Homemade Face Oil for Glowing Skin (+ 4 DIY Recipes )

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Learn how to make natural face oil suitable for all skin types. It is a simple-to-make homemade face oil for glowing skin recipe that will leave your skin hydrated and moisturised while reducing signs of aging and fine lines.

This DIY face oil recipe is a wonderful balancing, healing and rejuvenating blend. This contains two rejuvenating oils, rosehip seed oil and frankincense essential oil, and two balancing oils, jojoba oil and geranium essential oil.

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Best homemade face oil for glowing skin

A big part of my skincare routine is this homemade face serum recipe. Would you be surprised that you can make your own facial oil blend at home that retails for $140 using basic equipment in under five minutes and for less than $5? 

In this blog post, I will show you how easy it is. I’ve formulated four different DIY face oils for different and normal skin types. 

About a year ago, I started using facial oil instead of moisturiser. It changed the way my skin feels almost overnight. It was so good but expensive (of course it was, right)! I looked at the ingredients in my favourite product, researched, and decided that I could make my own DIY face oil for skin glow by simplifying the ingredients but still maximizing the result. I wanted to create my facial oil recipe to nourish my skin during the dry winter months.

homemade face oil for glowing skin

To make the perfect blend for your face oil, you need three basic components: carrier oil (like jojoba oil, argan oil, or coconut oil), nourishing healthy oils (like rosehip seed oil, carrot seed oil, pomegranate seed oil), and pure essential oils (lavender, frankincense, geranium). I chose these particular oils because they work for all skin types, but you can modify the ingredients to personalise your skincare needs.  

Carrier oils contain a variety of vitamins and essential fatty acids. Each oil feels different on the skin, and they have different properties such as soothing, anti-inflammatory properties, regenerating, nourishing, and balancing.

You can use just one or a blend of carrier oils (jojoba, macadamia, rosehip and olive squalane are good choices). Similarly, you can use just one or a blend of essential oils (we love frankincense, lavender and geranium). Keep it simple, use just a few ingredients, or mix and blend to your heart’s content!

DIY face oil recipe

Essential oil face oil recipe

Adding essential oils to your homemade face oil blend will provide your skin with so many benefits. I use different essential oil combinations for each recipe depending on the skin type and skin conditions. 

Essential oils are very concentrated, and a little goes a long way. It is always best to dilute essential oils before applying them to the skin. For these DIY face serum recipes, you will mix the essential oils with carrier oil, making it safe to apply topically. 

Basic DIY face oil recipe template

  • Carrier oils (emoolient) – 87.9%/g
  • Essential oils (fragrance, active ingredients) – 2%/g
  • Vitamin E oil (antioxidant) – o.1%/g
  • Weigh all the ingredients and combine them. Pour into suitable containers such as bottles with pipette tops.
homemade face oil blend

How to make homemade face oil for glowing skin?

You can make your own face oil for glowing skin by following these simple steps. Depending on your skin type will determine which natural oils and essential oils you will want to add to your skincare products, but the base of the recipe will stay the same. 

Each recipe will use ingredients that focus on reducing signs of aging and promoting healthy skin. 

Homemade face oil for glowing skin recipe

  • 47.9 g / 1.9 oz Jojoba oil
  • 30 g / 1.2 oz Olive Squalane
  • 20 g / 0.8 oz Rosehip oil
  • 1 g / 0.04 oz Lavender essential oil
  • 1 g / 0.04 oz Geranium Essential oil
  • 0.1 g / 0.004 oz (3 drops) Vitamin E oil

Weigh all the ingredients and combine them. Pour into a suitable container such as a dropper bottle

Ingredients for DIY face serum recipe

Homemade face oil for glowing skin ingredients

Squalane feels very light on the skin, sinks into the skin very quickly and is suitable for all skin types. It has a very low tendency to clog the pores and can help balance sebum production. 

Due to its emollient and occlusive properties, it helps to moisturize the skin.

Benefits of Olive squalane:

  • It is an excellent natural emollient that smoothes and softens skin.
  • Similar to the skin’s natural oil (sebum).
  • It penetrates the skin easily and is a great carrier for other ingredients.
  • Enhances elasticity.
  • Spreads on the skin easily.
  • Protects against moisture loss.
  • Clear and odorless.
  • Stable and has a long shelf life.
  • From a natural and renewable source – olives.
  • Light and quickly absorbed.
  • Creates a luxurious, silky skin feel.

