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9 Must-Have Natural Oils For Skin Care DIYs

Have you been wanting to make your own homemade skincare and wondering what must-have natural oils for skin care you need to stock your DIY pantry with? If you have, I have just the list for you. These are the 9 must-have natural oils I recommend for DIY skincare. If you are just starting out this list is essential! These natural oils will help you get that glowing skin you’ve been after.

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If you are just starting out on your skincare and haircare DIY journey then I highly commend you. Welcome to the suite life. Everyone else may not know it but you and I know that making your own skin and haircare is one way to start on the road to being self-sustainable. And that’s ok if they don’t know, it will be our little secret lol.

Seriously though, making your own skin and hair care can be so rewarding and if you have started on the journey or decide to get started I’m here to share what I know and what I have learned with you. What I do know is that in order to get started making your own skin and hair DIYs you have to start somewhere.

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It’s important to start by having the right natural oils to add to your DIY homemade recipes.

Just by adding the natural oils to other ingredients like Shea Butter, you can whip up an amazing Natural Whipped Shea Butter like I did in the All In One Body Butter and Hair Butter Recipe. With just a few ingredients it turned out to be one of my favorite DIY skincare butters and has become a staple in my household.

There are a ton of vegetable and fruit oils that you can use to get started but this list is composed of what I believe are the 9 must-have natural oils that you can use to make a ton of different DIY skin and hair care products right in your own kitchen.

This list will work for you if you have normal, dry, oily, or combination skin. There is an oil on this list for everyone because after all everyone should have dynamic-looking and amazing skin, right?

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Here are the best oils natural oils for skin care and haircare DIY’s

Babassu Oil

The first oil that I want to tell you about and that I have become a huge fan of is babassu oil. Babassu oil comes from the babassu palm tree.

It is packed with fatty acids, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, it melts at about the same temp as our body temp meaning when you apply it to the skin it melts on contact with the skin.

If you have ever tried making lotion bars or would like to try this Easy DIY Beeswax Lotion Bar Recipe is a great place to start. Using Babassu Oil really made these lotion bars one of my favorite travel essentials.


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Babassu oil is also great to add to DIY hair conditioners and because it’s so easy to melt it can easily be used for scalp massages if you have dry itchy scalp. Basically, Babassu Oil has so many uses and I am a huge fan of it.

This Luxurious DIY Body Lotion is another easy DIY skincare recipe where babassu oil really stands out. It’s rich, creamy, and non greasy. It glides onto the skin like silk. It’s a must-try homemade lotion recipe.

Lastly, babassu oil is similar to coconut oil but without the coconut smell. 

Babassu Oil for Hair


Babassu oil is great at relieving dry itchy skin, and softening rough skin which can sometimes be found on our heels and elbows. It’s a great addition to lotions, creams, and body butter mixes.


Hemp Seed oil comes from the seed of the hemp plant and is an excellent oil to use in DIY skincare. It is known for its moisturizing properties and its ability to help the skin maintain its elasticity. 

I love to use it in lip balms. Check out this Drugstore Lip Balms Dupe DIY Tutorial where hemp seed oil was used in a moisturizing lip balm. Hemp seed oil can also be used in other products like DIY lotions and body scrubs. 

Hemp seed oil for skin


Hemp seed oil has excellent moisturizing properties. It’s great to use in all types of DIY skincare products including lotion bars, lip blams, and even hair conditioners.


Avocado oil is another amazing oil you do not want to get caught without when making your at-home skincare. It has so many benefits including being great for both homemade Skincare DIYs and Haircare DIYs. It has vitamins A, C, and E and it’s rich in fatty acids.

Now that I have said all of that it actually might not be the best choice if you have oily skin. If you do have oily skin there are several other oils on this list that will work well for your skin.  

Avocado OiI for hair


Avocado oil has anti-microbial properties and anti-inflammatory properties, it’s an emollient so it makes the skin feel soft and supple and it works to help the skin maintain hydration. 


Now if you have ever watched any of my videos or read any of my other blog posts then you know I am a huge fan of jojoba oil. It’s a favorite of mine because it is a light oil and it’s very similar to the oil that we find in our skin. Jojoba oil has a waxy feel to it and it actually sits on top of the skin and helps to trap in a lot of the moisture that we need for our skin.


Jojoba oil does not clog the pores. It is literally used in so many skincare products that I have used in the past. It’s definitely a pretty popular oil when it comes to skincare such as body lotions and creams.


Coconut Oil is another oil that I recommend having in your DIY skin and haircare pantry. I feel like coconut oil is a tried and true oil. It’s an oil that has been around for a really long time. It is great to use in Homemade Hair Conditioners, hair masks, and hair moisturizers. I like to use fractionated coconut oil for DIY like the one below.

Coconut Oil for hair growth


Coconut oil can be used on the hair as well as the skin and it contains a ton of fatty acids, it has anti-inflammatory as well as antibacterial properties.


Grapeseed oil is such a nice oil to have for DIY haircare products. If you’re making any type of infused hair oil then grapeseed oil is excellent for that. 

This oil is also great for making this Homemade DIY Turmeric Clay Face Mask Recipe. It is high in vitamins C & E, is filled with antioxidants, and has anti-inflammatory as well as antimicrobial properties. 


Grapeseed oil is great for lightening acne scars. It also helps to moisturize the skin and balance the oil production of the skin. If you are looking for an oil that is great for mature skin, it’s said to help diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles.


Sweet almond oil is a staple in my DIY pantry and I think it’s a must-have. It is high in vitamins A and E and it has essential fatty acids that our skin loves. If you’re allergic to peanuts or anything like that of course you may want to avoid this one, but I really love how Sweet Almond Oil works in homemade skin care, especially in lotions and body scrubs.


Sweet almond oil is a great addition to homemade body lotions and creams, body butter, body scrubs, and body oils. Additional benefits of using sweet almond oil include being great to get rid of stretch marks, helping to soothe eczema, and helping to reduce wrinkles.


Castor oil is a favorite of mine because it is a thicker oil and sometimes we need to give thicker oils a little love especially if it works well and won’t clog the pores. It contains fatty acids that help keep the skin smooth aka preventing wrinkles and it’s actually a humectant so it draws moisture to the skin.

castor oil for hair


Castor oil is amazing for lip gloss and DIY hair care if you have very thick hair. It can even be used as a makeup remover. This is one of my favorite humectants.


If you are a beginner at making DIY skincare then I highly recommend sunflower oil. It is an incredible oil that is usually great for all skin types including normal, dry, oily, and even acne-prone skin. Sunflower oil is filled with vitamin E, beta-carotene, and fatty acids.


Sunflower oil is a very gentle oil that absorbs into the skin really easily and of course, it’s non-comedogenic meaning it won’t clog pores. 

All in all these 9 natural oils for skincare have made my DIY homemade products wonderful and my skin glow. They have never let me down. Some of the products that I have made with the 9 amazing oils include body lotion, body butter, Face Moisturizers, clay Face Mask, Bath Bombs, and the list goes on. This just shows how versatile these oils can be.

So, whether you are a beginner or have been making your own skin and hair care products for a while if you haven’t tried some or all of the products on the list I say give them a try. I definitely think adding them to your DIY pantry and your homemade products is a win-win.

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