Lately, I’ve been focusing a lot on my skin-care routine. I figured, now that I’m in my thirties, it’s time to actually take care of myself. One of my more recent discoveries is this super simple DIY face serum. It’s the newest part of my daily routine, and my skin loves it. It’s a super-simple product to make, and loaded with skin-nourishing ingredients. Seriously, we’re talking 5 minutes here. Even the non-DIYers out there can give this one a try! Check out the recipe below.
DIY Fountain of Youth Face Serum Recipe
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This recipe only calls for 3 simple ingredients. The most important thing to remember is that the quality of the ingredients counts. That’s how you’ll end up with a nourishing, age-defying serum that leaves your skin glowing and more youthful than ever. If you’re curious about where I get my essential oils, check out this post. After years of research and trial and error, they’re the only oils we allow in our home and I can’t recommend them enough. So, let’s stop discussing, and get on with the ingredients.
- Rosehip Oil: I chose this because it’s highly moisturizing, evens out skin tone, increases elasticity and collagen production, and is high in vitamin C.
- Frankincense essential oil: This oil has a ton of benefits for your whole body, but the reason I use it in my skincare is to help promote a youthful appearance.
- Lavender essential oil: This oil is incredibly soothing and nourishingfor the skin. It’s also great for evening out skin tone and giving your face a flawless appearance.
- 15 ml glass bottle (I like to use an empty oil bottle for this!)
- Glass Eyedropper lids (make sure they fit a 15 ml bottle)
How to make an overnight fountain of youth face serum:
Once you’ve gathered all of your supplies. you’ll simply add 4-5 drops of each oil to your empty 15 ml bottle, and then fill it to the top with rosehip oil.
If you’re new to oils, or have sensitive skin, you can start with a little less oil to make sure it won’t irritate your skin. But this ratio has always worked for me!
To use this serum, simply apply one dropper-full after you wash your face every night so it has time to soak in and really nourish your skin every night.
A note on using essential oils:
When you first start using essential oils, I know it’s tempting to go for quantity over quality. I fell into the same trap, and found myself searching for the cheapest options out there. Unfortunately, due to the relaxed laws regarding essential oils, companies pretty much have free reign to do whatever they want to cut costs. This means you could end up with an essential oil that is either made mostly from artificial fragrance (which comes with a whole host of health issues) or an oil that has been adulterated or diluted with chemical fillers.
Neither is good, because what you put on your body gets absorbed into it. What is the point of taking the extra step to use essential oils instead of chemically filled products, only to turn around and buy an oil loaded with toxic chemicals anyway?
For years, I supported Young Living as a company, and still think they have some great products. Still, I got tired of the unsafe advice and the overpriced products, so I searched until I discovered Plant Therapy. They’re an amazing quality and a company who’s true mission is to educate and share essential oils. And while I don’t think that price should be the only factor, if I can find the same quality for much less, I won’t complain! If you’re looking for a trustworthy brand, check them out and see for yourself!
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