Wednesday, March 14, 2018

diy essential oil face serum...

Facial serums are so personal and really something I never paid very much attention to, until just recently. Call me naive, but I have pretty much had the same skin care routine since I was like...16. Ok, no, maybe more like mid twenties. But still! Your skin changes so much once you reach your 30's- especially your face! 

I'm going to blame it on being a brand new mom when I hit 30- then the next few years being a big fat blur because I've been trying to keep up with that role, #toddlers. I rarely, if at all, had time to stop and think, "how is my skin looking?" Just wasn't ever something that crossed my mind. 

Until a few months ago (maybe the summer of last year?) I had taken a few pictures of myself and Luke and went "OH MYLANTA MY FACE LOOKS SO DULL AND TIRED!" I mean. It was. I WAS! Always tired over here! Hahaha. But it was then that I started researching skin care health, and even more so- the face, and started playing around with a natural, essential oil heavy after shower body oils and face oils. 

Fast forward to now- I've found my favorite. At least for now, a.k.a: being in my almost mid 30's, with normal to oily skin, and having only 0.5 seconds to do much of anything in the lines of self care. This works. And it smells amazing. I look forward to taking a shower at night, and using this on my face afterwards. My own little "you did good today!!! (or maybe I didn't do so good, so here's a treat anyway) reward. It's made to brighten, tighten, and lessen the look of spots or scarring. 

Why these things?
  • Avocado oil- decreases dryness, improves dry skin, great oil for skin issues like psoriasis.
  • Argan oil- great nighttime moisturizer, natural skin toner, great for acne prone skin (hi. me), conditioning.
  • Vitamin E- repairs damaged skin, brightens skin, natural anti-aging component.
  • Wild Orange- cancer fighting, increases circulation, decreases wrinkles, improves complexion.
  • Frankincense- antiseptic and disinfectant, strengthens skin and improves its tone, elasticity, defense mechanisms against bacteria or blemishes, and appearance as someone ages, lifts skin, reduces appearance of scars and acne, and heals wounds.
  • Geranium- wrinkle reducer, prevents skin from sagging, antibacterial, increases blood circulation right below the surface of the skin, heals spots caused by acne, cuts or wounds, surgical incisions or skin irritations.
  • Lavender- calming, antioxidant, heals face scars/imperfections, toner.


1. Add everything to a glass measuring cup with spout and mix to combine. Slowly pour through a funnel into your glass jar and top with a dropper lid.

2. When ready to use, give a gently shake and drop 4-6 drops into your hand. Apply all over a clean and dry face!

Yes it's THAT easy!

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  1. Hi, this looks great. I have dry, dehydrated skin. Would you advise adding anything extra for that?

  2. Hi there! You know, I personally would start with this recipe (maybe make 1/2 the amount?) and try it for a week or two. If it's not enough moisturizer, you could go from there. Maybe add some fractionated coconut oil as well?


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