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Homemade Moisturizer for Oily Skin in Summer

Homemade moisturizer for oily skin is something I’ve found works so much better than store-bought. Besides it being natural and sulfate-free, it also leaves no oily residue on my skin on those hot days.

Homemade Moisturizer for Oily Skin in Summer

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Homemade Moisturizer for Oily Skin

Some of the best essential oils for oily skin I’ve found are: bergamot, cedarwood, cypress, lemon, juniper, frankincense, sage, fennel, tea tree, rosemary, grapefruit, melrose.

How to Use Essential Oils for Oily Skin

Carrier oils like jojoba, almond and coconut are really great when used as a moisturizing cleanser. These oils lift dirt out of your pores and help to make your skin incredibly soft.

Homemade moisturizer for oily skin works because in the same way our bodies need good fat in our diet regardless of our weight, even oily-prone skin benefits from oil.

Homemade Moisturizer Recipe


You can make your own oil blend by mixing essential oils with a carrier oil. I usually just take 2 drops of essential oil and about a teaspoon of carrier oil in the palm of my hand and use that for an oil cleanser.

But here is a more exact recipe:
In a 2oz Glass Bottle (not plastic unless marked PET) add your carrier oil (this can be a blend of all three mentioned above or one like Young Living’s V6 blend) and then add 35-40 drops of your essential oils.

When you are ready to use, just put a small teaspoon-sized amount of oil in your hand and massage onto your face. Then, take a warm washcloth and pat face to allow your steam to absorb into your skin. Then you are done! That’s it! Isn’t it easy?

You don’t need any more moisturizer. I have super oily skin and I am no longer dabbing at my face during the day. It just feels soft.

You can mix the oils for optimum benefits.

  • Frankincense is healing while bergamot helps with sebum production so that is a good combination.
  • Tea-tree oil is often used to treat oily skin and can be as effective as benzoyl peroxide. Rosemary helps balance oily skin and treats pimples, including blackheads and whiteheads.
  • Lemon is healing and Melrose supports healthy skin

Which oil combination would you try in your homemade moisturizer for oily skin?

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Elaine Hodges

Monday 11th of May 2015

Thanks for adding this post to the Healthy Living Link Party. We appreciate it!

Laura

Wednesday 6th of May 2015

Looks like a great recipe! Thanks for sharing at The Healthy Living Link Party.