How to make essential oil face moisturizer

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How to make essential oil face moisturizer
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Essential oils have many internal and topical uses, including as ingredients for light facial moisturisers. Lemon essential oil is particularly effective as a moisturiser ingredient because of its antiseptic, astringent, antibacterial, detoxifying, and rejuvenating properties. Lavender essential oil is also effective as it contains antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and calming properties, and can promote healing of acne and other skin disorders including burns and eczema. Keep your essential oil moisturiser in a spritzer bottle for use during the day as a skin refresher or during or after workouts. This moisturiser will keep skin fresh and hydrated without harsh or harmful additives.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • 5+ drops of lemon or lavender essential oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tsp of glycerine
  • Measuring cup
  • Spray bottle

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Measure a 1/2 cup of water and pour it into a spray bottle.

    How to make essential oil face moisturizer
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  2. 2

    Add 3 tsp of glycerine to the bottle.

    How to make essential oil face moisturizer
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  3. 3

    Add 5 or more drops of lemon or lavender essential oil to the bottle and shake well. Always shake the bottle before spraying the moisturiser on your skin.

    How to make essential oil face moisturizer
    (lemon image by Pedja Stojkovski from Fotolia.com)

Tips and warnings

  • Also try adding a few drops of lemon or other essential oil to bath oil, shampoo, or lotion for added skin and hair benefits.
  • Do not get essential oils in the eye. If essential oil does get in eye wipe immediately with carrier oil such as sweet almond oil. Water causes the oils to disperse too quickly. Do not ingest moisturiser.

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