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Natural Skin Care Recipes
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Natural Homemade Skin Care Recipes
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Natural Homemade Skin Care Information
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General Conversion Chart

Size Conversions:
3 teaspoons (tsp) = 1 tablespoon (tbsp)
2 tablespoons (tbsp) = 1 ounce (oz)
6 teaspoons (tsp) = 1 ounce (oz)
10 milliliter (ml) = 1/3 oz. OR 2 teaspoons
15 milliliter (ml) = 1/2 oz.
30 milliliter (ml) = 1 oz. OR 2 tablespoons
10 milliliter (ml) = approximately 300 EO drops
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All homemade beauty recipes and content on this website are intended as general and recreational information only, Use these recipes, information and ideas at your own risk.

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Almond Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
Avocado Oil
Black Cumin Seed Oil
Borage Seed Oil
Castor Oil
Coconut Oil
Evening Primrose Seed Oil
Grapeseed Oil
Hazelnut Oil
Hemp Seed Oil
Jojoba Oil
Kukui Nut Oil
Macadamia Nut Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Neem Seed Oil
Olive Oil
Palm Oil
Plum Kernel
Pomegranate Seed Oil
Pumpkin Seed Oil
Rosehip Seed Oil
Safflower Oil
Sea Buckthorn Oil
Sesame Seed Oil
Shea Nut Oil
Soybean Oil
Sunflower Oil
Tamanu Oil
Vitamin E Oil
Wheat Germ Oil
Carrier oils have their own skin healing abilities. These oils can be most useful in skin serums for eyes and face. Body lotions,used as additives for moisture in facial cleansers, creams and more.
Mountain Rose Herbs offers totally affordable prices on all their products including carrier oils. this is what makes them NB community's favorite natural supplier!
Helichrysum
lavender
rose
Tea tree
Manuka
geranium
tea tree
Petitgrain
grapefruit
sandalwood
Vetiver
Palma Rosa
thyme
German chamomile Cedarwood
rosewood
Cajeput
Niaouli
peppermint
lemongrass
neroli
carrotseed
angelica
jasmine
patchouli
myrrh
Bergamot
Ylang-ylang
frankincense
Essential oils are known for their therapeutic skin healing abilities. Used in moderation, these oils can be more then useful for aiding in everything from wrinkles to acne to scars: Carrot seed, elemi, Cistus, frankincense EOs help fight the sings of aging. Geranium, Clary, lavender can help with oily skin. Bergamot, Helichrysum, Cajeput can be useful with healing and soothing Psoriasis.
What are Carrier oils
Carrier oil, also known as base oil or vegetable oil, is used to dilute essential oils and absolutes before they are applied to the skin. They are so named because they carry the essential oil onto the skin. Carrier oils do not contain a concentrated aroma, unlike essential oils, nor do they evaporate like them.
When using essential oils, you must dilute these before they are used on the skin. This is why carriers oils are so important.  You can read all about using Carrier Oils to make homemade natural skin care cleansers, creams,lotions and more here.

The general gist is say you would like to make an eye serum. You'd take about 10-15 drops of your essential oils and mix them with about 2 tablespoons of a  carrier oil of your choice. You'll always use more of the carrier oil. You can also mix 2 or 3 of a carrier oil with essential oils. the mixers are limitless. Essential oils will only make up about 0.75% to 1.5% of your formula. Read all about using Essential Oil to make homemade skin care products. Below are great carrier oils for aging, mature skin.
Carrier oils for mature skin care
Natural Carrier Oils used in homemade skin care cleansers, creams, eye serums etc. for mature skin to help fight wrinkles
Wheat Germ Oil contains high levels of Vitamin E Oil, as well as other vitamins, minerals, protein, and Essential Fatty Acids. When applied topically to the skin, it helps the formation of new skin cells and improves circulation. Wheat Germ Oil promotes skin cell formation, and is great for nourishing and rejuvenating dry, mature, dehydrated skin, and reducing scars, stretch marks, sunburns, and damaged skin.

Skin Type: great for anti-aging skin care

Absorption/Feeling on skin: light oil

Usage Amount: Should be used at a ratio of 10-15% and mixed with other carrier oils.
HOME >>  Natural Carrier Oils used in homemade skin care
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Avocado oil is one of the natural oils that is the most easily absorbed by the skin and transported deep into the tissue. Avocado Oil high in sterolins, which help to reduce age spots and help heal sun damage and scars. Avocado oil significantly increases the amount of collagen in the skin

Skin Type: dry, damaged and aging skin types.

Absorption/Feeling on skin: Very penetrating however a Very thick heavy oil,Leaves a Fatty, Almost Waxy Feel On the Skin. use with other oils to lessen the greasiness.

Usage Amount: Normally used at 10%-20%  of total formula. Ex: 10% Avocado oil, 90% jojoba oil
Apricot Kernel is easily absorbed by the skin, without leaving it feeling oily or greasy.  It helps fights fine lines and is  revitalizing the skin.

