Perfection in a Bottle – Making A Better Facial Oil


Finished Facial Oil

Spending time with my girlfriends is always a treat. Some days it reminds me of high school sleep overs with all the magazines, bubble gum and music. While the magazines have changed and the bubble gum has been replaced, Girls Night is still fun. During my last Girls Night, we got started talking about makeup and cosmetics. We discussed which brands we love, which things we would get if we could ignore the budget and how makeup is so different from even five years ago.

Weighing Jojoba Oil

Weighing Jojoba Oil

One product that came up during our discussion was facial oils. I must admit, the term facial oil was a bit of a mystery to me. So off I went to my local beauty supply store. It turns out facial oils are typically used once or twice a day after you cleanse your skin but before you apply your traditional moisturizer or foundation. I did get to try some while in the store and while I did find some that I really liked, I found many to be cost prohibitive. Today I wanted to make a own facial oil while staying true to the DIY craft  and to a budget. Come join me!


Golden Jojoba Oil
Castor Oil
Evening Primrose Oil
Borage Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Orchid Extract
Green Tea Extract
Seabuckthorn Extract
Isopropyl Myristate
Mixing Container


Recipe in Grams
320 grams Golden Jojoba Oil
16 grams Castor Oil
12 grams Evening Primrose Oil
12 grams Borage Oil
4 grams Vitamin E Acetate
8 grams Orchid Extract
4 grams Green Tea Extract
4 grams Seabuckthorn Extract
12 grams Squalane
8 grams Isopropyl Myristate
Recipe in Ounces
11.29 oz Golden Jojoba Oil
0.56 oz Castor Oil
0.42 oz Evening Primrose Oil
0.42 oz Borage Oil
0.14 oz Vitamin E Acetate
0.28 oz Orchid Extract
0.14 oz Green Tea Extract
0.14 oz Seabuckthorn Extract
0.42 oz Squalane
0.28 oz Isopropyl Myristate
Recipe in Percentages
80% Golden Jojoba Oil
4% Castor Oil
3% Evening Primrose Oil
3% Borage Oil
1% Vitamin E Acetate
2% Orchid Extract
1% Green Tea Extract
1% Seabuckthorn Extract
3% Squalane
2% Isopropyl Myristate


Adding other ingredients

Adding other ingredients

Weigh everything into a mixing container. Stir the mixture well. Pour the face oil into a bottle. While you can use an Amber Glass bottle with dropper for a sophisticated and elegant look, I really like using the 1 oz dropper bottle. I can use it one handed and I don’t have to worry about it breaking during a klutzy moment of mine. They just simplify everything! Label the bottles and enjoy your face oil!

Mixed Facial Oil

Mixed Facial Oil


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About Taylor

I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.

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