A Nourishing Homemade Facial Oil

updated May 30, 2019
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When it comes to little luxurious gifts for a new mama (or any friend who deserves to be pampered), this simple and fragrant facial oil is an easy project and a nourishing homemade addition to her stock of beauty supplies.

Late-night feeding sessions (not to mention all the hormonal changes) can take a toll on mama’s complexion. This blend of jojoba, apricot kernel, and evening primrose oils replenishes and nourishes so your complexion will look as smooth as your baby’s bottom.

Why these ingredients? Essential fatty acids support the skin’s acid mantle and rebuild the lipid barrier, allowing your skin to heal from within. Geranium and frankincense essential oils are known for their hormone-balancing and wrinkle-reducing powers.

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Funnel the oils into the bottle: Using a small funnel, pour the jojoba, apricot kernel and evening primrose oils into the bottle.

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How To Make Facial Oil

Makes 2 ounces

What You Need

2 tablespoons jojoba oil
1 tablespoons apricot kernel oil
1 tablespoon evening primrose oil
6 drops geranium essential oil
2 drops frankincense essential oil

2-ounce dark dropper bottle


  1. Funnel the oils into the bottle: Using a small funnel, pour the jojoba, apricot kernel, and evening primrose oils into the bottle.
  2. Add the essential oils: Carefully drip the geranium and frankincense essential oils into the blend.
  3. To apply: Place a few drops into clean palms, rub together, and press into your skin.

Storage Note

  • Keep the oil out of the sunlight and it will last for 8 to 12 months.
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