How many of you spend hundreds of dollars a month on expensive creams and serums for your face? I can imagine everyone is raising their hand! In today’s society and all the commercials, ads, social media, etc… it’s easy to fall down the rabbit hole and buy every little products because it has pretty packaging or simply, because someone else says so! I’m guilty, truth is, we all are. Why not take your beauty regimen into your own hands, curating a serum that specializes for your skin type versus shelling out tons of money on overly-priced products that may or may not work for you? I personally like knowing what’s in the products I purchase: (1) because since having my children my skin is overly sensitive to harsh chemicals like alcohol and (2) I get pleasure out of knowing I made my own products. In hindsight, making them myself eliminates any doubt or worry that I may have about what’s inside any given product on the market.
Did you know that some studies suggest that people with oily or combination skin may be producing too much oil because the skin is not getting enough moisture and the skin makes up for it by producing more oil?
Regardless of our age or skin type, we all need a great moisturizer to keep our skin hydrated, protect against the environment, and help prevent irritation. When we wash our face, we often strip our skin of the natural oils (sebum). By using a face serum (natural oils blended with essential oils), we are replenishing the natural oils on our face.
I’ve seen lots of DIY face serum blends that offer the exact same recipe for everyone to use whether they have normal skin, dry skin, combination skin, sensitive skin, mature skin, acne-prone skin, or oily skin. The truth is that is that doesn’t make any sense at all. While everyone should moisturize their face, we don’t all have to use the same moisturizer. Our skin is different, which means that each of our skin types have different needs. A beauty serum for sensitive skin needs to be gentle and calm irritated skin, while a beauty serum for mature skin needs to hydrate, even pigmentation, plump fine lines and wrinkles, and increase skin’s elasticity. Different needs for different skin.
DIY Beauty Serum
In a rollerball bottle (or glass spray bottle), add…
- 2 oz. kopari beauty coconut rose toner
- 2 oz. botanic farms mineral pop sparkling serum
- 8 drops lavender essential oil
- 8 drops manuka essential oil
- 4 drops german chamomile essential oil
- 4 drops elemi essential oil
- a splash of rose water
Put lid on bottle and gently roll the bottle in the palm of your hand for about 30 seconds to mix the essential oils in with carrier oil.
- Step 1: cleanse face (I use this cleanser)
- Step 2: use a toner (I use this toner)
- Step 3: apply a drop of serum to forehead, each cheek, and chin (or any troubled spots)
- Step 4: gently massage in using small, soft upward strokes
Be sure to store your rollerball bottle in a cool, dark place. That’s it!
What are the best essential oils for your skin type?
- Normal: lavender, frankincense, geranium
- Dry: geranium, lavender, myrrh, patchouli, rose, frankincense, ylang ylang, cedarwood, clary sage, Roman chamomile, sandalwood, jasmine
- Non-Cystic Acne: geranium, cedarwood, lavender, patchouli, tea tree, rose, Roman chamomile, lemongrass, rosemary
- Sensitive: helichrysum, lavender, rose, jasmine, geranium, frankincense, sandalwood
- Oily: frankincense, geranium, lavender, patchouli, tea tree, ylang ylang, clary sage, Roman chamomile, cypress, peppermint, rosemary, sandalwood
- Mature: rose, frankincense, myrrh, helichrysum, sandalwood, geranium, lavender, patchouli, cypress, jasmine, rosemary, ylang ylang
What are the best carrier oils for your skin type?
- Normal: apricot kernel oil, jojoba, grapeseed oil, sunflower oil, sweet almond oil
- Dry: avocado oil, sweet almond oil, rose hip seed oil, apricot kernel oil, sunflower oil
- Acne: jojoba, sesame oil, argan oil, grapeseed oil, evening primrose
- Sensitive: sunflower oil, jojoba, sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, rose hip seed oil, avocado oil, argan oil, grapeseed oil, evening primrose
- Oily: jojoba, argan oil, grapeseed oil
- Mature: rose hip seed oil, jojoba, sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, avocado oil, sunflower oil, tamanu oil
Carrier Oil Supplies:
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Young Living also has it’s own Beauty Serum blend, that I love to either pair with my moisturizer or use as a stand alone beauty product during my morning beauty regimen! You can find it here.
How do your fancy face creams and serum costs from the store sound right now? Why not use something completely natural?!
The best part about making your own serums is that you can add as much or as little of essentials oils and/or carrier oils as you desire, as well as, curate your serum based on your favorite oils. This is your chance to create a serum that is specially curated just for you, by you! 😉