DIY Facial Oil Workshop

We hosted our latest 'Spring Clean Your Skincare Sustainably' virtual event last week with our founder Jo and green beauty expert Lou Dartford. The focus this time...DIY Facial Oil! 

DIY beauty is ingrained within Beauty Kitchen & our sustainability ethos for reusing what we already have. So the main thing to note is that we want you to use what's already available in your own home!

If you missed out on the live event, we recorded it below:



What You'll Need for the Facial Oil:

  • A mixture of cold pressed and organic oils
  • Your choice of essential oils - 1 drop per 30ml (optional)
  • Tablespoon for measuring - 1 tablespoon = 15ml
  • Teaspoon for measuring - 1 teaspoon = 5ml
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Small jar or bottle to store blended oil

 

Our Favourite Oils

Kitchen cupboard oils

Benefits

Other Oils

Benefits

Olive oil

great for drier skins, slower absorption

Jojoba

great balancer and all rounder

Avocado

great for drier skins

Abyssinian/Argan

regenerating lightweight oil

Sunflower (not high oleic)

good for all skins, lightweight medium absorption

Sweet Almond

soothing & anti-inflammatory

Hemp

good for all skin types & acne prone, soothing & anti-inflammatory

Rosehip

regenerating, high in Vit A & C, dry oil absorbed quickly

Walnut Oil

good for dry & problem skin, to treat fine lines

Grapeseed

very lightweight, fast absorbing

 

Recipes

For Sensitive Skin
60ml jojoba

Balancing and regenerating
30ml jojoba
15ml hemp
10ml Abyssinian/argan
5ml rosehip

Soothing and regenerating 30ml sweet almond
15ml argan
15ml rosehip

Nourishing
30ml Jojoba
15ml Olive
10ml Hemp
5ml Avocado

Essential Oils

An optional extra to include in your facial oil mix is essential oil, which carry so many benefits. If you have incredibly sensitive skin, we recommend skipping this step but see below for great ways to personalise your recipes by adding a 2-3 drops!

Essential Oil

Benefits

Essential Oil

Benefits

Lavender

calming/antibacterial

Sweet Orange

brightening

Frankincense

Nourishing/anti-aging

Rose

hydrating/rose

Tea Tree

Anti-inflammatory/anti-microbial

Ylang Ylang

moisturising

Chamomile

calming/nourishing

Lemongrass

antibacterial/anti-aging

Cedarwood

antiseptic/anti-inflammatory

Bergamot

antibacterial/purifying




Don’t forget to check out our vegan and cruelty free Facial Oil’s too from our Abyssinian Oil & Seahorse Plankton+ ranges. These are supercharged with sustainably sourced ingredients and packaged in reusable bottles that are part of our Return•Refill•Repeat programme – where we wash & reuse packaging again and again as part of the circular economy.


Let us know what DIY concoctions you come up with & what we should showcase in the next event! 

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