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Basic Facial Oil for Oily Skin

Topical facial oils are basically a helping hand that give your sebaceous glands a break from having to over-produce sebum. It naturally balances the moisture level of your face by penetrating the surface and allowing your internal oil-production to slow down. Hence: fighting oil with oil!

You may already know about some of the expensive natural facial oils on the market, but what you may not know is that it’s easy to recreate those expensive store-bought oils at home.

Everyone’s skin is different, so it may take a little time to find the perfect oil for you. If you tend to feel like your skin is acne-prone, or on the oily side, choose oils high in linoleic acid. You can read more about the benefits of linoleum acid for acne-prone skin here.

Amount: 1
Base oil
  • 3 oz Jojoba oil (75%)
Luxury oil
  • 1 oz Evening primrose oil (25%)
Essential oil
  • 10 drops Rose geranium essential oil optional
  1. Combine ingredients in a dark glass container.

  2. Use 3-5 drops of mixture on skin daily to achieve a gentle glow.

Recipe Notes

A note on substitutions:

If you don’t have Jojoba oil, you can substitute with:

  • Sunflower oil
  • Safflower oil

If you don't have Evening primrose oil, you can substitute with:

  • Argan oil
  • Rosehip Seed oil
  • Kukui Nut oil

Note: essential oils may be irritating to certain skin types. It’s best to start with a very small amount of essential oils. Some citrus oils are phototoxic (meaning they can cause sensitivity after sun exposure). For the most sensitive skin types, skip this step altogether.

If you don't have rose geranium oil, you can substitute with

  • Blue Tansy
  • Patchouli
  • Tea Tree
  • Roman Chamomile