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December 9, 2016

by Alyssa

DIY Everyday Facial Serum

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.

DIY Everyday Facial Serum made from jojoba oil, rosehip seed oil and my favorite essential oils!

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!

DIY Everyday Facial Serum made from jojoba oil, rosehip seed oil and my favorite essential oils!

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.

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DIY Everyday Facial Serum

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.
Course facial serum
Cuisine facial care
Keyword facial serum
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1
Author Alyssa Rimmer


  • 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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  1. Hi,
    Really want to try this serum but I don’t have carrot oil, can you recommend oils that would make a good substitute please?

    • It really depends on your skin! I think jojoba is great, chia seed oil, or even sweet almond oil can work weel!


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  4. I’m supersensitive to fragrances…synthetic or natural, does not matter.. Floral is worst, but strength is also a problem. Especially when on my face, and close to my nose… it’s a migraine waiting to happen. Can this be made without the essential oils, or are there other non floral and mildly scented ones that I could consider which might still be beneficial?

  5. How do you know how many drops to add per oil. I wanted to include copaiba and bergamot but I haven’t been able to find a rule of thumb for dilution for each oil. I also want to do a toner. Any suggestions.

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  7. Just wanted to say thank you for the diy videos. I found them on Youtube when I was looking for some things to put in a goodie bag for my 40th reunion. I made 30 sets of the honey cinnamon mask, facial serum, bath salt and solid perfume. I’ve been using them myself and especially love the facial serum and perfume. Just a suggestion would be to let us know specifically when and how to use the items. Thank you!

    • Thank you SOOO much! I love this 🙂 I’m thrilled you enjoyed them! And yes, I’ll definitely do a post about how to use facial oils 🙂

  8. This sounds so good! My question is how and when do you apply this? Are you just rubbing in all over the face before applying moisturizer or in place of? Thank you!!

  9. I use the exact same Rosehip oil in my skin cream! I made a facial serum with jojoba, rosehip oil, pumpkin seed oil, and little bergamot and a little lavender oil. My combo skin loves it. I love that Rosehip oil!

    • Honestly? It depends on your skin and skin type. I’d say you’ll have to give it a try and see how you do with it 🙂 Everyone is different and what may work for me, may not work for you!

  10. I want to make this serum but can you say if it’s fine to add more oils? I am thinking of mixing Juniper and Rose oil with it(5drops juniper and 5 rose oil).

    • Sure! As long as you now that those oils are safe for your skin (they need to be therapeutic grade), then by all means!

  11. Made this and love it!!! I use it at night by patting 4 drops all over face and then 4 more drops with extra attention in eye area. I finish by patting multiple times all over my face. This helps to keep acne and wrinkles away :).

  12. Hello i just want to know your comment, i use argan oil, lavender, rosemary, peppermint, sometimes i put teatree too. i apply in the morning and got to work. Is it save to use it in the morning? Because we can’t use EOs like lemon oil for daytime.

  13. Hi Alyssa!

    I’m so glad I found your blog! I have mature skin that’s prone to blemishes and I know the rosehip causes me to breakout. Can I use the Jojoba, Frankincense, Lavender and Geranium but replace the rosehip and Carrot Seed oils with tea tree and argan oils? If so, do you think I could use the same measurements or experiment to see what works?

    Thank you!!

    P.S. I’ve been looking at the cookie and smoothie recipes and they look delicious.

    • Yes I think so!! I really think you just need to play around with a blend that works best for you skin type 🙂 xox

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  17. Just made this. I skipped the geranium, although it’ll help my acne, because I don’t have it at hand. Fingers crossed that it’ll still work! Thanks for sharing. <3

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  19. So excited to try this! I’ve been wanting to make my own facial serum for quite a while (as the ones you can buy are just so expensive). Thank you for this post!

    2 questions: how do you apply your serum, and do you do it before or after moisturizing?


    • Can’t wait to hear what you think! I apply mine at night after washing my face and before anything else 🙂

  20. Hello, thank you for sharing this recipe! I’m really excited to try facial oil mixes because I’ve heard fantastic things about them! I will definitely be trying this one 🙂 I do have a question though- could this recipe potentially be too harsh on sensitive skin? What would you consider a safe essential oil/base oil dilution to start with so I can work my way up? Thank you <3

    • Elemi oil is one oil that you can mix w
      Ith jojba oil or argan oil for sensitive skin add a few evening primrose drops and it will be wonderful.

    • I think this one would be totally fine for sensitive skin. I have fairly sensitive skin myself and this works wonders!


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