Are you taking care of your skin?
I don’t know about you but I am one of those gals who will go all in with facial products, start using them daily and after about a week or two move to using them when I make an effort and eventually not at all. I’m not a lazy person so I have just come to the conclusion that using them doesn’t stick because deep down I know I should not be putting those toxins on my face! Think about it, we buy products to help us look younger yet they are filled with toxins that ultimately make us age faster. Then there is also the issue of cost. It’s expensive to buy anti-aging products and even more expensive when you purchase organic natural skin care products. This is what lead me to start creating my own homemade skin moisturizer using some of the best essential oils for wrinkles.
One of our tag lines at Sew Grown is Live Simply. This is a really funny statement when you think about it. Live Simply, go back to a simpler way of life where instead of buying everything online and having it delivered to the door we make everything from scratch. Ha! Living simply sure seems like a lot of work and not very simple at all! It’s not so bad though. It does get easier as you make baby steps towards a healthier more natural lifestyle. A simple insignificant decision each day can add up to a life changing situation long- term. Switching to a homemade skin moisturizer was one of those tiny insignificant in the moment changes that I made that has made a great impact over time. No, my face is not flawless but I have healthy skin free from added toxins and a little extra cash in my pocketbook.
Best Essential Oils for Wrinkles, Homemade Skin Moisturizer
Homemade skin moisturizer is very simple to make and the products that you make it out of are universal to the natural home remedy cabinet. To create a homemade skin moisturizer you will need 1 or more carrier oil and 1 or more essential oil. It’s really up to you on what you add based on the therapeutic properties you are trying to achieve. Below are the ingredients and the recipe for what I use in my homemade skin moisturizer. I have also added links at the bottom if you want to research other options based on your therapeutic needs.
Carrier Oils are oils that help to carry the Essential Oils onto the skin but Carrier Oils have many therapeutic benefits of their own! You should make sure your carrier oil is unadulterated and organic. Carrier oils will go rancid so it’s best not to make a huge supply of moisturizer at once. A month or 2 supply will insure that your homemade moisturizer stays fresh.
Jojoba oil is one of my all time favorites for skin care. Jojoba is the oil from a seed and resembles the properties of human sebum, wax, which helps the skin to hold in moisture. It’s gentle and non allergenic so it can be used safely around the eyes and on other sensitive areas. It’s absorbs easily and quickly and does not feel greasy. It’s packed full of minerals and vitamin E promoting healthy clear skin. It is also an antioxidant fighting off free radicals as well as being antibacterial. When purchasing Jojoba you want to make sure it is pure and organic. Jojoba has a deep golden tone. If you find a Jojoba Oil or products that contain Jojoba Oil and they are not golden in tone you will know they are highly processed. What I use: Leven Rose Jojoba Oil, Organic 100% Pure Cold Pressed Unrefined Natural – 4 oz
Rosehip Seed Oil
Rosehip Seed Oil is another of my all time favorites for skin care. Rosehip seed oil is another oil that absorbs quickly into the skin. Rosehip Seed Oil also absorbs deep into the skin because of it’s Vitamin A content. Vitamin A improves the skin’s moisture levels and reduces wrinkles and fine lines. Rosehip Seed Oil is also packed full of fatty acids that help with dry damaged skin. It is one of my favorites to add to homemade lip balms for this reason. It is a great oil for scars, sun damage and over all anti-aging. Rosehip seed Oil should be kept refrigerated. What I use: Mountain Rose Herbs and Foxbrim Inrefined Cold Pressed Rosehip seed Oil
Essential Oils For Wrinkles
There are many Essential Oils that promote healthy skin. Below is a list of the ones I chose to use based on availability and their therapeutic properties.
Frankincense is soothing and beautifying and used to rejuvenate skin and reduce the appearance of imperfections. Frankincense promotes healthy cellular function. frankincense aroma promotes feelings of relaxation and overall wellness.
Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Carrot seed oil promotes healthy skin with anti-aging properties. It also provides a natural SPF of 38 to 40.
Helichrysum is best known for its restorative properties to the skin. It is used in anti-aging products for its rejuvenating benefits to the skin. It can help reduce the appearance of blemishes and it promotes a glowing, youthful complexion.
I will add one note of warning. When you first switch to using a homemade skin moisturizer with Essential oils for wrinkles it is very likely that you will go through a detox period. This lasted for almost a month for me and consisted of small pimples at times. If it happens, hang in there! It is just a detox period and the end results will be worth the effort!
Best Essential Oils for Wrinkles, Homemade Skin Moisturizer Recipe
- 1/4 cup Jojoba Oil.
- 1/4 cup Rose Hip Seed Oil.
- 48 Drops Frankincense Essential Oil (this is based on approximately 2% dilution).
- 48 Drops Carrot Seed Essential Oil (this is based on approximately 2% dilution).
- 12-20 Drops Helichrysum (You can add more for increased results but Helichrysum is expensive so 12 drops is more than enough to do the trick).
- Mix all ingredients in an amber glass jar. Preferably with dropper for ease of use. Store in a cool dark area if possible.
- If you plan to just use this moisturizer on your face I recommend cutting the recipe in half since Rose Hip Seed Oil will spoil. This recipe makes enough for approximately 1 month of use for the face and overall body.