DIY Facial Serum with Essential Oils
This super fast and easy DIY Face 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 essential oil beauty face serum.
Use essential oils in your custom homemade face 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 homemade beauty serum.
Learn how to make your own DIY Face Serum in just minutes with essential oils that will give you beautiful, glowing skin.
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 to use.
The carrier oil is generally inexpensive as well, and can be used for other DIY projects.
All together, depending on the essential oils you use, this serum will likely cost 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.
1. Dropper Bottles
First, you'll need a 2 oz dropper bottle. Whatever your taste.
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2. Carrier Oil for your Facial Serum
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.
Carrier Oil Recommendations
While many people automatically reach for Fractionated Coconut Oil in their essential oil DIY Beauty Skin care projects, I do not recommend making your DIY Face Serum with coconut oil because coconut oil l can can clog pores. This is obviously not what we want in our skincare, especially if you have acne or oily skin.
Jojoba Oil is a good all around carrier oil for the face. It is closest to the natural oil our skin produces, and will work well for dry skin, normal skin, or combination skin. I love THIS ONE from Amazon.
Oily or Acne Prone Skin
For more help on choosing a carrier oil for your skin type, you may want to read this blog post on carrier oils and their uses
It is totally fine, and beneficial even, to combine carrier oils! Experiment and find out what your skin loves the most.
Be sure to avoid nut based oils if you have a nut allergy.
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.
essential oils I trust to use with my skin and my family are doTERRA essential oils because of their purity, testing standards, and commitment to sustainable practices.
There are many choices when it comes to your personal face serum. It can be overwhelming trying to choose what to put in your serum.
Below is a list of essential oils that are good choices for skin.
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 may need acne fighting essential oils like Tea Tree, or perhaps you need anti-aging oils to fight those inevitable wrinkles, or like me, maybe you need moisturizing 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 PLUS I need some help with anti-aging.
And let's be honest. At my age, I need all the anti-aging wrinkle fighting help I can get. So I chose some specific oils to help with those needs, like Blue Tansy.
Go with what your skin needs. I've got some more specific recommendations for different skin types below.
General recommendations for all skin types
If you're not sure where to start, Lavender and Frankincense would be good choices.
Blue Tansy is very popular in many commercial skin products these days - it is one of the pricier oils. However you'll get MANY uses out of that bottle and it will still cost you significantly less than buying that serum bottle from the store.
Geranium is very nourishing to skin
There are many 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.
DIY Face Serum with Essential Oils
Using your DIY Facial Serum
Once you have made your DIY homemade face serum, 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!Feel free to ask any questions you have and I'm happy to help.
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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?