Argan Cleansing Facial Oil – A Simple Way to Simplify Your Skincare Routine + Fight Aging

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A simple cleansing facial oil for maturing skin.

I’ve found that as I’ve aged, choosing the right products for my skin can be challenging. Not only has my skin changed but it’s also aging. And believe me, no one wants to age. Thinning skin and wrinkles are two of my prime concerns. And as someone with sensitive skin I can’t always use products I might be interested in. So choosing natural skin care options is a priority for me. As such, one of the simplest ways I’ve found to remove makeup (when soap and water are too harsh or just won’t do the trick) is oil.

Argan Cleansing Facial Oil – A Simple Way to Simplify Your Skincare Routine + Fight Aging

Not only will oil conquer waterproof mascara and eyeliner in addition to the other cosmetics you use on your face, but it also won’t strip your skin of the natural oils that help to keep your skin balanced. Stripped skin, of course, can lead to the overproduction of oil as your skin tries to compensate for the oils it’s lost – and in some cases this can lead to acne breakouts. And, if you’re like me, you realize that in your 30’s and 40’s (I turn 42 this June!) that acne absolutely follows you into adulthood.

Therefore one of my favorite makeup removers is also one of the simplest. Because I have aging skin (which is at points more mature than I am at heart!) I like to use argan oil. Argan oil has natural anti-aging properties that help to restore skin’s elasticity, soften wrinkles and fine lines, and restores nutrient content to skin cells. Argan oil also naturally nourishes and moisturizes skin. And, because argan oil is non-comedogenic, it won’t clog pores!

How to make your own argan cleansing facial oil.

Learn how to make your own simple argan cleansing facial oil with anti-aging properties! Made with just two ingredients this cleansing facial oil helps to fight aging naturally, effectively cleans skin and removes makeup, and works as a face serum or moisturizer!

That being said, my rosemary and argan cleansing facial oil recipe is the perfect way to simplify one part of your daily skincare routine. My easy rosemary and argan cleansing facial oil recipe requires just two ingredients – argan oil and rosemary essential oil. For super sensitive skin you can omit the rosemary essential oil all together and just use argan oil. Simply combine 1 oz. of argan oil with 12 drops of rosemary essential oil in an amber glass bottle and shake to mix. (Find the original recipe for my rosemary and argan cleansing facial oil here. Or repin it here for later.)

If you have acne prone skin, you can add a blend of natural acne fighting essential oils to argan oil instead. Simply combine 4 drops of tea tree essential oil, 6 drops rosemary essential oil, 3 drops lavender essential oil and 2 drops of lemon essential oil to 1 oz. of organic argan oil in an amber glass bottle and shake to mix.

To use apply a small amount to clean fingertips and massage onto face and closed eyelids. Use a dry or barely damp washcloth to gently wipe away dirt, oil and makeup leaving only clean, soft skin behind.

If you have tough to tackle skin issues elsewhere, you can also apply several drops of your argan cleansing facial oil to clean skin and massage into the problem areas as you would a facial moisturizer or serum. Then simply remove any remaining residue from your hands by rubbing them onto the ends of your hair or smoothing onto your hair from scalp to end for extra shine.

Once you’ve cleaned your face, follow with toner (if desired) and a natural anti-aging moisturizer.

Retinol Surge Moisturizer - Retinol Cream 2.5% - 3.4 fl oz w Best Natural Ingredients Hyaluronic Acid Serum + Green Tea + Vitamins for Anti-Aging & Anti-Wrinkle & Even Skin Tone & Acne Care

If you’re looking for a great natural anti-aging moisturizer that won’t break the bank, try Body Merry’s Retinol Surge Moisturizer. It’s made with natural and organic ingredients such as Plant Derived Hyaluronic Acid to comfort and hydrate your skin while ingredients like Wildcrafted Green Tea, Organic Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin B5 and Shea Butter join forces to reveal a brighter and younger looking you. This is the exact same face moisturizer that I’ve been using for the post six months and I love it!

