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DIY Essential Oil Facial Moisturizer 

I am so excited to write this post. I know that skincare is totally personal, and varies depending on who you are and what your skin type is, but I’ve found an amazing solution for skin troubles. I’ve suffered with minor acne, excess oil, and dry patches for awhile now, and couldn’t find anything that worked to combat the problems, until now. After doing hours of research, I discovered a solution that works for me- a DIY essential oil facial moisturizer.

One of the main reasons why I love this moisturizer is because it’s all natural. My skin is sensitive so organic products are great. I’ve learned, also, that my skin is oily because it’s lacking moisture. The moment I put the essential oil moisturizer on my face, I can see my pores opening, soaking it up. If you’re dealing with problem skin, I would highly recommend this moisturizer. What’s even better is you can alter it, depending on your preferences.

The essential oil facial moisturizer I’ve made is three parts: a base oil, a nourishing oil, and an essential oil. I bought small one ounce jars, to hold the mixture.

First, I filled two-thirds of the jar with the base oil. I used Jojoba Oil, but you can also use Argan Oil, since both are great for dry, oily, and acne-prone skin. Next, I filled the last third of the bottle with a nourishing oil: Rosehip Oil. Rosehip Oil is great for firming and nourishing skin, as well as healing acne scars and marks. Other nourishing oils that can be used are eucalyptus, tea tree, carrot seed, or frankincense. Finally, I added four to five drops of my essential oil, lavender oil. Lavender oil has healing and antibacterial properties, which makes it great for acne prone skin. However peppermint, lemongrass, and rosemary can be great for brightening, firming, and soothing.

Once your three oils are mixed thoroughly, they are ready to be used. Just know that it’s important to test all products before using them fully- placing them on your wrist for a night first to see if there’s a reaction. I put six to eight drops in my palms and pat the oil onto my face, smoothing it in. I’m still amazed at how quickly it sinks into your skin, leaving it smooth and matte. I’ve been using this moisturizer for only two weeks and have already seen such drastic, positive changes in my skin.

What moisturizer is your go-to? If you make your own, let me know how it turns out!

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