Body Oils for Hydrating and Moisturising

Easy Homemade Skin Moisturisers for your Body

These recipes for natural DIY body oils and serums use only two ingredients – Carrier Oils and Essential Oils.  Dilution of essential oils should be no more than 2% to carrier oil.  See guide below:

10ml bottle – 2tps of carrier oil, 6 drops essential oil

15ml bottle – 3tps of carrier oil, 9 drops essential oil

20ml bottle – 4tps of carrier oil, 12 drops essential oil

30ml bottle – 6tps of carrier oil, 18 drops essential oil

  • Never use more than the suggested quantities – essential oils don’t become more effective by using extra, in fact they may even have a negative effect.
  • Make your body oils and serums in small batches so they stay fresh
  • Keep oils and serums in dark glass containers out of sunlight and in a cool place
  • Natural preservatives are Vitamin E and Wheat Germ Oil – adding a teaspoon ((5ml) of Wheat Germ Oil or one Vitamin E capsule (1ml) will preserve your oil or serum for up to 6 months

IMPORTANT:  When using essential oils it is vital that they are diluted in a carrier oil and not used neat on the skin.  Essential oils can cause skin reactions if not diluted.

Choosing Your Carrier Oil

Choosing which oils to use is entirely up to you, however, to get the best results from your body oil or face serum always try and use an oil that’s a right match for your skin type or targeted problem areas.  See suggestions below:

Best Carrier Oils for your Skin Type or Problem Areas

Scars – Wheat Germ Oil

Stretch Marks – Sesame Oil

Wrinkles – Apricot Kernel Oil or Evening Primrose Oil

Oily Skin – Safflower Oil or Sunflower Oil

Normal, Itchy or Sensitive Skin – Sweet Almond Oil

Dry Skin – Sweet Almond Oil or Avocado Oil

Rough Skin – Olive Oil

Recipes for Oils & Serums

Sensitive Skin – 30ml bottle

  • 6tsp (30ml) Sweet Almond Oil
  • 12 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 6 drops Neroli Essential Oil

Mature Skin – 30ml bottle

  • 3tsp (15ml) Apricot Kernel Oil
  • 3tsp (15ml) Sesame Oil
  • 9 drops Rose Essential Oil
  • 9 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil

Dry Skin – 30ml bottle

  • 6tsp (30ml) Avocado Oil
  • 9 drops Myrrh Essential Oil
  • 9 drops Jasmine Essential Oil

Summer Oil – 30ml bottle

  • 6tsp (30ml) Sunflower Oil
  • 6 drops Neroli Essential Oil
  • 6 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
  • 6 drops Geranium Essential Oil

Winter Oil – 30ml bottle

  • 6tsp (30ml) Olive Oil
  • 9 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil
  • 9 drops Juniper Essential Oil


  • Place all the oils into your bottle and tighten the lid
  • Gently roll the bottle in the palm of your hand for about 30 seconds to mix

How to Use your Body Oil

  • Cleanse skin as normal
  • Apply a drops to your hands
  • Gently massage into skin , concentrating on problem areas