Bloom where you’re planted <3 This facial oil is easy to make and feels oh-so-delicious on the skin! Contrary to so many popular beliefs, facial oil will not make your face more oily (it actually might help your face not be so oily!)
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What I love most about making my own blends is that I have complete control over the ingredients, the amounts and I can tweak the blend so it can work for me better.
I love the idea of using plants to help our skin feel the best that it can. Recently, Rosehip oil has been intriguing to me. While Rose oil is pressed from rose petals, roseHIP oil comes from the fruit and seeds of the plant.
I learned about rosehip because I was looking for a natural and vegan alternative to the collagen craze that is happening in the health and beauty spaces right now. ICYMI, collagen is a building block of our skin. It is essential for firmness and elasticity in the skin and we naturally produce less of it as we age. The collagen in supplements etc is most commonly from cows or fish and is therefore not vegan. There are vegan collagen-boosting supplements and powders that can help boost the natural production of collagen in your body (one of my favorites is this one from Edible Beauty, use KIARA20 for 20% off your purchase!)
Rosehip oil, which is very rich in vitamins A and C, is a natural collagen booster. Rosehip hydrates and moisturizes the skin, it can help reduce inflammation (vitamin E), protect from the UV aging (with all these amazing vitamins which are also antioxidants!), reduce fine lines and scars (so helpful for someone like me who still has acne issues!) and it actually can help with boosting immunity as well, thanks to the antioxidants and fatty acids which help build strong and healthy cells.
Basically rosehip oil is really awesome. I decided I wanted to make an oil mixture with it to put on my face before bed (and, let’s be honest, I use it a lot more than just before bed because my skin loves it so much)! Rosehip oil is commonly used as a carrier oil to help dilute essential oils, and it just happens to be an incredibly wonderful carrier oil with so many benefits. The rosehip oil that I have been using that I love is from a company called Gya Labs.
The other oils I used are argan oil and jojoba oil which are both good for helping to reduce acne and can help promote a smoother and calmer complexion. The essential oils I chose are frankincense, lavender and ylang ylang which are all anti-inflammatory and can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles (and smell amazing!)
You may have all of these ingredients at home but if you don’t, you can find them all in my Vanity List on Amazon.
Here’s instructions for my rosehip oil blend I’m calling BLOOM.
- Glass container (I had an extra dropper container but it’s not necessary)
- Rosehip oil
- Argan oil
- Jojoba oil
- Essential oils (I used Frankincense, Lavender and Ylang Ylang)
Fill your glass container with equal parts of your oils (since I did three oils, I did 1/3 of each oil) and then add drops of your essential oils! I did about 8 drops of each oil. (This is dependent on the size of your container too- if you have a large container, you’ll need more EO!)