Essential Oil Blend Recipes For Glowing Skin

One of my favorite ways to save money and also relax is to create essential oil blend recipes for glowing skin! 

Essential oils are not only moisturizing they contain wonderful natural compounds to keep skin supple, hydrated, and glowing! 

I’m often asked for skin recipes, so I’ve curated my favorites from some of my other articles. so here you can easily find some blends and ways to use essential oils on your skincare routines. 

Join me to discover some face scrubs, bath blends, serums, skin toners, moisturizing balms, body lotions, and more! 

Let’s start with some beautifully soothing hand creams to help keep hands glowing, supple, and ready for the day! 

essential oil skincare recipes

Essential oil hand cream blends 

The skin on your hands works overtime every minute of the day. Essential oils such as lavender and peppermint are packed full of antioxidants, are antibacterial, and have soothing moisturizing properties. This first recipe is one of my go-to favorites! It’s so easy to add a few drops of oil to your favorite hand cream. 

Lavender and peppermint hand cream 

Apply to your hands and fingers. Pop on a pair of cotton gloves and relax with a lavender and peppermint diffuser blend! 

This is a perfect blend to add nourishment to your hands or help with itching.

Mix 2 drops of each oil with a teaspoon of your favorite hand cream. Ones without added fragrance are best.

Lavender and ylang ylang hand cream 

  • ¼  cup shea butter
  • 1tablespoons yellow beeswax pellets
  • 2tablespoons sweet almond oil
  • 10 drops each lavender and ylang- ylang essential oil
  • A small glass jar 

Using a double boiler or a heat-proof glass bowl over a pan filled with about an inch of boiling water, melt the shea butter, beeswax pellets, and almond oil.

Once all solids have become liquid, remove from heat and allow to cool for about 2 minutes

Add the essential oils and stir to combine.

Pour into jars and allow to become solid. This usually takes just a few minutes

Keep refrigerated and use within 2 weeks

To discover more ways to blend lavender and ylang-ylang, check out my other helpful article! 

Peppermint and frankincense blend beautifully for glowing skin 

One of the best ways to get that radiant look of a day outdoors is by using a skin toner.

Anyone looking for an essential oil blend recipe for glowing skin needs Frankincense in their life! 

Its rich nourishing properties work beautifully with the more astringent properties of peppermint, to keep you glowing all day long!  

To match your skincare with a little natural healing explore frankincense benefits for the immune system 

Peppermint and Frankincense face toner blend recipe 

This is one of my very favorite ways to harness the astringent qualities of both these oils. 

Mix 8 drops of peppermint and 6 drops of Frankincense in a 4oz amber spray bottle. Top up with rose water or witch hazel. I personally love the extra cleansing properties of witch hazel. Spray after cleansing but make sure you avoid eye areas.

Glowing skin should be a healthy look rather than a red burn!! Protect your skin on warmer sunnier days and keep a stash of my favorite sunburn balm. 

It keeps beautifully in a tin or a small screw-top jar in the fridge. 

Peppermint and lavender sunburn balm

One of my favorite ways to use this skin healing combo is in a sunburn balm. Add 3 drops peppermint and 3 drops lavender to a tablespoon of aloe Vera gel. Apply frequently to affected areas. 

To discover more lavender recipes including diffuser blends pillow sprays, lava bead blends, and more! Pop over to discover over 30 oils to blend with Lavender 

Mature skin can sometimes need a little help when it comes to keeping that youthful glow. 

Geranium not only smells delicious but is one of the best anti-aging essential oils. The astringent quality of this skin glowing power-packed oil helps tighten skin tissue and give a radiant look to older skin. 

Lavender and geranium anti-aging serum 

  • 3 drops lavender oil and 
  • 3 drops geranium oil 
  • Apricot kernel oil to fill a 1-ounce dropper bottle 

Add all ingredients and shake well. Apply serum night and morning, concentrating on any fine lines, age spots, or wrinkles 

For more beautiful blends, diffuser recipes, and other ways to harness the power of geranium oil, pop over and discover some of my other favorite geranium blend recipes

Skin balancing geranium oil blend

  • 2 drops frankincense
  • 4 drops geranium 
  • 3 drops lavender 
  • 2tbsps of your favorite carrier oil. avocado, jojoba, or good olive oil is perfect!

