I bought this Palmer’s stretch marks oil but got a rash after a few days use. I have very spoilt skin that only accepts the best ;)

Everyone loves bio oil in Ireland but the first ingredient in the ingredients list is mineral oil, which is something they put in skin care products just to make it cheaper. I found this article, got myself some more oils from iHerb and made my own higher quality (and cheaper) bio oil. A tip is to buy almond oil in Asian stores. I got this massive bottle for a euro something.

I emptied and washed the Palmer’s oil bottle since the pump thing was good and filled it with this mix:

Homemade bio oil

  • 100ml Almond Oil or Apricot Kernel Oil (high in essential fatty acids).
  • 50ml Jojoba Oil
  • 5-10ml Rosehip Oil (brill for wrinkles and scarring)
  • 3 ml Vitamin E (great for scarring). Best is wheat germ oil. If you can’t find it buy vitamin E capsules and prick 3 soft gels and squeeze the Vitamin E oil out. It’s a really good way of getting un-oxidised Vitamin E
  • Optional: 5 drops of essential oil (I chose orange)

Simple! It absorbs well into the skin.