It can often be confusing when you first discover the trending world of essential oils. Trying to figure out exactly which oil is used for what purpose can be nerve racking. It’s ok though. Continue to be patient. Within just a few short months you will be using oil remedies for everything from the reduction of illness symptoms, skincare, cleansing and detox, and even getting a better night’s sleep.
Because of the amount of information you will want to learn concerning essential oils, you might appreciate all of the extra help you can get. We have compiled a list of easy DIY beauty and skin care recipes to help get you started and on your way. Each one includes helpful suggestions and tutorials.
Foaming Face Wash For Radiant Skin
This easy recipe for a homemade foaming face wash is one of the freshest smelling recipes you can make. While it is a sweet fragrance for the nose, it is also an amazing wash for your skin. It will leave you with a glow that is sure to be noticed. Your skin will be both balanced and firm while looking more radiant than it ever has before.
½ tsp of extra virgin olive oil or sweet almond oil. 1/3 cup of Castile soap. Ten drops of Ylang Ylang essential oil. Six drops of Patchouli essential oil. Four drops Lemongrass essential oil. 2/3 cups of either filtered or distilled water.
Mix the Castile soap and sweet almond oil into a foaming soap dispenser. Add the essential oils and use a swirling method to mix together. Fill the dispenser with the water. Use the wash daily for the best results.
Honey and Orange Body Wash
Big brand body washes may be contained by different shaped and colored bottles, but for the most part, they are all the same. This homemade body wash is full of both amazing fragrance and bubbles to get you going with an early morning shower.
2/3 cups of Castile soap, if you can, it helps to get something that is unscented. ¼ cup of honey. Two tsp of either jojoba or sweet almond oil. One tsp of vitamin E. Two tsp of vegetable glycerin. Between 40-50 drops of Young Living Orange Essential Oil.
Gently whisk or stir all 6 of the ingredients. Because this amount of ingredients will not produce a large quantity, any plastic bottle will work fine for storage. And your homemade body wash is that simple. Each of the ingredients can be found at a local health food store, pharmacy, or grocery.
Homemade Moisturizer for Nourished and Clear Skin
A quality homemade moisturizer should be simple to make and completely all natural. It should be able to protect against breakouts, deeply nourish the skin, all while healing damage that is created from the events of everyday life. This recipe is able to do every bit of this and much more.
¼ cup of coconut oil. Twelve drops of orange essential oil. Twelve drops of lavender essential oil. Twelve drops of Melrose essential oil blend. Eight drops of ylang-ylang essential oil.
Add the coconut oil to a small glass container. Add essential oils and blend together by stirring. Apply a small amount to your face every morning and evening. Half a pea sized amount will be plenty.
Oatmeal Lavender Body Wash
By using a homemade body wash, you have complete control over exactly what is going onto your skin. Because of the nourishing ingredients, this body wash is helpful during colder winter months. It is less expensive than store bought brands and simple to make.
You will need 3 cups of water. ¼ cup of oatmeal. ¼ cup of liquid Castile soap. Six-twelve drops of lavender essential oil. One tsp of vitamin E oil. Two tsp jojoba or avocado oil. You will also want to use a foaming dispenser. You will use less soap by using this instead of a normal dispenser.
Bring the three cups of water to a boil. Place oatmeal in a bowl and add boiling water. After it has sat for 1-2 hours, strain the water in order to remove oats. Using a small bowl, mix Castile soap, vitamin E oil, jojoba or avocado oil, and essential oil until fully incorporated with a whisk. Fill the foaming soap dispenser between 10-15 percent full. Nearly fill the remainder of the bottle with the oatmeal infused water. Secure the lid and it is ready to use.
Simple DIY Face Wash
More and more people are beginning to get better results from DIY face washes than they do from expensive face creams, spa treatments, and even prescription meds. They are not only thrilled with the results of their skin, but also because of the money they are saving. Anytime you are sharing face wash recipes with a friend, it is important to remember that not everyone has the same skin type, so results can often vary. This is a recipe that has created positive results for several users. It has been used to be beneficial for both sensitive and acne prone skin types.