Mix all ingredients in a saucer or screw-topped jar and apply night and morning to keep skin supple and glowing. 

geranium oil for glowing skin
Some of my beautiful geraniums in my garden!

Lavender and Jasmine enriching balm 

  • 7 drops of jasmine oil 
  • 4 drops lavender oil 
  • 2 tablespoons of apricot or jojoba oil 

Mix together well in a saucer or a screw-topped jar. Apply after cleansing and toning night and morning to nourish and rejuvenate skin. 

Lavender and Jasmine are two of the Best Essential Oils for your Skin, head over to discover my specially curated list of 24 oils, including what they are best for, how to use them, and a handy reference table for creating your own restoring DIY home beauty blends!

Orange essential oil blends to keep your skin glowing! 

This blend recipe harnesses the power of essential oils Honey and Glycerine. Use once a week to keep a soft, dewy, and glowing skin complexion. 

  • 4 tablespoons of raw honey 
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable glycerine
  • ½ cup ylang ylang floral water
  • 10 drops of sweet orange Essential

Combine all the ingredients together and store them in a pump dispenser bottle.

orange oil recipe for glowing skin
I so love the fresh citrus aroma of sweet orange!

Glowing geranium skin serum 

Geranium oil works perfectly in this recipe blend to moisturize, leaving your skin smelling gorgeous! 

  • 8 drops Geranium
  • 2 drops Lavender 
  • 2 drops Sandalwood
  • 1 tablespoon of your favorite carrier oil.  Jojoba works wonderfully in this geranium oil blend as it sinks into the skin beautifully 

Mix all ingredients in an Amber glass dropper and let it sit for 24 hours if possible to let the oils settle.

Lavender and Roman chamomile moisturizer 

This is one of my favorite super-simple essential oil blend recipes for glowing skin! It also helps to keep your skin protected from harsh elements such as too much sun exposure, pollution or cold winter winds. 

  • 3 drops lavender 
  • 2 drops of Roman chamomile 
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil or your favorite moisturizer

Mix well and add before makeup in summer or a cold winter’s day. 

For more beautiful lavender recipes, pop over to my other helpful article, packed full of easy DIY oil blends. 

Add Jojoba oil to frankincense to improve your skin’s appearance

The antioxidant and antibacterial properties of Frankincense is one of the reasons it protects, moisturizes and reduces breakouts. It helps to restore the top layer of your skin while soothing and nourishing. It’s perfect for keeping skin glow and protecting irritated or damaged skin. 

Add one drop of frankincense to one teaspoon of jojoba oil and massage gently over the face after washing to help improve your skin’s appearance.

Body essential oil blend recipes for skin glow 

Keeping the skin on our body supple and nourished healthy is just as important as a glowing complexion! 

Let’s start with super easy body lotion before going on to some massage essential oil blend recipes for beautifully smooth, glowing skin! 

Lavender and cedarwood relaxing body lotion 

Adding essential oils to your favorite creams and lotions is a super-easy way of using the power of essential oils! 

You can add essential oils to creams, lotions, hand gels, hand creams, serums, moisturizers, cleansers, and toners. Use around 20 drops to a 100 gram (4 oz) bottle. Either go with a lotion or cream already containing your favorite oil to boost benefits and aroma or use a neutral-smelling type. 

It’s easy to mix and match your favorite oils. 

However, never use fragrance oils on your skin. 

Find out what they are and why you shouldn’t use them in my helpful article. Are fragrance oils safe for skin? 

  • 12 drops Lavender 
  • 8 drops of Cedarwood 
  • 40z bottle of neutral-smelling body lotion.

This lotion is gorgeous after a long relaxing bath and works beautifully with relaxing bath blends 

skin glow essential oil body lotion
its so easy to add your essential oils to your favorite skincare!

Massage with essential oil blends helps to promote skin glow! 

For those of you wanting to know more about essential oil blends and recipes for glowing skin, below is a list of some of my favorite massage oils from my other articles to keep skin supple and beautiful to the touch! 

