Activated Charcoal Skin Care Recipes for Acne Prone Skin

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If you’ve ever struggled with acne, then these activated charcoal skin care recipes are a must for your next weekend DIY! From homemade soaps to facial scrubs, these natural activated charcoal skin care recipes will help to prevent troublesome acne so you can worry more about what’s for dinner and less about your next facial explosion.

10 Anti-Acne Activated Charcoal Skin Care Recipes! If you've ever struggled with acne, then these activated charcoal skin care recipes are a must for your next weekend DIY! From homemade soaps to facial scrubs, these natural activated charcoal skin care recipes will help to prevent troublesome acne so you can worry more about what's for dinner and less about your next facial explosion.

Adult Acne? No Thanks.

As if going through acne as a hormonal teenager wasn’t enough, it’s even less exciting to learn that yes, adults get acne too. Whether it’s caused by stress or ever changing hormones – women especially know how challenging this can be – acne can put a real damper on your self esteem. If you’re like me you’ve spent an insane amount of money trying to find that perfect miracle product that tackles outbreaks not just as they happen, but before they even begin. And unfortunately, you’ve likely found that some of those products actually make your face look more like a landmine exploded than the clear complexion you’re so desperately seeking.

At this point I’ve kind of given up trying to figure out why my chin becomes Mr. Hyde and am instead focusing on trying to woo it away from the dark side. As taking a preventative approach to acne breakouts seems to work more in my favor, I actually have fewer overall breakouts. And activated charcoal has been a key ingredient throughout it all.

Why Activated Charcoal?

Activated charcoal has long been my go to ingredient for clearer, healthier looking skin – even before the “big brands” started catching on. An incredibly mild exfoliant, activated charcoal helps to “detox” skin by drawing out dirt, toxins, oil and other impurities that can lead to acne breakouts. And as it’s suitable for even sensitive skin, pretty much everyone can take advantage of its skin care benefits.

Following is a collection of ten of my favorite activated charcoal skin care recipes that I’ve developed over the years. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.

Activated Charcoal Skin Care Recipes

This homemade chia & charcoal soap recipe is palm free and is made with chia seed oil, activated charcoal and Australian midnight black clay.

Chia + Charcoal Soap Recipe

This homemade chia & charcoal soap recipe is palm free and is made with chia seed oil, activated charcoal and Australian midnight black clay. Learn how to make it here.

Created as a dupe to the clariSEA Deep Pore Detox Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Mask, this activated charcoal detox mask recipe draws out impurities, clears up blackheads and removes excess oil for reduced breakouts and faster healing times.

Activated Charcoal Detox Mask Recipe

This activated charcoal detox mask recipe draws out impurities, clears up blackheads and removes excess oil for reduced breakouts and faster healing times. Free of preservatives and made using all natural ingredients, this mask is made using kaolin clay, sea salt, mineral salt, calendula and activated charcoal. Learn how to make it here.

This ultimate detox salt bar recipe combines pink Himalayan salt with coconut derived activated charcoal for the ultimate detox salt bath! Superfatted at 20%, this detox salt bar recipe also contains coconut oil, castor oil, safflower oil and mango butter for lather and conditioning.

Ultimate Detox Salt Bar Recipe

This ultimate detox salt bar recipe combines pink Himalayan salt with coconut derived activated charcoal for the ultimate detox salt bath! Superfatted at 20%, this detox salt bar recipe also contains coconut oil, castor oil, safflower oil and mango butter for lather and conditioning. Learn how to make it here.

DIY Natural Activated Charcoal Facial Scrub and Cleanser Recipe for Acne Prone Skin

2-in-1 Activated Charcoal Face Scrub

This two-in-one cleanser and activated charcoal facial scrub recipe combines a gentle Castile based soap with natural carrier oils, activated charcoal and  acne fighting essential oils. Natural fine grain white sugar gently exfoliates facial skin to slough off dead skin cells while shea butter, castor and hazelnut oils clear away makeup and dirt. Learn how to make it here.

