Essential oils can be extremely nourishing to your skin. I have had the clearest and brightest skin tone since making my own skin care products using oils and carriers. Not only is my skin the best, and proper hydration also plays a role, but it’s saved me money and time. Plus it’s convenient when I run out of something to just make some more in 5-10 mins or less. The following are my 5 favorite recipies for DIY skin care products I use daily. Plus the oils have side benefits that help to elevate mood and support my immune system. I also eliminate toxins from my daily routine and therefore help to prevent health concerns later by using these products.
- 3 TBS Arrow Root Powder
- 3 TBS Beeswax – grated
- 3 TBS Coconut Oil
- 3 TBS Shea Butter
- 20 drops Lemon & Lavender Essential Oil
Using a double broiler or one pot on top of boiling water in another (that’s what I do for the same effect) melt coconut oil, Shea butter and bees wax. Add arrow root powder and mix. Remove from heat and add essential oils, I use 10 drops of each lemon and lavender, but you can use any oil you would like, tea tree would be a good oil to use for a more heavy duty deodorant. Pour into an empty deodorant bottle and cool in the fridge for a few hours. And there you have your very own home made deodorant.
2. Lip Gloss
- Coconut Oil
- Avacado Oil
- Wild Orange
You can use an empty lip gloss bottle or order some off Amazon for a few bucks. I used fractionated coconut oil and fill contair about 3/4. Add avacado oil for the remaining 1/4 and add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil. Avoid any phototoxic oils to prevent skin damage. Sweet orange is a citrus oil that is not phototoxic.
3. Acne Smoother
- Baking Soda
- Avacado Oil
- Lemon, Frankincense & Lavender Essential Oil
Mix 1 TBS baking soda with enough avacado oil to create a paste and add a drop of each, lemon lavender and frankincense. Smooth on to problem area or breakouts. I left mine on overnight. Do not use for more than a week as can cause dry skin.
4. Face Powder/Foundation
- Arrow Root Powder
- Cocoa Powder
Start with a base of a few spoons of arrow root powder and add little by little cocoa powder, nutmeg and cinnamon until you reach a desired shade. It’s actually quite fun to play around with the color!
5. Revitilizing Toner
- Witch Hazel
- Neroli, Lavender, Frankincense & Tea Tree Essential oils
Simply add the listed essential oils or choose your favorite skin nourshing oils to add to your witch hazel.