  • 4 drops lavender oil
  • 4 drops of neroli oil 
  • 1 tablespoon of almond or apricot kernel oil 

Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a saucer or glass jar and apply.

Neroli smells glorious and is one of the Best Smelling Essential oils, so pop over to discover more recipes, and other help using the most fragrant of oils!

Yuzu oil relaxation massage oil 

  • 3 drops of Yuzu oil 
  • 1 drop of chamomile oil 
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite carrier oil( I love apricot oil or sweet almond oil, but olive or sunflower would work beautifully) 

Use this blend to massage your feet before you settle down to sleep. 

Relaxing rose oil body massage blend 

  • 4 drops of rose or rosewood oil 
  • 4 drops lime oil 
  • 4 drops sweet orange oil 

2 tablespoons of a carrier or base oil such as sweet almond or my favorite for this blend, apricot oil

Orange is such a beautifully nourishing oil packed full of antioxidants and good stuff to keep your skin but only glowing but smelling gorgeous too! 

Head over to discover more about orange oil in diffusers, pillow sprays, balms, and more! 

Ylang Ylang relaxing Swedish massage blend 

  • 3 – 5 drops Ylang Ylang oil 
  • 2 drops Mandarin oil 
  • 2 drops Vetiver oil 
  • 2 tablespoons of Almond oil ( almond oil is a wonderful moisturizer and also helps to promote good heart health)

Ylang ylang is used extensively in the fragrance industry and mixes so well with other oils. 

Explore more beautiful lavender and ylang-ylang blend recipes 

Breakouts, acne, and other spots can wreak havoc on your complexion. Essential oils can help to reduce sebum, provide antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties which help to heal acne scars, reduce the size of pores, spots and redness while preventing further breakouts. 

Lavender and patchouli acne balm 

  • 2oz aloe vera gel  
  • 5 drops Patchouli oil 
  • 5 drops Lavender oil 
  • 3 drops Tea Tree oil 
  • 2 drops Lemon oil 

Mix all ingredients together in a flip-top pot and apply regularly with a cotton wool ball night and morning

Tea tree is such a powerful disinfectant and is packed full of antioxidants, with a beautiful woody, herbal aroma. 

Find out more about why tea tree mixes beautifully with lavender! 

Cedarwood and Thyme breakout balm 

  • 2 drops of cedarwood oil 
  • 2 drops thyme oil 
  • 1 drop tea tree oil 
  • 1 tablespoon of apricot kernel oil

Mix all ingredients in a screw-topped jar or a saucer and apply with cotton wool or muslin to any affected areas 

I also like to use this blend for a scalp massage. Make sure to rinse well.

Lavender and tea tree face oil wash

  • 3 drops tea tree essential oil 
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil 
  • 2 tablespoons jojoba, or coconut oil ( both of these oils to help reduce oil production)

Mix the lavender and tea tree essential with your choice of carrier oil in a screw-top jar or a saucer. Apply to your face after washing with cotton wool, paying particular attention to any breakout areas.

Essential oil bath blend recipes for glowing skin 

A restorative relaxing bath is another of my favorite ways of using essential oil blend recipes for glowing skin! 

Geranium ‘chill out’ bath blend 

  • 3 drops geranium oil
  • 2 drops chamomile oil
  • 2 drops lavender oil
  • 2 drops bergamot oil

1 tablespoon of your favorite carrier oil – my favorite is avocado or argan as they both feel amazing on your skin, not to mention the vitamin E content of Argan and the fatty acids in avocado oil which are both moisturizing and soothing. 

Another of my all-time oils for blending in skincare serums, anti-aging creams, and room sprays! Head over to discover more about geranium oil blends 

Soothing bath soak with frankincense

Add a few drops of frankincense into a bathtub to help invoke an aromatic calm and relaxing bath soak.

You can also mix the oil with some full-fat milk before adding it to the water. This ensures that it does not separate and mix with the bathwater, rather than remain an oil on the surface.

frankincense bath blend for skin glow

Vetiver oil calming Bath blend 

Vetiver oil is a powerhouse for the skin. It reduces sebum, oiliness, skin inflammation, and signs of aging. It tightens, moisturizes, hydrates, calms redness, unblocks pores, and stabilizes PH. It boosts new cell growth which enhances complexion, reduces acne marks evens out skin tone. Phew! 

