1. Be careful using essential oils particularly on face. I’m sure you’ll research it but for anyone else – make sure you never use neat; make sure they are 100% pure essential oils, not ‘fragrant oils’; some oils, like citrus (particularly lemon) can react with sunlight so best to use a sunblock; personally I wouldn’t use astringent, even diluted, oils on my skin (I studied aromatherapy a million years ago πŸ™‚ ). Fantastic in diy cleaning! Cant wait to see how you get on. Ive made body butter for ages but not a regular face moisturiser!

    1. …oh, if you have a good local library they usually have (for some reason) lots of books on aromatherapy if you’re looking for good, reliable info πŸ™‚

    2. I would but just be a little careful, especially as skin on face is more delicate. I’d just use a very diluted ratio; sometimes less is more with essential oils…actually that’s always the case with with essential oils! Definitely so if using daily. Oils are fantastic – I can change my basic body butter every batch just by adding different oils – but if you were adding lemon oil to a face moisturiser, and just going by ‘smell’, well, you might end up with photosensitive skin and sun damage!

  2. what is the name of the plant/tree behind you? i’ve been looking for a tree that doesn’t require bright light because i have a north-facing room.

  3. Great info to know Madeleine. And you look stunning with your hair up! Look forward to seeing your complete skin routine.

  4. Have you watched Lauren Singer’s (Trash is for Tossers) video on homemade whipped body butter? It looks so luxurious, and I’m thinking about gathering the ingredients and giving it a go.

  5. I tend to use Shea butter with rose or geranium oil for the face, & jasmine is great as a body cream. Would love to see a video of your diy endeavours.

    1. Oooh geranium oil sounds lovely! Everyone is recommending so many amazing things I want to try them all out!

  6. This is the guide I use for essential oils and my skin… http://helloglow.co/12-best-essential-oils-gorgeous-skin/ Take a look and let me know what you think! The other thing I love to use is aloe juice. I keep a little spray bottle of aloe juice in the refrigerator and spritz the face when I need a refresher. I’m thinking about adding rose water to it. I love rose.

    I decided not to keep using coconut oil on my skin either. The texture of the skin on my face has become a little odd in recent years; it looks fine, but I have developed a rougher texture on my cheeks and chin. I’m wondering if using oil on my face is the reason. I never used it before that, so now I’m back to aloe only, at the moment, to see if it gets better.

    Can’t wait to see you make your moisturizer, and see what you think of the results, after a few weeks!

    Thanks for suggesting Semi Tropical. Can’t wait to look at her videos… 😊

  7. Yey! I’ve been making my own faceoil for the last couple of years – and totally cleared my adult acne. I also use the oil cleansing method. And I haven’t found a cleansing method that can compare. I literally look forward to nighttime, because I get to clean my face… Haha.

    I think it’s sad how afraid people are of using oil on their face. Yes, at first it doesn’t make any sense. But my skin is so “plump” and clear! πŸ˜€ I really recommend lavender oil, since you already have that πŸ™‚

    And by the way: it’s so much fun to see your channel grow! I found you about 2-3 weeks ago, and you’ve got like 2-3000 new subscribers since then πŸ˜€

    1. I love oil cleansing too! It works so much better for me than any other method and my skin is loving it! And yeah it has been growing a lot recently!

  8. I’ve never tried anything like this, but I’d love to. There are so many benefits to making it yourself. Also your channel has been growing so much lately! It’s so nice to see so many people finding your videos πŸ™‚

    1. No as we had this eco brand that was heavily concentrated and is lasting forever! Will make it when we run out πŸ™‚

  9. I loooove Enzymion but it does feel quite expensive. I just finished up my last tub of it, I’m going without for a bit to see how I feel. I’m curious how you get on with your homemade moisturiser since I guess we have somewhat similar skin types to both like Enzymion. You could maybe try rose oil in your moisturiser?

    For daily skincare type stuff I am down to just:

    Lush Karma moisturiser
    Lush Eau roma Water toner
    Lush Karma perfume
    Lush Charity Pot Moisturiser (post tattoo healing only, will just use Karma once it’s done!)
    Lush Aromaco Deodorant
    Nag Champa hair spray

    So feeling fairly minimal right now on that front finally!

  10. I’ve been loving your channel since I found you about a fortnight ago whilst researching minimalism. I love that you’re a British vegan too! – It’s very handy when you reference something πŸ™‚

  11. niacinamide is supposed to be very beneficial for skin. be careful with any essential oil! look at raw alignments new videoΒ and the dermatitis she developed from lemonjuice on her hands. in general paulaschoice.com offers a skincare ingredient dictionary.

    1. Yeah I just saw that! After everyone’s comments I definitely won’t be putting the lemon and orange oil in the moisturiser.

  12. Awesome! I’m excited to see how you make it and how well it works. I’m on my last bottle of moisturizer, and I’m planning on making my own soon. I was thinking about using the recipe on the Trash Is For Tossers blog, but haven’t completely decided. There are so many great recipes out there πŸ™‚

    1. You’re welcome! I’ve gotten so much great info from her. I follow her recipe for DIY laundry detergent, and it works really well πŸ™‚ Bea Johnson also has lots of DIY beauty recipes in her book. I made hairspray using her recipe, and it’s a pretty good texture spray with very light hold

    2. I’m so new to all of this and learning so much! Thanks for recommending Trash is for Tossers, her blog is so cool!

  13. Ahahaha! You’re amaze-balls! XD Thanks for the shout-out! Its so funny because I literally was going to write to you this week about doing a cool collab-ish kind of video – ONLY if you want to! >.< Washing your sheets with lavender sounds really lovely! πŸ™‚ I'm excited for you - the moisturizer is on the thicker side, so a little goes a long way, but even still ... I use it as a lip balm and its really really good for that especially during the winter when my lips are less sexy and crusty AF. LOL

    1. I’d love to do a collab video! Definitely send me a message if you have any ideas! Happy to hear it works well as a lip balm too, my lips also get very sexy and crusty haha

    1. Nope not at all! Put a few drops in your washing machine with your normal washing liquid and it’ll make it smell lovely

  14. Hi Maddie! I’ll give you a recommendation: there’s a youtuber called Veronica Gorgeois that does skincare videos. She’s a licensed cosmetologist. You should watch her two videos DIY skincare recipes you should never try, and DIY skincare recipes you should try. Also, I’m sure you are, but make sure you do research before putting stuff on your face. Some essential oils can be irritating on the skin.