DIY Handmade Lavender and Tea Tree Soap Recipe with Activated Charcoal for Acne Prone Skin

Lavender + Tea Tree Soap Recipe

Classically scented with acne fighting lavender and tea tree essential oils, this homemade soap recipe also contains activated charcoal to help draw out dirt and other impurities that lead to breakouts. Learn how to make it here.

Handmade Natural DIY Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe

Natural Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe

This carrot complexion soap recipe was designed with clear skin in mind and is unscented so it’s suitable for even sensitive skin. Crafted using a combination of gentle clays, carrot powder, tomato powder and activated charcoal, this tri-color carrot complexion soap recipe is perfect your face and suitable for most skin types. Learn how to make it here.

Does acne prone skin have you down? If you're looking for brighter, clearer skin, my DIY natural exfoliate and detox skin polish may just be the answer to your skin care woes.

Exfoliate + Detox Skin Polish Recipe

This dry face polish is crafted from all dry ingredients for a long shelf life and to enable you to customize it with every use. Sugar, activated charcoal, bentonite clay, coconut milk powder, and powdered botanicals gently exfoliate skin and help to draw out impurities. Learn how to make it here.

Easy Homemade Activated Charcoal Melt and Pour Soap Recipe for Acne Prone or Combination Skin

Activated Charcoal Melt + Pour Soap Recipe

This quick and easy activated charcoal melt and pour soap recipe is made using a quality, all natural yogurt soap base. Four simple ingredients are then added to not only help control acne but to also soothe skin and promote healing. Learn how to make it here.

Natural Handmade Cold Process Soap Recipe - Lavender and Tea Tree Soap with Activated Charcoal and Algae

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipe

This homemade activated charcoal soap helps to detox skin while also promoting skin health. In addition to a combination of acne fighting essential oils and activated charcoal, this natural soap recipe also contains spirulina Powder for its rich vitamin and mineral content. Learn how to make it here.

Formulated using an organic liquid castile soap as a base, this activated charcoal facial cleanser gently cleanses delicate facial skin while cocoa butter, shea butter and rosehip seed oil nourish and moisturize skin. The addition of both birch tar essential oil and activated charcoal help to balance skin and help to prevent acne so you’re always blemish free.

Activated Charcoal Facial Cleanser Recipe

Formulated using an organic liquid Castile soap as a base, this activated charcoal facial cleanser gently cleanses delicate facial skin while cocoa butter, shea butter and rosehip seed oil nourish and moisturize skin. The addition of both birch tar essential oil and activated charcoal help to balance skin and help to prevent acne so you’re always blemish free. Learn how to make it here.

If you enjoyed these anti-acne activated charcoal skin care recipes, then be sure to follow DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest for even more great skin care recipes you can make at home.

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Magical Skin Care Recipes for Your Inner Child

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Unicorns, mermaids and fairies, oh my! Here are ten magical skin care recipes that will bring out your inner child!

Unicorns, mermaids and fairies, oh my! Ten magical skin care recipes that will bring out your inner child! Fun soap tutorials, glitter lip balm and more!

Magical Skin Care Recipes

Make waves with this awesome mermaid soap tutorial that lets you explore your creative side! Crafted using a combination of melt and pour soap bases, this soapmaking project makes a fun filled weekend project you can enjoy with friends or family!

Mermaid Soap Tutorial

Make waves with this awesome mermaid soap tutorial that lets you explore your creative side! Crafted using a combination of melt and pour soap bases, this soapmaking project makes a fun filled weekend project you can enjoy with friends or family! Find this soapmaking tutorial here.

Learn how to make your own fabulous DIY unicorn balm! This tri-color balm leaves just a hint of shimmer on your skin and can be scented with your favorite fragrance!

DIY Unicorn Balm

Learn how to make your own fabulous DIY unicorn balm! This tri-color balm leaves just a hint of shimmer on your skin and can be scented with your favorite fragrance! Get the magical unicorn rainbow poop inspired recipe here.

Moon Cake Bubble Bar Recipe! Learn how to create your own magical, fairy dusted moon cake bubble bars! This sweetly scented moon cake bubble bar recipe yields nine amazing glittery pink bubble bars for a massive bubble filled bath. Sip on a glass of prosecco in the tub while enjoy a relaxing bath that takes you back to those carefree days of your childhood!

