DIY Facial Serum with Essential Oils
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This super fast and easy DIY Facial Serum recipe is an easy and cost effective way to treat your skin to nourishing essential oils. Take your skin care routine to the next level with your very own customized homemade face serum.
Use essential oils in your custom serum to benefit your specific skin type. Whether you have dry skin, acne prone skin, sensitive skin, need anti aging wrinkle prevention or have normal skin you can use this serum.
Learn how to make your own Facial Serum in just minutes with essential oils that will give you beautiful, glowing skin.
There are only 2 steps to make this homemade facial serum. Super simple. No need to spend your hard earned money on pricey bottles with fancy ingredients.
The essential oils you will be adding to your diy facial serum will cost only a few cents per drop. Yes, there are a few oils that cost a bit more than others, but what's nice is you can choose which essential oils you are using.
The carrier oil is generally inexpensive as well, and can be used for other DIY projects. All together, this serum will likely come in at under $10.
Another benefit is that I know exactly what I am putting on my skin. There are no unnecessary fillers, synthetic ingredients, or preservatives that are not good for us.
There are many choices when it comes to the essential oils to use in your diy facial serum. You can customize this serum to your skin's specific needs.
You may need acne fighting essential oils, or perhaps you need anti-aging oils, or like me, maybe you need hydration. I have extremely dry skin, and I live in the desert with about 8% humidity, so I really need to give my skin extra hydration.
And let's be honest. At my age, I need all the wrinkle fighting help I can get. So I chose some specific oils to help with those needs.
Go with what your skin needs. I've got some more specific recommendations for different skin types below.
What You'll Need for your DIY Facial Serum
You only need 3 items to make this Serum. Keep scrolling to read about each or click to jump straight to that section.
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2. Carrier Oil
You'll need a good quality carrier oil for your DIY facial serum. Since this is going to be used on your face, you don't want to skimp and use a cheap carrier oil.
You'll want to get the best carrier oil you can. It's also important to choose the right carrier oil for your skin type.
While many people automatically reach for the Fractionated Coconut Oil in their essential oil DIY projects, I do not recommend FCO (Fractionated Coconut Oil) for use in this facial serum because it can clog pores.
Carrier Oil Recommendations
Jojoba Oil is a good all around carrier oil for the face.
Check out this blog post on carrier oils
It is totally fine, and beneficial even, to combine carrier oils!
A few words of caution
First, please be sure you are using a high quality essential oil, and not an inexpensive fragrance oil from the drugstore.
Second, be wary of ordering on Amazon because most of these have been tampered with. If you've ordered from there and your oil has smelled or looked "off", then you've experienced this. These can damage your skin because you don't know what's in them.
They are frequently diluted with low cost coconut oil which, as I mentioned above, clogs pores.
I recommend using Frankincense and Lavender as a good all around, inexpensive choice for your serum.
You can use as few as 1 or 2 essential oils in this, or as many as you like. Use what you have. There is no need to run out and buy a bunch of essential oils in order to make this.
You can work on adding more oils to your collection for this serum in the future.
Here are the essential oils I chose to use:
More Essential Oil Choices
There are many other skin nourishing essential oils you could choose to use in your serum.
Geranium is FANTASTIC for the skin. If you love the smell, I definitely recommend adding it.
Extras that your skin will love
You can also add a few extras that your skin will thank you for. These aren't necessary but will really add some extra nourishment that you will notice.
Vitamin E oil - a natural anti-oxidant to help protect your skin from free radical damage. I added a few drops to my serum to help with hydration for my dry skin.
Rosehip Oil - Can help smooth skin and appearance of scars by tightening the skin, keeps is hydrated, and is rich in omegas to help with anti-aging.
Be sure to invest in organic, pure versions that are high quality and not synthetic.
Directions for your DIY Facial Serum
To make your facial serum, there are only two steps! Super fast and easy!
- First, add your essential oils to your container. bottle.
- Optional - add a few drops each of Vitamin E and / or Rosehip Oil if you are choosing to use either of these.
- Second, once you have added your essential oils, top off the bottle with your carrier oil(s). You don't want to overflow and lose your precious oils.
Using your DIY Facial Serum
Once you have your DIY facial serum made, you will want to apply it after washing your face, and before applying your moisturizer.
I always like to give it a gentle shake before using to make sure everything is mixed.
- Wash your face with your all natural cleanser of choice.
- Add a few drops of the facial serum to your clean hands and smooth gently over your face and neck. Take care not to rub too hard as this is not good for your skin. Be sure to do this right away after washing your face while it is still damp.
- Gently apply your all natural facial moisturizer once the Serum has had time to soak in.
Have fun making your own DIY facial serum, and experiment to see what works best for your skin. You may find that certain essential oils work better than others.
I would love to hear how you made your own serum and what works for you! Leave a comment on this post and let me know!
Why doTERRA and not something from Amazon or Walmart?
Did you know that most essential oils at drugstores are synthetic fragrance only? And did you know that most oils on Amazon, even doTERRA, are adulterated (tampered with and diluted with coconut oil), and can't be trusted?