Skin Type: all skin types, very rich and nourishing. helpful for prematurely aged, sensitive, inflamed, delicate or dry skin

Absorption/Feeling on skin: a rich oil, but easily absorbed into the skin,

Usage Amount:  Apricot oil can be used in combination or with other carriers or as 100% of the base oil. Can be used 100% strength but normally used at 10-50%.
Rosehip seed oil contains good amounts of vitamin C. It is high in GLA, which help reduce the signs of aging, especially the fine lines around the eyes (crow's feet) and lines around the mouth. Rosehip seed oil has the ability to speed turnover of skin cells without drying or flaking. Rosehip seed oil contains Vitamin A, which helps to delay the effects of skin aging, assists with cell regeneration, and promotes collagen and elastin levels to increase.
Avoid with acne and oily or blemished skins.

Skin Type: great for anti-aging skin care. normal to dry skin, excellent for treatment of scars, burns, stretch marks and wrinkles.

Absorption/Feeling on skin: light oil, penetrates the skins very quickly

Usage Amount: Use as 10% additive
Grapeseed oil is light in texture and is easily absorbed by the skin. Making it perfect for normal to oily skin. Grape seed oil has mildly astringent qualities, which help to tighten and tone the skin, making it a good cosmetic ingredient for anti-aging products. Grapeseed oil is known to contain powerful antioxidants. It is noted to be especially effective for repair of the skin around the eyes, making it an essential to homemade eye serums. Also works great for acne.

Skin Type: all skin types, great for oily and acne prone skin

Absorption/Feeling on skin: light oil, easily absorbed oil for all skin types

Usage Amount: Can be used at 100% strength
Hemp seed oil is extremely high in essential fatty acids that closely resembles the skin's natural lipids. Super moisturizing. Aids in reducing the appearance of wrinkles. This oil makes the perfect additive in any mature skin care formula. A must!!!!! The oil is non-greasy, and readily absorbs into the pores. The vitamins and minerals present in Hemp Seed Oil are easily absorbed through the skin.

Skin Type:  good for dry skin. and anti-aging skin care

Absorption/Feeling on skin: Rich oil, good for dry skin.

Usage Amount: Can be used at 100% or mixed with other carrier oils and EOs but using even 10% of this in your oil blend is wonderful. With so many health benefits, Hemp seed oil should always be used in some ratio with mature skin care products.
Jojoba oil closely resembles that of your own skin sebum. Thus making it the number one carrier oil used for all skin types. It has exceptional skin-softening properties, as well as the ability to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, promoting skin suppleness while assisting with the rejuvenation of the skin. Jojoba oil helps to break down sebum in plugged-up pores.

Skin Type:  nourishing oil for all skin types, most resembles your own skin oils. Good choice for oily or acne prone skin.

Absorption/Feeling on skin: non-greasy

Usage Amount: Can be used at 100% straight from the bottle.
Cranberry Seed Oil aids in the absorption and utilization of the essential fatty acids in the skin, and is said to moisturize the skin as no other oil can. It is high in antioxidants, which help to eliminate free radicals, which cause oxidative stress which leads to premature aging. Nourishes the skin, improves moisture retention, and increases skin smoothness, elasticity and suppleness.

Skin Type: ideal for sensitive skin and premature aging of the skin. It is also anti-inflammatory and is excellent for dry, red, overheated and irritated skin.

Absorption/Feeling on skin: medium oil texture

Usage Amount: Normally used at 2%-5% of total formula. Ex: 5% Cranberry Seed oil, 95% jojoba oil
Pomegranate Oil is quickly absorbed into the skin. It is high in antioxidants (such as polyphenol) which fight free radicals and promote skin regeneration. It has been found to nourish and moisturize the skin, improving elasticity, reducing wrinkles and preventing aging.  It has also been shown to help sunburned and ultraviolet damaged skin.

Skin Type: dry or irritated skin or aging skin

Absorption/Feeling on skin: Light and Penetrates Well

Usage Amount: Normally used up to 10% of total formula. Ex: 10% Pomegranate Oil, 90% jojoba oil
Sweet Almond Oil doesn't clog the skin, yet is greatly moisturizing and softening. Especially good for eczema. helps relieve itching, soreness, dryness and inflammation.

Skin Type: nourishing oil for all skin types

Absorption/Feeling on skin: non-greasy, easily absorbed, and helps to leave the skin soft and satiny smooth.

Usage Amount: Can be used 100% strength.
Camellia Oil has skin restructuring and moisturizing properties, and makes a superb nail strengthener. Camellia oil is one of Nature's best kept secrets being high in antioxidants and loaded with nutrients.

Skin Type: all skin types, including mature, ultra sensitive, oily, combination, and acne prone.

Absorption/Feeling on skin: light in texture and absorbs quickly.

Usage Amount: 2-10% in most formulations
Hazelnut oil is a light, penetrating oil that is slightly astringent. It is a suitable addition to formulations intended to be used on acne prone skin. Hazelnut oil is high in essential fatty acids and is soothing and healing to dry, irritated skin. Tones and tightens skin, helps maintain firmness and elasticity. encourages cell regeneration, stimulates circulation.

Skin Type: Useful as base for oily, combination skins, acne.

Absorption/Feeling on skin: A light,non-greasy, toning oil for combination skin types

Usage Amount: Use 100% as base or in 10% dilution.