DIY Facial Oils for a Radiant Glow

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I love a good oil made with beneficial essential oils for the fab results you get and the luxurious and calming feeling of putting it on at night. I am way more likely to spend more time on my skin with the application of an oil rather than a moisturiser or balm. You really feel like massaging the skin and that is a little bit of pampering in itself, especially as a night time ritual when you have time. I have found that massaging the skin is really great for the lymphatic drainage and also the muscle tone of your facial features over time. It has been proven to improve circulation and even prevent wrinkles. Well at least delay the ageing process anyway! That explains when you go for a facial, they always massage your face. Its also a relaxing and nourishing ritual. Just use circular motions and use upward sweeping motions to enjoy the rewards and gain optimum results when using your facial oil. Another great reason to try these is that they are all natural and cheap to make!

Brightening Facial Oil – All Skin Types

This is one one of my fave go-to facial oils as it gives a real glow to your skin and is detoxifying. It has roseship oil which is a rich anti-oxidant and helps to regenerate skin tissue and promote cell turnover. This is beneficial to any scarring and treats wrinkles. Sea buckthorn oil is rich in carotenoids and fatty acids which helps with brightening. Please note, that sea buckthorn oil may leave a yellowish residue, but this just washes off. Here is what you need to make this at home:

Makes 60mls –

3 Tbsp of roseship oil

2 drops of sea buckthorn oil

2 drops of cypress essential oil

2 drops clary sage essential oil

2 drops rosemary essential oil

2 drops frankincense essential oil

A bowl


A clean bottle with lid or dropper


Pour the roseship and sea buckthorn oils into a bowl. Then add the essential oils. Mix well.

Pour that mixture into the bottle with the funnel

Shake well and store in the fridge

This lasts for up to 3 months.

Apply a few drops to the fingertips and massage into the face and neck with upwards and outwards motions.

Avoid the delicate eye area and use day and night. Use under your moisturiser for extra hydration.

Night time Facial Oil – All Skin Types

This is a real luxurious feeling and fragrant facial oil. It is rich in fatty acids and nourishes and softens the skin while helping to regenerate and balance. It is soothing on the skin and ideal for night-time. It is best to massage it in and leave it to work overnight for best results. Here’s what you need:

Makes 100mls –

1 Tbsp pomegranate oil

2 Tbsp macadamia seed oil

2 tsp castor oil

3 tbsp jojoba oil

2 drops of benzoin tincture

1 drop orange essential oil

1 drop cypress essential oil

1 drop patchouli essential oil

1 drop ylang ylang essential oil

1 drop of clary sage essential oil

A bowl

A clean bottle with a lid or dropper


Pour the first 4 oils into a bowl. Then add the benzoin tincture and essential oils. Mix well.

Pour into the bottle and secure tightly with the lid or dropper.

Keep in the fridge for up to 3 months.

Apply a few drops to the fingertips and massage into the face and neck with upwards and outwards motions. Avoid the delicate eye area.

Use at night and spend a few minutes massaging it in for extra hydration if needed.

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Palmarosa Facial Oil – For Oily or Combination Skin

Grapeseed oil and Hemp oil are great for reviving and balancing, with jojoba which is perfect for oily or combination skin. Palmarosa is great for its antiseptic properties so great for anyone with acne as it helps with neutralising sebum production and is also hydrating. Lemon oil has similar properties to palmarosa and helps tighten the pores. Here’s what you need:

60mls Grapeseed oil

1 Tbsp jojoba oil

1 Tbsp Hemp seed oil

2 drops of palmarosa essential oil

2 drops of bergamot essential oil

2 drops of lemon essential oil

2 drops of lavender essential oil

A bowl

Bottle with a lid or dropper


Pour the first 3 oils into a bowl. Add the essential oils and mix well.

Pour into the clean bottle and secure the lid or dropper tightly.

Store in the fridge for up to 3 months.

Apply a few drops to the fingertips and massage into the face and neck with upwards and outwards motions.

Avoid the delicate eye area and use at night or during the day. Use under your moisturiser for extra hydration.


These are all well tried and tested facial oils which I have found in my favourite go-to book The Beauty Book by Neal’s Yard Remedies. I am an Independent Consultant for Neal’s Yard and I make a small commission if you purchase through my shop, at no extra cost to you. I have to say that this book is really a fantastic resource if you want to learn more about natural beauty and essential oils. There are also books on essential oils and their uses and benefits here.

Here is a quick guide to oils and your skin type –

Grapeseed oil – Helps control sebum production

Tea tree oil – treats acne

Peppermint oil – maintains adequate sebum production

Neem Oil – softens skin and makes supple

Argan oil – great for oily skin

Jojoba oil – neutralises PH of skin and anti-inflammatory

Rose oil – moisturising

Marula oil – anti-oxidant, moisturising

Eucalyptus oil – anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, good for sensitive and acne prone skin

Lavender oil – reduces puffiness and anti-inflammatory healing properties

Chamomile oil – healing, anti-inflammatory

Olive oil – great all rounder for skin

This is just a simple quick reference guide but I will be following up with a more detailed list soon!

If you would like to purchase any of the oils mentioned here, be sure that if you purchase via my shop, they are all certified and Fairtrade best quality oils. Here is the link >> SHOP OILS

For more oils and other items made with all natural ingredients and organic skincare please check out my online shop here >>

Also, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any natural skincare questions or need any help choosing the right products for your skin type. Im happy to help!

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Check out these gorgeous Aromatherapy oils too. I’ll be doing a blog post on these really soon so stay tuned!


Ciara x


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  1. Love the sound of the night time blend. Will definitely try it! Thanks for the ideas. We have been using oils a lot for diffusing but haven’t made facial oils yet.

    1. Hi Sonya, I love facial oils and they’re so great since there are no chemicals involved so u really know what u are putting on your skin. Jojoba is fantastic for me. Im going to do an aromatherapy post soon so stay tuned if you’re interested! Cheers