In the winter my skin gets pretty dry. I think that’s common for lots of people. Lotion works great but sometimes I just love using my DIY body oil recipe for even more hydration…especially before bed. This essential oil scented body oil is packed full of wonderful plant based products and oils that are specifically geared to help nourish dry skin making this the perfect homemade body oil to whip up and have on hand during the dry winter months! You are going to love this recipe for how to make body oil because it is easy to make, nourishing, hydrating, and lightly scented with essential oils.
Scented DIY Body Oil Tutorial
Homemade Body Oil Supplies/Ingredients
- Liquid Coconut Oil
- Pure Vitamin E Oil
- 4 oz Squeeze Bottle or glass jar
- Young Living Lavender Essential Oil
- Young Living Myrrh Essential Oil
This homemade body oil for dry skin will make your skin feel soft and smooth. I love using it on my legs.
How To Make Body Oil:
Grab your supplies and a measuring spoon too.
Start with your coconut oil and vitamin E oil. Measure out 3 TBSP of coconut oil and then add 1 TBSP of vitamin E oil.
Next, you are going to add your essential oils. There are lots of different oils available but I find these 2 to be very moisturizing. They also help keep skin feel and looking healthy. Add 8 drops of you YL Lavender essential oil and 8 drops of your YL Myrrh essential oil.
Give the homemade body oil a gentle shake and it’s ready to use!
Benefits Of DIY Body Oil Ingredients
Full of healthy ingredients for your skin, this body oil feels to put on. The lavender essential oil is great for your skin and it is both anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. The Myrrh is great for healing skin and it is anti-fungal as well.
Coconut oil is moisturizing without being too heavy. It is full of fatty acids which help protect the skin. Olive oil could be used in place of coconut oil if need be but it is a little heavier and not good for oily skin.
Vitamin E is full of antioxidants and great for fighting wrinkles. Jojoba oil is a good substitute since it is high in vitamin E and antioxidants as well. Avocado oil is another good choice. It is a little less thick and rich but still loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E.
How To Use Homemade Body Oil
You may also like to try my sugar body scrub recipe to exfoliate skin before applying this DIY body oil for maximum skin shimmering results!
You can definitely use this hydrating body oil on any dry areas. Or just apply a small amount on super rough patches of skin like elbows and feet. It also works well to rub the oil mixture on stretch marks to help minimize the appearance. Vitamin E is thought to minimize the appearance of scars.
The scent is relaxing and soothing (prefect to apply before bed or in the evenings). It also makes fabulous massage oil.
It does take a little bit of time to soak in so I wouldn’t use this body oil recipe right before putting slacks on. I like the deep moisture that it provides. Often times lotion will soak in and then an hour later my skin is still thirsty. This DIY body oil takes a few minutes to soak in but then it lasts for hours.
This DIY body oil is great for dry skin types. Do you think you will try this body oil recipe? It works as a hydrating body oil for all seasons- in the winter and in the summer when you want your skin to have that healthy glow! Do you enjoy making and using your own DIY beauty products?
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