Cold winter weather can leave your skin dried out, itchy, and irritated—depleted of hydration and important nutrients.

Your regular skin care routine might not go far enough.

These are our top 5 DIY essential oil recipes to upgrade your winter skin routine.

These winter skin care recipes are made with organic, natural butters and oils that restore nutrients to skin (including essential fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants), deliver rich moisture, and help to repair chapped, irritated areas.

You'll find recipes for men and women, for your body, face, lips, and hands.

Jump to your favorite winter skin care recipe!

1. Dry Skin Body Butter

Shea butter is one of the most moisturizing natural butters due to its rich essential fatty acid content. It also contains vitamins A and E, which help your skin repair itself.

As shea butter infuses dry, chapped skin with moisture, it also forms a protective barrier that helps your skin retain hydration, so it doesn’t dry out so quickly.

This rich winter skin care recipe is made with shea butter blended with jojoba, to make it easier to spread on your skin. The nourishing essential oils myrrh, sandalwood, patchouli, and palmarosa help skin repair itself in dry winter weather.

2. My Poor Chapped Lip Balm

Kiss those chapped lips goodbye!

This blend of shea butter, jojoba, and beeswax soothes chapped, cracked skin for soft, smooth, nourished lips. It also creates a moisturizing barrier that prevents lips from drying out.

Blood orange essential oil adds a sweet, delicious, fruity note to make this balm a pleasure to use again and again!

You can also use this winter skin care recipe as an all-over face balm if you enjoy winter sports!

3. Nutrient-Rich Facial Oil

Rosehip seed oil has a thick, luxurious texture, yet it’s non-greasy and doesn’t clog pores.

Rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins C and E, rosehip seed oil helps skin repair itself on deep levels for a more even, youthful complexion.

It’s the main ingredient for this DIY winter skin care recipe, made with nourishing frankincense, myrrh, and German chamomile essential oils. Your skin will drink this treat in!

4. Lumberjack Moisturizer Oil

For the men in your life who get dry skin in winter, this DIY Lumberjack Moisturizer helps restore hydration, repair chapped areas, and protect skin against damage.

This natural winter skin care recipe is made in a base of pure, organic jojoba oil, which closely resembles skin’s natural oils—so it’s ideal for sensitive skin, too.

Men tell us they love the scent of the woodsy, foresty essential oils in this recipe.

5. Spruce & Spice Immune Health Lotion

As we’ve all been all washing our hands more often, the skin on our hands was already getting dried out.

Add dry, winter weather into the equation, and your hands might be crying out for help!

Use this DIY Spruce & Spice Immune Health Lotion as needed. It hydrates and nurtures the skin on your hands, while essential oils of black spruce, Douglas fir, and nutmeg purify skin and support immune health.

December 21, 2020 — Karen Williams