Homemade face oil help?

Curls-n-BrooklynCurls-n-Brooklyn Posts: 4Registered Users
So I ordered some camellia oil and also some rosehip oil and I'm thinking of mixing it with an essential oil, but I can't decide which is best. I won't be washing it off, so it has to be something mild and non-irritating. I'm considering carrot seed oil (not to be confused with carrot oil), or sweet neroli... Any suggestions on e.o's I can use, or other carrier oils to add?

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  • CeriCeri Posts: 142Registered Users
    Since I don't know what type of skin you have, this website has an amazing list of which EOs work best for every skin type and condition. They also have lists of which carrier oils work best as well.

    www.naturesgift.com/essentialoil-skincare.htm

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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,754Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Grapeseed or jojoba
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  • VTmomVTmom Posts: 2,487Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I don't really have any advice/recommendations for you, but this may help.
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I would not use any sort of essential oil on my facial blend...skin is so sensitive.
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,709Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I'm not sure why you want to add an essential oil. And I agree with suburban, they can be harsh.
    Straight jojoba is my favorite face oil.
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  • ReekyReeky Posts: 1,323Registered Users
    My skin dosent like jojoba oil for some reason, i tried grapeseed & evoo for a minute too but didnt like that either. Lately ive been using Sweet Almond Oil and i think this is it.. the texture is just right.

    Instead of using essential oils i think its best to infuse the oil with herbs. I just ordered some Lavender, Chamomile & Calendula.. i got this idea from Empressri's recipe. Im also going to add rosehips to mine.

    I was thinking about mixing the Sweet Almond oil with Evening Primrose oil but idk yet, dont want to do TOO much and irritate my skin.
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