It’s my (very lucky) job to try a lot of wonderful products. And although I have my favorites, every now and then I just want to get back to the basics with a simple, homemade treatment. This week I replaced my standard moisturizer with a custom blended facial oil. The result? My skin feels amazingly soft and silky.
Want to make your own moisturizing elixir? I blended two parts Primavera Base Oil Blend with one part Pomegranate Oil and 0.5 parts Grapeseed Oil.This equaled to 0.5 fl oz / 15ml. (You can do less if you choose because face oil goes a long way.) To this standard base mixture, I added six drops of pure Jasmine (Which is a lot of Jasmine. But if you’re not as nuts about it as I am, you might want to add just a couple of drops). I also added three drops of pure Turkish Rose and one drop of Neroli. Primavera’s Base Oil Blend is made with organic Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil and Macadamia Nut Oil. Separately, these oils are great at what they do. But mix them together and they become a superstar trio that moisturizes every layer of your skin. Jojoba really reaches down to the deepest layers of the skin, but it tends to ignore the surface layers. That’s where Almond Oil comes in. It doesn’t penetrate very deeply, but it really does an amazing job at moisturizing the surface layers. The Macadamia Nut Oil is like a dessert for the skin, leaving it velvety soft. An added bonus, this super trio also improves skin’s elasticity.
To the base oil, you can add pretty much any precious seed oils. Most seed oils need to be diluted with another oil, as they are pretty powerful. I just used Grapeseed and Pomegranate oils, but if I had Rosehip, Evening Primrose or Camellia oils at home, I probably would have added those to my blend—keeping the equation to two parts base oil(s) and 1-1.5 parts seed oil(s). Primavera has a beautiful face oil blend I love called Rose Almond Face Oil. If you feel like customizing without the fuss of mixing base oils, add a few extra essential oils to the pre-mixed bottle. I wouldn’t suggest any more than 5-7 drops of essential oil total. You can also experiment with customizing plant oils for your body and hair. Right now I’m also using a customized base oil blend as my body moisturizer after my morning shower and Avocado oil for my hair at night.Interested in learning more about mixing and using essential oils? There are so many that are great for skin care. Learn the basics by reading our section on Saffron Rouge click here. I also highly recommend the book Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for Vibrant Health & Beauty by Roberta Wilson. With these tips and a handful of your favorite essential oils (we do have tester sets that contain 1ml of a whole bunch of oils), you’ll nourish your skin by whipping up your own custom blends. And trust me, it’s way more fun than just opening up a jar.