Our skin is the largest organ of the body and can reflect some of the imbalances with may be experiencing internally. It acts as a protective layer and is continually shielding us form our external environment. Everything we put on our skin gets absorbed through the body, including chemicals, artificial fragrances, parabens, and so much more found in commonly used skincare. Using natural, eco-friendly products and eliminating unnecessary topical toxins being used on your skin can make a significant difference in your long term health.

 

As we know, essential oils have beautiful antimicrobial, healing, hydrating and balancing qualities that make them a great choice in making your own skincare.

 

Our DIY Natural Face Moisturiser is great because:

It is toxic free and all natural

Allows you to experience the health & therapeutic benefits of essential oils

Not costly

You can choose different essential oils for specific skin concerns

 

Here is a simple recipe you can make at home that will leave your skin feeling hydrated, plump and light.

The best essential oils for your skin type

Essential oils for oily skin

Lavender: Well-known for its anti-inflammatory and calmative properties, Lavender can help with any inflammatory skin concerns associated with oily skin types such as acne, pustules or papules.

 

Geranium: A great choice for oily skin with astringent, antiseptic, regenerative, tonic and anti-infectious properties.

 

Cedarwood: One of Cedarwood essential oils most valuable uses is for acne prone skin due to its antiseptic, tonic, anti-fungal, antiseborrheic and regenerative properties.

Essential oils for combination skin

Palmarosa: Commonly used in skincare, Palmarosa has antifungal, tonic, antiseptic and stimulating properties making it perfect for combination skin with a broad range of capabilities on the skin.

 

Geranium: The great harmoniser, Geranium essential oil will help bring balance to your skin.

Essential oils for dry skin

Frankincense: Frankincense essential oil can be used in skincare for dry, mature or damaged skin with healing and tonic properties.

 

Rose: May help to soothe dry and inflamed skin and help restore integrity of the skin without stripping natural oils.

 

Sandalwood: Helps to hydrate and nourish dry skin types.

Essential oils for sensitive skin

Neroli: May help soothe sensitive, dry and damaged skin due to its regenerating and anti-allergenic qualities.

 

Rose: May help to soothe dry, inflamed and sensitive skin and restore the integrity of the skin without stripping natural oils.

 

Chamomile: Prized for helping soothe skin allergies, dermatitis, eczema and reduce itching from bug bites due to its anti-allergenic properties.

What's my skin type?

Want to make your own skincare but aren't sure what your skin type is? Let us give you some guidance!

 

Oily Skin Type: This is when you have excess oil, also known as sebum, on the skin. If your skin is shiny or greasy appearance, it is likely you have an oily skin type. An oily skin type can also result in blackheads, congestion, skin cell build, pimples or acne.

 

Combination Skin Type: A combination skin is exactly how it sounds, a combination of oily, dry or normal skin. Areas such as your T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) may be oily and your cheeks may be dry.

 

Dry Skin Type: A 'dry' skin type is one that produces less oil, also known as sebum, on the skin. If your skin feels tight upon waking and throughout the day, you have a dull or rough complexion and/or you have more visible fine lines, it is likely you have a dry skin type.

 

Sensitive Skin Type: A sensitive skin type should not be confused with a sensitised skin. A sensitive skin type is prone to inflammation and they can suffer from acne, rosacea, dermatitis or eczema. A sensitised skin can be from an external factor or incorrect, harsh product use.  

DIY Natural Face Moisturiser Recipe

Ingredients


• 95ml Pump or Flip Top treatment bottle

Jojoba Carrier Oil

Rosehip Oil

Method


1. Add 90ml of Jojoba Carrier Oil to your treatment bottle.

 

2. Add a few drops of Rosehip Oil.

 

3. Add 10 to 15 drops of your chosen essential oils to suit your skin type. You can choose one or create a blend of two or more.

 

4. Shake thoroughly.

How to use


Place a small amount of oil in the palm of your hand and apply to face morning & evenings. Enjoy the benefits of your personalised, natural, eco-friendly face mosituriser.

Author: Georgia Doherty
Content & Community Coordinator

Georgia is the Content & Community Coordinator at ECO. Modern Essentials. Georgia oversees the company's social media platforms, helps coordinate brand collaborations, is a leader for ECO.'s content creation + DIY recipes and manages ECO.'s affiliate program. She is a qualified Beauty Therapist with extensive Dermal Therapy qualifications, a Diploma in Training Design & Development with a Aromatherapy Practitioner Certificate. Georgia is passionate about leading a happy & healthy life and helping educate those around her.

 

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