Fairy Dusted Moon Cake Bubble Bar Recipe

Learn how to create your own magical, fairy dusted moon cake bubble bars! This sweetly scented moon cake bubble bar recipe yields nine amazing glittery pink bubble bars for a massive bubble filled bath. Get the recipe here.

Rainbow Moldable Sugar Scrub Recipe! Learn how to make this fun sparkly, glittery rainbow moldable sugar scrub with my original semi-solid rainbow moldable sugar scrub recipe that you can mold and shape!

Unicorn Rainbow Poop Sugar Scrub Recipe

Learn how to make this fun sparkly and unicorn inspired rainbow moldable sugar scrub! The semi-solid moldable sugar scrub recipe lets kids mold and shape this scrub in the tub before washing! Get the recipe here.

Mermaid Lagoon Bath Bomb Recipe! Learn how to DIY a mermaid lagoon bath bomb for a fun and colorful addition to your bath time ritual. This mermaid lagoon bath bomb recipe yields two large bath bombs with moisturizing cocoa butter shells.

Mermaid Lagoon Bath Bomb Recipe

Learn how to DIY a mermaid lagoon bath bomb for a fun and colorful addition to your bath time ritual. This mermaid lagoon bath bomb recipe yields two large bath bombs with moisturizing cocoa butter shells. Find this magical bath bomb recipe here.

Magical Fairy Glitter Gloss Recipe! Learn how to make this fun, rose lemonade scented fairy glitter gloss! This fairy inspired homemade glitter lip gloss recipe is not only a snap to make, but it'll remind you that yes, there is magic still left in the world!

Magical Fairy Glitter Gloss Recipe

Learn how to make this fun, rose lemonade scented fairy glitter gloss! This fairy inspired homemade glitter lip gloss recipe is not only a snap to make, but it’ll remind you that yes, there is magic still left in the world! Get your glitter infusion with this magical recipe here.

Unicorn Macaron Soap Tutorial

Unicorn Macaron Soap Tutorial

Made using melt and pour soap bases, my unicorn macaron soap tutorial will guide you through the steps of making your own unicorn macaron soaps! Just melt, pour then paint your soaps for a sweet homemade gift! Find this soapmaking tutorial here.

DIY Unicorn Eyeshadow in a Tri-Color Pressed Palette! Learn how to make your own DIY unicorn eyeshadow. This fun trio of pressed eyeshadows offers lasting pastel color and shimmer that's perfect for eyes. Once you've mastered these colors, be sure to try out your own custom DIY unicorn eyeshadow colors!

DIY Unicorn Eyeshadow Trio

Learn how to make your own DIY unicorn eyeshadow. This fun trio of pressed eyeshadows offers lasting pastel color and shimmer that’s perfect for eyes. Once you’ve mastered these colors, be sure to try out your own custom DIY unicorn eyeshadow colors! Learn how here.

Unicorn Glitter Butter! This magical unicorn glitter butter recipe is perfect for parties and summer festivals! Scented with a sweet candy crush fragrance oil, this lavender colored unicorn glitter butter leaves a lovely layer of iridescent sparkly glitter on skin wherever it's applied!

Unicorn Glitter Butter Recipe

This magical unicorn glitter butter recipe is perfect for parties and summer festivals! Scented with a sweet candy crush fragrance oil, this lavender colored unicorn glitter butter leaves a lovely layer of iridescent sparkly glitter on skin wherever it’s applied! Find this magical recipe here.

Mermaid Shimmer Body Spray Recipe! This gorgeous mermaid shimmer body spray recipe leaves a touch of light reflecting, mica shimmer on skin so anyone feel like a mermaid for a day! Customize the recipe further with your own favorite scent. You can even use it in your hair!

Mermaid Shimmer Body Spray DIY

This gorgeous mermaid shimmer body spray recipe leaves a touch of light reflecting, mica shimmer on skin so anyone feel like a mermaid for a day! Customize the recipe further with your own favorite scent. You can even use it in your hair! Find this magical DIY here.

