Face oil for summer? Isn’t that way too greasy? Not if you use the right oils! This is why I decided to share two recipes for summer face oils: one for the night and one for the day. The recipes are both super easy to make and the outcome is just amazing! These two face oils are my favorites in summer and I personally use them every single day!
I am sharing two recipes with you; one for an oil that I like to use during the day and one the night. The recipe for the day is absorbed super easily, protects your skin during the day, and will give you that glow you want 😉 Whereas the one for the night is just slightly more nourishing, very calming and restoring. But read more below…
So lets begin with the face oil for the day. I like a light oil for the day. One that is absorbed quickly and that allows me to apply blush powder only seconds after applying the oil. My recipe here works perfect for my skin. I use two different carrier oils and two essential oils. Let me explain why I chose those four oils:
Rosehip seed oil
I LOVE rosehip seed oil for a variety of reasons. Rosehip seed oil is non greasy and super light, it helps fighting acne and eczema or any other kind of damage on the skin. With skin rejuvenating properties like vitamin C and lycopene, rosehip seed oil works wonders in repairing the skin’s surface, restoring elasticity and protecting against sun and pollution stressors that can lead to wrinkles. Doesn’t that sound just awesome?
Jojoba oil contains loads of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E, B-complex, copper, zinc, selenium, iodine, and chromium. The fatty acids in the oil (which is, strictly speaking a liquid wax and not an oil) help to fight skin inflammation, increase skin hydration, and have anti-aging properties. Like rosehip seed oil, it is absorbed easily and is a great oil for everyone with oily skin and/or acne.
BTW: if you want your face oil to be a little more nourishing or if you have very dry skin, you can always exchange jojoba oil with almond oil!
Rose Geranium essential oil:
Now to the two essential oils I am using here. The first one is rose geranium. Rose geranium is known to be a wrinkle reducer and since I turned 30 in December I rather add it to any of my homemade cosmetics 😀 Rose geranium is also said to have antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Finally, it has a nice scent that will make you enjoy your face oil even more.
Carrot Seed essential oil:
Carrot seed essential oil is full of antioxidants and repairs the damages done to your tissues by oxidants (free radicals) and stop them from doing further harm. Since we get in contact with loads of toxins in our everyday life in the city (gas etc.) , I like to include a few drops of this essential oil to my face oil for the day.
So here is my simple recipe:
2 Tablespoons Jojoba (or almond) oil
2 Tablespoons Rosehip seed oil
7 drops carrot seed essential oil
5 drops rose geranium essential oil
Blend all ingredients carefully together and put into a spray flask or use a small bottle with a dropper. Use dark glass bottles if possible. I have a dark glass bottle with dropper for my night oil and a spray flask for my day oil. I just reuse old containers from other products that I had anyway (zerowaste, you know 😉 ).
You can of course make more of the face oil, however, I prefer making small batches and remake when needed. It really only takes a few minutes to make and when you avoid bigger batches you can be sure your face oil will stay fresh and not get rancid.
Now to the night oil that I like using…
Again, as with the recipe for the day, you can switch between almond oil and jojoba oil. Jojoba is absorbed super easily and is very light. Almond is a light oil too, however, slightly more nourshing and perfect for eveyone with very dry skin.
BTW: you can use pure almond oil as an “eye cream” or for dry lips!
So for this recipe I am using two carrier oils and one essential oil (optional two). There is almond or jojoba oil (depending on if you like is more light or slightly more nourishing), wild rose oil which I love for it’s scent, and lavender essential oil.
I use lavender essential oil for the night face oil because it has a calming effect both on the skin and on the mind. So this oil is also a great after sun oil, since lavender essential oil will help your skin calm and recover.
Please note: essential oils should always be used with a carrier oil – so when I write that lavender oil is a great aftersun treatment I am basically saying that a carrier oil with a few drops of lavender essential oil makes for a great aftersun treatment!
Together the ingredients for this face oil are calming the skin, they act restoring, repairing, and nourishing, have loads of antioxidants and will make you wake up in the morning with a radiant complexion and soft skin.
My recipe for a light face oil for the night:
2 Tablespoon jojoba or almond oil
1 Tablespoon wild rose oil
5 drops lavender essential oil
Optional: 5 drops of rose geranium essential oil – for the scent
Blend all ingredients together carefully and out in a small container such as a glass bottle with dropper.
So these are the two oils I use every morning and every night at the moment. And my skin is thanking me! Seriously, my skin improved soooo much ever since I stopped using cream and I started using all natural (and organic!) oils instead.
Before ending I want to share a few tips for using face oils:
1. use a toner underneath! The oil is absorbed more easily when the skin is still slightly wet and the active agents from the toner will be absorbed even deeper together with the oil. I recommend all natural toner with only few ingredients coming from essential oils. I recommend the toner from TAOASIS since they are all natural and they smell amazing!
2. do not apply the oil too close to your eye. The essential oils in these recipes may irritate your eyes so do not apply them to close to your eye. When you want to apply oil to your eye’s skin, use a single oil such as almond oil that does not contain essential oils.
3. do not give up too early! It may be a difference the first few days, when you use a face oil instead of a cream. However, give it a try for at least one week! I promise you will see great resulst! Especially when leaving out all other conventional cosmetics and allow your skin to really breath and clean.
I hope you enjoyed this post and the two recipes for your diy face oil for summer. If so, please let me know here or on instagram. Also, if you have a favorite face oil recipe that you would like to share I would love to read about it!
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