Sunday, April 20, 2014


This is a wonderful skin balancing oil that I've used for years as my daytime moisturiser. It's splendid on my sensitive combination skin and I can definitely feel the difference when I have to use something else if I'm travelling and have forgotten to take this along.

Rose hip oil is quickly absorbed into the skin and doesn't leave any greasiness - great for sensitive skin. Ylang ylang balances oily skin, promotes smoothness, helps with blemishes,  and is a very relaxing fragrance. Geranium balances sebum production and nourishes both dry and combination skin.

I've always used the Now brand of rose hip oil, and both essential oil bottles I've had for over 3 years - essential oils last for a long time! I usually let the moisturizer sit for 1-2 days after blending, to allow the oils to assimilate. But you can certainly start using it right away.

At night I use cocoa butter on my face, and as a body moisturiser I use shea butter. If you plan to use either of these, make sure they say 100% cocoa butter and shea butter. Nothing added (except perhaps an essential oil if you like fragrant moisturisers). 

Face Moisturiser: Rosehip, Ylang Ylang, and Geranium Oil
Makes: 1 bottle

- 1 fl. oz (30 ml) Rose hip oil
- 8 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
- 4 drops Geranium essential oil
  1. Take off the small plastic inner lid of the rose hip oil bottle and add the essential oils (I add them drop-by-drop directly from each essential oil bottle). Replace both the lids of the rose hip oil bottle, and shake well to combine.
  2. To use: put a few drops of the oil onto your palm and gently rub it into clean facial skin.
  3. Store away from direct sun.


  1. very nice ! where can we get pure cocoa butter and shea butter ?

  2. Thanks! :-) Cocoa and shea butter are easily available at Whole Foods (in the US), or any health food store. Sometimes - but rarely - also in grocery stores/supermarkets. Or, online.

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