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Anti-Aging Rosehip Face Serum Recipe

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I’m pretty sure that we can all agree that no one wants to look older after a certain age. But it’s not exactly our choice to make either. However, you can give your skin a fighting chance and help it look younger longer by using natural plant-based anti-aging products. Right now I’m using my own anti-aging rosehip face serum recipe that I created for maturing skin.

Anti-Aging Rosehip Face Serum Recipe! This simple skin care recipe requires only a few key natural plant based ingredients that work in unison to reduce the appearance of aging and help to prevent acne. It can even help to reduce the appearance of scarring!

My simple skin care recipe requires only a few key natural plant based ingredients that work in unison to reduce the appearance of aging and help to prevent acne. It can even help to reduce the appearance of scarring!

I use this exact anti-aging rosehip face serum recipe everyday after washing my face. (You only need a few drops of this product so this recipe will actually last you quite a while.) After applying my face serum, I then follow with (my current favorite!) Derma-E Hydrating Day Cream with Hyaluronic Acid! (You can buy this via Thrive Market at a significant savings. Or find a simple recipe for making your own hyaluronic acid serum here.)

Anti-Aging Rosehip Face Serum Recipe! This simple skin care recipe requires only a few key natural plant based ingredients that work in unison to reduce the appearance of aging and help to prevent acne. It can even help to reduce the appearance of scarring!

Are you excited yet? Then be sure to hop on over to Living the Nourished Life blog here where you can find my latest skin care DIY for my anti-aging rosehip face serum as well as information on the benefits of rosehip seed oil. (You can also check out all of my guest DIY posts for Living the Nourished Life blog here.)

My DIY anti-aging under eye cream with hyaluronic acid will leave your skin feeling soft and nourished while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

If you like my anti-aging rosehip face serum recipe, then you may also like some of my other anti-aging skin care recipes. You can find my full collection of anti-aging skin care recipes on Soap Deli News blog here. Or follow my DIY Bath & Body Pinterest board for more skin care related DIY’s.

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DIY Anti-Aging Under Eye Cream with Hyaluronic Acid

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My DIY anti-aging under eye cream with hyaluronic acid hydrates skin, improves elasticity and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

My DIY anti-aging under eye cream with hyaluronic acid will leave your skin feeling soft and nourished while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Like one of my previous skin care recipes for my palmarosa lime body balm, my DIY anti-aging under eye cream is also formulated with oat butter. Oat Butter is a soothing blend of rich, silky oat oil and hydrogenated vegetable oil that yields a dense viscosity and smooth texture. It’s well suited for dry, flaky skin as well as those with skin sensitivities.

I left my DIY anti-aging under eye cream recipe unscented so as not to add any additional ingredients that may be a source of allergies for those with sensitive skin. The final product will leave your skin feeling so soft and smooth that’s it’s sure to become a favorite!

My DIY anti-aging under eye cream with hyaluronic acid hydrates skin, improves elasticity and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

DIY Anti-Aging Under Eye Cream

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

3 oz. oat butter
.1 oz. macerated carrot carrier oil
.1 oz. cucumber seed carrier oil
.2 oz. rosehip seed oil
.3 oz. emulsifying wax
.1 oz. isopropyl myristate
.05 oz. xanthan gum
.05 oz. dimethicone
1/4 teaspoon pure hyaluronic acid serum powder

Instructions:

You will need a digital scale to weigh out all of the ingredients except for the hyaluronic acid powder. For that you will need a quarter teaspoon measuring spoon. I recommend this Baker’s Math Scale if you plan to make a lot of bath, body or soap recipes.

Begin by weighing out the emulsifying wax into a glass pyrex measuring cup. Heat until melted either in the microwave at 50% power or in a double boiler.

Weigh out and add the oat butter to the melted wax.

Reheat until the oat butter has melted.

Next, weigh out the xanthan gum and stir into the melted butter and wax mixture until it has dissolved.

Now weigh out the remaining carrier oils – macerated carrot, cucumber seed and rosehip seed oil – and stir into the previously heated ingredients. Mix well.