  15. Oh, also, argan oil is great for moisturizing, and much lighter than coconut oil, if you haven’t tried it!

  16. Madeleine! You look so stunning in this video..you always do but here really so GORGEOUS! You got me inspired to make my own moisturiser too..sounds like fun πŸ˜‰ I love the enzymic moisturiser SO much as well πŸ˜‰

  17. I love making my own products, I actually just posted a video on my DIY deodorant recipe πŸ™‚ I still have so many more things to make but its really nice to know exactly what your putting in your products.

  18. i actually just use coconut oil lol i love it… on me.. i use it in the bath. and i use it as my tooth paste along with baking soda and peppermint oil πŸ™‚

    1. Yeah I love it too but only at night, it doesn’t sink into my skin very quickly so I end up looking very shiny for a while if I put it on in the morning!

  19. My partner and I both have larger pores and clogged pores, so I make a face scrub with coconut oil, coffee grounds, brown sugar and sugar and it leaves our faces so soft and is a great exfoliant. I love the smell of coffee so its great in the morning!

  20. maybe considering doing some research into the effects of essential oils on skin- there’s a lot of research concluding that they’re sensitising, so disrupt and irritate the skin and many increase photosensitive. they can have very damaging effects. while plant extracts are beneficial for skin, fragrance and essential oils are not- see Paula’s Choice ingredient listings for example- most products containing essential oil will be awarded 1 star reviews, because they’re not healthy.

    just something you might want to consider before putting them on your face!

  21. I also like hemp oil in my handmade moisturizer. I use mostly Shea butter, a little coconut oil, hempseed oil, and then a drop or two of cedarwood essential oil. I melt them in a double boiler then pour into a little mason jar.

  22. I make a toner from green tea, some drops of jojoba and argon oil, and either tea tree or lavender essential oil. I keep it in a spray bottle and it’s so refreshing! Inspired by Lush tea tree water.

  23. Have you made your own laundry soap. it saves a bunch of money and lasts forever. I recently switched to a minimalist lifestyle

  24. You can put Vitamin E on your Eyelashes to help them grow longer! πŸ™‚ And Lavender is antibacterial so I heard its really good for moisturizers and I even put it in my Mascara if its starts do dry out, it also helps with growing the lashes because of its antibacterial effect. πŸ™‚

  25. I’ve been enjoying your videos so much! Great atmosphere and content. Looking forward to the diy videos! Will you make your own toothpaste as well? X

  26. Hi, i just want to say that i love ur videos.πŸ˜πŸ˜€ and also i kinda have a suggestions for a light daytime moisturizer. Maybe try rosehip seed oil? Its a fast absorbing, high linoleic acid oil and it really works for me (i have oilyish skin)

  27. yes in Africa it’s used for cooking and back in the days the leftover oil in the pan will be rubbed in the skin

  28. loving this video. Young Living does great essential oils. In all honesty I like to use different oils as I’ve bought an essential oil kit so I try to use all my supplies. I’m also a very lazy independent uk distributor for Young Living as I don’t speak enough about them. hope I haven’t spammed your video

  29. I make my own moisturiser and I use these exact ingredients too! I would suggest to mix those with (a lot of) sweet almond oil as shea butter on its own is rather thick!

  30. Lemon and orange oil (any citrus oil I think) can cause photo-sensitivity, so they can cause sun damage if worn on skin without SPF. I make my own skincare products and I often skip the sent when it comes to face products all together because of the hassle- there is a lot of harm essential oils can do when applied on the delicate skin on your face. You want to be sure to use very diluted amounts and make sure to use an SPF. You should check out “Humblebee and Me” her blog and you tube channel are packed full of recipes that got me started in my cosmetic diy.

  31. Sweet almond oil is so versatile. I use it as a moisturizer for my face and body. I use it as a makeup remover. I use it on my hair before shampooing and after also as a some type of conditioner. Try it, if you haven’t already, it’s awesome!

  32. I use a mix of rose hip, jojoba, morninga and frankincense and lavender EO on my face at night, and grape seed and frankincense during the day. I use coconut oil with the oil cleansing method to clean my face, and diluted apple cider vinegar as a toner at night. I made a coffee scrub out ground coffee beans and coconut oil that I use once a week, I also use baking soda once a week as a scrub and for a toothpaste enhancer once a week, and I do a facial mask with turmeric, lemon oil and bentonite clay once a week, and i use magnesium oil and tea tree for deodorant right now in the Winter, but once it gets hot here (it gets over 100 in Summer) I break down and use Schmidt’s deodorant, which is vegan, cruelty free, all natural, actually works and lasts ages!

  33. You look so unbelievably beautiful in this video! I am also a pale princess and I just find pale skin so beautiful. We were actually talking about Cornwall in my graduate English class. We are currently reading Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier and it was set around Cornwall by the sea.

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