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DIY Scented Body Oil: Effective Hydration for Silky Smooth Skin

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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.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
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.

Embark on a sensory journey with our DIY Scented Body Oil — your gateway to effective hydration for irresistibly smooth skin. If you revel in the artistry of colors and fragrances, this customizable blend, featuring core carrier oils like sweet almond, grapeseed, and jojoba, becomes your artistic palette.

Unveil the secrets to crafting a sumptuous body oil that not only nourishes your skin but also captivates your senses. Stay tuned for valuable hints and tips to elevate your DIY experience.

Ingredients Needed

  • Sweet almond oil
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Oil color powder. Such color powder is soluble in oils.
  • Fragrance oils

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products. Also, where an essential oil is included in my recipes, I utilize either of two types of essential oils: pure, if added in drops, or diluted, if mixed in grams.

Tools Needed

  • Scale to weigh quantities
  • Glass beaker
  • Glass mixing rod
  • Small beaker
  • 150-milliliters (5.07 US fl oz) bottle to store your DIY Scented Body Oil

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 Scented Body Oil

We will make 150 grams (5.29 oz) of our DIY scented body oil.

1- Start by pouring 50 grams (1.76 oz) of sweet almond oil into a beaker.

DIY Scented Body Oil. Pour sweet almond oil
Pour sweet almond oil

2- Add 50 grams (1.76 oz) of grapeseed oil.

DIY Scented Body Oil. Add grapeseed oil
Add grapeseed oil

3- Add 50 grams (1.76 oz) of jojoba oil.

DIY Scented Body Oil. Add jojoba oil
Add jojoba oil

4- Stir the oils thoroughly with the glass mixing rod.

DIY Scented Body Oil. The contents after mixing
The contents after mixing

These 3 oils constitute the core ingredients of the body oil. The blend can be the final product and can be used as is on the skin. It has a yellow-orange tint and a minimal scent since the three oils used are almost odorless.

However, we can spice things up by adding the color and fragrance that we prefer.

5- In a separate small beaker, add a small quantity of purple oily color powder; this powder is soluble in oils. You can use any color that you like, however keep in mind that this color will combine with the yellow-orange color of the 3-oil blend to yield the final hue.

DIY Scented Body Oil. Add a little of oily color powder
In a small separate beaker, add a little of oily color powder

6- Add a little of the 3-oil mixture to the color powder and stir the contents rigorously. Ensure that all the powder has dissolved.

DIY Scented Body Oil. Add some of the 3-oil mixture to the color powder
Add some of the 3-oil mixture to the color powder
DIY Scented Body Oil. Mix the color solution
Mix the color solution

7- Pour the color solution into the 3-oil blend, and stir thoroughly. The purple color powder we used and the yellow-orange tint of the 3 oils, will combine to yield an attractive deep red hue.

DIY Scented Body Oil. Pour and mix the color solution into the 3-oil mixture
Pour and mix the color solution into the 3-oil mixture

8- Now, let’s add the fragrance. I suggest that you use 2 fragrance oils: rose and musk. The fragrance oils I normally use are concentrated, and I add them in drops. If you are going to use normal or diluted fragrance oils, add them in grams. So, for example, if I add 7 drops of concentrated fragrance oil, you can add instead 7 grams (0.24 oz) of normal or diluted fragrance oil.

Add 7 drops each of concentrated rose and musk fragrance oils to our 3-oil blend. So, for our quantity of 150 grams (5.29 oz) of body oil, we add a total of 14 drops of concentrated fragrance oils, or 14 grams (0.49 oz) of normal or diluted fragrance oils.

DIY Scented Body Oil. Add fragrance oils
Add fragrance oils

9- Stir rigorously.

10- Pour the DIY Scented Body Oil into a suitable bottle.

DIY Scented Body Oil. Pour the body oil into a bottle
Pour the body oil into a bottle

11- And this is the final product:

DIY Scented Body Oil. Final product
DIY Scented Body Oil. Final product

Tips and Hints

  1. Colorful Creations:
    Feel free to experiment with different oily color powders to achieve a palette of hues for your body oil. Mix and match until you find the perfect shade that complements your style and mood.
  2. Scent Symphony:
    Beyond rose and musk, explore a variety of fragrance oils to personalize your body oil. From floral notes to earthy tones, the choices are endless. Mix scents to create your signature aroma.
  3. Blend Brilliance:
    Unleash your creativity by combining various colors and scents. Create bespoke blends that reflect your unique personality and preferences. This is your opportunity to craft a body oil that is exclusively yours.
  4. Texture Tweak:
    Adjust the oil-to-color ratio based on your desired consistency. Whether you prefer a subtle tint or a more pronounced hue, find the balance that suits your aesthetic taste.
  5. Layering Elegance:
    Elevate your scent game by layering fragrances. Apply scented body oil over complementary lotions or perfumes for a sophisticated, long-lasting fragrance experience.
  6. Storage Wisdom:
    Preserve the potency of your creation by storing it in a cool, dark place. This ensures the longevity of both color vibrancy and fragrance intensity.
  7. Patch Test Prudence:
    Before widespread use, perform a patch test on a small area of skin to ensure compatibility and to check for any allergic reactions.

Remember, the joy of crafting your DIY scented body oil lies in the experimentation process. So, let your imagination run wild, mix colors, blend scents, and embark on a journey of self-expression through your uniquely crafted body oil.

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How to Use: DIY Scented Body Oil

Incorporating your crafted scented body oil into your routine is a delightful and rejuvenating experience. Follow these easy steps to make the most of your DIY body oil:

  1. Post-Shower Indulgence:
    After showering, when your skin is still slightly damp, apply a small amount of the scented body oil. This helps lock in moisture, leaving your skin feeling velvety and hydrated.
  2. Massage Gently:
    Take a moment to massage the oil into your skin using gentle, circular motions. This not only enhances absorption but also promotes relaxation.
  3. Target Dry Areas:
    Pay extra attention to areas prone to dryness, such as elbows, knees, and heels. The nourishing blend of oils will work wonders on these areas.
  4. Aromatic Boost:
    Breathe in the aromatic goodness as you apply the oil. Let the fragrance envelop you, turning your skincare routine into a sensorial experience.
  5. Customization:
    Experiment with the oil’s versatility by adding a drop or two to your bath for an aromatic soak or using it as a subtle, natural perfume on pulse points.


  1. Intense Hydration:
    The blend of sweet almond, grapeseed, and jojoba oils penetrates deep into the skin, providing intense hydration and preventing dryness. Revel in a lasting, supple feel.
  2. Nourished and Revitalized Skin:
    Rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins, the DIY Scented Body Oil nourishes the skin, promoting a revitalized and healthier complexion over time.
  3. Aromatherapy for the Soul:
    The fragrant infusion creates a personalized aromatherapy experience, uplifting your mood and soothing your senses with every application.
  4. Versatile Application:
    Beyond moisturizing, the oil serves as a multi-purpose beauty elixir—add it to your bath, use it as a natural perfume, or apply it to dry cuticles for added nourishment.
  5. Mindful Self-Care Ritual:
    The act of massaging the scented body oil onto your skin transforms your routine into a mindful self-care ritual, promoting relaxation and stress relief.

Elevate your skincare routine with these indulgent benefits, as your DIY Scented Body Oil becomes a cherished companion in your quest for radiant, well-nurtured skin.

Here are more articles on DIY natural and handmade body oils and serums:

Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World

The steps to make your own DIY Scented Body Oil are demonstrated in this video. The steps in the video are slightly different from those in this article.

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