Prefer to buy and not DIY?

Exquisite Stuff Cleansing Facial Oil from Crunchy Betty. This cleansing oil blend is the perfect combination of ingredients for dry or mature (or dry AND mature) skin. And, when you buy the product, you’ll also receive the recipe to make your own!

Looking to buy a natural cleansing facial oil? I like this Exquisite Stuff Cleansing Facial Oil from Crunchy Betty. This cleansing facial oil blend is the perfect combination of ingredients for dry or mature (or dry AND mature) skin. And, when you buy the product, you’ll also receive the recipe to make your own! Buy it now here.

Calendula Cleansing Facial Oil from Botanical Buddha. This light yet nutrient-rich cleansing oil helps to calm skin as it removes impurities so your skin feels clean and hydrated. It’s made with a soothing, Calendula-infused base oil along with a trio of enhancer oils - Aloe, Rosehip and Avocado oil - all well-known for their skin nourishing and reparative properties to offer a refreshing and natural alternative to typical soap-based cleansers.

I also like this Calendula Cleansing Facial Oil from Botanical Buddha. This light yet nutrient-rich cleansing oil helps to calm skin as it removes impurities so your skin feels clean and hydrated. It’s made with a soothing, Calendula-infused base oil along with a trio of enhancer oils – Aloe, Rosehip and Avocado oil – all well-known for their skin nourishing and reparative properties to offer a refreshing and natural alternative to typical soap-based cleansers. Buy it now here. Or Botanical Buddha also makes a honey & coconut cleansing balm that you can buy here.

This unisex organic face cleansing facial oil from Bumble & Co. is 100% natural and is made using fine oils that gently deep clean skin. Organic oils of sunflower (infused with calendula + chamomile flowers), macadamia nut, castor, and sesame will open pores, dissolving dirt and toxins, while softening and toning the skin tissue. This formula was created for both normal to dry and oily skin types.

Looking for a face cleansing oil that the entire family can use? This unisex organic face cleansing facial oil from Bumble & Co. is 100% natural and is made using fine oils that gently deep clean skin. Organic oils of sunflower (infused with calendula + chamomile flowers), macadamia nut, castor, and sesame will open pores, dissolving dirt and toxins, while softening and toning the skin tissue. This formula was created for both normal to dry and oily skin types. Buy it now here.

Formulated for oily skin, this cleansing facial oil blend gently cleanses without blocking pores. It rejuvenates skin's appearance and reduces the appearance of imperfections and acne marks.

Or if you have acne prone skin, then you’ll definitely want to to give this Oil AF Oil Cleanser from ad floreo a try! Formulated for oily skin, this facial oil blend gently cleanses without blocking pores. It rejuvenates skin’s appearance and reduces the appearance of imperfections and acne marks. Buy it now 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 argan cleansing facial oil recipe, then you may also be interested in learning how to make a simple 3-ingredient Hyaluronic Acid Serum, my anti-aging under eye cream and my anti-aging night cream!

This natural face luminizer recipe highlights and accents eyes, cheekbones and lips by giving skin a sheer glow without too much shine or sparkle.

In addition, you may also like my activated charcoal detox mask recipe and my natural face luminizer recipe (from the Soap Deli News archives.)

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Simple Pain Relief Massage Oil Recipe with Just 3 Ingredients

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Learn how to make this simple pain relief massage oil recipe to help relax tight muscles, soothe pain and reduce inflammation. This pain relief massage oil recipe is perfect for sore muscles and joints caused by exercise, arthritis and even conditions like fibromyalgia.

Learn how to make this simple pain relief massage oil recipe to help relax tight muscles, soothe pain and reduce inflammation. This pain relief massage oil recipe is perfect for sore muscles and joints caused by exercise, arthritis and even conditions like fibromyalgia.

My simple pain relief massage oil recipe is so easy to make and only requires three ingredients and doesn’t require a digital scale to weigh any of the ingredients. Because who has time for that when pain has you out of commission? Make your own in under five minutes by simply mixing a few key natural ingredients!

