Top 7 Nourishing & Fragrant Homemade Face & Body Oils


Body oils are relaxing, soothing and luxurious – but store bought body oils can also be very expensive!
This is surprising when you think just how simple it is to make your own at home. All you need are some carrier oils (such as jojoba, olive, sweet almond, apricot kernel, avocado or grapeseed oil) and some essential oils for fragrance and their healing and nourishing properties.

So save yourself some money, reduce the toxic load on your skin and have some fun making these seven wonderful luxurious face and body oils.

Crunchy Betty’s Refreshingly Minty Body Oil
The minty body oil really stands out for me.

Here’s the recipe…

– 1 cup grapeseed oil
– 35 drops peppermint oil
– 15 drops lemongrass oil
– ¼ tsp liquid vitamin E

Combine all ingredients in a small glass bottle and shake well. For decorative purposes, add a sprig of peppermint or a strip of lemon rind.

Simple Lavender Body Oil
This recipe is probably the simplest body oil recipe ever and will take just a few minutes to make.

Here’s the recipe…

– 2/3 cup jojoba oil
– 1/3 cup wheat germ oil
– 6 drops lavender oil
– 10 drops vitamin E oil

Simply add all ingredients to a glass bottle, shake well and voila.

Face Moisturizing Oil
This recipe has been slightly adapted from The Complete Book Of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy. We have simply substituted rose essential oil (since it can be so expensive) for geranium essential oil.

This oil blend can be used as a day moisturizer to hydrate the skin and prevent the formation of wrinkles.

Here’s the recipe…

– Geranium oil (15 drops)
– Patchouli oil (5 drops)
– Lavender oil (5 drops)
– Lemon oil (5 drops)
– Dilute the above essential oil blend in two tablespoons of sweet almond oil.

Simply massage the oil onto dampened skin and dab with a tissue until no oil remains.

After Sun Body Oil
After spending too long in the sun without protection you’ll need to soothe your skin with this after sun body oil.

Here’s the recipe…

– Lavender oil (10 drops)
– Eucalyptus oil (5 drops)
– Bergamot oil (1 drop)
– Geranium oil (2 drops)
– Almond oil (2 ounces)
– Sesame oil (2 tablespoons)

Massage into affected areas to provide relief from sun burn.

Pain Relief Body Oil
If your muscles or joints ache, if you are suffering from arthritic pain or if you’ve taken a knock or had a fall, then this massage oil blend will help.

Here’s the recipe…

– Lavender oil (8 drops)
– Marjoram oil (4 drops)
– Cedarwood oil (1 drop)
– Ginger oil (1 drop)
– Chamomile oil (1 drop)
– ¼ cup carrier oil (jojoba, apricot kernel, sunflower oil etc.)

Mix all ingredients in a dark glass bottle and then apply to areas experiencing pain. The oil will relax muscles, reduce inflammation and soothe the nervous system.

Padma Lakshmi’s Slimming Body Oil
Author, actress, model and TV host Padma Lakshmi swears by this slimming body oil and even said it helps her lose an inch overnight (primarily due to the diuretic properties of juniper oil).

If you need to squeeze into a dress for an important engagement then try this slimming body oil the night before…

– 3oz jojoba oil
– 40 drops juniper oil
– 20 drops grapefruit oil
– 10 drops geranium oil
– 10 drops rosemary oil
– 10 drops black pepper oil
– 5 drops rose absolute

Apply it all over your body 24 hours prior to your event or add it to your bath and let it soak in.

Cellulite Busting Body Oil
This works much in the same way as the above slimming oil. Mix up the below recipe, apply to your cellulite to help reduce the fatty deposits.

Here’s the recipe…

– 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
– 5 drops jojoba oil
– 5 drops carrot oil
– 12 drops juniper oil
– 10 drops lemon oil
– 6 drops oregano oil

Apply to damp skin, preferably after trying out the cellulite busting essential oil bath.

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