Thursday, 22 September 2011

DIY: My Neroli Body Oil

I discovered my love for body oils when I first bought my first bottle from Weleda. I love body oils and I find that it works so much better than body lotion. I love applying them after shower at night and the next morning, you willl wake up with smooth and supple skin.

This time, I decided to be a little adventurous by doing my own body oil when I ran out of my Weleda and Burt's Bees oils. I did a little research on DIY sites and found the right percentage by incorporating my favourite carrier and essential oils.

I like oils that are moisturising, regenerative and anti-oxidant..and that is why I choose the oils below for my body oil. Feel free to select any carrier oils of your choice or anything that is suitable for you should you like to embark on doing your own DIY body oil.

My carrier oils are:

Jojoba Gold Oil- Moisturising and anti-oxidant.
Avocado Oil- Regenerative with vitamins A, B, D and E, emollient, slows aging, repairing, stimulates collagen.
Apricot Kernel Oil- Vitamins A and E, absorbs well, soothing and moisturising.

Pomagranate Seed Oil- Rich in lipids, anti-oxidant, anti-wrinkle, moisturising, hydrating, nourishing and restores pH balance.
Neroli Pure Essential Oil- Restoring, rejuvenating, healing, repairing, floral and aromatic. 

Tools that you need:

Measuring cup in ml- I recycled a measuring cup which I use for measuring my cough mixture.
Disposable Pipettes- Bought from Garden of Wisdom. Really handy for extracting oils from bottles.
An empty bottle- I recycled the bottle from Weleda.

Carrier and essential oils from Garden of Wisdom

Simple Steps:

1) Pour your 1st carrier oil into the measurement cup to the right amount.
2) Pour into your empty bottle.
3) Repeat the same steps as #1 for the remaining oils.
4) Use a disposable pipette to draw out your essential oil of your choice and drop a few drops into your mixed oil.
5) Give your bottle a good shake and there you have it...your own DIY body oil.
My Experience
The oils of my choice are much thicker than Weleda's but almost the same consistency as Burt's Bees. The oils absorbs rapidly into my skin and I like that it does not make my skin greasy at all.
Let me tell you about the is amazing! Neroli is a good choice as it is aromatic and it have a certain modernity scent to it. It's not the girly floral scent nor is it pungent. It is light floral with a calm scent, which makes you relax and unwind at night.
I have been using this oil for 2 months now and I really like it as it really moisturises and hydrates my skin. My skin does feel firm ( also thanks to my Weleda and Burt's Bees oil ) and I do see that my scars are also lightened
I forsee that I will be making more of my own body oils in the future as I find that it is really easy to do. I am rest assured of it's efficacy too, knowing I can always do a 'fresh' bottle after it is finished. Did I mention that it is cheap too! A bottle of 50ml can last me for 2 months and it cost me less than RM50!


  1. It's actually better to roll your bottle slowly than to shake it so it won't create air bubbles that can sometimes degrade the mix :)

    I miss DIY-ing my body oils. I hope I'll have time to do it this weekend. The skin on my body (not face) seems to react best to olive oil compared to any other oils I've tried.

  2. Thanks for the tips!:D I am still an amateur at this..hehe!

  3. thanks for sharing the recipe! i have been wanting to try mixing body oil :D have found a recipe for slimming body oil but just couldn't find a place to buy the right tool

  4. Hi Xin! You are welcomed and you will LOVE it once you started. Slimming body oil? Hmm..that's interesting! Yeah, GoW does sell loads of raw ingredients and tools but I am a 'cheapo', I use recycled stuffs..hehe

    Btw, I love your blog ;)

  5. thanks! :D btw, do u have any good DIY websites to recommend? i have a few but i need more references :D

  6. For me, i 'google'on what DIY I want to do first( body oil or face oil) and do comparisions with different recipies that I gathered. So there isn't one site that I would take all the reference from.

    So far, seems to be a good site to start from. They have all the diy recipies and discussions which is shared among the members. A really good site to learn from the DIY-ers.

    Hope you hear on your DIY oil soon once you have started!:D

  7. thanks for the suggestion. i have placed order from GOW already, cant wait for them to arrive and start my experiment :D have bought neroli and rose geranium PEO, and some quite unique carrier oil, and i have already got a very good grade of lavender PEO, im reallllly excited!

  8. Haha...that was super fast. Was nice shopping at their site right? :D

    Rose geranium is a lovely choice! The neroli is rather expensive,right? Just as a caution, do go easy on the PEO...for 50 ml, just make sure u do not exceed more than 7 drops of PEO of your choice.

    OOOhhhh...can't wait to read abt your body oil in your blog! Enjoy!:D

  9. just to share with u, i added 2 items to my order :D

    one camellia oil and also juniper berry PEO :D :D

    cant wait for them to arrive!

  10. Hehe...Camellia oil is a good choice..a very versatile oil and very good as hair serum/oil. intrigued with how juniper berry smells though.:P

    Can't wait to see your pictures and your reviews!:D

  11. I should get some cooking oil to try. Heheh.

  12. Hehe...quickly jump into the body oil bandwagon sesame:)


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