They say that the best things are for free, and as cliché, as it might sound, it is actually true. Nature has provided so many resources to help us attain comfort, and this applies even in beauty products. It’s the desire of everyone to be beautiful and thanks to essential oils and other natural products, you don’t have to expose yourself to the cacophony of toxic ingredients used in commercial makeups. You can make your beauty products from the comfort of your home and what’s even more riveting is that they are entirely natural, affordable and you get to customize them depending on your skin type. That means you get that beautiful look without exposing you to the harmful chemicals used in conventional makeup. Below are a few easy DIY beauty & makeup recipes with essential oils to get you started.
Going all natural is the secret to flawless skin, and this water-based facial toner will sure keep your facial skin in tip-top shape
- ¾ filtered water
- A quarter cup of apple cider vinegar
- 20-50 drops of peppermint essential oil, depending on how strong you want the aroma to be.
- Glass spray bottle
This DIY facial toner contains water as a base, as it blends in well with the rest of the ingredients, revitalizes and moisturizes your skin. The same case applies to the apple cider vinegar which is also effective in cleansing, hence preventing breakouts. The peppermint is great for its cooling effects and effective in preventing pore appearance as well as restoring skin elasticity. Also, it adds a blissful scent and is a double win as this aroma has been proven to improve alertness and memory.
Face serum for all skin types
No one likes aging but unfortunately, it is inevitable and with each passing day, we all inch closer to old age. However, age is just a number, and we can defy it by keeping our skin tight and wrinkle-free. One way to do that is by always applying serum as it helps prevent or eliminate wrinkles by boosting the levels of collagen. There are plenty of serum products in the cosmetic realm, but this is not only expensive but also contain toxic chemicals. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a penny on these, as you can spend your hard earned bucks on natural products to make your own essential oil face serum. Below is a DIY serum recipe for all skin types
- Add two tablespoons of rosehip seed oil in your container of choice (more recommendable, a 2-ounce dropper bottle)
- A tablespoon of argan oil
- Two teaspoons of vitamin E oil
- 20 drops of frankincense oil
- Ten carrot seed drops
- 5 of Ylang Ylang
The rosehip seed oil acts as the carrier base. It is the ideal base as it is lightweight, rich in antioxidants and contains anti-inflammatory properties, hence suitable for irritable skin. As mentioned above, this recipe is for all skin types, and argan oil makes it ideal for those with dry skin. Frankincense is added in abundance as it effective in skin elasticity restoration, skin toning, and cell growth plus it has a pleasant smell. Carrot seed oil boasts the same benefits as well. Ylang Ylang is the ideal natural moisturizer. Mix all ingredients in a dropper bottle and apply every night before going to sleep. This will help diminish wrinkles and leave your skin looking younger and radiant.
Acne is quite an irritating skin problem. Besides making your skin appear rough, it also tends to leave evidence behind through blemishes when you finally manage to get rid of it. Fortunately, you don’t have to keep up with the black spots left behind or any other blemishes at that, below is a blemish gel recipe to help you get rid of these irritating spots.
- One and a half teaspoons of Calendula Gel.
- Half a teaspoon of borage oil
- Ten drops of tea tree essential oil
- Two lemon essential oil drops
- A drop of eucalyptus essential oil
- A drop of fennel essential oil
- An eight ml dropper or lip gloss container for ease of application.
The calendula gel is effective in treating minor skin irritations, while the borage oil boats anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties and at the same time, enables other ingredients to blend in well, hence makes the perfect carrier. Tea tree, on the other hand, boasts antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, thus effective in getting rid of scars, acne spots, and other blemishes. The same case applies to the other ingredients. However, note; lemon essential oil in this recipe is highly photosensitive, hence makes your skin prone to sunburns. Therefore, apply this skin blemish when you are indoors, or at night.