Use 2/3 cups of rose water. 1/3 cup of Castile soap. One tsp of liquid carrier oil. ¼ tsp of vegetable glycerin. Between 4-5 drops of vitamin E. Ten drops of lavender essential oil. Ten drops of chamomile or Melrose essential oil.
Mix all of the ingredients into a glass pump bottle. In order to avoid separation, shake the bottle before each use. People who have used this recipe commented that their skin felt tighter than normal at first. However, after a few uses, their skin was softer than it had ever been and their complexion was brighter.
Simple Homemade Shower Gel
People often avoid DIY recipes out of fear how difficult they may be. As with any other learning curve, after the second or third batch they quickly discover how simple and cost efficient these homemade products can be. This shower gel recipe can be produced within five minutes once all of the needed ingredients have been gathered. It is great for moisturizing the skin and produces great effects because of the suds action it produces. It is all natural and a variety of oils can be used in order to create your favorite fragrance. The scent provided in this recipe is amazing, but feel free to substitute any of the oils we have used for oil that you prefer.
We used 2/3 cup of Castile soap. Two Tbsp. of raw honey. One tsp of Vitamin E oil. One tsp of jojoba oil. Ten drops of Ylang-Ylang essential oil. Five drops of Idaho Blue Spruce essential oil. Two tsp of vegetable glycerin.
Whisk together all of the ingredients until they are well mixed. Use an 8oz glass jar with a soap pump lid. The scent this soap provides will make you want to stay in the shower all day long.
Lemon Mint Sugar Scrub
If there were ever a scent that could make any face come to life, it would have to be the fragrance of a lemon that has been freshly squeezed. When mixed with the sharp smell of peppermint, you get an aroma that will liven any mood. This scrub will not only do wonders for your skin, it will be a gift for your nose as well.
Using a bowl, combine 1 ¼ cups of granulated sugar. ½ a cup of coconut oil. One tablespoon of lemon juice, zest from half of a lemon, 5 drops of Young Living Lemon essential oil. The zest, lemon juice, and sugar will help slough away dry skin. The coconut oil works as a moisturizer, and combined with the peppermint you will create a fragrance that will boost any mood.
DIY Bath Salts
There are several ways in which you can use essential oils to create healthier lifestyles. One of these methods is by using them to create relaxing bath salts. It is a well-known fact that Epsom salt can provide many benefits. Combining the two together is a safe and easy way to increase your levels of both sulfate and magnesium.
This will require unscented Epsom salts, therapeutic grade essential oils, a measuring cup, and empty glass containers with a lid. Use 1 1/2 cups of Epsom salt and add 2 drops of your favorite essential oil for each ¼ cup of Epsom salt. Seal the jar and gently shake before each use.
Stress Away Sugar Scrub
Summer time can lead to extra stress. The kiddos are on vacation with a lot of additional free time that needs to be occupied. This can add stress to an already jam packed schedule. This homemade scrub will soothe away stress and bring you calm and comfort. It is also known to help improve your concentration, all while adding a smooth feel to your skin.
Use 2 and 2 ½ cups of sugar, 1 and ½ cups of grapeseed oil, 1 tbs of honey, 10-15 drops of Stress Away essential oil blend. And 3-5 drops of Peppermint essential oil. Using a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients together and add the amount of oils that you prefer. Store in one of your favorite containers and enjoy.
Soaking Salts and Body Mist
There is nothing like a hot bath at the end of the day to wash away all of your stress and worries. By adding this homemade creation to your bath, this time alone will become even more luxurious.
Use 1 tsp of baking soda for each ½ cup of Epsom salt. Add 8-10 of your favorite essential oil. If they are available, add 1 TBS of dried lavender buds or roses and combine them all together. Add to your favorite jar and use at will.