  • 6 -8 drops Vetiver oil
  • 3 drops chamomile oil 
  • 3 drops neroli oil 

1 tablespoon of carrier oil ( Jojoba or Avocado is beautifully nourishing for the best skin glow!) 

Mix all ingredients well together in a small glass jar and pour into a warm ( not too hot) bath. 

Glowing skin face pack recipes 

A face pack with natural ingredients and the best essential oils for skin is a perfect way to keep your skin glowing, hydrated, and exfoliated. 

Lentils are one of my very favorite ways of bringing a super cheap ingredient into skin blend recipes and are packed full of good stuff! 

To find out more about using lentils for your skin, head on over for more gorgeous DIY beauty recipes! 

Lentil and turmeric face pack 


  • Two tablespoons lentils 
  • One teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Few drops of Rose Water

As turmeric is also known for its skin lightening properties, regular use in any kind of face pack can help to give your skin radiance and a lighter appearance.


  • In a mixer, grind two tablespoons of lentils ( either puy or red lentils) to a fine powder
  • Add one teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Add a few drops of your favorite rose water 

Mix well to form a paste and apply on your face and neck 

Leave for 20-25 minutes or till the pack has dried 

Wash it off with cold water and repeat the process at least twice a week for the desired effect

Milk and red lentil face pack 

  • Soak two tablespoons of red lentils overnight. The next day, make a thick paste by pounding either in a pestle and mortar with a tablespoon of water ( add more if needed), add to a grinder, or use a mini food processor. 
  • Add to your favorite bowl and add milk, (organic is best) 
  • Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil ( tea tree, rosemary, or lavender) 

Mix well.

Apply the pack to your face and leave it for 10 minutes before rinsing off with cold water and lightly patting your skin dry 

Red lentils, orange and cucumber face pack 

Make a fine paste either in a pestle and mortar, grinder, or small food processor of: 

  • 1 tablespoon red lentils 
  • 2 tablespoon orange peel
  • 5 drops orange essential oil 
  • 1 tablespoon cucumber juice 

Orange essential oil is a beautiful fresh citrus oil perfect for a wealth of benefits, so head over to find out which oils mix best with orange oil, along with blend recipes for diffusers and more!

Rosewater and red lentil skin bloom recipe 

  • 5 teaspoons of red lentils 
  • 2 tablespoons glycerin ( available at most chemists) 
  • Rosewater ( the cheapest rose water is usually rose water sold as a ‘food product’ rather than one for beauty. So head to the world food section of your favorite store ) 
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil or vitamin E oil 
  • 1 teaspoon Aloe vera gel
  • 5 drops of either rosewood, rose, or geranium essential oil

Blend all ingredients and apply to a freshly cleansed face or after your evening bath or shower. 

Splash off with cold water or toner made from 2 tablespoons of witch hazel.

Honey and red lentil face pack

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of organic red lentil powder (homemade) and add a spoonful of raw organic honey. 
  • Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil ( lavender, tea tree or chamomile works beautifully) 

Mix everything well

Apply this face pack evenly on your face and leave it for 20 minutes. 

Scrub off the pack using your fingertips before finding off with warm water 

Follow with your favorite essential oil moisturizer

Orange and red lentil skin glow mask 

  • Make a paste of red lentils and orange juice
  • Add a couple of drops of sweet orange, bergamot, or mandarin essential oil 

Apply to your face and neck for around 20 minutes

Wash off with cold water, and you will see straight away dull and damaged skin looks fresh and flawless!

And finally… 

So I hope this helpful article has inspired you to add to your essential oil collection, save money and enjoy some me-time making some skincare recipes. Try some of the beautiful essential oil blend recipes for glowing skin and learn more about using essential oils for DIY beauty.

To complement your skincare routine with some diffuser know-how to create a home-spa ambiance, head over to find out my favorite relaxing diffuser blends.  

Or maybe if you are new to diffusing, pop over to my other helpful article, how much oil to put in a diffuser, sizes, drop, a guide

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