5 Top Essential Oils in DIY Skin Care: The Most Precious Natural Ingredients in Healthy & Affordable Homemade Beauty Products [How to Enjoy Luxury Skin Care for $3]
Do you know how much money you spend on skin care and beauty products monthly? Have you ever tried to actually count it? I bet that if you would it would be more than you would expect. And definitely more than you would actually want to spend. But there is an easy way out.
Imagine that you have the most luxury skin care with the most precious natural ingredients – beauty products that actually work – and still pay a fraction of what you have been paying for branded cosmetics. How?
Create your own healthy & affordable homemade beauty products. Discover 5 most amazing essential oils in the world and check the essential oil recipes for luxury skin care for only $3 right now.
Oud Essential Oil
Oud essential oil has a rich and very complex scent and can be used as a DIY perfume on its own. What does oud smell like? Warm and woody with earthy character sometimes with subtle floral hints.
The most rare and precious essential oil – also known as Oudh, Aloeswood, Agarwood or Gaharu – was nicknamed The Scent of Nirvana by Buddha himself.
Oud essential oil is also called liquid gold and its price reaches high indeed. It is distilled from resinous heartwood of Aquilaria tree – Oud or Agarwood tree – growing in tropical rainforests in Asia.
Grounding Essential Oil for Depression
Oud essential oil besides its exquisite scent has many benefits and highly prized medicinal properties that have been tested by centuries of its use in home remedies, traditional medicine and perfumery.
Ayurveda as well as traditional Chinese medicine have been using oud essential oil as natural remedy for treating many ailments from toothache to depression.
Oud is a grounding essential oil and its calming properties have proven to be effective for treating nausea and digestive disorders but also nervous disorders, asthma, insomnia and depression.
Essential Oil Recipe for Sleep? Oud
Are you looking for essential oils that help you sleep? Try oud. Its sedative-hypnotic effect has been confirmed by essential oils research.
Essential Oil for Wrinkles and Age Spots
Oud oil is used in home remedies and DIY face moisturizers for wrinkles and age spots. It helps to nourish skin, repair damaged skin cells and fight free radicals helping skin to preserve its youthful look.
Oud essential oil is effective for treating acne. It reduces inflammation thanks to its antimicrobial properties, soothes irritated skin and reduces redness and swelling.
DIY Perfume with Oud Oil
Oud is a very prized essential oil for perfume recipes. In fact its captivating scent is so complex with many facets that it can perfectly stand as a perfume on its own.
Oud essential oil has multiple uses in DIY skin care but it works best in DIY face serum for acne or anti-aging serum recipes. We’ll see a few simple and effective recipes just now.
Oud is a rare and valuable natural ingredient and its price reflects that fact. But we’ll see below how to indulge in such a luxury in our daily beauty routine and still spend only a few dollars. Check the recipe below and count with me.
The Essential Oil Recipe No. 1: The DIY Face Serum for Glowing Skin
The DIY Face Serum for Glowing Skin is an anti-aging home remedy which is excellent for tired and mature skin reducing wrinkles and age spots and giving your skin radiant youthful look.
- safflower oil (10 ml)
- sea buckthorn oil (5 drops)
- oud essential oil (1 drop)
- rose essential oil (1 drop)
The carrier oil in this aromatherapy recipe is safflower oil which is one of the best edible oils in the world. It contains the highest concentration of unsaturated fatty acids. Safflower oil effectively moisturizes skin leaving it velvety smooth without being greasy.
Sea buckthorn oil is a natural elixir of vitamins and antioxidants boosting skin’s natural protective function and fighting off free radicals. It refreshes skin letting it glow and reducing wrinkles.
Oud essential oil nourishes skin from within and protects against free radicals. It helps reducing fine lines and age marks.
DIY Skin Care Benefits
As you can see all of the ingredients included in the essential oil recipe are the most potent 100% natural substances ensuring The DIY Face Serum for Glowing Skin is healthy and most effective. And it’s pure active substance.
No need to pay for water in a face cream, plastic container or expensive promotion. Just DIY with us and enjoy the health benefits, financial benefits and fun.
Diluting Essential Oils
Both oud and rose are among the most expensive essential oils in the world. That is true. But being very strong concentrated essences of plants even 1% dilution of essential oil is effective. And that cuts down the price considerably as you will see just now.
