Hazelnut Facial Formula

Aromatherapy Skin Care
Lyn Belisle

There are hundred of tried and true formulas for skin care using essential oils. For general skin care, these are the most common EO’s:
lavender, rose, clary sage, cypress, geranium, chamomile, rosewood, geranium and carrot.
Remember to dilute at the rate of 20 drops of essential oil to 2 ounces of carrier oil.

The formula that I use and that friends swear by is Formula 1 below – it’s great for everyday light moisturizing. The hazelnut oil is quickly absorbed and not greasy or overly oily. Formula 2 is also hazelnut-based but is a bit more complicated and is designed for the kind of “mature skin” that appreciates serious rejuvenation. You’ll find many additional formulas and suggestions on our links page.

Here’s a hint – purchase your hazelnut carrier oil in a specialty food market such as Central Market or Whole Foods in the gourmet oils section. It’s food grade, so you know that what goes in the inside of you won’t harm the outside of you!

Hazelnut Facial Oil

Formula 1 – for skin that is a combination of moderately dry to moderately oily

  • To two ounces of hazelnut oil, add the following essential oils:
  • 15 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops frankincense essential oil
  • Use a few drops on face and neck, smoothing in with an upward motion.

Formula 2 – for mature skin that needs extra nourishment and cell regeneration

  • To two ounces of hazelnut oil, add the following essential oils:
  • 5 drops carrot seed essential oil
  • 5 drops rosewood essential oil
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops rose geranium essential oil
  • Mix well and pat several drops onto clean face and neck in areas with wrinkles or dryness.