Rosehip Oil for Anti Aging Skincare
Rosehip carrier oil is high in essential fatty acids which promotes elasticity of the skin. It is known to be helpful with toning and firming, even as it adds natural moisture. Rosehip oil also helps to reduce redness and irritation of the skin.
Rosehip Anti-Aging Facial Oil Recipe
4 oz. rosehip carrier oil
10 drops peppermint essential oil
20 drops rosemary essential oil
Combine all ingredients into a dark colored glass or aluminum bottle. When ready to use, shake or roll gently to mix the various oils. Massage into the face and neck. Let absorb overnight or over the course of a relaxing day at home. If you plan to go out, you can rinse your face with warm water in the event that any oily residue has remained.
Jojoba Oil as a Carrier Oil
Jojoba oil most closely resembles the skin’s natural sebum layer. It absorbs readily into the skin when applied directly following a bath or shower. Jojoba and essential-oil based skincare treatments work well because they don’t generally leave an oily residue on the skin’s surface. Jojoba is one of the most frequently recommended carrier oils. It is readily available and affordable to most essential oils enthusiasts. You can buy it in bulk on Amazon.com, or through your own essential oils distributor.
Jojoba Massage and Body Oil Recipe
4 oz. jojoba oil
30 drops geranium oil
30 drops lavender oil
15 drops jasmine oil
Blend all ingredients in a stainless steel bottle with screw-on lid and squirt top. When ready to use, shake or roll gently to mix. Apply fresh out of the shower or bath, massaging into every inch of your skin. Perfect for evening use before bed.
Carrot Seed Oil as a Carrier Oil
Carrot seed oil contains high amounts of beta carotene which converts to Vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is antioxidant and naturally heals, repairs and protects the skin. Carrot seed oil can be used as a carrier oil to blend up your own, homemade skincare recipes, as can it be used in cooking. Because it is pressed from the seed of the carrot, it’s not too different from other seed based oils such as sunflower and sesame oil. You can even cook with carrot seed oil.
Acne-Fighting Carrot Seed Oil Facial Treatment
.5 oz. carrot seed oil (not to be confused with carrot essential oil – this is a cold pressed oil from a seed)
3 Tbs. natural raw honey
2 Tbs. plain yogurt
5 drops rosemary
10 drops Clary sage oil
Mix all ingredients and place in a glass container with lid. Apply to the face and let sit on the skin for about 20 minutes while you relax. To prevent drips and stains, lean back on a towel-covered pillow. Gently rinse away using warm water and a wash cloth. Cap the container and store in the fridge for later use. Lasts about a week.
Avocado Oil and Rosehip Oil Blend for Dry, Itchy Skin
2 oz. avocado oil
2 oz. rosehip oil
30 drops chamomile oil
20 drops rose geranium oil
Mix all ingredients in an aluminum bottle with screw-on lid. Shake or roll before use. Apply to the face, massaging in thoroughly to help it absorb. Let this healing oil soak into your skin for 15 minutes while you relax and enjoy some television watching or immerse yourself in a good book. Gently wash with warm water and pat dry.
Pomegranate Seed Oil as a Carrier Oil
Pomegranate seed oil is one of the best carrier oils to make nourishing treatments for dry, aging and irritated skin. It promises a high concentration of a number of essential fatty acids plus boasts powerful antioxidant properties. Use it to rejuvenate, repair and heal while evening out skin tone and brightening the complexion.
Pomegranate Seed Oil Anti-Aging Facial Treatment Recipe
2 Tbs. pomegranate seed oil
1 Tb. raw natural honey
5 drops lavender oil
3 drops Roman chamomile oil
Mix all ingredients and add to a glass or metal jar with tightly closing lid. Apply to the face in the evenings and let soak in overnight, or for an extended daytime facial treatment. Use a clean wash cloth to gently rinse away with warm water. Pay face dry. Raw honey is naturally self preserving so there is no need to refrigerate this delicious and nourishing skin cream that will help you look younger.
Shea Butter for Homemade Skincare Recipes
Shea butter comes from the African shea tree. It is a naturally sourced triglyceride fat that is extracted from shea nuts, used frequently in skincare products. You can make your own skin care recipes using a combination of shea butter and the carrier oil of your choice. Raw shea butter can be purchased online in bulk. You will want to check the color of your shea butter to determine its purity. It should be cream colored or grayish – not white. Shea butter boosts collagen and aids in healing of the skin. As it naturally balances the skin’s protective flora as it nourishes and repairs, shea butter makes a perfect acne treatment.
Whipped Shea Butter, Pumpkin Seed Oil and Honey Acne Treatment Night Cream
Whipped shea butter sounds luxurious, and your skin will agree when you apply this rich and healing, make-at-home facial cream that works to clear up acne.
1/4 cup natural raw shea butter
1 teaspoon natural raw honey
1 Tb. pumpkin seed oil
3 drops tea tree oil
3 drops rosemary
Soften up your shea butter by placing in a bowl and mixing thoroughly until warm. Blend in other ingredients. Place in a jar with tight fitting lid and store in a cool spot until ready to use. Massage into the face and let soak in overnight.
These are some great ways to use essential oils to help your skin.