DIY Skin Care with Essential Oils

Essential oils can make incredible changes to your skin. Their potent, regenerative, properties help smooth fine lines and wrinkles, normalize oil, balance PH, and renew dull complexions depending on what essential oils you use. Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending an exclusive bridal event at The Carrs Photography called, Teas & Timelines. The Carrs gave away a swag bag to each bride that attended, and in it included promotional material or a sample of some sort from various vendors. I included a small package with DIY facial cleansing wipes, moisturizer and rosewater toner.

skincare with essential oils

These three recipes are in fact my very favorite, and along with my DIY deodorant, my most frequently made. In fact, at all of the Make N’ Take parties I host, these 3 products are also requested the most. And sure enough, when everyone runs out of their product, they always come back for more!

Along with the recipes, I included some recipe cards that double as cute gift tags. Feel free to save the card images to your desktop and print them out for your own gifts! This set would make a wonderful Christmas gift, at a very affordable price. I’ve included links to all the supplies I used for your convenience! You’ll see an example of my gift bag at the bottom of this post. I think the tags would be cuter if you cut around the black outline, but since I had to make several of these, I didn’t have time to cut them out.

I absolutely love these three products and I use them daily. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Essential Oils

Cleansing Wipes

Combine liquid ingredients in a measuring cup. Pour mixture over cotton rounds dividing it among 3 canning jars. Press down on cotton rounds to allow liquid to absorb. Add additional cotton rounds to soak up remaining liquid in jar. Seal and enjoy as a face-wash replacement, or make-up remover! Use within 2 months to maintain freshness. 

When using as make-up remover be careful not to squeeze liquid from cotton round into eyes. If burning occurs, simply use a vegetable oil (like olive or coconut) to relieve pain.

Essential Oils

Facial Moisturizer

Fill glass rollerball container with Jojoba Oil. Choose essential oils according to your skin type:

  • Normal/Combination: 1 drop Frankincense, 2 drops Lavender, 2 drops Geranium
  • Sensitive: 1 drop of Frankincense, 2 drops Lavender, 2 Drops Melrose
  • Dry: 1 drop Frankincense, 2 drops Lavender, 2 drops Cedarwood (use Cedarwood with caution when spending time in the sun, see graphic below)
  • Oily: 1 drop Frankincense, 2 drops Geranium, 2 drops Bergamot (use Bergamot with caution when spending time in the sun, see graphic below

Purchase your essential oils HERE for the best quality and purity. 

Roll moisturizer on after washing/toning and lightly rub into skin with fingers. Take this quick skin type test below if you’re not sure which combination of essential oils to use!

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Essential Oils

Rosewater Toner

Add rosewater and witch hazel to a 2 oz container and drop in essential oils. Shake before use.

DIY Essential Oils

Some essential oils are photosensitive.Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please confirm any information obtained from or through this web site with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on this website. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. For more information, please see my disclosure page. Thanks!

About Laurie

I'm a Child of God, wife, mother of 4, wellness advocate and writer. This blog is a journal of my days, a collection of my recipes and crafts, and hopefully, a platform for all families to share their ideas, encouragement, inspiration and advice! I'm striving to "bloom where I am planted". Don't wait until things are "perfect" to begin sharing your gifts. We are all part of one giant puzzle—don't be a missing piece!

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