This simple pain relief massage oil recipe is so easy to make and only requires three ingredients and doesn't require a digital scale to weigh any of the ingredients. Because who has time for that when pain has you out of commission? Make your own in under five minutes by simply mixing a few key natural ingredients!

Pain Relief Massage Oil Recipe

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Ingredients:

1 fl. oz. sweet almond oil
12 drops chili seed essential oil
6-8 drops fresh ginger essential oil

Instructions:

Use a small funnel to add one fluid ounce of sweet almond oil to a one ounce glass bottle. (Pictured are both a one ounce amber glass bottle with dropper and a one ounce frosted glass bottle with a black pump. You can find and purchase both of these glass bottles from SKS Bottle & Packaging.)

Tip: Make this pain relief massage oil even more amazing by infusing arnica flowers in your sweet almond oil and strain prior to use.

Using a dropper or a disposable plastic transfer pipette, add the drops of both of your essential oils to the bottle with the sweet almond oil. Use a fresh pipette for each essential oil to avoid cross contamination.

Screw the lid onto your bottle of pain relief massage oil and shake well to mix.

If desired, print the free printable labels for my pain relief massage oil recipe here onto sticker paper. (I use full sheet labels from WorldLabel.)

To use, apply a small amount to affected area and massage into sore muscles and joints as desired. (Be sure to do a patch test first!)

Take care to avoid getting the massage oil in your eyes, mucous membranes and other sensitive areas as the chili seed essential oil will cause it to burn like the dickens.

Once your massage is complete, wash hands well with hot soap and water.

This natural cayenne pain relief salve recipe is wonderful for treating pain caused by arthritis, sore muscles, stiffness and swelling. Plus there are free printable labels for your final product!

If you like my simple pain relief massage oil recipe, then you may also want to try my other pain relief recipes for making your own chocolate & lavender pain relief salve and my ginger salve for sore muscles for those sensitive to capsicium.

Don’t have the resources to make your pain relief massage oil? Browse these handmade pain relief salves and pain relief massage oils ready made to buy now from Etsy!

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Rosacea Relief Serum and Toner Recipes

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If you suffer from rosacea my simple rosacea relief serum and toner recipes might be your answer to calmer skin with significantly reduced symptoms. Plus, this rosacea treatment is typically cheaper than most commercial products and without the chemicals.

If you suffer from rosacea my simple recipes for a rosacea relief serum and toner may be the answer to calmer skin with significantly reduced symptoms.

My grandmother suffers from rosacea and in my late thirties I began experiencing mild rosacea as well. Since turning forty last year, it’s gotten significantly more troublesome. As a result I’ve been trying a LOT of different products to reduce and manage the symptoms. In the end, neem oil seemed to be key to quietening symptoms almost completely when used on a daily basis. (And of course working to avoid other triggers known to worsen symptoms.)

In the end I found that an apple cider vinegar toner combined with colloidal silver and then followed with neem oil worked absolute wonders for my skin. However, the scent of neem oil can be very challenging to tackle. Therefore I created a simple rosacea relief serum recipe that not only conquers the unpleasant smell of neem oil, but also helps to keep skin  moisturized. Not only does it work for me – and I really hope you find it helps your skin as well – but I found that my rosacea treatment routine is typically cheaper than most commercial products that treat rosacea. And there aren’t any added chemicals or questionable ingredients.

Following are my recipes for making my Apple Cider Vinegar & Colloidal Silver Toner and Rosacea Relief Serum.

If you suffer from rosacea my simple rosacea relief serum and toner recipes might be your answer to calmer skin with significantly reduced symptoms.

