A little while ago, I started making a face serum as I had read about the great benefits it can have for your skin. I absolutely love it and use it daily. My skin has improved and making my own is economical and I customise it each time. I apply 4 drops of the serum after cleansing and follow with a moisturiser before bed. I have had rave reviews over this super simple face serum you can make at home. Go on give it a try.
Here is what you need
Jojoba Oil– a golden liquid wax that mimics the skin’s natural oils, penetrating deep into the skin’s layers.
Rosehip Oil– absorbed quickly into the skin, it is pressed from seeds. Perfect for mature and sunburnt skin. Beneficial for healing scars
Lavender Essential oil; Fabulous for all skin. Lavender has been used for centuries in personal products not only for it’s beautiful scent but it’s ability to support skin.
Frankincense Essential oil; promotes the regeneration of healthy cells, a powerful anti-aging oil.
Copaiba Essential oil; has astringent properties that help tighten the skin. Copaiba infuses the skin with powerful nutrients and organic compounds that can eliminate the appearance of blisters, marks, and pimples
Use a glass bottle with a dropper in it (like these or try Centaurpackaging.com) I use a 2% concentration of Essential Oils, which is recommended for daily use. Download dilution chart here
For more information for Essential oils suitable for skin care please read here
Basic Face serum
20ml dropper bottle 12 drops essential oil
4 dops Lavender Essential Oil* 4 Drops Frankincense Essential Oil* 4 Drops Copaiba Essential Oil*
When mixing your serum add the essential oils to the bottle first, lightly swirl to combine before adding the carrier oil.
Fill with Jojoba oil or carrier oil of choice
For the winter month’s I use a half half mixture of jojoba and reship oil for extra nourishing. Fill with 1/2 Rosehip and 1/2 Jojoba oil, purchase these here
Other Oils to consider
Cedarwood Essential Oil; has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, reduces skin irritations, promoting relaxation and balance.
Myrrh Essential oil; moisturising and soothing, great for ageing skin
Geranium Essential oil; increases circulation, tighten and smooths skin and is an excellent choice for problem skin, not to mention it smells divine!
This is not a complete list, there are so many fabulous oils, but start with what you have and you will reap the benefits!
If making your own is not for you, Young Living Essential Serum is an excellent serum ready to apply straight on your skin. perfect for dry and acne prone skin and affordable!
*essential oils in the Premium Starter kit. Order yours here and recieve a wholesale membership with Young Living, 24% off future purchases and just the beginning of starting a natural health and wellness journey!