Allow the mixture to cool slightly then weigh the dimethicone and the isopropyl myristate and stir in. Follow with a measured quarter teaspoon of the pure hyaluronic acid serum powder. Mix well. Then place the DIY anti-aging under eye cream in the refrigerator to cool.

My DIY anti-aging under eye cream with hyaluronic acid hydrates skin, improves elasticity and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Once the liquid anti-aging under eye cream just starts to turn cloudy and opaque, remove it from the refrigerator.

My DIY anti-aging under eye cream with hyaluronic acid hydrates skin, improves elasticity and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Then, using a whisk attachment on your stick blender, whisk the cream on low until it thickens.

My DIY anti-aging under eye cream with hyaluronic acid hydrates skin, improves elasticity and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Now use a small spatula to “spoon” your DIY anti-aging under eye cream into two 2 oz. straight sided amber glass jars with black phenolic lined caps. I got mine from SKS Bottle & Packaging here.

Finally, simply screw on your lids and label as desired for personal use or gifting!

To use apply to clean skin under your eyes daily at night or during the day under makeup!

If you plan to sell your DIY anti-aging under eye cream, you’ll need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your product. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

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Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with Jojoba Oil

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This Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with jojoba oil is made with a combination of jojoba and other oils to keep both your hair and scalp moisturized. This hair oil treatment DIY is perfect for dry or damaged hair that struggles to keep moisturized, but is also great for all hair (and scalp) types that need a little extra love in the driest parts of winter.

I’m so excited to share this natural hair oil treatment DIY with jojoba oil with all of you. It’s not my own but rather a contributed recipe from, Melissa, of NightBlooming. Melissa sells a variety of wonderful herbal alchemy, hair accessories, and other creations in her Etsy shop. After purchasing and trying out several of Melissa’s signature oil blends as well as her luxurious henna gloss bar I was hooked. I so very much wanted to share Melissa’s creations with you and asked if she’d be willing to create a hair oil treatment DIY  to share with my readers. Melissa graciously agreed.

For this post, Melissa is sharing the recipe for her signature beauty oil blend for January. It’s called Ullassa. Keep reading to learn more about this product as well as how to make it yourself!

Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with Jojoba Oil

Ullassa is one of the many amazing words that has no direct English translation; it means “feelings of pleasantness associated with natural beauty.” Ullassa is this month’s Signature Oil from Melissa of NightBlooming, and she’s happily shared the recipe. It focuses on using essential oils, four penetrating oils, and one sealing oil, jojoba, to lock the moisturizing goodness into both hair and scalp.

This Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with jojoba oil is made with a combination of jojoba and other oils to keep both your hair and scalp moisturized. This hair oil treatment DIY is perfect for dry or damaged hair that struggles to keep moisturized, but is also great for all hair (and scalp) types that need a little extra love in the driest parts of winter.

Ullassa is perfect for dry or damaged hair that struggles to keep moisturized, but is great for all hair (and scalp) types that need a little extra love in the driest parts of winter. You can purchase it pre-made here, as well as custom oil blends if one or two of the ingredients don’t suit you.

Why this blend of penetrative oils + jojoba for sealing?

Natural, penetrative, oils have a high amount of fatty acids such as lauric, capric, oleic, linoleic, myristic, palmitic and caprylic acids. Their small (in a molecular sense) structure allows them to easily penetrate the scalp and hair, feeding them with vital nutrients needed for healthy hair.

The sealing oil, jojoba, is considered to be the closest to the sebum naturally produced by the scalp. This makes it an effective conditioner, moisturizer, and softener for both skin and hair and a great choice for this hair oil treatment DIY.

This Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with jojoba oil is made with a combination of jojoba and other oils to keep both your hair and scalp moisturized. This hair oil treatment DIY is perfect for dry or damaged hair that struggles to keep moisturized, but is also great for all hair (and scalp) types that need a little extra love in the driest parts of winter.

Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY

© NightBlooming

Preparation:

Be sure to either work on an oil / essential oil safe surface, or protect the surface with a silicone mat or similar.

Ingredients:

This hair oil treatment DIY makes ½ ounce of finished oil in an amber dropper bottle.

This Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with jojoba oil is made with a combination of jojoba and other oils to keep both your hair and scalp moisturized. This hair oil treatment DIY is perfect for dry or damaged hair that struggles to keep moisturized, but is also great for all hair (and scalp) types that need a little extra love in the driest parts of winter.

2 tsp Jojoba Oil
½ tsp Sunflower Oil
½ tsp Avocado Oil
½ tsp Rosehip Oil
½ tsp Hemp Seed Oil

This Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with jojoba oil is made with a combination of jojoba and other oils to keep both your hair and scalp moisturized. This hair oil treatment DIY is perfect for dry or damaged hair that struggles to keep moisturized, but is also great for all hair (and scalp) types that need a little extra love in the driest parts of winter.

4 drops Jasmine Absolute
2 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
4 drops Petitgrain Essential Oil
2 drops Vetiver Essential Oil
4 drops Vanilla Bourbon C02 extract

Instructions:

To create this hair oil treatment DIY, add the essential oils to an amber glass bottle first, followed by the penetrating oils. Then top with the jojoba oil. Be sure to leave enough headspace for shaking! Shake well. Store upright, as the rubber bulb will degrade faster if the bottle is stored on its side.

This Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with jojoba oil is made with a combination of jojoba and other oils to keep both your hair and scalp moisturized. This hair oil treatment DIY is perfect for dry or damaged hair that struggles to keep moisturized, but is also great for all hair (and scalp) types that need a little extra love in the driest parts of winter.

Detailed Ingredient Information for this Hair Oil Treatment DIY:

All carrier oils should be organic, cold-pressed and hexane-free when possible.

Jojoba Oil – Jojoba Oil is found to be an ideal moisturizer and conditioner which is derived from a natural plant. Jojoba oil is produced from a desert plant called Simmondsia Chinensis whose oil is highly regarded as an effective conditioner, moisturizer, cleanser and softener for the skin and hair.

Sunflower Oil Organic Cold–Pressed Unrefined – An oil wealthy in Oleic acids with high amounts of Vitamins A, D, and E, also has beneficial amounts of lecithin, and unsaturated fatty acids. Deeply nourishing and conditioning for the skin and hair it is a natural emollient (meaning it corrects scaling and dryness), by helping upraised skin and hair cells lay flat, helping to increase shine and keep in moisture. Cold-pressed oil, also called cold-drawn, or virgin, oil, is purer than oil expressed with the aid of heat and retains more of its natural benefits.

Avocado Oil – This deep golden oil is an edible oil pressed from the fruit of the Persea americana (avocado). It is used for lubrication and in cosmetics where it is valued for its regenerative and moisturizing properties. Rich in nutrients, amino acids, and essential fatty acids, this nutritional oil is excellent for enhancing hair health. It supplies vitamins A, B, D, and E to nourish both hair follicles and the scalp. Vitamin E also acts as a protective antioxidant. It has natural humectant properties, adding and locking in moisture. The monounsaturated fatty acids will give hair a glossy shine and silky texture. The amino acids will promote the growth of new hair cells.

Rose Hip Oil – is extracted from the seeds contained in the intensely red berry-like fruits -or hips- of a wild rose-bush that grows in the cool, lush mountain rainy valleys of the southern Andes, in Chile. It is a superb hydrator with a high absorbing level, penetrating dry skin and hair almost instantly to restore a much needed moisture balance frequently lost by climatic and environmental conditions such as dryness and air toxicity.

Hemp seed Oil – Hemp seed oil is made up of 80% essential fatty acid, the highest amount of any other plant. Hemp seed oil prevents moisture loss on a physiological level; it does just not merely “coat” the skin or hair as do other oils. Hemp so closely matches our own skins lipids it is able to penetrate inside our cells and lubricate the surface between. Not only does Hemp seed oil contribute greatly to the barrier function and appearance it also has other skin benefits such as offering relief to acne, minor abrasions, psoriasis and eczema. Hemp is also the only plant oil containing Vitamin D, which is necessary for Calcium absorption, especially useful to vegans. Using Hemp seed oil is a great way to achieve soft, smooth and hydrated skin.

