For centuries, people have used essential oils for skin due to their soothing, purifying, and calming characteristics. While topical application is a simple way to enjoy the skin benefits of essential oils, there are far more creative uses for oils when it comes to skin.
Because essential oils are so versatile, they can easily be used in a number of ways to benefit the skin. Whether your skin is dry, oily, irritated, or otherwise, there is an essential oil skin DIY that can help soothe, moisturize, or cleanse skin on the face and other areas of the body. To find new ways to pamper your skin, take a look at some of doTERRA’s best skin DIYs from the product blog.
Razor Relief Serum
Although it is a necessity, shaving can often leave behind irritated skin, razor bumps, and a great deal of discomfort. Luckily, essential oils hold significant soothing and calming properties for the skin, and can easily be used to avoid discomfort after shaving. When you make this Razor Relief Serum DIY, you’ll be bringing together the soothing capabilities of essential oils like Frankincense, Lavender, Melaleuca, Helichrysum, Myrrh, and Fractionated Coconut Oil.
With calming essential oils on your side, you’ll be able to enjoy smooth skin after every shave. Don’t suffer through razor burn and uncomfortable skin—allow the soothing relief of this razor serum to calm and cool the skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.
Whipped Body Butter
Whether your skin gets dried out during cold winter months, or you tend to get dry, cracked skin year round, this Whipped Body Butter with essential oils is a simple solution for restoring moisture back into the skin. Using soft, natural butters and oils and the soothing power of Grapefruit, Wild Orange, and Fractionated Coconut Oil, this body butter lets you kiss dry, uncomfortable skin goodbye.
You can customize this body butter by adding your favorite essential oils, allowing you to create a comforting, pleasant aroma that you’ll enjoy every time you apply the body butter. For those with dry, troublesome skin, this moisturizing body butter will become a new favorite—keeping the skin hydrated for days after application.
Moisturizing Lotion Bars
These days, it is hard to find a lotion that isn’t full of chemicals or synthetic colors and fragrances. If you are looking for a natural lotion that will moisturize your skin, give these essential oil Moisturizing Lotion Bars a try! With coconut oil, beeswax, cocoa butter, vitamin E oil, and the essential oils of your choice, these soothing lotion bars will leave your skin feeling pampered, soft, and renewed.
Not only are these lotion bars easy to make from home, but they allow you to customize your moisturizing experience. While you can choose your favorite essential oils to add fragrance to the lotion bars, we suggest using some doTERRA favorites—Citrus Bliss®, Peppermint, or Lavender oil. No matter the fragrance, you’ll soon fall in love with these personalized moisturizing lotion bars that leave your skin (and your nose) happy.
Essential Oil Shaving Cream
An essential oil mixture perfect for both men and women, this essential oil Shaving Cream helps produce a clean, close shave every time. With Fractionated Coconut Oil, Sandalwood, Peppermint, and Melaleuca oil, your skin will feel soft and moisturized after every shave, helping you to avoid uncomfortable razor burn or irritated skin. With help from natural lubricants and soothing ingredients, this essential oil shaving cream will soon become your favorite DIY—saving you from the woes of an uncomfortable shave.
Foot Mask with Bergamot Oil
Did you know that our feet have the most pores per square inch than any other area of the body? If dry, cracked heels burden your feet, you can use the soothing characteristics of essential oils to nourish your feet with this simple Foot Mask with Bergamot oil. Using Fractionated Coconut Oil, doTERRA Bergamot oil, and other organic ingredients, you’ll soon be enjoying soft, smooth skin on your feet and heels (without the price tag of a pedicure.)
After Sun Soothing Spray with Essential Oils
A day in the sun is typically a day well spent, however, too much sun exposure can lead to irritation and discomfort. Whether you love to hit the beach, challenge yourself on long hikes, or spend your summer days outside with the kids, excess sun exposure is bound to happen at some point. After a long day in the sun, enlist the help of soothing, cooling essential oils with this After Sun Soothing Spray DIY.
Using Fractionated Coconut Oil, Lavender, Melaleuca, and Peppermint oil, this calming concoction will help ease the discomfort that comes with being in the sun for too long. As you apply this mixture full of cooling essential oils, you will feel a soothing sensation that will soon start to ease your irritation. Don’t forget to take some After Sun Soothing Spray on your next summer vacation for fast relief when you need it most!