Apple Cider Vinegar & Colloidal Silver Toner Recipe

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Ingredients:

2 parts apple cider vinegar
1 part colloidal silver

Instructions:

This rosacea toner recipe is pretty straight forward and you can easily customize the amount based on your container size. I used a mini 4mL glass vial with sprayer (from SKS Bottle & Packaging) for the toner pictured here. I think this size works great as a travel size toner! However, for everyday use you may want to go with a 2 – 4 oz. glass jar with a sprayer. Alternately you can also use a bottle with a traditional lid and apply the toner with a cotton ball.

Simply combine two parts apple cider vinegar with one part colloidal silver and shake to mix.

Spritz this toner evenly on your face after cleansing – you may want to consider my Argan Oil & Rosemary Facial Cleansing Oil Recipe – then immediately follow with my Rosacea Relief Serum.

If you suffer from rosacea my simple rosacea relief serum and toner recipes might be your answer to calmer skin with significantly reduced symptoms.

Rosacea Relief Serum Recipe

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Ingredients:

.75 oz. Avocado Anti-Aging & Ultra-Moisturizing Olive & Green Tea Bath, Body & Massage Oil (or similar) or rosehip seed oil (or a carrier oil that works best for your skin type)
.15 oz. 100% neem oil
.05 oz. fractionated coconut oil
6 drops lavender essential oil
6 drops tea tree oil

Instructions:

If your neem oil has solidified – it does solidify at cooler temperatures like coconut oil does – place the container of neem oil in a pan of hot water until it melts.

Now use a digital scale to weigh out the oils and combine in a glass container. (Alternately you can omit the other oils and simply use .95 oz. of neem oil and the essential oils.)

Using plastic transfer pipettes or a dropper, measure out (in drops) each of the essential oils and stir into the oils.

Finally, use a small funnel or your transfer pipettes to fill a 1 oz. glass bottle. I specifically used a really cool frosted 1 oz. round glass bottle with a pump that I got from SKS Bottle & Packaging here.

Use clean hands or a cotton ball to apply one to two pumps of your rosacea relief serum evenly to your face immediately after applying toner. Follow with your regular skin care products or makeup.

Love neem oil’s healing properties as much as I do? You can find more of my natural skin care recipes that contain neem oil here. (Or learn more about neem oil here.)

Discover three simple homemade skin care recipes that all share one common ingredient and only use two ingredients per recipe!

If you liked my skin care recipes for making your own rosacea relief serum and apple cider vinegar toner, you may also enjoy my simple homemade skin care recipes for making your own natural salve, homemade body butter and exfoliating sugar scrub. Each of these simple homemade skin care recipes can be made with just two ingredients each and all three recipes share one of those two ingredients in common.

For even more of my homemade skin care recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram.

Simple Homemade Skin Care Recipes

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Discover three simple homemade skin care recipes that all share one common ingredient and only use two ingredients per recipe!

Discover three simple homemade skin care recipes that all share one common ingredient and only use two ingredients per recipe!

Natural skin care care products don’t have to be hard to make or contain a lot of ingredients. If you’re looking to get started in making your own simple homemade skin care recipes but don’t have a lot of money to invest up front, just want to try something new or are looking for starter recipes that you can customize later, these skin care recipes are perfect! Following are three simple homemade skin recipes for creating your own natural salve, homemade body butter and exfoliating sugar scrub.

Discover three simple homemade skin care recipes that all share one common ingredient and only use two ingredients per recipe!

The one common ingredient in all three of these recipes is Shea Moisture Massage Oil. This massage oil is extremely versatile allowing it to be used in many products as well as a stand alone product. It also will give your finished products a wonderful scent. For my simple homemade skin care recipes I specifically used the Shea Moisture Omega 3, 6, 9 Rescue Bath, Body & Massage Oil that I bought locally at our Ulta store. However, Target stores also carry this brand. You can also buy the Shea Moisture products online.

Choose from other variations of their massage oils that best fit your skin care needs. These include Shea Moisture’s Contouring, Firming & Smoothing Superfruit Complex Massage Oil, their Avocado Anti-Aging & Ultra-Moisturizing Olive & Green Tea Bath, Body & Massage Oil, their Purifying & Uplifting Lemongrass & Ginger Bath, Body & Massage Oil, and their Anti-Aging & Softening Argan Oil & Raw Shea Butter Bath, Body & Massage Oil among others.

