5 Natural Oils DIY Formulas for Wrinkles
Which do you prefer? Commercial anti-aging products or natural options? Regardless of your choice, the goal is the same: to get rid and prevent the appearance of wrinkles. However, most anti-aging formulas contain potentially unsafe chemicals. They are also generally more expensive, especially if you are paying for the ‘brand.'
On the other hand, natural oils DIY formulas for wrinkles come with associated health benefits. Rather than spending your money on commercial, pre-made solutions, why not explore and create your natural oil solutions in order to heal and restore the youthful appearance of your skin?
To make things easier for you, we prepared this list of DIY formulas which contains natural oils – perfect for your combat against wrinkles and other skin imperfections caused by aging.
1) Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream
- 3 tsp. jojoba oil
- 3 tsp. apricot kernel oil
- 3 tsp. rosehip seed oil
- 5 drops carrot seed oil
- 5 tsp. rose-water (optional)
- 1 ½ tsp. beeswax pastilles
Combine jojoba, rosehip, beeswax and apricot oils using a double boiler, heating really gently so as to melt the wax. Stir continuously and remove from heat. Continue to stir the other ingredients. Place inside the refrigerator to set. This makes about 2.5 ounces. You may prepare a jar for the finished formula.
About this Recipe:
Use this anti-wrinkle eye cream under your eyes (morning and evening). It can be applied early in the morning, or before applying makeup. At nighttime, it can also be applied before going to bed. Since this recipe is made of natural oils, there is no risk of allergies and other problems. However, if you have a particular allergy towards a specific ingredient, you can choose an alternative one.
For example, this formula is thickened using beeswax. Therefore, if you are sensitive to bee products, you can easily substitute using other natural waxes. Aside from carrot seed and rosehip oils, this eye cream also contains apricot kernel oil. This essential oil is known to be filled with gamma linoleum acid, which is useful in balancing skin moisture levels. It is also filled with Vitamin E, which is great for skin rejuvenation. This eye cream is non-greasy and is easily absorbed by the skin.
2) Facial Serum (Carrot Seed and Rosehip)
- 1 tbsp. rosehip seed oil
- ½ tbsp. jojoba oil
- ½ tbsp. pomegranate seed oil
- 5-10 drops Vitamin E
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 2 drops carrot seed essential oil
- 3 drops helichrysum essential oil
Pour rosehip seed oil, jojoba oil, and pomegranate seed in a 1-ounce clean glass bottle. To avoid wasting the oil, use a funnel for this process. Add 5 to 10 drops of Vitamin E oil, 3 drops helichrysum essential oil, 2 drops carrot seed essential oil, and 10 drops lavender essential oil. Close the bottle. Afterward, shake gently, or roll the bottle in order to mix the ingredients evenly.
About this Recipe:
Rosehip oil is noted for its high content of retinol. Retinol is a special form of Vitamin A, a highly antioxidant one, which is amazing at repairing tissues that are damaged while reducing wrinkles and scars. Aside from retinol, it also contains omega fatty acids, beta-carotene, and lycopene.
On the other hand, carrot seed oil is filled with nutrients and vitamins, with carotenoids as the most important ones. Carotenoids, for example, has the capability to boost the immune system’s response to UV rays, making it great at preventing sun damage. It also stimulates cell rejuvenation.
This recipe combines these amazing essential oils to concoct a great facial moisturizing serum which is perfect in dealing with dry, mature, and even damaged skin. With the addition of the other ingredients, what you have is a recipe packed with goodness for your skin to enjoy.
3) Coconut Whipped Body Butter
- 1 cup pure (unrefined) shea butter
- 1 cup cold pressed coconut oil
- (optional) 2 tbsp. Vegetable glycerin
- (optional) 1 tbsp. Jojoba oil
Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Make sure that the shea butter chunks are broken up in order to create a smooth output.
Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl, and place inside the fridge to set. Use a mixer (with whisk attachment), whisking the cooled mixture until it becomes similar to that of whipped cream in consistency.
Spoon the whipped butter into jars or tubs and cover with a lid. Store in a cool place. There is a risk that the mixture will melt and turn into a liquid when the temperature gets too warm.
About this Recipe:
Coconut oil has earned its reputation because of the benefits it offers to the body and skin. It is also readily available, which means that you will not have a hard time looking for sources. The recipe you will create is natural and easy to absorb.
Coconut oil serves as a protector against free radicals, delaying wrinkles and sagging skin. When using a stand mixer to whip this mixture, this body butter turns into a silky smooth texture, which means that it can also be used not just on the face, but also on the body.
Just a reminder, stop yourself from tasting this delicious looking concoction. It looks really tempting, but it does not really taste good.
4) Olive Moisturizer and Oil Cleanser
- Cold-pressed castor oil
- Cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil
- Small washcloth
- Small container (storage)
All you need to do is to combine the ingredients together. However, you may have to experiment with the ratio of the oils in order to find the best one that suits your skin. For example, if you have dry/normal skin, you can use ¼ castor oil and ¾ olive oil.
It is recommended to have a higher amount of olive oil than castor oil if you have normal and dry skin. However, if you are on the oily side, you may have to add more castor. If you are still working on your ratio, you may start with a small amount of castor oil first. Eventually, you can increase in gradually in small increments as needed.
About this Recipe:
Olive oil is one of the several essential oils which can be used in cleaning your skin and moisturizing it. This oil is anti-inflammatory, which means that it is ideal for acne riddled or sensitive skin. It also serves as protection against free radicals and known for its anti-microbial properties.
We recommend applying this formula once a day, preferably before going to bed. This is to make sure that the oil nurtures your skin overnight, and so that all bacteria and dirt can be set free after a long day. Massage the oil gently into your pores and face for around a minute.
Use a washcloth, drenching it with steamy, warm water. Place it on your face. Make sure that it is not too hot, just enough so that you can feel the steam going inside your pores. Leave it on until the washcloth becomes cool.
5) Eczema Cream
- 6 tbsp. carrier oil (can be avocado oil, sweet almond oil, rosehip seed oil, pumpkin seed oil or kukui nut oil)
- 10 drops geranium
- 10 drops frankincense
- 4 drops patchouli
- 1 drop clary sage
- 11 drops lavender
- 1 drop ylang-ylang
- 3 drops mandarin
- 9 drops bergamot
Add the oil to a glass bottle. You may want to choose one with a dropper to make handling easier. Afterward, add all the other essential oils. As a reminder, the grade of oil that you choose will significantly impact the overall effectiveness of its treatment. If possible, get a hold of the best oils. Cover with a lid and shake the bottle gently to combine. Apply as much as needed on your skin two times a day.
About this Recipe:
Eczema is characterized by dry and scaly patches. They are generally worse than wrinkles. If you are currently dealing with this type of skin condition, you need a solution that will repair and hydrate your skin.
This recipe is designed for this issue. It contains ingredients that are effective in dealing with eczema. One ingredient is Geranium oil. It acts as the astringent, meaning it can tighten the skin, thus reducing skin sagging. On top of its capability to stimulate cell regeneration, it also has antibacterial properties, which means that it is also a great formula to apply for those who are acne prone.
Did you enjoy this list? We bet you did!
Fighting against wrinkles is not a hopeless case after all. Rather than introducing more harmful chemicals on your skin by purchasing ready-to-use, commercial products, why not go for more organic, and highly dependable DIY formulas such as the ones mentioned above? This list is very helpful to me, personally, as I found them very effective.
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