Moisturizing Face Oil

I created a face oil mixture many years ago due to not finding a moisturizer I liked much less one that didn’t carry an ingredient I wasn’t allergic to and I have enjoyed the benefits of making and using it. I adjust the ingredients & amount for each ingredient for every season, so it has changed & evolved over the years.

I love how this blend of oils makes my face feel.  I use this mix only in the mornings on my face, neck, and décolletage. This oil mix may not be for every skin type, so make sure to always do a skin test. If you muscle test, you can test each ingredient as well in order to know how much and what you need to add for your own custom blend. My skin does not feel like it’s bogged down with oils. My face feels tight just like how your face feels after taking off a facial mask; I do massage my face during the application of using the oil blend and afterward. When massaging your face, always use upward strokes.  Lightly pat your face with your fingertips (with the pad of your fingers not your nails) in a circular pattern while moving up your face.

This is made in a 4 fluid ounce amber color bottle or vial that has a spout for easy pouring.  This is just the right size for seasonal use, any other size will be too big or too small especially if using once a day.

The essentials oils used are all helpful with skin care and the following essential oils help with the following ailments.  This is only a partial list of what ailments these essential oils are beneficial.  Clary Sage is the only one I do not use in the mixture year round as I typically don’t use it in the colder months.

Chamomile (German or Roman) acne, dermatitis, dry & sensitive skin, eczema, irritated skin, psoriasis, rashes, puffiness

Clary Sage – acne, dry skin, oily skin, mature skin, rashes, skin inflammation

Frankincense – blemishes, dry skin, mature skin, scars, wounds, wrinkles

Lavender (True) – acne, dermatitis, all skin types, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, scars, stretch marks, sunburn, ringworm

Sandalwood – acne, chapped skin, cracked skin, dry skin, sensitive skin, oily skin, rashes, scars, stretch marks; excellent essential oil to use during the winter months

Tea Tree – acne (& for those who can’t tolerate benzoyl peroxide), oily skin, irritated skin, ringworm


Skin benefits for the following base, carrier oils:

Jojoba Oil – has a SPF of 4; neutralizes pH of skin, anti inflammatory, super hydrating, anti-aging, non acnegenic (helps prevent the growth of bacteria on skin), hypoallergenic, non comedogenic, soothes sunburns and dry skin. Because of its anti microbial properties it acts as a natural preservative.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil – has SPF of 2-8; anti inflammatory, anti bacterial, anti aging, hydrates dry skin, non comedogenic

Grapeseed Oil – contains vitamins E, C, and D which promote moisture, softness, and help protect the skin from harmful free radicals (so can protect skin from sun damage). Improve skin’s elasticity, so tightens skin and its ability to bounce back; fights aging and helps in reducing scars, wrinkles & stretch marks.  Anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial (so helps with treating acne), evens out skin tone, non comedogenic, lightens dark circles, reduce inflammation and leakage in veins (so good on spider veins and varicose veins), suitable for dry or oily skin, perfect for sensitive skin.

Neem Oil – protects skin & fights aging, heals & moisturizes skin, anti inflammatory, anti bacterial, treats & prevents scars

Vitamin E Oil – anti aging, skin healing properties (helps with dark spots and acne scars), hydrates skin

Avocado Oil – has a SPF of 4-15; anti inflammatory, accelerates wound healing, anti aging, improves skin elasticity

Bees Wax – anti inflammatory, anti bacterial, soothes & hydrates skin.


With having sensitive, yet combination maturing skin, I have to be careful what I put on my face.  Over time, I have noticed when I don’t put makeup on and only use this concoction on my face; it acts as a natural SPF.  With having fair skin, I get pink easily and quickly with being in the sun and I don’t do that with using this concoction.

Always use when skin is slightly damp. If skin is dry, then just splash a little water on your face before applying. Wet your hands and pour no more than a dime size in your palm. Since some base oils are natural humectants, it’s important for your skin to be slightly damp when using this oil combination. It’s important to lightly shake the bottle before each use so the oils will mix properly before using; this releases the benefits of each ingredient.


Combine in 4 fluid ounce amber colored bottle. The main base oils typically used no matter the season are Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Neem Oil & Vitamin E Oil. The other oils are used less of and used in different seasons of the year. I recently started adding Grapeseed Oil and I’m sure over time will increase the amount I use of it as well as will be a main base oil I will use. In the last couple of years, I started adding Avocado Oil & Bees Wax.

Jojoba Oil – no more than 2 ounces, but can do less

Extra Virgin Olive Oil – .25 ounces; if have dry skin, use this oil as the dominant oil so put in bottle first then add Jojoba Oil so you will reverse the amount for the two oils.

Neem Oil – 2 full droppers (if using a kind that has a dropper) otherwise use .25 ounces of it

Vitamin E Oil – .25 to .50 ounces

Grapeseed Oil – .25 to.50 ounces

Avocado Oil – .25 ounces

Bees Wax – .25 ounces

The Bees Wax will need to be softened into a liquid; Google how to do this if uncertain how to do it, but it’s easy to do in a double boiler sauce pan. If adding this ingredient, need to make sure it is the last ingredient as it starts solidifying pretty quickly after softening it.  The Bees Wax doesn’t have to be added as it depends if you want it in the mixture, so it is optional to use.

Once add the base oils, then you can add the essential oils:

Use enough of the essential oils to distinguish the scent of each, so it’s important to smell each essential oil before putting in bottle.  The amounts always vary. If having a certain skin issue, then see which essential oils would be good for you.  If there is a scent you don’t like, then don’t use it; this is about appealing to your senses which will appease your body.  When it comes to using German or Roman Chamomile, go with the one which smells better to you. 10 drops of each essential oil is usually a good rule of thumb for the amount of carrier oils used for this mixture.




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