8 Brilliant Beauty Products You Can Make with Essential Oils

8 Brilliant Beauty Products You Can Make with Essential Oils

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8 Brilliant Beauty Products You Can Make with Essential Oils

Today’s store-bought beauty products often contain a myriad of ingredients, many of which might be synthetic in nature. Although these types of products often have a need of preservatives, in addition to other ingredients, due to their anticipated store shelf life, it is just as easy (and more natural) to make your own beauty products with essential oils at home.

The aromatherapy product recipes in this article don’t contain preservatives but they should last the recommended time if you use quality ingredients, practice good hygiene (in both making and using the products) and follow the guidelines of a certified aromatherapist for making such products.

Here are eight brilliant beauty products you can make with essential oils at home! All of these recipes are for adult use only.

1. Aromatherapy Facial Toner for Daily Use

Facial toners are predominately made up of water. I recommend making a simple aromatherapy toner with hydrosols vs. essential oils but I have listed the recipe both ways, in case you want to experiment. Oil and water do not naturally bond together, so make sure to include a solubol or polysorbate when combining essential oils with water.

You will need a glass 4-oz. spray bottle to get started.

Hydrosol Option:

Essential Oil Option:

This is a 1% dilution rate as it is used for the face.

*if you don’t have rose essential oil, or it is too expensive, you can increase the amount of geranium essential oil to compensate.

Instructions for Use:

Add all of the ingredients to the spray bottle. Cap and shake well. Shake before each use. Wash face before each use. Spray a small amount of the toner onto a cotton pad. Wipe lightly over the face and neck area. Avoid getting into eyes. Wait for the toner to dry before applying any other products. Use twice a day, morning and evening, as part of your skincare routine.

Cautions: Avoid getting into eyes. If skin irritation occurs, discontinue use.

2. Aromatherapy Facial Serum for Daily Use

An aromatherapy facial serum is primarily made up of carrier oils, but you can add essential oils for additional benefits. If you are using a serum for the face, I recommend using a lighter carrier oil vs. a heavier carrier oil.

You will need a 1-oz. spray bottle to get started.

This is a 1% dilution rate as it is used for the face.

Ingredients:

Instructions for Use:

Add all of the ingredients to the spray bottle. Cap and shake well. Shake before each use. Wash face before each use. If you are using a toner, apply the toner first. Spray a small amount of the serum onto a cotton pad. Wipe lightly over the face and neck area. Avoid getting into eyes. Use twice a day, morning and evening, as part of your skincare routine.

Cautions: Avoid getting into eyes. If skin irritation occurs, discontinue use. Avoid use if you have a nut allergy.

3. Aromatherapy Facial Cream for Daily Use

An aromatherapy facial cream is made up of carrier oils, water, and a number of other ingredients. I recommend purchasing a basic base cream, from a cosmetic supplier, to start making your own aromatherapy creams.

You will need a 4-oz. jar to get started. This is a 1% dilution rate as it is used for the face.

Ingredients:

Instructions for Use:

Add all of the ingredients to the jar. Combine well and cap. Wash face before each use. If you are using a toner and a serum, apply the toner and serum first. Add a small amount to the palm of your hand and massage gently over face. Avoid getting into eyes. Use twice a day, morning and evening, as part of your skincare routine.

Cautions: Avoid getting into eyes. If skin irritation occurs, discontinue use.

4. Aromatherapy Body Spray for Daily Use

Aromatherapy body sprays, just like facial sprays, are made up primarily of water. You can use either hydrosols or essential oils with water for your spray. Again, I am listing both options to try. Oil and water do not naturally bond together, so make sure to include a solubol or polysorbate when combining essential oils with water.

You will need 4-oz. spray bottle to get started.

Hydrosol Option:

Essential Oil Option:

This is a 1% dilution rate as it is used for the face.

Instructions for Use:

Add all of the ingredients to the spray bottle. Cap and shake well. Shake before each use. Use daily as required.

Cautions: Avoid getting into eyes. If skin irritation occurs, discontinue use. Avoid use in pregnancy.

5. Aromatherapy Body Oil for Daily Use

Body oils are both luxurious and nourishing to the skin. Like facial serums, they are primarily made up of carrier oils, but you can add essential oils for additional benefits. You also have greater freedom with body oils vs. facial serums, as you can use heavier carrier oils if you prefer.

You will need a 4-oz. jar to get started.

Ingredients:

Instructions for Use:

Add all of the ingredients to the jar. Combine well and cap. Add a small amount to the palm of your hand and massage gently over the body after your shower or bath. Use once a day.

Cautions: If skin irritation occurs, discontinue use.

6. Aromatherapy Salts for Soaking the Feet

Aromatherapy salts are great for soaking tired feet in a bowl of warm water.

You will need an 8-oz. jar to get started.

Ingredients:

Instructions for Use:

Combine all of the ingredients together in the jar. Add one scoop of salts to a bowl of warm water, large enough to accommodate your feet. Swirl the salts round in the water before putting your feet in. Sit and soak for ten minutes. Remove feet and pat dry.

Cautions: If skin irritation occurs, discontinue use.

7. Aromatherapy Sugar Scrub for Body Exfoliation

I personally love sugar scrubs! Use this sugar scrub once a week to exfoliate dead skin cells from your body. Do not use on the face.

You will need a 4-oz. jar to get started.

Ingredients:

Instructions for Use:

Combine all the ingredients in the jar. Apply the scrub liberally, using small circular movements, to wet skin. Leave on for ten minutes and then wash off.

Cautions: If skin irritation occurs, wash off immediately.

8. Aromatherapy Perfume Oil

An aromatherapy perfume oil can act as your own custom perfume, in place of a synthetic aroma. Try this aromatherapy blend to start!

Note: Aromatherapy perfumes are made at a higher dilution rate than regular aromatherapy products as you are applying a small amount to a small part of the skin. However, start with a lesser dilution rate if you have skin sensitivities.

You will need a 0.33-oz. roll-on bottle applicator to get started.

Ingredients:

Instructions for Use:

Add the jojoba to the roll-on bottle applicator. Add the number of drops for each essential oil. Fix the applicator tightly. Cap. Shake well. Roll a small amount of the blend onto wrists. Apply as necessary.

Cautions: If skin irritation occurs, discontinue use.

General Cautions for Using Essential Oils in Beauty Products

Storage: Store all products in a cool, dry, dark place, away from heat, sunlight, and water.

Shelf Life: Use salts and scrubs as soon as you’ve made them. Use water-based products within one to two weeks and store correctly. Use oil-based products within a few months, if stored correctly.

Take note of any additional cautions as listed for each recipe above. Consult a certified aromatherapist for further advice.

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