For more details on diluting essential oils see my blog post Are Essential Oils Safe [What Essential Oils Can Be Toxic]? You will find there also the information on how to choose good quality essential oil. Personally, I do not recommend using stronger than 3% dilution.
Homemade Beauty Products: Healthy & Affordable
1% dilution makes for 2-3 drops of essential oils for 10 ml of carrier oil. That’s where the price of DIY skin care goes down without negatively impacting the quality or efficiency of the homemade beauty products.
Another substantial benefit of essential oil like oud is that its shelf life is literally indefinite. Oud actually grows better with age. So a small bottle although pricey can last you a lifetime. Now, can you say this about any other of your beauty product?
The DIY Face Serum for Glowing Skin for $1.87
Let’s look at the actual price of The DIY Face Serum for Glowing Skin. You can get a 32-ounce bottle of safflower oil for approximately $16, a 8.5-ounce bottle of sea buckthorn oil for $9, a 10-ml bottle of oud essential oil for $300 and a 5-ml bottle of rose essential oil for $45.
Total price: $1.87
- safflower oil (10 ml) – $0.16
- sea buckthorn oil (5 drops) – $0.007
- oud essential oil (1 drop) – $1.25
- rose essential oil (1 drop) – $0.45
Think about it: You get the luxury face serum using the most precious natural ingredients for the total price of $1.87. What a bargain, right? And another one of the many solid reasons to start making your own beauty products at home. Are you joining us?
How to Make the DIY Face Serum for Glowing Skin
Into a 15-ml amber glass dropper bottle pour 10 ml of safflower oil and add 5 drops of sea buckthorn oil, 1 drop of oud essential oil and 1 drop of rose essential oil. Shake the bottle gently and let it rest for at least 12 hours so the ingredients can mix properly. Store away from excessive heat and direct sunlight.
How to Use the DIY Face Serum for Glowing Skin
Use the DIY Face Serum for Glowing Skin as a regular moisturizer twice daily after cleaning your face. Put a few drops of the face serum in your palm, rub your palms gently together and massage softly in your skin. Any face oil is best absorbed when applied to slightly wet skin.
Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense is yet another valuable essential oil made out of resin. This time from Boswellia tree that has been cultivated in Oman since antiquity. The tree has been considered sacred and frankincense itself a gift from God.
The scent of frankincense invites you for contemplation and the resin has been burned in temples all over the world from Egypt and Middle East to antic Rome. It is still being used in Christian ceremonies and meditations.
What Is Frankincense Essential Oil Used for
Frankincense essential oil is good for relieving anxiety and depression. And modern research has recognized its relaxing properties.
Frankincense essential oil is also becoming increasingly popular in natural beauty products for oily and mature skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory and firming effects.
Frankincense Essential Oil and Cancer Treatment
Chinese medicine has discovered the link between frankincense essential oil and cancer treatment. And recent research has supported the practice by providing scientific evidence of its anti-tumor activity and its capacity for killing cancer cells.
Frankincense as an anti-inflammatory essential oil has been also used for treating asthma, arthritis and chronic bowel diseases.
Frankincense Essential Oil for Alzheimer’s Disease
Essential oils research suggests the potential of frankincense for treating neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease which needs to be studied further.
Frankincense and myrrh essential oils combination can effectively relieve pain. And 2 studies have shown that frankincense decreases the blood glucose level thus proving its anti-diabetic effects.
Frankincense Essential Oil for Treating Acne and Rejuvenation
Frankincense is an antimicrobial essential oil which reduces inflammation, redness and irritation. Its antioxidant power fights signs of stress and enhances an even skin tone.
Frankincense is most effective in beauty products for acne, oily and mature skin. It supports regeneration and firm skin.
The Essential Oil Recipe No. 2: The DIY Face Serum for Acne
The DIY Face Serum for Acne is moisturizing and cleansing with light non-greasy consistency. It is suitable for both young and mature skin.
Hazelnut oil is a perfect carrier oil suitable for oily skin and acne as it gently balances oils in your skin and moisturizes.
Frankincense’s antimicrobial effects has been confirmed by a recent study as well as its capacity to treat inflammation and reduce redness and irritation. Its antioxidant power also plays a crucial part in successfully treating acne.
