About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
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She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.
If you’re seeking a natural and invigorating addition to your handmade beauty products, look no further than the remarkable DIY Lemon Peel Carrier Oil. This ingredient adds a burst of freshness and vitality to your DIY body scrubs, bath salts, soaps, face masks, hair oils, and more.
By infusing the essence of dried lemon peel with the nourishing properties of sunflower oil, you will be able to craft beauty products that radiate with a natural, citrusy charm.
- Dried lemon peel. You can buy the dried lemon peel pre-made, or you can dry it yourself at home as explained below.
- Sunflower oil
Use only high-quality ingredients. Opting for premium ingredients will elevate the effectiveness, safety, and overall experience of your handmade beauty products.
- Vegetable peeler. This tool makes it easy to remove the yellow outermost layer of the citrus fruit without the white skin.
- Glass container
Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.
Steps: DIY Lemon Peel Carrier Oil
Preparing Dried Lemon Peel
1- Begin by selecting two lemons and washing them thoroughly. You can opt to wash them with soap and water, followed by a water rinse. Alternatively, you can place the lemons in a bowl of water mixed with vinegar before giving them a final rinse with clean water. After washing, dry the lemons with a clean towel.
2- Use the peeler to remove the yellow outermost layer of the lemons. This layer is the lemon zest. Do not include the white skin, as this part of the lemon takes more time to dry than the lemon zest.
3- Spread the lemon peel on a plate, and place the plate in direct sunlight for a few days, till the lemon peel is properly dried.
Making the Lemon Peel Carrier Oil
4- Put the dried lemon peel in a glass container.
5- Pour sunflower oil over the dried lemon peel in the container, till the oil covers the peel by a 1/2 centimeter or 0.2 inch.
6- Shake the container to allow the dried lemon peel to settle in the sunflower oil.
7- Place the container in a bain-marie, or hot water bath. A bain-marie is done by placing the container in a larger pot containing water, with the pot placed on a low-temperature stovetop. This gradually heats the contents of the container.
When the water in the pot boils, remove the pot off the stovetop, and allow the water to cool down completely, while the container with lemon peel and oil is still in the water.
After the water in the pot has cooled down, repeat the bain-marie process: Place the pot on the stovetop again, and let the water boil. Thereafter, remove the pot, and allow the water to cool down fully.
8- Remove the container with lemon peel and oil from the pot, dry it, and seal it with its cover.
9- Wrap the container with a dark cloth or aluminum foil, and store it in a cabinet away from light for a period of 20-30 days.
10- After this time, ensure thorough filtration of the contents to remove any lemon peel residues, leaving you with pure lemon-infused carrier oil.
How To Use: DIY Lemon Peel Carrier Oil
Harness the refreshing potential of DIY Lemon Peel Carrier Oil with these straightforward tips. Begin by adding up to 3 grams of the oil to every 100 grams of your chosen beauty product, then explore how it can elevate your self-care routine:
1. Body Scrubs:
Revitalize your exfoliation regimen by incorporating the carrier oil into your body scrub mixture.
2. Bath Salts:
Transform your bath into a rejuvenating experience by adding the carrier oil to your bath salts.
Infuse your handmade soap with a delightful hint of lemon by using the carrier oil in your soap mixture.
4. Face Masks:
Energize your skincare routine by including the carrier oil in your DIY face mask.
5. Hair Oils:
Elevate your hair care ritual by mixing the carrier oil into your hair oil.
Create an uplifting atmosphere by using the carrier oil in diffusers or oil burners.
Starting with up to 3 grams of DIY Lemon Peel Carrier Oil per 100 grams of your beauty product, you’ll discover how effortlessly it can transform your handmade creations into sources of invigorating charm. Adjust the quantity to your preference and embrace the natural zest it brings to your self-care moments.
Here are the top benefits to enjoy when you add the DIY Lemon Peel Carrier Oil to your handmade products:
1. Invigorating Aroma:
The zesty fragrance of lemon peel uplifts the senses, turning your beauty regimen into a refreshing and rejuvenating experience.
2. Natural Exfoliation:
Infused into body scrubs, the carrier oil’s gentle exfoliating properties help slough away dead skin cells, revealing a smoother complexion.
3. Nourishing Hydration:
When added to bath salts, the carrier oil moisturizes your skin while you relax, leaving it soft and supple after your bath.
4. Radiant Complexion:
Incorporating the oil into face masks can help promote a brighter, more vibrant complexion, thanks to its natural astringent and antioxidant qualities.
5. Lustrous Hair:
By blending the carrier oil into hair oils, you can enhance hair’s shine and manageability while enjoying the invigorating scent.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is DIY Lemon Peel Carrier Oil?
DIY Lemon Peel Carrier Oil is a blend of dried lemon peel and sunflower oil, created to enhance the benefits of homemade beauty products.
2. Is Lemon Peel Carrier Oil safe for all skin types?
Lemon Peel Carrier Oil can be safe for all skin types, except sensitive skin. As with any new ingredient or handmade beauty product used for the first time, it’s recommended to do a patch test before using it extensively.
3. Can I use Lemon Peel Carrier Oil on my face?
Yes, you can add it to your face mask for a brighter complexion. Its natural astringent properties can contribute to clearer, healthier-looking skin. However, do not use it on sensitive skin.
4. Can I use Lemon Peel Carrier Oil in my hair?
Absolutely! Mixing the carrier oil with a hair oil can contribute to shinier and more manageable hair, plus it leaves behind a pleasant lemony fragrance.
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Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World
The steps to make your own DIY Lemon Peel Carrier Oil are demonstrated in this video.