First of all, let me say some stuff:
- I am not an essential oils expert. Not even.
- You should always do your own research and not take my word for anything.
- I am not trying to sell you essential oils. I do not sell them and I am not interested in selling them.
- I use them all the time at home in a variety of ways and I truly love them and they have truly helped me in most cases. I am just sharing what has worked for me with you.
- I am on my own path to leading a less toxic life, but I have not weeded every bad thing out yet. I still use things that have harsh chemicals and would not be considered organic or natural. I am work in progress and I can only do what I can do. And for me, that usually means replacing one thing at a time.
- Essential oils are only one part of a healthy lifestyle. There’s a heck of a lot more to being healthy than rubbing on some oil.
- You should always research each ingredient to see if it would be right for you.
- Give me essential oils over pharmaceuticals any day.
Phew. Now we can move on.
I’ve gone through a number of DIY moisturizing creams and oils, because the more I read the ingredients in most store bought beauty products the more alarmed I get. I wonder if the products I have used in the past have actually contributed to my skin issues over the years, even though they promised youthful glow and age reversal and all that good stuff. I have a major distrust for the beauty industry.
Also the pharmaceutical industry.
And the medical industry.
The food industry? I won’t even go there.
Okay. Bunny trails. I will try to focus.
I want to share my DIY moisturizing, anti-wrinkle roller bottle formula with you. I’ve been using it for probably 9 months or so and I love it.
I came up with my own formula to address my own needs, those needs being that I am well over 40 and I have some fine and some heavy lines on my face, uneven skin tone, some cancerous looking spots/moles, and all-around loss of elasticity. Occasionally a blemish or small break out.
(You probably are envisioning a real hag, right? I mean, I don’t think I look *that* bad.)
And I realize that there may be other over-forties out there who have similar issues, so I wanted to share.
(Not that you have to be over forty to use this. I think it’s a good healthy formula for all adult ages.)
So let me go over each ingredient and why I put it in there. This is not a thorough research article, okay? Just a quickie. And listen, what works for me may not work for you. But the great thing is that you can alter it, or create your own concoction, or browse the internet for another formula. You have lots of options.
Also, it is no secret that high quality oils are not cheap. The good news is that a little bit of each of them goes a looong way.
Jojoba Oil–Although I’m a super big coconut oil fan, I’m not fond of it on my face. My body yes, but my face not so much. Enter jojoba oil. It moisturizes my skin really well, but feels light and non-greasy once it soaks in, which is relatively fast. It is noncomedogenic, so it doesn’t clog pores. (I had issues with coconut oil doing that.) I don’t have any break outs, rashes or irritation from it either. Jojoba is my favorite carrier oil for most of my roller bottle formulas, but especially for anything on my face. Here is some more information about it.
Frankincense–This is my all time favorite essential oil. It’s so completely versatile and beneficial in so many ways. As far as my face is concerned, it reduces inflammation, heals age spots, and may help fight cancer. (I definitely want that rubbed in on those dark, cancerous-looking spots on my face!) I watched a program just yesterday that talked about how it can actually “plump” the skin. (Like Botox? Hmmm…) And don’t forget the wise men brought it to Baby Jesus as a gift.
If it’s good enough for Baby Jesus, then it’s good enough for me.
Myrrh–Another biblical oil and it’s great for mature skin. It helps reduce wrinkles and also rejuvenates the skin. Raise your hand if you need that. *Blogger raises both hands wildy*
Tea Tree–This is the oil for many things skin-related. It is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral. I put it in my bottle for occasional break outs and to reduce bacteria on my face.
Vitamin E Oil—Moisturizes, heals scars, lightens dark spots. I use to buy cheap capsules and break them open, but I learned that many of them have filler oils and were not 100% pure, and they also contained synthetic vitamin E. Now I get the good stuff which is 100% natural, not synthetic. (Not an affiliate link. It’s just what I bought the last time and I am happy with it.)
I basically just roll the bottle on all of the places on my face that have lines and any age spots or anything that looks like it could be a potential skin cancer, and then I massage it in with my fingers. I also use it on my neck. You absolutely could mix this up in a dropper bottle as well, but I feel there is less waste with a roller bottle (I can’t spill it or waste a drop), and it’s also easier and travels well too.
And like I said, yes, the ingredients are super expensive, but honestly, I am looking for that bottle of Myrrh to last me for years. I go through Frankincense a lot faster because I use it for a lot of other things.
- 15 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
- 10 Drops Myrrh Essential Oil
- 10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
- 10 drops Vitamin E Oil
- Organic jojoba oil to fill remainder of bottle
- Add all oil except jojoba to a ⅓ ounce glass roller bottle. Fill the remainder of the way with jojoba oil. Place lid on securely and shake.