IKEA because I thought you could always do something with them. But when I came home I had no ideas! Days later I was thinking of natural face masks and products because me being a teenager, my hormones go absolutely bonkers.
So I did my research to find which essential oils would be good for my skin as they can be great for your skin! I found a few good ones for specific skin types. I recommend reading The Top 10 essential oils for skincare to find essential oils that could help your skin.
Another amazing article was 9 Popular Types of Essential Oils and Their Benefits. It has a lot of good information about each essential oil.
Also, I want to mention that these recipes and ideas come from the amazing blogger called Nadia! Her blog is Bodyuburdened. It’s full of great DIYs and other tips and tricks like healthy eating and skin care. I have fallen in love with it and I can’t stop reading!
Custom Face Oil
The first DIY I am making is a custom face oil. Which consists of mixing a carrier oil (not essential oil) with essential oils. You can change this recipe to fit your skin type. I’m making this because creams have never worked for me, to be honest. I have dehydrated skin but also breakouts so finding a cream that hydrates but doesn’t clog my pores is difficult.
1. The first step is to find an oil. It is important to find an oil that is beneficial to your skin. Another great post from Nadia is Best face oils by skin type.
She also explains that there is a difference between carrier oil and essential oil;
- Carrier oils are derived from the fatty portion of plants, nuts, and seeds. For example olive oil.
- Essential oils are distilled from the petals, leaves, bark, stem, and even roots of plants. They are volatile, very aromatic, and very potent. They can be thought of as extremely concentrated herbal extracts.
For more information on each oil, read Best face oils by skin type.
I’m using Apricot kernel oil as it moisturises but is also good for dry skin. I was going to use Jojoba oil but when I went to the store to find it well I looked at the price and I don’t know why but that stuff was really expensive! I don’t if it was just the store I went to or what but yeah I decided to get the Apricot one instead (turns out is was only the store). Once you’ve chosen your oil (or oils, you can also mix them but I prefer only using one) you can choose the essential oils. Remember the essential oils should only be 2-5% of the final product. You don’t need a lot and you should not put too much in because it could be damaging to your skin. As with the oil, you can also mix them together but don’t mix more than 5. Anyway here are a few good essential oils.
For all of the details on these essential oils and their benefits, read The Top 10 essential oils for skincare.
I’ve chosen lavender and tea tree oil. Lavender is great for all skin types and it helps regenerate skin cells so it is great for mature skin, sun spots, and scarring. I find is moisturises a lot and my skin feels amazing afterwards.
Tea tree oil has antibacterial properties that help ward off acne-causing bacteria and assist wound healing. It also helps to regulate oil production, which can decrease the severity and incidence of breakouts.
Now I mix the Apricot and two essential oils together. For every 1 oz of carrier oil, you should add no more than 15 drops of essential oils (if you are choosing to follow a 2.5% dilution).
And that’s it!
The second DIY I’m making is a face mask. This is quite easy to make. I’m using this natural clay I bought in Germany last summer and mixing it with water and few drops of Lavender and Tea tree oil and voila! I like this mask because your skin feels super fresh. I’m putting Lavender in because I find the clay tend to dry your skin out a bit.
And that’s it! I hope you enjoyed this post! I loved writing it as all of these things are amazing to do! Let me now if you try these DIYs!
XOXO, Rosie <3