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  1. Allie

    Is castor oil not a good one to use as a moisturizer? I just bought it and plan on using it for OCM but was hoping to also use it as a serum at night.

  2. Beth

    You homemade “make your own” facial oil mositurizer … is there a way to make it more of a lotion consistency? When i make body lotion I melt oils/ingredients then let in solidify and then whip with a hand blender.

    • Diane

      if you use coconut oil you could probably get closer to that consistency just be careful with the coconut oil as it doesn’t wrok out for everyone

  3. Paula

    LOVE the 3 ingredient facial moisturizer! Can you post a recipe for a light weight body lotion for use during the warmer months? I have seen some on-line but would prefer to have your recipe. Thanks, Paula

  4. Ellen

    Hi! I was wondering if you’re able to use more than one base oil in the oil blend? I was thinking of making an oil blend with the base oil of mainly jojoba, then followed with a bit of avocado, almond and hemp oil, then followed by my extra oils, being rosehip, argan, sea buckthorn, tamanu, borage, carrot and neem oil. Is that too many base oils? Should I just stick with one base oil, for instance jojoba? Thank you for your help! :)

    • Diane

      I was thinking the same for me, maybe blending jojoba and argan for the base oil I don’t see why you couldn’t as long as you keep the ratio the same (about 2/3 of the mixture being base oil) go with what oils you think work for your skin type. I would think the same rule would apply if you wanted to add more than 1 essential oil too

  5. Jillian

    I love this! What if I want to add a bunch of the bonus oils for more of the positive attributes? Should I just measure them out in equal parts? I want tamanu, sea buckthorn, and Rosehip. Thank you!

  6. Steph

    Is it OK to use olive oil if I have combination skin? I researched it and it is ‘moderately low’ on the comedogenic scale.

  7. Danuta Phipps

    Thank you so, so very much for sharing this. This is a high quality helpful article for all those trying effective DIY oil blend.

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  9. Michaela

    Hi Betty, I’m kind of new to the homemade beauty products scene and I was wondering if you could use vitamin E oil as the extra nourishing oil. I’m also buying some for another project, but I only need a little bit and will have a lot let over. I was hoping I could find other uses for it, like in my facial moisturizer.

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  11. yg

    For combination skin with acne, what carrier oils and essential oils are suitable? it’s so hard to find a facial oil blend sold outside which is suitable for this skin type.

  12. Cherry

    Hey just a quick question, can I mix primrose oil and tea tree oil?

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  15. Zahra

    I made this facial oil and I love it. But the problem is that it smells too strong. Can anyone give me a solution for that? I was thinking of adding a bit of vanilla oil to make it smell better?
    Thank you.

    • Hannah

      You should probaly take out the ” nourshing oil “.

    • Alicia

      Are you able to identify which oil it is that smells too strong? It sounds to me like you overdid it on the essential oil (the 3rd step). If that is the case, try increasing your “base oil” and your “nourishing” oils proportionally to cut the strength of the essential oil and balance out the overall composition. Hope that helps!

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  18. Erin

    I didn’t see any mention of olive oil as a base oil. Any inputs about that?

  19. Sammy

    Can you mix both argan and jojoba oil?

  20. jodi

    is carrot seed oil the same as carrot seed essential oil?

  21. I heard that DMAE is wonderful and it’s quite cheap when purchased on its own. Do you recommend putting some of that into your three ingredient facial oil? What about vitamin C? Thank you!!!

  22. Ms. Sy

    How often can we apply this Natural Homemade Facial Moisturizer (finished product) to the face. Will it be safe using it on daytime especially during summer?

  23. Cait

    Where have you been all my life? Im so excited to have stumbled across your website. Cant wait to check out more of your idea. Yay.

  24. Donna

    I was wondering if this facial oil moisturizer would be ok too use if you have rocesa & is there anything that could be added too it to help lighten up age spots. I have age spots on my face & my grandmother had them bad all the way across her face & forehead. I don’t want my face end up like that. Thanks

  25. kirsten

    So…. I ordered some Sea Buckthorn oil. Is it normal for it to be REALLY orangey/red? You can’t put ANY of it in your moisturizer unless you want to look like an oompa loompa!

  26. Lori J

    For years I struggled with those “patches” that post-pregnant women can get. They would be especially bad anytime after being in the sun. My dermatologist told me to wear sunscreen to keep them away. They would go away in the winter but come back by midsummer even with the sunscreen. Then I somehow found out about ART from Youngs Living Oils that works WITH the sun, does not contain sunscreen and DID’NT cause (or allow) those unsightly sun patches. However, it has become prohibitively expense and I am willing to blend my own but do you know if there is an added ingredient for sun protection. Will any of these oil keep those patches away? I would be SO GRATEFUL for any advice you can give me. Thanks, Lori J.

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  28. Courtney

    Hi – I have acne prone skin and I am just now experimenting with Jojoba oil in a product I am sampling calling Herbal Face Food – however it has a little bite to it when I initially put it on and I am now looking into creating my own moisturizer now that i know jojoba oil won’t break me out. I am looking into doing jojoba oil as a base but when it comes to adding the bonus oil and essential oil- can we use more than one? (ex. tea tree essential oil, and lemon essential oil) Also have you posted an article on the best possible oils for acne prone skin yet? Just curious.


  29. Tash

    I started out using rosehip oil with palmarosa – now the blend is going to be rosehip, argan and jojoba oil with palmarosa, rose geranium and carrot seed essential oils and I am so looking forward to it. I have ageing skin and acne – who would have thought the two skin types could coexist! Crunchy is taking over my life, and I couldn’t be happier :)

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  31. Jessica Greenleaf

    I tried neem oil and want to warn others it smells terrible. I would not recommend using it unless maybe a few drops. I have tried pouring half out twice already and replacing with sweet almond oil that barely has a smell to it and it still is awful. I have added lavender and grapefruit and it is just horrible. I’m going to pour it all out and just not use anything but the almond and lavender. Neem oil was one of the worst things I have ever smelt.

  32. millie oja

    Question do you have a YouTube,because I like seeing it ,how to make them

  33. Hi Betty Crunch Blog. I reently started making my own face mositurers. I wondered about using virgin olive oil is it good? Also I’ve been using almond oil with shea butter mixes. Notice it take longer to sink into skin. Thank you 4 advice re argan & jojoba oil sinks in quicker. ps I mix my unrefined shea butter & oil with a mini tool propellor attached to engraving tool which my friend made me. works brill. Must try it your way & melt it. Thanks again from UK beauty therapist.


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