Other ingredients you’ll need to make all three of these simple homemade skin care recipes are beeswax, white granulated sugar and sal butter. Sal Butter, also known as shorea butter, is a creamy moisturizing butter that’s rich in fatty acids and can help to reduce the development of wrinkles as well as offer some relief from skin issues such eczema, acne and psoriasis.

This natural homemade salve recipe is one of three simple homemade skin care recipes that all share one common ingredient and only use two ingredients per recipe!

Simple Homemade Salve Recipe

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Ingredients:

1.75 oz. Shea Moisture Bath, Body & Massage Oil, of choice
.5 oz. cosmetic beeswax

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the beeswax. Melt in a double boiler or at reduced power in the microwave then weigh out the massage oil and stir into the melted beeswax. Add additional heat if needed and stir until fully melted. Pour into a glass jar or tin and allow to cool completely.

This natural homemade salve recipe is one of three simple homemade skin care recipes that all share one common ingredient and only use two ingredients per recipe!

For more skin protection, add .15 oz. of lanolin to this simple homemade salve recipe. (Learn more about lanolin here.) Alternately, add .1 oz. of sal butter or shea butter to create a slightly softer salve with more skin conditioning properties.

This natural homemade sugar scrub recipe is one of three simple homemade skin care recipes that all share one common ingredient and only use two ingredients per recipe!

Simple Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe

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Ingredients:

6.15 oz. granulated white sugar
2.5 oz. Shea Moisture Bath, Body & Massage Oil, of choice

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the sugar into a large glass bowl. Then weigh out the oil and mix into the sugar until fully combined. Spoon into an 8 oz. plastic or glass container of your choice.

Mix up this simple homemade sugar scrub recipe by adding additional ingredients for exfoliation such as a Tablespoon of corn silk powder or red quinoa grains or adzuki beans. You can also add .25 oz. of either sal butter or shea butter to this recipe.

This natural homemade body butter recipe is one of three simple homemade skin care recipes that all share one common ingredient and only use two ingredients per recipe!

Simple Homemade Body Butter Recipe

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Ingredients:

.5 oz.-.75 oz. Shea Moisture Bath, Body & Massage Oil, of choice
3 oz. sal butter

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the sal butter. Heat until melted in a double boiler or at reduced heat in the microwave. Remove from heat.

Now weigh out the massage oil and stir into the melted sal butter. Pour into a 4 oz. glass jar or similar container and allow to solidify completely. (This can take a day or more at room temperatures so I recommend speeding up the process by placing it in your refrigerator.)

Optional ingredients to add to your body butter are .1 oz. of lanolin for it’s skin protecting properties or .1 oz. of neem oil for it’s healing properties. (Learn more about neem oil here.)

Discover three simple homemade skin care recipes that all share one common ingredient and only use two ingredients per recipe!

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Natural Essential Oil Body Spray Recipe

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How to Make a Natural Body Spray with Pure Essential Oils - DIY 2oz. Body Spray RecipeIt’s always a treat when I discover a truly inspirational and educational blog. It’s like discovering a precious gem among the millions of blogs on the internet. One particular treasure I discovered recently is Dandelion Revolution Written by the talented Celia Linnemann, this blog gives in depth information on herbal medicine. Additionally she also shares her natural recipe for creating a Simple DIY Essential Oil Body Spray (pictured above.) If you’re like me, you probably already have the materials you need for this project at home – vodka, witch hazel, aloe vera gel, glycerin, distilled water and your favorite essential oils. Simply combine the ingredients to her specifications in a spray bottle and enjoy.

In addition to her blog, Celia also has an etsy shop, Kyra Botanica, in which she sells a variety of herbal teas, body oils, elixirs and tinctures, lip balms, salves and of course, body sprays.