The DIY Face Serum for Acne for $1.12
I recommend diluting essential oils for facial beauty products used daily in proportion of 1% to the carrier oil. It is absolutely sufficient as essential oils are effective in small doses. This benefit allows you to indulge in the most precious essential oils and luxury DIY skin care for great price.
Total price: $1.12
- hazelnut oil (10 ml) – $0.63
- rose essential oil (1 drop) – $0.45
- frankincense essential oil (1 drop) – $0.04
How to Make the DIY Face Serum for Acne
Into a 15-ml amber glass dropper bottle pour 10 ml of hazelnut oil and add 1 drop of rose essential oil and 1 drop of frankincense essential oil. Shake the bottle gently and let it rest for at least 12 hours so the oils can mix well. Store away from excessive heat and direct sunlight.
How to Use the DIY Face Serum for Acne
Use the DIY Face Serum for Acne twice daily following your regular face cleaning routine. You can use it in place of your regular moisturizer. When it comes to acne the less beauty products applied at once is usually the better. Simply pat a few drops gently into moist skin.
Sandalwood Essential Oil
Sandalwood essential oil – like oud and frankincense – has a very long history of use. It has been treasured for more than 4,000 years and used in religious rituals in Asia as well as ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt where it has been used for embalming.
Sandalwood essential oil has a delicate woody scent. And it is distilled from yellow wood of sandalwood tree (Santalum album) native to South Asia.
Ayurveda as well as traditional Chinese medicine are familiar with many health benefits of sandalwood oil and use it as herbal remedy for a number of ailments.
Sandalwood Essential Oil for Relieving Anxiety and Treating Cancer
Sandalwood is a potent essential oil for treating anxiety, stress and depression. It lifts up your mood and stimulates your mind as well as your body.
Sandalwood oil is a powerful aphrodisiac. It relaxes your nerves, muscles and blood vessels. It is also effective in relieving pain and cough thanks to its anticonvulsant effects.
Anti-aging Essential Oil for Eczema and Psoriasis
Sandalwood is an antimicrobial essential oil. It is anti-inflammatory and antiseptic with disinfecting effects. And essential oil research suggested its strong potential for treating eczema, psoriasis, acne and atopic dermatitis and prompted further studies.
Sandalwood essential oil is suitable for dry as well as oily skin. It is intensely moisturizing and rejuvenating. It heals scars and brightens skin.
Sandalwood oil is a luxury ingredient of anti-aging skin care. It is used in skin remedies for acne. And it is also popular in hair care products and homemade shampoos. Thanks to its intriguing scent that lingers for a long time it is used as a base note in perfumes.
The Essential Oil Recipe No. 3: The Anti-aging Face Serum
The DIY Anti-aging Face Serum is packed with precious plant and essential oils that nourish skin, protect it against premature aging and support its radiant and youtful look.
- pomegranate seed oil (10 ml)
- sea buckthorn oil (5 drops)
- frankincense essential oil (1 drop)
- sandalwood essential oil (1 drop)
Pomegranate seed oil speeds up cell renewal and actively regenerates skin. It protects against free radicals and prevents premature aging due to oxidative stress.
Sea buckthorn oil provides skin with vitamins and antioxidants helping to protect it against pollution. It nourishes skin making it glow with health.
Frankincense essential oil improves elasticity of skin supporting its firmness. It also suppresses inflammation and calms red and irritated skin.
Sandalwood essential oil intensely moisturizes and rejuvenates skin helping it look youthful and bright.
The Anti-aging Face Serum for $1.61
You can get an 8-ounce bottle of pomegranate seed oil for $26, a 8.5-ounce bottle of sea buckthorn oil for $9, a 10-ml bottle of frankincense essential oil for $10 and 5-ml bottle of a sandalwood oil for $55.
Total price: $1.61
- pomegranate seed oil (10 ml) – $1.1
- sea buckthorn oil (5 drops) – $0.007
- frankincense essential oil (1 drop) – $0.04
- sandalwood essential oil (1 drop) – $0.46
How to Make the Anti-aging Face Serum
Into a 15-ml amber glass dropper bottle pour 10 ml of pomegranate seed oil. Add 5 drops of sea buckthorn oil, 1 drop of frankincense essential oil and 1 drop of sandalwood essential oil. Shake gently so the oils can mix well and let it rest for at least 12 hours.
