Skincare products are ridiculously expensive. The dollars you spend don’t even guarantee safety and reliability, so why bother? Why spend $30-$50 for one product to get beautiful skin, when you can create your own all-natural skincare products with essential oils–and save big?
Presenting our newest skincare DIY recipe: a wonderful soothing essence for the face! This recipe is a lightweight moisturizer that works great as a primer for makeup or as you prep your face before a face serum. This all-natural facial essence will help promote bright and vibrant skin without the threat of those harmful chemicals secretly lurking in those commercial skincare and personal care products.
What I Love About This Soothing Facial Essence Recipe
I do not wear makeup because I find it heavy and uncomfortable on the face. This essence for the face is exactly how I want the products I use on my face or skin to be! It’s lightweight, water-based, and all-natural! Once the product settles on your face, you won’t feel stickiness whatsoever. It’s amazing!
What’s in This Essence for the Face Recipe
Vegetable Glycerin is popular in the cosmetic industry because of its amazing moisturizing power. As a humectant, it attracts water and binds it to the skin to keep it hydrated, soft, and supple. Vegetable glycerin is also perfect for cracked and irritated lips because of its anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory effects1.
Distilled water is used to create a DIY hydrosol for this recipe. This also keeps this recipe’s consistency thin and lightweight.
Sweet Almond Oil
We specifically chose almond oil for this recipe because it’s not too oily, but still highly moisturizing. It is also packed with vitamins A, B, and E, Omega-3 fatty acids, and zinc that are all helpful in promoting healthier skin.
Together, these properties can reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and cell damage, protect skin from the sun, prevent premature aging, and heal acne and facial scars. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease
Palmarosa Essential Oil
Palmarosa Essential Oil is a great oil for the skin. It has antiviral and antibacterial properties2 that are effective in treating acne and eliminating impurities. Palmarosa Essential Oil also works wonders in maintaining skin hydration and radiance and balancing sebum production. Moreover, the oil’s sharp spicy, floral, rosy aroma is very soothing and calming. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease
Beauty Within Essential Oil Blend
Infused with the best essential oils for the skin, Beauty Within Essential Oil Blend is another amazing addition to this recipe. Myrrh, Frankincense, Rosemary, and Lavender essential oils in this blend help improve complexion by renewing dull skin and reducing fine lines. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease
Things to Remember When Using This Facial Essence
If you are pregnant I recommend skipping the Beauty Within Blend in this recipe as it contains myrrh which is not considered safe during pregnancy. Consult your doctor prior to use.
This recipe is safe to use with kids age 10+.
Cats may find the oils in this recipe irritating. However, we do not expect your cat to be disturbed if you use this recipe on yourself. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post.
Dogs may find the oils in this recipe irritating. However, we do not expect your dog to be disturbed if you use this recipe on yourself. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post.
We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post.
*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA
Soothing Facial Essence Recipe
DIY Soothing Essence for Face
Time: 30 minutes
Est. Shelf Life: up to 6 weeks
Yield: ~4.5 oz
1/2 cup hot distilled water
3 drops Palmarosa Essential Oil
2 drops Beauty Within Essential Oil Blend
1 Tbsp almond oil
½ tsp vegetable glycerin
Jar or spray bottle*
- Using a container with a lid, add hot water and essential oils. Place the lid onto the jar and let the water cool to room temperature (about 30 minutes).
- Once cool, filter the oil out of your water using a coffee filter. If necessary, repeat filtering your water until you don’t see droplets of oil on the surface. This water and oil mixture is called a DIY hydrosol.
- Pour your water into a sanitized jar or spray bottle.
- Add the glycerine and stir to mix.
- Add the almond oil.
- To use, shake your mixture. Use a spoon or spray the mixture into the palms of your hands and gently press it into your skin to moisturize and prep your skin for a face serum or makeup.
- This essence for the face contains water and no preservative. Its shelf life is approximate and based on using distilled water and a clean work environment. If you use tap water, expect a shelf life of 3-7 days. Refrigerating this product can also help support its shelf life.
It’s Amazing For The Hair Too!
We want our recipes to not only be easy and fun to make but also safe and convenient to use. If you’re loving this soothing essence for the face as much as we do, we’d love to hear about it on social media with @fromsimplyearth and in the comments below!
This recipe also works great for the hair! Some of our Earthies have tried it and they have been loving the results. There’s no wonder about it since both Beauty Within Blend and Palmarosa Oil are known for encouraging and promoting healthy, beautiful hair.
Check out Donna who used this recipe for her and her child’s hair. Look how her child’s hair improved!
If you’re loving this soothing essence for the face as much as we do, we’d love to hear about it on social media with @fromsimplyearth and in the comments below!
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