Skin Vanity Fair

Body oil: Rose almond apricot

To make approximately 50 ml. I used an amber bottle with a dripulater cap. The amounts below are approximate. It’s more about the proportions.

Note that rose hip oil is quite thick. Use less if you want a lighter oil, and more if you prefer a rich oil.

  • Sweet almond oil (25 ml)
  • Apricot kernel oil (15 ml)
  • Meadowfoam seed oil (6 ml)
  • Rose geranium oil (10 drops)
  • Rose hip oil (5-8 drops)
  • Vitamin E oil (3-4 drops)

For years, I’ve been a fan of oils and soaps by Linden Leaves, based here in New Zealand with a flagship store in Parnell, Auckland. Their rose-scented after-shower body oil has been a go-to for me, but now that I don’t buy commercial vanity products and make all my own, I had to figure out a way to simulate it.

Reverse engineering the ingredient list wasn’t a chore. I didn’t have avocado oil, so substituted meadowfoam seed oil, which is known to extend the shelf life or other oils and for its skin-nourishing qualities (also good for fine or dry hair).

I also did not have ylang ylang oil, which is in the ingredient list. That makes for a nice aromatic addition, if you prefer.

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