Sweet Orange with Macadamia & Almond Oil

5 Feb

I threw together this body oil recipe and used it after that awesome lavender bentonite clay mud mask (be sure to check it out if you haven’t). I figured I’d finish off my spa experience with some intense hydrating skin care…why not, right?! You don’t have to look too far or do much preparation to create an all-natural body oil with any essential oil scent your heart desires.

Skin Care Oil

Don’t blink because you might miss this DIY skin care oil treatment! So quick and easy to make!

Sweet Orange with Macadamia & Almond Oil (Sounds like a dessert!)

- 4 tbsp almond oil

-10 pumps of macadamia nut oil

- 4 drops sweet orange essential oil

Measure out your ingredients into a small bowl. Mix and prepare to hydrate! You can use this moisturizing and hydrating oil all over your body, including your face. These oils are going to feed your thirsty skin cells without clogging any of your pores. It’s perfect for this bitter Wisconsin weather we’ve been having!

Sweet Orange Essential Oil

I’m in love with the sweet orange essential oil scent. It is light, refreshing, and leaves a citrusy clean aroma. Feel free to use whichever of your favorite essential oils to create the perfect scent you are in the mood for. Not only does it give you a nice little aromatherapy experience, but it covers up the slightly nutty scent of the pure oils you are using as your base. Some people don’t mind it, while others choose to cover it up.

If you wanted to make a larger portion of oil you could mix a whole bottle so you have a larger portion prepared and ready to go for after showers and baths. It’s nice to be able to create DIY skin care products at home. You not only get to be picky about the ingredients you are mixing together, but you are saving money too…especially if you were going to a spa for some of these skin treatments.

Macadamia Nut Oil

Macadamia nut oil is loaded with oleic and palmitic acids, which are great protectors of the skin especially during the winter months. Heck, my skin tends to be on the dry side in general so I’m really excited about this oil. I was happy to see that my face tolerated it well too and that I didn’t have any irritation, considering my skin is generally so sensitive. Your skin looks hydrated and dewy afterwards, which can be a rare occurrence mid-winter.

I hope you enjoy this DIY skin care recipe!

* If you have nut allergies please avoid these oils*

This DIY skin care recipe was shared on Real Food Wednesday, Whole Foods Wednesday, and Keep It Real Thursdays.



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