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Easy Homemade Facial Oil

homemade facial oil recipe

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Last year I bought a very nice, but a little bit pricey, bottle of facial oil.  I had never used facial oil before.  Whilst I had only heard good things about the stuff, it still felt wrong using oil on my skin, skin that had been prone to oiliness in my younger years.  Within days, I realised that I needn’t worry – facial oil is, in fact, a wondrous thing – and my skin felt amazing.   It felt soft and moisturised, but not greasy, as I feared it might be.

One morning I started to think how hard could it be to make your own homemade facial oil.  And guess what – that idea stuck.  It turns out it’s not at all hard – it’s just a case of mixing two ingredients together.  You could even skip one of the ingredients if you wanted to.

I’ve been trialing my own homemade facial oil over the last couple of months, and I am beyond happy with its performance, despite the simplistic ingredients.  I feel a little silly calling it a recipe when it’s just two ingredients but who says the best things have to be complicated?

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Easy Homemade Facial Oil

Make this incredibly easy but incredibly moisturising homemade facial oil in about 5 seconds flat, with the use of just two ingredients.
Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute
Servings 30 ml

Ingredients

  • A 30 ml coloured glass bottle with dropper
  • 30 ml jojoba oil
  • 10 drops rose geranium essential oil

Instructions

  1. To the clean dry glass bottle, add the 30 ml of jojoba oil. You may need a funnel for this to avoid spillage.
  2. Now add 10 drops of rose geranium oil, and shake well to mix.
  3. That's it: you're done!

homemade facial oil recipe

How to Use Homemade Facial Oil

Use your facial oil instead of moisturiser, or use it as a moisturising boost under your regular moisturiser.  After cleansing, dispense 3 or 4 drops of oil on to the palm of your hand and massage gently into your face, taking particular care around the eye area.  Don’t add more than the recommended drops as you will find yourself with an oily face!

Notes On Ingredients

Jojoba oil is, despite the name, not actually an oil, but in fact a liquid wax.  Richly moisturising, it’s great for acne, psoriasis, sunburn and chapped skin.

One bottle of jojoba oil will make a lot of facial oil, so it’s rather an economical purchase.  You can also use jojoba oil in some of my homemade cleaning products.  It’s not often that you can say you raided your cleaning cupboard for your beauty needs!

Rose geranium essential oil, as well as smelling lovely, has many reported benefits for your skin.  It’s reported to help with oily and congested skin, and may also help with eczema, broken capillaries, and dermatitis.  It also reported as having anti-aging properties.

Of course, you can leave the rose geranium essential oil out if you prefer an unscented moisturiser.  Alternatively, you could swap it for any other kind of essential oil that you prefer.  Tea tree essential oil, for example, would be good for acne prone skin.

One word of caution though – do your research first before selecting your essential oil.  Some essential oils are what’s known as phototoxic.  This means that these certain essential oils will react with the sun’s UV rays and can cause an inflammatory reaction in your skin.  Most citrus-based essential oils can be phototoxic – for example, bergamot or grapefruit essential oil.  If you’re keen to find out more, then this article is a good starting point for your research.

What Is the Shelf Life of My Homemade Facial Oil?

Jojoba oil is a rather wonderous thing.  As jojoba oil is a liquid wax it has an exceptionally long shelf life and can probably store for around five years.  Essential oils also have a long shelf life and can store anywhere between two to five years when stored properly.   I recommend using a coloured glass bottle as this stops sunlight from causing the essential oil to deteriorate.  If you only have a clear glass bottle make sure you store it someplace dark when you’re not using your homemade facial oil.

In short, your homemade facial oil will store for a long time – but you will probably use it up long before it goes rancid.  However, as with all handmade products, if it ever starts looking or smelling a bit funny, then it’s probably past it’s best.

If you make it. be sure to use the hashtag #moralfibresmakes so I can see your creations!

ps: my reusable cleansing pads are from here*, or you can make your own!

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11 Homemade Beauty Products You Can Make Today

homemade beauty products with coconut oil

homemade beauty products with coconut oil

Ever on the quest for some good and effective homemade beauty products, I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot with this handy chart.  Showing not just one, but eleven different recipes for homemade beauty products made with coconut oil.  From deodorant, to toothpaste and even eyeliner and shaving cream, there’s something for everyone.

I’m probably most intrigued by the homemade eyeliner recipe.  I don’t really wear much makeup but eyeliner is probably the one product I couldn’t live without.  I’ve always used shop bought eyeliner but I’m really keen to give this recipe a go!

Homemade Beauty Products Guide:

homemade beauty products

Source: Health Perch

The only things I’m not sure I’m brave enough to try are the homemade sunscreen and toothpaste recipes.  If you’re equally as reticent as I am here’s a guide to eco-friendly sunscreen and a guide to fluoride free toothpastes!  If you have made or tried homemade sunscreen or toothpaste before then I’d be very interested to know if they are effective or not!

You might have noticed all of the homemade beauty products listed above are made with coconut oil.  The cheapest source for organic extra virgin coconut oil that I can find at the moment is at Holland & Barrett (affiliate link).  It’s currently 25% off, at £12.41 for a large 500ml jar.

Are you planning on making any of the homemade beauty products?  If so then let me know how you get on in the comments below, or by sharing the results on social media.  I’m on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!  I’d love to see how you get on!

ps: if you liked this you might also like this post on unexpected uses for coconut oil and this post on homemade hair mask recipes.  If you’re into crochet you can even make your own reusable makeup remover pads!