Rosehip oil is one of the best carrier oils for mature skin as it contains tretinoin (a form of Vitamin A) which improves signs of photo-aging such as reducing wrinkles, boosting elasticity and fading discolorations. 

Benefits of Rosehip oil:

  • Penetrates deep into the skin
  • Regenerates skin cells
  • Increases collagen production
  • Rich in Vitamin C
  • Rich in fatty acids
  • Restores skin’s elasticity
  • Fades dark spots
  • Reduces broken capillaries
  • Moisturizes

The next oil I’ve added is jojoba oil.  I love jojoba oil.  Jojoba oil is a liquid wax and the best vegetable oil occlusive – it forms a thin layer on the skin, preventing TEWL and helping the skin retain moisture and stay hydrated, moisturized, soft and smooth. It is often suggested for both, oily and dry skin types because it is the closest oil to our natural skin’s sebum.  

Benefits of jojoba oil:

  • Balancing, softening, soothing
  • Balances sebum production
  • Anti-inflammatory may be used to treat eczema and psoriasis
  • Light and well-absorbed
  • Non-greasy
  • High Vitamin E content
  • Non-Comedogenic (won’t clog pores)
  • Calming
  • Moisturizing

As far as essential oils, I stuck with my go-tos.  Lavender and Geranium are excellent for the skin.  Geranium is my favorite anti aging essential oil. Lavender is calming as well as beautifying. 

Lavender oil is one of the best essential oils that stimulates skin cell regeneration and healthy skin growth while calming irritated, sensitive and chapped areas, and preventing further skin irritation.

Geranium essential oil balances the skin’s sebum production and secretion levels, and has antibacterial properties. 

Natural vitamin E is an oily and thick liquid that contains a mixture of tocopherols. It protects oils and other fatty ingredients from oxidation. It also acts as an antioxidant in the skin, where it protects skin cells from the damaging effects of oxidation molecules. 

Tools

It would help if you had the following equipment to make face oil for glowing skin at home:

Small glass beaker or mixing bowl: A beaker, measuring cup or small bowl with a spout is the perfect vessel for mixing the rose oil serum.

Glass stir rod, spoon, or small spatula: You also need a stirrer to combine the ingredients.

Dropper bottle: A dropper bottle is ideal for storing and applying this rose glow serum. Pump bottles can also be used. Ideally, use an amber or cobalt blue glass bottle. If you opt for a clear glass bottle (like me), store your serum in a dark place (e.g. a cupboard or bathroom cabinet).

how to make natural face oil

face oil for dry skin blend

For those with generally dry skin (but not necessarily mature skin), I recommend using avocado oil, hemp seed oil, vegetable glycerin, sea buckthorn oil, lavender essential oil and ylang ylang essential oil.

face oil for oily/acne-prone skin

If you have acne-prone skin or oily skin, this blend can help keep your skin clear and hydrated: evening primrose oil, grapeseed oil, olive squalane, rosemary essential oil, geranium essential oil and vitamin E oil.

face oil for mature skin

This anti-aging facial oil recipe is good for most skin types – but especially great for those with aging, mature or dry skin – a category I fall right into! It is an AMAZING oil blend for hydrated, glowing skin – camellia seed oil, rosehip oil, olive squalane, Coenzym Q10, sea buckthorn extract, frankincense essential oil, lavender essential oil, and Vitamin E oil.

face oil for sensitive skin

Anyone with sensitive skin will appreciate this blend that soothes and moisturizes simultaneously: evening primrose oil, calendula-infused oil, olive squalane, Roman chamomile essential oil and Vitamin E oil.

How to Use Homemade Facial Serum

I personally only apply this DIY face serum at night before bed. I add about a dime-sized amount to the palm of my hands and gently apply all over my face, avoiding the eye area.

Massage a few drops into your skin; it will quickly absorb, leaving you with a beautiful, healthy complexion. You can apply after a toner or facial mist to aid absorption. If you have dry skin, you can follow with a moisturizer. Suitable for day or nighttime use.

How to store the DIY facial oil

Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Approximate shelf life: 6-12 months. Vitamin E, an antioxidant, will help slow the rancidity rate.

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