Perfect DIY Face Oil Recipe Using Essential Oils at Home

Do you find yourself scrutinizing your reflection and noticing blotchy patches, dark spots, or redness on your skin? If so, you might be dealing with uneven skin tone – a common concern that affects many of us. Uneven skin tone occurs when the pigmentation across different areas of the skin is inconsistent, giving rise to a lack of uniformity in color and texture.

Let’s demystify the concept of uneven skin tone, explore its causes, and shed some light on an all-natural solution that harnesses the power of essential oils and carrier oils.

Imagine a canvas with sporadic splotches – that's akin to what uneven skin tone looks like. It can be caused by various factors, including sun exposure, hormonal changes, aging, and skin inflammation.

Why the fuss over achieving an even skin tone? Well, it's not just about aesthetics. Many of us aspire to attain a more uniform complexion because it can make us appear younger, healthier, and more vibrant. As we age, our skin undergoes anatomical changes, losing its natural radiance due to a decline in collagen production and increased pigmentation irregularities.

But essential oils and carrier oils can be applied to the skin to help improve all this – they are nature's remedy for achieving radiant skin. By harnessing the nourishing properties of these natural ingredients, we can combat uneven skin tone and unlock the secret to a more youthful and glowy complexion. Let’s discover how they can be your ticket to a smoother, more even skin tone by sharing a great DIY face oil recipe you can do at home!

How do Natural Face and Body Oils help our skin?

The ingredients in face and body oils, which include a variety of carrier oils and essential oils collaborate to deeply hydrate, soothe, and protect the skin, unveiling a natural radiance from within. Unlike synthetic counterparts laden with chemicals, these oils boast a purity that nurtures the skin without compromise.

Easy to make DIY face Oil recipe using essential oils
But how do these oils work their magic on skin tone? By penetrating the skin's layers, they bolster collagen production, enhance cell turnover, and regulate melanin synthesis, addressing the root causes of uneven skin tone. The result? A harmonious complexion that reflects health and vitality. Whether you're seeking to diminish fine lines, fade dark spots, or simply achieve a luminous glow, embracing the magic of 100% natural and organic plant oils can transform your skin quickly and easily.

5 Benefits of Using a Face Oil to even your skin tone

Using face oil regularly offers a range of benefits tailored to even skin tone, and leaves the skin looking younger and more vibrant.

Here are the five benefits:

1. Hydration Boost: Face oils, containing nourishing carrier oils like jojoba or argan, work wonders by deeply hydrating the skin. Well-hydrated skin appears plumper and more even in tone, reducing the visibility of fine lines and dry patches.

2. Essential Oils for Brightening: Essential oils like lemon, grapefruit, or lavender are natural brightening agents. They help fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation, promoting a more uniform complexion. These oils work by gently exfoliating and encouraging skin cell turnover.

3. De-Puffing Properties: Many carrier and essential oils, such as tea tree and bergamot, possess anti-inflammatory properties. This helps calm irritated skin, reduce redness, and alleviate conditions like acne or rosacea that can contribute to uneven skin tone.

4. Regulating Oil Production: Certain carrier oils, like grapeseed or jojoba oil, mimic the skin's natural oils and help regulate our own skin’s oil production. This is particularly beneficial for oily or combination skin types, preventing excess oiliness that may contribute to uneven skin tone.

5. Collagen Boost: Essential oils like frankincense and rosemary may stimulate collagen production. Collagen is crucial for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness. As we age, collagen production decreases, leading to sagging and uneven skin. Incorporating oils that promote collagen synthesis can contribute to a smoother, more toned complexion.

Here is a list of our top 7 Face Oil ingredients to even skin tone:

Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium Essential Oil (Graveolens asperum) is steam distilled from the leaves of a fragrant bush that also has some beautiful pink flowers. The oil is loaded with molecules that encourage the skin to balance skin tone and vibrancy while cleansing and toning.  It also has many benefits to improve our mood, like releasing worry and anxiety and helping us feel more calm. The lightly grassy floral aroma is immediately soothing to our skin and mind.

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia) is steam distilled from the flowering tops of the common lavender plant.  This essential oil has been studied and used for hundreds of years for its remarkable benefits for our skin.  From healing wounds, cuts, scrapes, and burns, to soothing inflammation and evening skin tone.  Lavender essential oil is a must-have ingredient for any facial product. Plus, the aroma is so relaxing, it quickly wipes away all expressions of stress and worry.

 Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia serrata) is steam distilled from the resin of the unique frankincense species that grows in India.  This particular frankincense has a slightly different aroma than the frankincense we associate with ritual practice and ceremony, but it shares similar healing benefits for the skin.  Known for its remarkable ability to support the skin’s innate skill to repair and restore, Frankincense essential oil can help balance skin tone while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Pumpkin Seed Essential Oil

Pumpkin Seed Oil is a carrier oil that comes from a cold expeller pressing the seeds from pumpkins. Unlike an essential oil, it is not fragrant and feels more “oily” when we touch it. The seeds are scraped out of the inside of the pumpkin, shelled, and then pressed to extract a rich greenish-red oil that has been shown to have powerful effects on the skin. It soothes irritation while making the skin feel suppler and look more youthful.

Rose Hip Seed Essential Oil

Rose Hips Seed Oil is a carrier oil that comes from a cold expeller pressing the seeds from the Rose Hip fruits. Like Argan, it lacks aroma and feels slightly “oily” - unlike essential oils.  It shares many of the same healing benefits with argan oil, like being soothing to the skin, supporting tissue repair, and promoting resilience and elasticity. Plus, it is known to calm sensitive skin and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Jojoba Seed Essential Oil

Jojoba Seed Oil is a carrier oil that comes from a cold expeller pressing the seed from the Jojoba plant. Like other carrier oils, it has almost no aroma and feels more “oily” to our touch than essential oils.  Jojoba oil absorbs relatively quickly into the skin and helps boost the strength and resilience of the skin.

Sea Buckthorn Essential Oil

Sea Buckthorn Oil is a carrier oil that comes from cold expeller pressing the berries from the Sea Buckthorn Shrub.  The shrubby tree grows in cold climates and is one of the richest sources of natural beta-carotene. Beta carotene has been shown to help the skin repair and restore itself by promoting cell regeneration and evening skin tone.

Read below for our DIY face oil with essential oils to even your skin tone so your skin looks years younger and more vibrant

Makes 130 gram/ml (1 OZ) bottle:

What you’ll need:

  • Small digital scale
  • Measuring cups and spoons, or glass beakers
  • Stirrers, either metal or glass
  • Small whisk
  • 2 clean glass bottles with a pump
  • Blank Labels
  • Parchment Paper
  • Paper towel

Home-Made Face Oil Recipe with Essential Oils


  • 1/4 tsp of Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil
  • 1 3/4 tsp of Rose Hip Oil
  • 1 tsp of Pumpkin Seed Oil
  • 3 tsp of Jojoba Oil
  • 4 drops of Vitamin E Oil
  • 6 drops of Lavender
  • 3 drops of Frankincense
  • 3 drops of Geranium


  • Before starting to make the recipe make sure the area where you will be blending is very clean. That means wiping down counter spaces with rubbing alcohol and putting away any food items and extra clutter.  Once your counter space or tabletop is clean, line the area with some parchment paper, pull your hair back and thoroughly wash your hands.
  • Set out your blending tools so they are easy to grab when needed.
  • Bring out all of your ingredients so they are accessible.
  • Using your measuring spoons, start measuring out each ingredient separately into a beaker or measuring cup,
  • Stir thoroughly using your small mini whisk, or other mixing tool.
  • Once everything is well combined, carefully pour the mixture into your empty glass bottle and cap with the pump closure.
  • Make up a name for your Face Oil, write the name and the ingredients on the label, and attach them to bottles.
  • Use in the morning and before bed

How to use Face Oil?

The best way to use face oil to reap the most powerful benefits is to apply it to a warm damp face after cleansing. 

After cleansing your face, gently pat it dry with a soft towel. Next, pump out 4 pumps of your face oil into the palm of your hand, and use two fingers to gently massage the oil all over your face.

For an extra boost of powerful absorption, you can then pat your face again with a warm damp towel to encourage the nourishing elements of the oil to deeply absorb into your skin.

We suggest doing this after cleansing your face in the morning and before going to bed.

Let us know how you are enjoying your face oil formulated to even out your skin tone!

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