Face oils

Face oil massage by Claire Hay in Edinburgh

After being introduced to some skincare brands’ face oils, including Darphin’s 8-Flower Nectar and Liz Earle’s Superskin Concentrate, I was inspired to create my own version. Not only did I love the way they made my skin feel, but their individual fragrances brought me a sense of calm before bedtime. They formed part of an evening ritual which tended to my skincare needs but also helped me unwind after a hectic day working in Edinburgh. I became hooked on face oils.

I completed Scottish Massage School’s diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy in Edinburgh and started blending my own: My mission to create a face oil which would bring its own individual ‘evening ritual’ experience. I use organic ingredients but when this is not possible I make sure they are of high-quality i.e. cold-pressed, unrefined, etc.

Your bespoke Evening Ritual face oil
Following a skin consultation I will create a face oil – using a combination of base oils and essential oils – perfectly suited to your skin to use in the evening.
£20 (30mls, repeat orders £15)

60 minutes facial massage treatment
Following the skin consultation, I will create a face oil blend, which includes a combination of base and essential oils. The face, neck and décolleté will be cleansed and then massaged with oils. The treatment also includes a relaxing neck, shoulder & scalp massage, plus acupressure points.
60 minutes facial treatment, plus 30ml bespoke face oil (in amber glass bottle) – £60
Available as a gift voucher


‘This bespoke Evening Ritual is so much love and thought and care in a bottle..with my name on it! I love the label which gives it such apothecary and authentic feel; to be able to refer back to the ingredients to remind me just how much goodness I’m applying to my face gentle stroke by gentle stroke each evening as I unwind from the day’s activity. The first night I used it I honestly slept like a baby. P.s… I would love a Morning Ritual!’
Poppy E.

‘My skin is the best it’s ever been!’
Nik K.

‘Claire’s evening face oil is really soothing and nourishing for dry skin. And the mix of essential oils really helps (me) to wind down and to get a good night’s sleep.’
Kerstin P.

‘The oils smell lovely and feel very light on the face. I’ve got sensitive spot prone skin and it definitely soothed it. Lovely part of a bedtime routine and kept my face hydrated throughout winter.’
Gill W.

‘What I absolutely love about my evening oil is the smell of geranium. After a hard day at work I like to know that I can relax and properly moisturise my face with something as pure as that. I always use it before I go to sleep but the smell of the essentials oils stays with me for hours the next day- subtle but noticeably beautiful.’
Maria P.

‘I am so pleased with my face oil. At first, I was a little apprehensive about using oil on my face, but I’ve realised that my skin loves it. I only use a few drops and my skin still feels nourished and moisturised the next morning. I get better results than with the expensive, big-name products and a bottle should last for a long while too. Highly recommended!’
Cerys E.

Find Me At:
Santosa – 21 Albert Street, Edinburgh EH7 5LH
By appointment. Call me on 07714340057 or send an email

Claire Hay
Massage therapist