3 Ingredient DIY Face Oil – Great for Anti-Aging!

It’s so simple to make your own DIY face oil & all you need is 3 ingredients. Best of all, you can customize it based on your own skincare needs!

3 Ingredient Face Oil for Anti-Aging

I have a confession to make.

I’m pretty vain when it comes to my skincare. I work really hard to have good skin & to keep it that way. I never go tanning, I wear sunscreen daily, never go to bed with makeup on, & moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. I used to buy into the advertising gimmicks & end up dropping some serious cash on products that didn’t work as well as I’d them to, if at all. Don’t even get me on the labels of some of these products – I have no idea what all those words are, nor could I pronounce them if I tried.

I’ve done a serious amount of research on natural skincare over the past few years & have learned so much about what works & what doesn’t. That research brought me to make my own face oil & what a great decision that has been!

If you’ve seen the face oils out in the market, you know that they can run over $100 for a teeny tiny bottle that won’t last you more than a month. However, you don’t have to spend all that money to get a fabulous face oil.  All you need are 3 ingredients, and can switch the ingredients I use out for others that would fit your specific skincare needs.  For me, I like something that targets anti-aging, reduces pores & fine lines, helps hyper pigmentation, & doesn’t clog your pores.

So, for my favorite serum – I use argan oil, rosehip oil, & lavender oil.


I make 4oz at a time, and for those 4oz – it costs me $20. That amount lasts me for 6-8 months, & I use it every morning and every night on a clean face.

In the container I wish to use, I fill it up between 1/2 & 3/4 of the way with argan oil. Then, I pour in the rosehip oil – pouring in enough to almost fill the bottle. Then, I add lavender oil to finish filling the bottle (about 1 heaping teaspoon per 4oz).

I adore the combination of argan oil, rosehip oil, & lavender oil (fabulous for anti-aging!) – but here’s some other suggestions for you to use to make your very own custom face oil.


I get all my oils from Amazon, & I’ve inserted links to each oil name to take the guesswork out of finding good quality ones yourself. Just click on the oil that you’re interested in, & it will take you straight to the Amazon listing!


1st ingredient, Base oil (you fill up your container between 1/2 & 3/4 of the way with this)

  • argan oil (great for anti-aging – perfect for all skin types, including acne prone skin)
  • jojoba oil (great for anti-aging – perfect for all skin types, including acne prone skin) (you can use half argan & half jojoba too)
  • sweet almond oil (great oil for all skin types, but takes a lot longer for your skin to absorb)
  • apricot kernel oil (best for normal, dry, & aging skin – not the best for acne prone)
  • grapeseed oil (good for oily, normal or acne-prone skin. Not the best for dry skin)
  • avocado oil (best for dry & aging skin)
  • hemp seed oil (great light oil that’s good for any skin type)

2nd Ingredient, Nourishing Oil (add second, filling up container to almost full with it)

  • Rosehip Oil (best for regenerating skin cells & is known for it’s firming/anti-aging abilities. Best for dry, normal, & aging skin)
  • tamanu oil (best thing to use for acne prone skin, oily skin, & scarred skin)
  • borage oil (really high in oleic acid, best for oily & acne prone skin)
  • evening primrose oil (good for all skin types – can also be taken internally for acne prone skin)
  • neem oil (fabulous for oily & acne prone skin)

3rd Ingredient, Essential Oil (top off your nearly full bottle with this, you don’t need much)

  • lavender (great oil for all skin types – healing & calming)
  • chamomile (great for all skin types, very healing)
  • rose (absolutely incredible for aging skin, but expensive)
  • palmarosa (great for acne-prone skin & aging skin)
  • lemongrass (brightening & toning – best for normal, oily, or acne prone skin)
  • rosemary (best for oily acne-prone skin)

I did a video tutorial on this too – so check it out below. And if you don’t subscribe to my YouTube channel already, please do by clicking here!


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  • Connie Tonn

    Interesting, and sounds easy enough; but where can I purchase these different oils and know I am getting high quality products??

    • sharon

      Thank you for asking this question. I am wondering too where to buy these and/or high quality oils. 🙂

      • Connie Tonn

        Crystal says Amazon.

        • Esther Greenfield

          Is it o.k. to just put rose hip oil directly on you face as that is what I have been doing up until now. Any extra advantage mixing with a base oil besides cost.

          • Yes I put it on my face before I add the EO’s. I just press each one, rose, helichrysum, frankincense, geranium, and rosemary, into the Rosehip oil on my face and it’s so refreshing!

    • I get all my oils on Amazon, & if you click on the oil names – it will take you straight to the listings on Amazon, which cuts out the guess work! 🙂 Hope this helps!!

      • Connie Tonn

        Thank you!!

  • Andrea

    Could you tell me where you purchased the bottle to put your face oil in?

  • Au Naturel Mel

    Oh my goodness, I LOVE rose hip seed oil. Inside and out. 🙂 May try this. Mel at eyecreamadvisor

  • Karna

    I just ordered my oils! So excited! I do have 1 question, though. Is this to be used “in addition” to my typical moisturizer, or does this replace it? I have an oily skin-type (29 years old and still oily). So I, typically, use a very lightweight and acne preventing moisturizer.
    Thank you!

  • Maggie Maggi

    how do we use the finished product?


  • Ivonne

    Do you know the shelf life on these?

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  • Faiza Zafar

    U r a darling! U r doing social service actually! All the cosmetic companies wid b gunning for u….

  • Lemongrass is an irritating essential oil and has a dermal max of 0.7% (roughly 1-2 drops per ounce depending on which calculator you use). The other oils you listed are much more gentle for daily facial use at the recommended 0.5-1%(3-9 drops per ounce depending on which calculator you use). HTH

  • Jen Sephton

    I just made this…..it’s so super easy and it goes on beautifully! I used an Avo, Rosehip, Lavender combo. It smells divine, I thought it would leave you feeling oily but certainly does not and I’m sure it will last ages as one wee pump surely goes a long way. One word of warning, for the eejits amongst us, me that is 😉 Don’t over fill your bottle as you need to get the pump part in and if there’s not enough room it all blobs over the top and you have to frantically start wiping it off the counter and onto any bit of flesh you can see coz it’s too precious to waste! You can tell I’m new to this ay? 😉 Anyhoo, love it, thanks so much 🙂

  • Tăut Lăcrimioara

    Hi, can I use frankincense as an essential oil?

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