Jasmine Essential Oil – This oil helps to bust stress- which can drain nutrients from the body. Using jasmine oil along with coconut oil has Shown to encourage hair growth. Along with adding to the volume and length, it gives dry hair a radiant lustre.

Ylang–Ylang Essential Oil – The extract of lilies, this oil is a scalp soother and follicle stimulator. Indonesians spread the luxuriant flowers on the marriage bed of the newly weeded couples. Ylang means “flowers of flowers,” sometimes called “the perfume tree.”

Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium) – Made from the leaves and twigs of this amazing tree, it is antiseptic, antispasmodic, a natural deodorant, and nervine. Use in a hair oil will leave hair and scalp fragrant (petitgrain has woody, citrus and floral notes all in one!), while soothing and preventing bacterial and fungal growth. Blends well with lavender, rose, and sandlawood.

Vetiver Essential Oil – An oil with a sweet, heavy, earthy and woody aroma, it is a cicatrisant which speeds up new tissue growth and can speed up the disappearance of scars or other marks from the skin. An anti-inflammatory, vulenerary, and antiseptic, it promotes scalp health. Is aroma has long been lauded for being relaxing and soothing.

Vanilla Burbon CO2 Extract – Vanilla is not produced as pure essential oil. It is well advised to question the authenticity of Vanilla labeled pure essential oil. This soothing scent is perfect for relaxing and meditation.

This Ullassa Hair Oil Treatment DIY with jojoba oil is made with a combination of jojoba and other oils to keep both your hair and scalp moisturized. This hair oil treatment DIY is perfect for dry or damaged hair that struggles to keep moisturized, but is also great for all hair (and scalp) types that need a little extra love in the driest parts of winter.

Application:

How to oil your hair (excerpted from Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally: A Guide)

The idea of putting oil on your hair might seem strange after years of shampoo commercials pretending that oil is the enemy and must be eradicated at all costs. Some people are adverse to the idea of oiling as they think their hair will appear greasy and dirty. Proper oiling does not make the hair look greasy; instead, it uses only a few drops of oil to keep essential moisture inside of the hair and protect it from day-to-day wear. If you oil your hair and it does appear greasy, use less oil and dry oiling on damp hair rather than dry the next time.

1. Make sure your hair is clean, damp, and tangle-free. Oiling is best done after a shower, where the hair has just been conditioned and is full of moisture.

2. Put 3–5 drops of oil in the palm of one hand. Rub your hands together for a few seconds until the oil is warm, and spread over your palms in a glossy sheen.

3. Pat your hands over your ends to put the most oil there, and then, starting at the ears, smooth your hands down the length of your hair. Do not oil the hair above your ears, as the natural sebum produced by your scalp will be enough.

4. If oiling damp hair, spread the oil through your hair with only your fingers or a wooden or horn comb. If your hair is dry, you can use a boar bristle brush to smooth the oil through the hair and give you lots of shine. If you have curly, kinky, or very damaged hair, use only your hands and fingers, as styling tools will either ruin the curl pattern or be too abrasive on delicate strands.

5. To oil your scalp, put a single drop of oil in your palm and work your fingertips into it, then spread the oil to the fingertips of the other hand. Massage the scalp with your fingertips.

Want to learn more about Melissa from NightBlooming?

Melissa of NightBlooming on EtsyMelissa grew up with a love of fantasy novels, nature, and animals. After her quest for red hair led to disaster, she doubled down on her passion for reading and experimentation, for nature and science, and set out on a journey to heal the damage and get the color she wanted, naturally. Her herbal alchemy did the trick and, once the methods and products had proven successful for others, she launched NightBlooming–a virtual garden in which to grow her brand and share it with the world.

Her husband is her lodestar, and they live together in a sweeping river valley with their mutinous cats and garden dotted with honeybees.

A professional technical writer and interactive learning designer, Melissa’s prose blends clarity and purpose with vivid description honed in her fiction writing. Her nonfiction works include Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally: A Guide and Coloring Hair Naturally with Henna & other Herbs: A Guide.

The line of natural hair care products she developed, additional information, and inspiration are available at NightBlooming on Etsy here.

You can follow Melissa on her blog here as well as on instagram, twitter and pinterest.