How to Make a Quick and Easy High Antioxidant Oxygenating Facial Gel

2:11 PM Posted by Jo Pedranti



I like to use the Cellfood Original  formula and they have a variety of products that includes the original Cellfood formula. I took a look at their Oxygen Gel a few months ago and decided that I could easily make my own version  cheaper. 


Benefits of their gel according to their website:
"CELLFOOD Oxygen Gel helps  provide healthy skin an active layer of oxygenated moisture and protection while decreasing the appearance of fine lines around the eyes and mouth. CELLFOOD Oxygen Gel also helps to nurture damaged skin by revitalizing and rejuvenating the epidermis"

The ingredients in their formula  taken from their brochure:
  • Cellfood: A proprietary cell oxygenating formula containing 78 trace minerals, 34 enzymes, and 17 amino acids. Provides extra ordinary nutrition.
  • Aloe Vera: Prized as a natural skin healer, moisturizer and softener for healthy and damaged skin. Known for its healing.
  • Chamomile: It penetrates, heals, and cleanses the pores, while soothing, relaxing and refreshing the skin.
  • Fossilized Organics: Rich blend of 100% natural organics containing trace minerals, amino acids and humic acids to nourish the skin on cellular level. (ok, I couldn't come up with a replacement)
  • Glycerine: A natural humectant, glycerine attracts moisture to the skin, making it softer and more resilient. It adds silkiness, and aids in moisture balance.

 I used what I had at home today and I also added coconut oil as an extra bonus. I was out of chamomile essential oil so I settled for one of my favorites for skin care, geranium. You can add any essential oils you like of course. I made an infusion of lavender, calendula and chamomile, herbs that are known to nourish the skin.

I added coconut oil because of its amazing healing properties:
-coconut oil is probably one of the main reasons people in tropical climates can spend so much time in the sun and not suffer from skin cancer. Coconut oil has wonderful antioxidant properties that protect the skin from free radical damage. Also, when coconut oil is consumed and used topically on our skin, it helps our bodies absorb other nutrients more effectively as well, such as Vitamin E, another powerful antioxidant nutrient that protects the skin.

- Coconut oil is anti-inflammatory. 

-Coconut oil may also help in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections.
- It is rich in lauric acid, which is known for being antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal, and contains no trans fat (even olive oil has some trans fat). It may help prevent wrinkles.


I don't always measure exactly when I make things, I through things together on a roughly estimate. Here is a list of what I used:
 
Two - three tablespoons of aloe vera gel
One teaspoon of liquid glycerine
1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil. ( you might want to adjust to your liking)
One capsule of vitamin E
10 drops of Cellfood
10- 20 drops of geranium essential oil.
Two teaspoons of the chamomile/calendula/lavender herbal infusion.


First I mixed together aloe vera gel, glycerine, vitamin E, and coconut oil. (You may have to gently heat the oil during winter time). I added the herbal infusion while stirring until I got the consistency that I liked. Add as much as you need to make it the way you like it. I don't want it too runny so I start by adding a little bit of infusion at a time until it looks good to me. I added the cellfood and the essential oil last.

I just put this together real quick. You can make your own version with ingredients that you like. This is not exactly like the original but a good enough replacement. I used the leftover herbal infusion for a facial toner.


Here is  a list so you can choose the essential oil that's best for your skin.

Mature skin
frankincense, jasmine, carrot seed, lavender, neroli, rose, sandalwood, myrrh and pathouli
Sensitive skin
lavender, neroli, yarrow, and German Chamomile
Normal skin
German chamomile, geranium, lavender, rose, neroli, palmarose and ylang ylang
Combination skin
geranium, sandalwood, lavender, and neroli
Dry skin
German chamomile, jasmine, neroli, rose, geranium, lavender, sandalwood, and ylang ylang.



Before you leave:

I recommend that you always perform a skin patch test when you try a new oil.

Check out my safety page to make sure you are aware of any contrindications before you use essential oils. Some oils are not suitable when suffering from certain conditions. Also, Read this Before You Start Using Essential oils. Some oils should not be applied prior to sun exposure so make sure you check this list before spending time in the sun.

Not sure how to apply the oils? Visit these pages to learn how to apply the oils:
If you're new to essential oils you might want to check out my Getting Started Guide. 





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Johanna is an aromatherapist and she is passionate about educating people about health, essential oils, real food, natural remedies, and nutrition so they make healthier choices in their lives. 

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2 comments:

  1. Margaret said...

    thanks for the recipe! I've started making some of my own products too, mostly for my hair!!

  2. Jo's Health Corner said...

    You're welcome!
    It is really fun making products.