How to Use the DIY Face Serum for Acne
Again, as any other face oil it is best used after cleaning your face. Put 2 drops of the Anti-aging Face Serum into your moist palms and pat gently into your moist skin. You can apply another 2 drops on your neck and another 2 drops on your hands as well if you wish.
Rose Essential Oil
Rose is carrying the proud title of the Queen of Flowers and it has been cultivated since antiquity. It is an ancient symbol of love associated with the goddess of love Aphrodite in ancient Greece and with Virgin Mary in Christianity.
Rose belongs to the group of essential oils that are good for treating anxiety and depression. It balances female hormones easing premenstrual syndrome. And it is one of useful home remedies for period cramps. It is also effective for treating acne thanks to its excellent antibacterial activity.
Rose essential oil has many powerful healing properties confirmed by recent studies and its great advantage is that it is very well tolerated and suitable even for sensitive and irritated skin.
Rose Essential Oil for Alzheimer’s Disease
Rose essential oil proved to be beneficial for treating Alzheimer’s disease symptoms which is an exciting discovery since there have been no effective medications for delaying the progress of the disease so far.
The results of a 2017 study provided scientific evidence on rose essential oil for treating Alzheimer’s disease and prompted further research.
Rose oil is also successfully used for treating depression. It relaxes and stimulates your cheerful mood and feeling of well-being. As an aphrodisiac it also stirs romantic feelings and desire.
Rose Essential Oil for Menstrual Cramps
Only 5 minutes of aromatherapy with 4% dilution of damask rose performed twice daily is enough to relieve you from multiple uncomfortable and painful symptoms of premenstrual syndrome such as period cramps.
The Best Antibacterial Essential Oil for Acne and Sensitive or Irritated Skin
Rose has been confirmed as the best antibacterial essential oil for acne in research that compared oils known for their strong antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It is an excellent choice for your DIY face serum for acne and you can try the recipe above.
Rose essential oil is very gentle and suitable even for irritated and sensitive skin. It is popular in products for mature and dry skin. And because of its enchanting scent it is often used as a heart or head tone of perfumes.
The Essential Oil Recipe No. 4: The DIY Anti-stress Body Care for Dry Skin
This luxurious easily absorbed body oil with a heavenly floral fragrance will transport you in a kingdom of peace where there is no rush, no worries and no pain. The body care nourishes and moisturizes dry skin and lifts up your mood.
- safflower oil (30 ml)
- apricot oil (10 ml)
- rose essential oil (2 drops)
- jasmine essential oil (2 drops)
Safflower oil with 78% of linoleic acid has the highest level of this essential fatty acid that cannot be synthesized by human body. It is highly moisturizing and nourishing. It has a light consistency and is fast absorbed.
Apricot oil from apricot kernels is another excellent carrier oil that is easily absorbed without any greasy residue. It contains unsaturated essential fatty acids as well as vitamin A and vitamin E. It is great for moisturizing sensitive skin and as an after sun care.
Rose essential oil moisturizes dry and mature skin and soothes irritated skin. It envelopes you in a beautiful floral scent that relaxes you and make you ready for either a busy day or a good night’s sleep.
Jasmine essential oil relieves from stress and helps to ease a headache or a migraine. The essential oils combination of jasmine, the King of Flowers, and rose, the Queen of Flowers, makes this blend a royal body care indeed.
The DIY Anti-stress Body Care for Dry Skin for $3.14
Total price $3.14
- safflower oil (30 ml) – $0.48
- apricot kernel oil (10 ml) – $0.84
- rose essential oil (2 drops) – $0.90
- jasmine essential oil (2 drops) – $0.92
How to Make The DIY Anti-stress Body Care for Dry Skin
Into a 50-ml amber glass bottle pour 30 ml of safflower oil and 10 ml of apricot kernel oil. Then add 2 drops of rose essential oil and 2 drops of jasmine essential oil. Shake gently and let it rest for at least 12 hours so the fragrances can unite properly.
How to Use The DIY Anti-stress Body Care for Dry Skin
Apply on slightly wet skin after a shower or a bath. Massage gently into your arms and legs or all your body and enjoy.
Jasmine Essential Oil
Jasmine is a shrub with beautiful small white flowers emitting sweet heady fragrance. It is native to tropical regions of Asia, Oceania and Australasia and a number of its 200 species have become naturalized in Mediterranean Europe.
