DIY Everyday Facial Serum
Author - Alyssa Rimmer
This homemade facial serum is a wonderful, everyday beauty product that I just love. It combines two incredibly hydrating oils, along with some of my favorite essential oils, to help boost the look and feel of your skin.
The base of this serum is jojoba oil and rosehip seed oil, both of which have amazing benefits for the skin. Then we add in some beautifying essential oils to make this serum even more amazing. Here's a look at the ingredients and the benefits of each:
Jojoba oil: As I mentioned earlier, jojoba oil is deeply moisturizing, but it also has the ability to actually lock the moisture into the skin, so your skin continues to feel hydrated all day long. Jojoba oil also acts as a barrier and products your skin from external elements, and it's anti-bacterial so it helps with acne.
Rosehip Seed Oil: The main thing I love about this oil is that it repairs and regenerates the skin so it helps you look extra glowy. It also helps protect from the sun, is brightening and is also anti-aging. It's an amazing oil!
Frankincense Essential Oil: It's a little on the pricey side, but this oil totally worth it. There are loads of incredible benefits, but for the skin in particular, Frankincense is anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and the smell is very uplifting and helps improve spirits.
Carrot Seed Essential Oil: This has a slightly funky smell I'm not going to lie, but it's great for the face. It helps with wrinkles and fine lines as well as boosts water retention, so it helps give your skin that soft, dewy look.
Lavender Essential Oil: Hands down my favorite oil of all time, there are a million and one ways to use lavender, but for the skin it's great because it helps fight acne and scarring, and the smell is calming and improves concentration.
Geranium Essential Oil: The last in our mix, geranium is wonderful because again, it's one of those oils that helps with acne, but it also helps to balance hormones and emotions. It's a great oil to round out the serum.
And what I love about DIY facial serums is that they couldn't be easier to make. You just need your base oils, essential oils and dropper bottles. I bought my dropper bottles on Etsy, but there are also loads on Amazon to choose from.
DIY Everyday Facial Serum
- 2 tablespoons Jojoba Oil
- 1 tablespoon rosehip seed oil
- 5 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
- 5 drops Carrot Seed Essential Oil
- 15 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 2 - 3 drops Geranium Essential Oil
- Add all ingredients to a small glass dropper bottle, screw on lid, give a little shake and done!
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