Cold weather has arrived, which means all the good holiday things are coming but so is dry skin. I wanted to put together a few of my favorite beauty DIYs that I especially love this time of year for glowing skin, moisturized lips & healthy hair.
Lavender Lash Serum. In a 1 oz. amber glass dropper bottle, add 10 drops Lavender + fill to the top with 100% pure organic castor oil. Using a lash brush, drop 1-2 drops of serum on the brush and apply to clean lashes brushing across with eyes closed & then onto lashes like you would mascara right before bed each night. Can also apply to sparse eyebrows!
Long Hair, Don’t Care. After having my girls, my postpartum hair loss was crazy & I couldn’t believe how long it took to grow back. I had those short little unicorn hairs forever! Using this serum applied for a few hours before washing my hair, I noticed a huge difference & continue to use it now to support long, healthy hair! In a 2 oz. amber bottle, mix 10 drops Lavender + 10 drops Rosemary and fill to the top with jojoba oil. Apply to scalp and massage in, leave for 30-60 minutes before washing your hair. I also add a few drops of Lavender to my shampoo just for good measure!
Peppermint + Grapefruit Lip Scrub. In a bowl, combine 1 tbsp. coconut oil, 1 tbsp. honey, 3 tbsp. white sugar, 10 drops Grapefruit oil + 3-4 drops Peppermint oil. Mix together until you get a thick, pasty consistency (add a bit more sugar if it is too runny) and add an optional squeeze of grapefruit or beet juice for pink color. Store in a glass container, apply to dry lips to exfoliate & then wipe away with a towel. PS. Leave the peppermint out of this recipe if you are breastfeeding.
Magic Blemish Roller. The perfect spot treatment for blemishes. 15 drops each of Frankincense, Tea Tree, Copaiba and Lavender in an amber glass roller ball with one pump of jojoba oil. Apply morning & night where needed.
Overnight Glow Serum. In a 1 oz.amber glass dropper bottle, 1 tbsp aloe vera gel (rich in vitamins c & e, helps to soothe skin & fight signs of aging), 15 drops Frankincense (brightens & tightens skin, fights blemishes & promotes healthy, glowing skin) and 5 drops Geranium (promotes cell regeneration & supports smooth, healthy skin) and top with Jojoba oil. Apply to clean skin each night before bed! I also use a drop of Frankincense + jojoba oil as my main moisturizer, no other lotions or skincare products in sight!
I hope you find these helpful, hopefully most of you have many of these things on hand already to make a few to start using right away. The lip scrub is one of my favorites for holiday gifting & stocking stuffers too!! If you want to learn more about essential oils & all the ways we use them you can read more in this post or jump in to get started with oils for yourself here! XO259
Jenn M. says
Frankincense and jojoba is the best thing I have ever done for my skin! So thankful for your recommendation on that, I can’t live without it!
I love these ideas! Keep all the essential oil ideas coming, I just got my kit last week!
Shadia Brown says
I haven’t even opened my Rosemary oil, I knew THAT’S why I bought it!
Does your washi tape stay put on your roller bottles? I’m having trouble finding things that stay put on the bottles.
Jessica Garvin says
The citrus oils are the problem, since they actually remove stickyness as one of their amazing properties, so if you are mixing oils in your roller with lemon or orange or whatever other citrus in them and they get on the outside of the bottle, your label will eventually slide off. Best advice is to wash with soap & dry first to help it stick better and just to be careful about getting any oil on the outside of the roller 🙂
Andreanne Woodbury says
Love this! I’ve started using Frankincense and Jojoba oil for moisturizer per your recommendation a few weeks ago. I love it! I was just curious to know what you used for a cleaner/soap? Thanks for everything, like always!
I have been doing the lash serum since you posted it a few months ago and it is AMAZING!
These are great suggestions! Thanks so much for such useful and timely advice.
Thanks for your recipes! Can’t wait to try them out. Regarding the blemish roller- do you know how many drops/ounces “one pump” of jojoba oil is? I have a dropper bottle of jojoba and not sure how much to use.
Do you have a preferred aloe vera gel you can recommend?
Hey Jessica! I think I saw it mentioned on the grapefruit and gold instagram to use a natural shampoo, I was wondering what you use or if you coul recommend some good brands. Thank you!