5 Recipes for Your Winter Skincare Routine

Winter is here and so is the cold, windy weather many of us dread. In addition to making some of us uncomfortable, this change in weather conditions can wreak havoc on our skin. As our outermost layer of protection, our skin, particularly the sensitive skin on our face, can easily become dry, cracked, or otherwise irritated as it battles winter weather conditions. 

Combatting the winter elements sounds hard, but thankfully, it’s as easy as taking an inside-out and outside-in approach to your skincare. By paying attention to what you put in your body in addition to what you put on it, you can ensure that your skin is truly getting all the nutrients and hydration it needs to stay smooth, supple, and glowing. 

Applying this inside-out and outside-in approach is easy too! In fact, there are some simple DIY recipes you can make and incorporate into your skincare routine today. Let’s take a look at a few. 

Morning Elixirs 

Starting your day with the right morning elixir will not only help your mood and energy levels, but it will also provide much-needed nutrients to your skin. There are a variety of morning elixir’s out there that work such as turmeric and cinnamon water, chia seeds and lemon water, or herbal tea with berries. 

For inside-out skincare, the best morning elixir by far combines coconut water with Essentials Blend or Essentials Blend Plus. Simply add 1 teaspoon of Essentials Blend to your coconut water each morning, drink, and relax knowing that you are providing your skin with all the right tools to glow all winter long. 


Another great way to nourish your skin from the inside-out is with a nutrient-packed smoothie. Whether you choose to have it for breakfast, lunch, or even as an after-workout snack, this skin-friendly smoothie is sure to satisfy your skin as well as your tastebuds. 

Skin-Friendly Smoothie for All Skin Types

  • 1 teaspoon Essentials Blend
  • ¼ cup raspberries
  • ¼ cup pineapples
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons rosewater
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • ¼ cup water

Blend everything together until you get a homogenous smoothie. Then drink up and enjoy all the vitamin, C, fiber, healthy fat, and other vitamins and minerals that are sure to make your skin happy. 

Daily Cleansers

We all know that cleansing our skin on a daily basis is important, but many of the cleansers available contain harsh ingredients. Ensure that you are giving your skin exactly what it needs, and nothing more, by making your own daily cleanser with one of these recipes. 

Daily Cleanser for Dry Skin 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 4 tablespoons rose water
  • 1 teaspoon Essentials Blend
  • 1 tablespoon honey 
  • 4 tablespoons water

Mix all these ingredients in a recycled pump bottle. Give it a shake and you are good to go. The combination of olive oil, honey, and rose water will work together to provide hydration and reduce puffiness. Meanwhile, the nutrients, enzymes, and probiotics from the Essentials Blend will help restore your skin to a healthy glow. 

Daily Cleanser for Acne-Prone Skin

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 tablespoons brewed chamomile tea
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil 
  • 1 teaspoon Essentials Blend
  • 2 drops of tea tree essential oil 
  • 4 tablespoons water

Place all ingredients in a recycled pump bottle, mix well, and shake before use to ensure everything stays uniformly mixed. Here, the nutrients, enzymes, and probiotics from the Essentials Blend will help keep your skin glowing, but the ingredients that shine the most are the chamomile tea and tea tree oil. This combination of ingredients will help soothe irritated skin and reduce puffiness. 

Face Scrubs and Masks 

Over time, our skin cells die and are replaced with new ones. However, these dead skin cells have a habit of staying on our skin and clogging up our pores. This is why regular exfoliation is important. Try this simple recipe to create your own face scrub at home. 

Exfoliating Face Scrub 

  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup pink Himalayan salt 
  • 1 tablespoon Essentials Blend 

Simply mix these ingredients together and in no time at all, you have a fantastic scrub for your weekly exfoliating needs. 

Find yourself in need of hydration more than exfoliation? Try this esthetician recommended face mask! 

Hydrating Face Mask

  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon Essentials Blend
  • Dash of warm water

Mix the ingredients, apply to the skin, and leave it on for 5-10 minutes. 

Whether you are looking for a completely new skincare routine, or you just want to add a little something extra to help get you through the winter, these recipes are sure to provide your skin with everything it needs to thrive during winter and beyond. So what are you waiting for? Make sure you have a container of Essentials Blend on hand and try out some of these recipes today!