Make Custom Face Oil For Your Skin Type

Do people with only dry skin need a face oil? Definitely not, everyone needs a face oil to nourish and protect their skin. But can every type of skin use same face oil? NO, NO, NO. As every skin condition is different, its needs are also different. Where a dull and dry skin needs an oil which keeps it moisturized and fresh, an oily skin needs an oil which balances out the excess sebum and prevents acne. Face oil for a sensitive or damaged skin needs to be gentle on the skin that also reduces inflammation and redness, on the other hand, oil for a mature or aging skin should be one that regenerates new cells, prevents fine lines and wrinkles and slows down its aging process. This can all be achieved by using an appropriate face oil (plant oils blended with essential oils) for each skin type.

Below are some suggested recipes of face oil for each skin type.

Face Oil Recipe for Oily Skin:

For a 1 fl, oz (30 ml) glass dropper, add:

Jojoba oil                                     1 oz

Carrot seed Oil                         10 drops

Lavender essential oil              5 drops

Frankincense Essential Oil    10 drops

First add jojoba oil in the dropper bottle using a funnel. Then pour 10 drops of carrot seed oil, 10 drops of frankincense oil and 5 drops of lavender essential oil in the bottle. Put the lid on and gently roll the dropper bottle in the palm of your hand for about 30 seconds to mix the essential oils with the plant oils. Store bottle in cool dark place.

Note: If you don’t have Jojoba oil, you can use grapeseed oil as well. As both of these oils are considered best for oily skins.

How to use: first cleanse your face and then take 5-6 drops of face oil in your fingers or palm of your hand and apply gently to forehead, each cheek, chin and neck. Gently dab in the oil using small, soft upward strokes.

Face Oil Recipe for Dry Skin:

For a 1 ounce (30 ml) glass dropper, add:

Sweet almond oil                     1 oz

Carrot seed Oil                          8 drops

Lavender essential oil            5 drops

Sandalwood Essential Oil      10 drops

First add sweet almond oil in the dropper bottle using a funnel. Then pour 8 drops of carrot seed oil, 10 drops of sandalwood and 6 drops of lavender in the bottle. Put the lid on and gently roll the dropper bottle in the palm of your hand for about 30 seconds to mix the essential oils with the plant oils. Store bottle in cool dark place.

Note: If you don’t have sweet almond oil, you can replace it with Argan oil. As both of these oils are considered best for dry skins.

How to use: first cleanse your face and then take 5-6 drops of face oil in your fingers or palm of your hand and apply gently to forehead, each cheek, chin and neck. Gently dab in the oil using small, soft upward strokes.

Face Oil Recipe for Blemish/Acne Skin:

For a 1 ounce (30 ml) glass dropper, add:

Grapeseed oil                     1 oz

Lavender oil                       10 drops

Tea tree Oil                         5 drops

Geranium Oil                      5 drops

First, add grapeseed oil in the dropper bottle using a funnel. Then pour 5 drops of tea-tree essential oil, 5 drops of geranium and 10 drops of lavender in the bottle. Put the lid on and gently roll the dropper bottle in the palm of your hand for about 30 seconds to mix the essential oils with the carrier oil. Store bottle in cool dark place.

Note: If you don’t have grapeseed oil, you can use jojoba oil or sweet almond oil instead.

How to use: first cleanse your face and then take 5-6 drops of face oil in your fingers or palm of your hand and apply gently to forehead, each cheek, chin and neck. Gently dab in the oil using small, soft upward strokes.

Face Oil Recipe for Sensitive Skin:

For a 1 ounce (30 ml) glass dropper, add:

Sweet almond oil                                     1 oz

Lavender essential oil                             8 drops

Chamomile german essential oil           5 drops

Geranium essential oil (optional)          3 drops

First add 1 oz (30 ml) sweet almond oil in the dropper bottle using a funnel. Then pour 5 drops of chamomile german essential oil, 3 drops of geranium and 8 drops of lavender in the bottle. Put the lid on and gently roll the dropper bottle in the palm of your hand for about 30 seconds to mix the essential oils with the plant oils. Store bottle in cool dark place.

Note: If you’ve become sensitive to skincare products, it is most likely that you could be sensitive to certain plant oils and essential oils too. So before applying directly on your face it is important to perform a skin test first. Apply a small amount of oil in the crook of an elbow or behind the ear and leave it for 24 hours. If there is no itchiness, swelling, redness or soreness, then the oil might suit you.

Also ask your dermatologist before using any essential oil because they are highly concentrated and might not suit everyone.

How to use: first cleanse your face and then take 5-6 drops of face oil in your fingers or palm of your hand and apply gently to forehead, each cheek, chin and neck. Gently dab in the oil using small, soft upward strokes.

Face Oil Recipe for Mature/Aging Skin:

For a 1 ounce glass dropper, add:

Argan oil                                     1 oz

Sea buckthorn Oil                      10 drops

Rosehip seed Oil                        10 drops

Lavender essential oil              5 drops

Frankincense essential oil       3 drops

First add argan oil in the dropper bottle using a funnel. Then pour 10 drops of Sea buckthorn oil, 10 drops of rosehip oil, 5 drops of lavender and 3 drops of frankincense in the bottle. Put the lid on and gently roll the dropper bottle in the palm of your hand for about 30 seconds to mix the essential oils with the plant oils. Store bottle in cool dark place.

How to use: first cleanse your face and then take 5-6 drops of oil blend in your fingers or palm of your hand and apply gently to forehead, each cheek, chin and neck. Gently dab in the oil using small, soft upward strokes.

If you don’t have a specific carrier oil or essential oil, simply replace it with an alternative oil, best-suited from your skin type, mentioned in the charts in What are Face Oils? . But don’t change carrier oil to essential oil ratios.

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