Jasmine is a symbol of motherhood in Thailand. And women in Asia adorn their hair with its flowers. It is used in marriage ceremonies and religious rituals. And refreshing jasmine tea is popular in China.
Jasmine is called the King of Flowers and it has become a national flower of a number of countries including Hawaii, Indonesia, Philippines, Pakistan and Thailand.
Home Remedy for Depression
Jasmine essential oil has many qualities that make it an excellent home remedy for depression, postpartum depression and anorexia. Ayurveda uses it to treat mental disorders as well.
Jasmine is an energizing essential oil with stimulating effects. Research investigating the effects of aromatherapy massage with jasmine oil provided scientific evidence on its effects in uplifting mood and relieving depression.
Aromatherapy Benefits for Postpartum Depression and Anorexia Treatment
Many aromatherapists confirm that jasmine essential oil encourage self-confidence and a healthy sense of self worth including a positive body-image. And these properties make it a beneficial additional treatment and home remedy for anorexia.
Healing Essential Oil for Psoriasis and Dandruff
Jasmine is an antibacterial essential oil beneficial for inflammation treatment, related dermatological diseases and psoriasis. It also helps healing wounds by increasing granulation tissue formation and improving wound contraction.
Jasmine essential oil is used in anti-aging products and formulations for dry as well as oily skin. And it is very popular in hair care infusing hair with its beautiful sweet fragrance and eliminating dandruff.
The Essential Oil Recipe No. 5: The Homemade Shampoo for Dandruff
The homemade No Poo shampoo for dandruff is a simple recipe yet a special treat for your hair. It’s a cocktail of minerals and vitamins that increases blood circulation in your scalp, boosts hair growth and volume and eliminates dandruff.
- rhassoul (2 spoons)
- hemp seed flour (1 spoon)
- sea salt (1 spoon)
- 3% dilution of jasmine essential oil (3 drops)
Rhassoul (or Ghassoul) is a fine clay mined from Moroccan Atlas mountains. Thanks to its special cleansing qualities it has been used for centuries in bath as an all-body scrub, as a face mask and as a shampoo. Rhassoul nourishes hair with minerals, boosts hair volume and gives your scalp a wonderfully relaxing massage.
Hemp seed flour is made of hemp seeds rich in vitamins B, magnesium and folic acid that are beneficial for healthy skin and hair.
Sea salt increases blood circulation in scalp and stimulates hair growth. It removes excess oil and eliminates dandruff.
Jasmine essential oil adds to the shampoo its irresistible fragrance and antibacterial properties. And it is another ingredient effective in eliminating dandruff.
The Homemade Shampoo for Dandruff for $1.18
You can get a 1-pound package of rhassoul clay for $16 and a 1-pound package of hemp seed flour for $13. You can get a half-pound package of sea salt for $3.40. When you use safflower oil as carrier oil for jasmine essential oil, a 10-ml of 3% dilution is $2.92.
Total prize of $1.18
- rhassoul (2 spoons) –$0.70
- hemp seed flour (1 spoon) –$0.29
- sea salt (1 spoon) –$0.15
- 3% dilution of jasmine essential oil (3 drops) – $0.037
How to Make the Homemade Shampoo for Dandruff
- Prepare 3% dilution of jasmine essential oil: Into a 15-ml amber glass dropper bottle pour 10 ml of a carrier oil of your choice.
- Then add 6 drops of jasmine essential oil. Shake gently. Preferably prepare this mixture 12 hours before you plan to use the shampoo.
- Into a sealable plastic cup put 2 spoons of rhassoul, 1 spoon of hemp seed flour and 1 spoon of sea salt.
- Add a little bit of water to make a mixture of thicker consistency, close the cup and shake so all the ingredients can mix properly.
- Add 3 drops of 3% dilution of jasmine essential oil.
- Close the cup and shake again or stir the mixture with a spoon if you prefer.
How to Use the Homemade Shampoo for Dandruff
Massage the shampoo gently into your scalp and hair. Enjoy the relaxing massage and the beautiful scent of jasmine. Let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes and rinse off thoroughly.
This No Poo shampoo of course does not foam. So if you’re used to the regular stuff and floods of bubbles building up on your head you will take some time to get used to it. But give it a try – the effects are worth it. And the same goes for all homemade & DIY skin care.
I wish you amazing time creating homemade beauty products. Check out more essential oil recipes and let us know about your experience in comments below.