I know that essential oil recipes are not exactly classified as ‘crafts’ but I have to share these! I started using essential oils about a year ago and I love them. Not only are they a natural product, but each oil has all sorts of benefits and uses. A quick Google search of any oil will give you a ton of information on what to use them for. I have rounded up three AWESOME essential oil recipes that you can whip up at home to give yourself some natural homemade products.
Where to buy your essential oils
Essential oils can be found almost anywhere these days as they are becoming more and more popular. Health and natural food stores always have them in stock but I find those sorts of stores tend to have higher prices. I purchase my essential oils through Amazon.ca. You can usually find suppliers that will pay the shipping for you as well! Just be sure to read the ingredients in the description to make sure you are getting 100% pure essential oils as some suppliers provide ‘blends’ that are not pure.
Essential Oil Recipe #1 : Night Facial Cream
I have been a long time user of Nivea’s Nourishing Night Care cream and I love it but I realized that at the age of 25 I’m already wrinkling around the eyes so it was time to boost up my night cream. Why pay for an expensive anti-aging cream when you can easily boost up your regular cream with some all-natural essential oils?
If you want to make your own night cream you can easily use coconut oil or any other carrier oil as a substitute for store-bought cream.
- Moisturizer or carrier oil of your choice (Another great carrier that I use is Fruit of the Earth Vitamin E Skin Care Cream)
- Frankincense Oil
- Lavender Oil
- Vitamin E Oil
Mix these ingredients together and keep in an airtight jar (or just the container that your carrier oil came in).
The amounts for this recipe are dependent on how much carrier you are using. For this container of night cream I added a tsp of Vitamin E oil and 8 drops each of frankincense and lavender.
(I’m no doctor! This is just great information that I found through research)
Frankincense has a ton of great skin benefits as it is a natural astringent. With regular use (for example a daily night cream 🙂 ) it reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles, shrinks pores and lifts and tightens the skin. The scent of frankincense is also a natural stress reliever which makes it perfect for nighttime use. What’s not to love!
Lavender is also known for its wrinkle reducing benefits but it does so much more than that! Lavender oil contains antioxidants which flush your skin of the toxins that we absorb every day. It is also used to treat eczema and acne blemishes. It also tones and tightens the skin! This oil is great for all types of skin and is pretty useful for any skin condition.
Essential Oil Recipe #2 : Eyelash and Brow Growth Serum
Doesn’t everybody want thicker longer lashes and brows? I know I do! This serum is great for any hair growth so massage some into your scalp for extra luscious head hair too! Don’t want to make this yourself? Subscribe to my monthly newsletter to be entered into my lash serum giveaway and I might just send you a tube! (Current subscribers are automatically entered 🙂 )
- 1 part castor oil
- 2 parts vitamin E oil
- 1 part aloe gel
- lavender oil
- cedar wood oil
Combine all ingredients and store in a clean mascara tube. I found these awesome mascara tubes for a decent price on Amazon.ca they come with their own little funnels that you can use to fill the tube without spilling.
Apply to eyelashes every night before bed.
Lavender oil prevents hair loss and improves blood circulation not to mention its soothing scent relaxes and calms.
Aloe gel contains an enzyme that revives dead skin cells. You can’t have good hair growth without a healthy base to grow the hair from! It also smooths and shines the hair that you already have, making your existing eyelashes and eyebrows shiny and healthy looking 🙂
Cedarwood oil is great for hair loss as it stimulates the hair follicles by promoting circulation. Not only is that great for this eyelash serum but it is also widely used as a hair loss remedy on the scalp.
Castor oil is well-known for its hair growth abilities. It is very rich in proteins, minerals and vitamins making it a natural magic potion for hair care.
Essential Oil Recipe #3 : Jewelry Cleaner
I’ve been meaning to clean my earrings for a while now but I’m too cheap to purchase that expensive jewelry cleaner at the drugstore. Not to worry there is always a home remedy for these sorts of things and you can be sure that this cleaner will do an amazing job of safely and effectively cleaning your jewelry!
- 3 drops Lemon essential oil
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tbsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp dish soap
- 1 cup of water
- piece of aluminum foil
- Put foil in the bottom of a small bowl. Heat up water and pour into bowl. Pour rest of ingredients into bowl.
- Rest jewellery on top of aluminum foil for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Remove jewelry and rinse with cold water. Look how shiny 🙂
Lemon essential oil is commonly used in DIY cleaning projects; it is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal so besides the great fresh scent you can be confident that your jewelry is free of bacteria and germs, yay!
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