Over the weekend I received an email from a reader who made my DIY night crème and enjoys it enough to send an inquiry about what regimen I use for the daytime.
Well, my first tip is to drink lots and lots of water. That’s the best anti-aging skincare advice I can give you. When I don’t drink enough water, I can see it on my face. Along the same lines, eat lots of berries and green leafy vegetables, because they are loaded with anti-oxidants that can help reduce the signs of aging. And the other most-important tip for anti-aging is to wear sunscreen! This is something I caught onto too late, and I attribute whatever aging my skin is showing to being lax about sun protection earlier in life.
A few friends and I were talking recently about the benefits of wearing sunglasses too. They don’t just help the eyes. They prevent constant squinting, and squinting causes wrinkles!
I also make my own essential oil daytime skincare products. Of course, this natural skincare recipe is made from essential oils, just like the night creme.. It does not contain any oils that are light sensitive, so it can be applied after the shower and worn under makeup.
If there are one or two oils in this skincare recipe that you do not have in your arsenal, do not fret. You can still make this fabulous lotion! You can also make adjustments as necessary. For example, if I had Rose Oil in stock I would probably replace the Melrose Oil with 5 Drops Rose Oil plus 5 Drops Melaleuca Oil.
½ Cup Organic Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp Shea Butter
1 Tbsp Water
1 Tbsp Honey
8 Drops Melrose Oil
8 Drops Carrot Seed oil
5 Drops Juniper Oil
5 Drops Geranium Oil
5 Drops Helichrysum
5 Drops Lavender
5 Drops Patchouli (not pictured)
5 Drops Jasmine Oil (not pictured)
5 Drops Melaleuca
– Place the Coconut Oil and Shea Butter in a glass bowl.
– Combine essential oil ingredients in a separate glass bowl.
– Blend lightly.
– Add in the water and honey. Continue blending lightly.
– Slowly add in the essential oil ingredients.
– Continue blending until the oils are well dispersed among the Coconut Oil and Shea Butter base.
As a reminder, coconut oil is the primary base because it is a powerful natural moisturizer that can help to delay the onset of wrinkles. It contains Vitamin E for protecting skin cells and fatty acids that have antifungal properties. When applied topically, coconut oil may feel a bit greasy on the skin at first, though it absorbs very quickly. Shea butter is a fantastic natural moisturizer and honey was included for it’s antiseptic properties.
If you find that you want a lighter mixture, feel free to add 1 Tsp Water or 1 Tbspn Aloe to the recipe.
For those of you who make this one, please write and let me know your thoughts!
Please note that I am not a dermatologist or other type of doctor, nor to I play one on this blog. While I (and thousands of others) think essential oils are fabulous, it should be noted that are not regulated by the FDA to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.