This DIY face oil only requires two ingredients, and is really easy to make. Those ingredients include Rose Hip Seed Oil by Pura d’or, which is an unrefined, cold-pressed, organic oil that can be used by itself as a moisturizer, or as a carrier oil for essential oils. In this recipe, I used organic lavender essential oil.
I’ve tried many oils on my face, but I have acne prone skin and I’ve never been a big fan until rose hip seed oil. This oil is considered a “dry” oil, which means it is easily absorbed into the skin and doesn’t leave a greasy residue like a lot of other natural oils. I was able to apply liquid foundation and powder after it was absorbed with no problems.
This oil is used by celebrities such as former Victoria Secret model Miranda Kerr, and actress Rose Byrne. Plus, it’s been around for a long time. It was used by the Egyptians, Mayans, and Native Americans for it healing properties. Rose Hip Oil is great for soothing inflamed, sensitive skin (which I have) and can be used to treat acne (which I also get), sunburns, and eczema. It’s a skin brightener too, and helps with sun damage and acne scaring. It’s also great for wrinkles since it contains essential fatty acids, as well as tretinoin (also called all-trans retinoic acid), a vitamin A acid that retinol converts to, which also helps treat acne.
Lavender essential oil is another great ingredient for soothing inflamed, acne-prone skin. It’s antibacterial as well, and is used in aromatherapy to calm the mind and reduce stress. Apply at night, to help you fall asleep.
Lavender Face Oil
Prep time: 2 minutes
Total time: 2 minutes
- 2 tbsp of organic rose hip seed oil (Pura d’or)
- 2-3 drops of organic lavender essential oil (Aura Cacia)
- 1 amber eye dropper bottle
- Combine rose hip seed oil and lavender essential oil in amber eye dropper bottle.
- Shake to mix oils, and add 3 drops to hands, rub hands, and gently pat into your face.
- (Optional) Wait a few minutes for oil to absorb before applying makeup.