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.
Essential Oil Cuticle Cream
Dry, peeling, unhealthy cuticles can be a painful annoyance. If you’ve tried desperately to bring moisture and softness back to your cuticles and the skin around your nails without success, you might need a little help from essential oils. This essential oil Cuticle Cream will help to moisturize dry or cracked areas around the cuticles.
Fractionated Coconut Oil
, and Lavender oil
will soothe dry, damaged cuticles as Shea butter and beeswax moisturize and soften the skin. If you experience uncomfortable dry skin in other areas, this cream can also be applied to the hands, lips, and anywhere else you might need an extra dose of moisture.
Strawberry Lime Sugar Scrub
Infused with real freeze-dried strawberries, this Strawberry Lime Sugar Scrub not only smells delicious, but it will do wonders for your skin. Using the soothing effects of doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and the invigorating, purifying properties of Lime oil, this concoction will help to exfoliate the skin, leaving it soft and smooth.
In five simple steps, you’ll soon have a skin-smoothing scrub with the irresistible scent of strawberries and lime. Your hands will be smooth and touchable as you scrub with the mixture under warm water and allow the natural ingredients to do their job. For even softer hands, you can apply doTERRA SPA Hand & Body Lotion
after applying the scrub.
When you want to give your skin a little extra glow, this Bronzing Lotion Stick with essential oils provides a natural solution for adding color to your face without incurring damage from the sun. Using your favorite essential oil, beeswax, Shea butter, and other moisturizing ingredients, these lotion bars will give you a glowing complexion, while helping you avoid heavy makeup or dangerous sun exposure.
A simple, mess-free option for giving your skin a boost, these lotion sticks will melt with the heat of your skin, making for easy application. Not only will you be happy with the extra glow it gives your face, but you’ll also be reaping the cleansing, purifying, and toning benefits of essential oils while this mixture sits on your skin.
Whipped Peppermint Foot Lotion
Dry, calloused feet are uncomfortable and unsightly, but instead of paying for an expensive pedicure, you can pamper your feet at home with this easy Whipped Peppermint Foot Lotion DIY. Peppermint and Melaleuca oil will soothe dry, scratchy feet that might feel like sandpaper, while doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and other natural ingredients will help feet to retain their moisture.
Not only is this DIY easy to make, but it also helps to quickly reverse the look and feel of dry, cracking feet. Simply apply the lotion at bedtime, put on a pair of socks, and wake up to smooth, hydrated, sandal-worthy feet!
Essential Oil Clay Facial Mask
One of the quickest and easiest ways to soothe and refresh the skin is by getting a facial. When you don’t have the time or money for a professional facial, try making this essential oil Clay Facial Mask at home to refresh and revitalize your skin. This mixture can be used once a week to help cleanse and restore the skin, using some of the best essential oils for skin—Frankincense, Lavender, and Melaleuca.
After only a few minutes with this clay mask on your face, you will start to feel the cleansing and refreshing benefits of essential oils for skin. No matter your skin type, this rejuvenating clay facial mask will soon become a regular part of your weekly skincare routine.
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.
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.
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®
, 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
, 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!