The DIY face oil and how to apply it

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Considering the huge investment in Christmas presents, taxes and typical expenses we all face at the end of the year, I thought it could have been a good idea to look for a DIY dupe of the facial oil from Clarins I put in my wish list last month. 40 euros for 30 ml natural oil is in fact a little bit too much, even for a beauty addicted like me. Not to mention the fun and satisfaction you have whenever you create something with your hands. A magic potion all yours. Gorgeous! So I started sifting blogs, forums, beauty websites to find a possible recipe. Amazon provided the ingredients. An Italian forum the inspiration. And, in case you  may be interested in doing yours as well, here’s for you the recipe I came up with:

Hazenut oil: 50 ml

Geranium oil: 10 drops

Camomile essential oil: 5 drops

Sage essential oil: 2 drops

Rosemary essential oil: 6 drops

If you’re wondering how to use a facial oil properly, here’s the best guide you may find online. If you don’t know Caroline Hirons already (is there anyone who doesn’t know her???) you should check her channel and blog, because she’s a skincare expert and professional facialist. Her posts about acne, anti-age, products and everything beautiful are all really funny and useful. I think this tutorial is awesome: fast, clear, straightforward, no bla bla bla, tips, sense of humor, professionality. Enjoy!

About Alessia

Communication consultant, PR, beauty and food blogger, marathon runner, not in this order
This entry was posted in Beauty, Fall/Winter, Season, Shopping, Skin care, Spring/Summer and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to The DIY face oil and how to apply it

  1. Maria B says:

    Does the hazelnut oil smell as good as it sounds? 😀 i’d love to make my own! Xx

  2. Alessia says:

    Hi Maria, I’m sorry, but it doesn’t, it’s not an essential oil, so I guess much of the scent is evaporated, but it’s more delicate and lighter than olive oil for instance…it’s lots of fun to have something beautiful we’ve done with our hands, not to mention the fact it can make a nice present for a friend or whom we like…

  3. avibrantday says:

    First, thanks for sharing your oil recipe! It looks like a nice one. I agree that it’s rewarding to create with the hands. :0)
    Next, what an educational video! I didn’t realize that facial massage could be that vigorous. It was neat to see.
    Thanks for sharing :0)

    • Alessia says:

      Hi Jacqueline, how are you? I hope you spent a really relaxing and happy Christmas.
      It was so funny to feel like a magician with that facial oil 🙂 And Caroline knows all the secrets behind products and skin concerns. You’re absolutely right, her facial massage looks very energetic and ‘strong’: she says in fact we should use the whole hands, instead of those ‘wimpy business’…ha ha I laugh anytime I see her saying this sentence, as I went on doing wimpy business for ages :D)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s