Since I discovered my skin loves hemp oil thanks to the Vedani Botanicals cleansing oil and moisturisers I couldn't not include this oil in my experiments. I also blended in some olive squalene oil which is light in texture and great for skin which suffers from eczema or dermatitis. For essential oils I chose three that have a great rep for helping with acne (I also chose some spearmint for my oil burner because it smells like candycanes!).
Carrot Seed: high vitamin content, helpful for damaged or irritated skin.
Rosemary: astringent, antiseptic, antimicrobial, natural preservative.
Frankincense: astringent, wound healing, helps decrease the appearance of scars.
My Cleansing Oil Recipe:
So far I've only been making a small amount of oil to cleanse with for about a week and keeping it in an old 5ml sized bottle. It's important to keep the essential oil content below 5% of the total so as to not accidentally irritate skin. Patch test first! If you're making more than 5ml's (which is likely because who makes just 5ml at a time?! just this crazy girl) you can increase the drops of essential oils.
The oil is silky and massages into skin with ease and removes makeup like a dream. It won't replace my favourite Vedani oil but for an initial fee you have a huge amount of oil that's natural, simple and gentle on the skin and you know exactly what's gone into the formula.
Total cost £2.45 + £6.80 + £4.75 + £3.48 + £4.95 = £22.43
You could even skip the more expensive oils and take it back to basics with hemp & rosemary. The organic, cold pressed hemp oil from Buff & Butter is a whopping £2.45 for 50ml and is a truely incredible oil. The olive squalene can also be used as a facial oil on it's own too and the essential oils can be burnt in an oil burner for some serious multi-tasking aromatherapy.
Do you make your own beauty products?