January 16, 2018

Beauty on a Budget: DIY Natural Skincare

DIY Natural Skincare

I am almost out of my favorite, brand name skincare products and I wanted to go back to using more homemade cleansers and moisturizers. I decided to whip up batches of my favorites and show you guys how easy it is to take care of your face! I have dry skin with texture issues, so I tailored the video recipes to my own needs, but you could easily switch up ingredients to meet your needs. The Foaming Face Wash, in particular, rinses clean, so I wouldn’t be surprised if combination or even moderately oily skin types liked it. I hope you guys like these natural skincare recipes, and if you do, comment below!  I plan on making this Beauty on a Budget into a series, so Subscribe to my YouTube to find out when I upload more of these!



Essential Oils & Their Uses

  • Lavender – Acne, Oily, & Dry – Healing and Calming – Very Little Needed
  • Peppermint – Acne, Oily – Astringent and Energizing – Very Little Needed
  • Chamomile – All skin types, Calming
  • Rose – Aging, Dry, Normal
  • Rose Geranium – Dry, Sensitive, Aging, Normal – Healing
  • Palmarosa – Acne, All Skin Types – Softening and Soothing
  • Rosemary – Acne, Oily

Base Oils

  • Argan – Dry, Aging, Oily-Normal, Acne
  • Jojoba – Closest to your natural sebum, great for all skin types
  • Apricot Kernal – Normal, Dry, Aging
  • Sweet Almond – Very Rich Oil
  • Grapeseed – Normal, Oily, Acne
  • Hemp Seed Oil – Any Skin Type – Light

Nourishing Oils

  • Tamanu – Acne, Oily
  • Sea Buckthorn – Aging, Dry
  • Rosehip Seed – Firming, Anti-Aging, Dry/Aging/Normal
  • Carrot Seed – Small Amount Needed, Good for Everything
  • Borage – High in Oleic Acids, Oily/Acne
  • Evening Primrose – Acne/Aging/Normal
  • Emu – Protective and Nourishing, Dry/Aging
Homemade Skincare

My pretties.


Body Oil Recipe

2/3 – 4/5 Base Oil
1/3 – 1/5 Coconut Oil
30 Drops of Essential Oil

Shake well and use after showering/bathing while skin is still damp.

Foaming Face Wash

3/4 c Liquid (water, tea, etc.)
1/4 c Castille Soap
1/2 tsp Sweet Almond Oil
3-4 Drops Vitamin E Oil
16 Drops of Essential Oil
Foaming Soap Bottle

Add everything but liquid and shake well, then add liquid to top and lightly shake before using.

Facial Cleansing Oil

Polysorbate 20 or 80 (10%)
Carrier Oil (90%)
10-20 Drops of Essential Oil
Nourishing Oils, up to you.

Add polysorbate to measuring cup and add essential oils to that, pour it into your bottle of choice.  Top off with base and nourishing oils and shake well.

Facial Oil

2/3 Base Oil
1/3 Nourishing Oil
4-7 Drops of Essential Oil

Shake Well and use on damp skin to seal in moisture.  I love wearing this at night.

Hydrating Mist & Variations

  1. Peppermint Tea, 2-3 Drops Lavender Oil
  2. 1.5 cup Rosewater, 1 tbsp Jojoba Oil
  3. Chamomile Tea, 2-3 Drops Vanilla, 2 drops base oil
  4. Aloe Juice, 1 tsp Almond Oil, 1tsp Nourishing Oil
  5. Water, 5-6 Drops Base Oil, 5-6 Drops Nourishing Oil, 5 Drops Essential Oil

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