Make your own yummy home facials with these simple homemade facial recipes

It's amazingly easy to make your own homemade facials and other natural face care products such as cleansers, masks, moisturizers, scrubs and toners.

One of the major benefits of using homemade facial recipes is that you know exactly what's in them.

Most common brands of face care products contain harmful ingredients. Or, if not actively harmful, they often contain fillers that do nothing for your skin but save the manufacturer some money (not you, though - commercial skincare products are EXPENSIVE!)

But don't worry, help is at hand! With a few simple ingredients and these fun, easy facial recipes, you can make your own homemade facials tailored to your particular skin type. And then you can enjoy some TLC while you rejuvenate your skin and relax the rest of you!

Each of the following facial recipes is specifically formulated to meet the needs of a certain skin type, such as rosewood and frankincense to reduce wrinkles in mature skin or lemongrass and tea tree to reduce oil production in acne-prone skin.

And, to top it all off, every time you give yourself one of these homemade facials you're also giving your mind, body and nervous system a healthy, happy, aromatic boost.

How to Give Yourself a Home Facial

  1. Clip back or tie up your hair to hold it away from your face so it doesn't get in the way.

  2. Wash your face with a natural facial cleanser to remove dirt, makeup and oil. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry with a towel.

  3. Use a facial steam to deep clean and open your pores, getting your skin ready for the next stage. You can use one of the herbal facial steam recipes or just use plain water. Or add up to three drops of any essential oil suitable for your skin type.


The Best Oils for your Skin Type

Dry or Mature Skin: Chamomile, frankincense, helichrysum, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang 

Normal or Combination Skin: Geranium, jasmine, lavender, neroli, palmarosa, rose, ylang-ylang

Oily, Acne-Prone Skin: Bergamot, cedarwood, cypress, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, orange, patchouli, peppermint, petitgrain, sandalwood, tea tree, ylang ylang

Sensitive Skin: Chamomile, helichrysum, jasmine, lavender, neroli, palmarosa, rose

Eczema, Psoriasis: Chamomile, frankincense, helichrysum, jasmine, lavender, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, sandalwood

To give yourself a facial steam:

  1. Pour some very hot water into a large bowl. Add your essential oils, if using.
  2. Lean comfortably over the bowl and use a towel to make a tent over your head and the bowl.
  3. Stay in the 'tent' for 5 to 10 minutes, coming out for air whenever you need to. Do not burn your face!
  4. While your face is still wet, apply a facial mask. Put a slice of cucumber over each eye and lie down. Relax for 15 to 20 minutes while the mask works its magic.
  5. Remove the cucumber from your eyes and rinse your face with warm water. Pat dry.
  6. Use a cotton ball or cosmetic pad to apply toner. This removes any traces of the facial mask and balances your skin's pH levels. It also adds some extra hydration (and smells nice!)
  7. Finally, apply moisturizer.

That's it - you're done! Your face is deep cleaned, exfoliated, hydrated and toned.

Giving yourself a facial once a week or so is a great way to keep your skin healthy and young looking. Plus, it's a great way to relax and have some fun. Why not do your next facial with your daughter, niece or girlfriends? And throw in a pedicure while you're at it!

Homemade Facial Recipes

Here's some quick links to the aromatherapy recipes you'll need for your home facials. Enjoy!


Normal Skin

Combination Skin

Dry & Mature Skin

Acne & Oily Skin

Sensitive & Problem Skin


Normal & Combination Skin

Dry, Damaged & Mature Skin

Acne & Oily Skin 


Normal Skin

Dry & Mature Skin

Acne & Oily Skin

Sensitive & Problem Skin


Normal Skin

Combination Skin

Dry & Mature Skin

Acne & Oily Skin

Sensitive & Problem Skin

Facial Steam Recipes for All Skin Types

Homemade Skin Toners for All Skin Types

Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage

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