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How to Make a DIY Facial Serum for Glowing Skin

August 26, 2021

We love talking about oils around here, if you have followed along with our blog for a while or perhaps have tried out our beautiful oils for yourself then you’ll be well aware of this!

You simply can’t go wrong when you start introducing facial oil into your daily ritual. Not only does it feel truly luxurious, any skincare woes you had thought would never clear, magically start to fade away.

Dry flaky skin becomes a distant memory and dull skin will start to glow with radiance. Blemishes start to melt away too, along with those stubborn scars as antioxidants sink deep into your pores to heal and restore your skin at a cellular level.

We have gorgeous oils for you to choose from, all of which are sure to become staples in your routine once you try them for yourself.

In today’s article, however, we wanted to do something fun and creative! We wanted to talk you through making your very own facial serum at home! It’s actually a lot easier than you realize.

Let’s dig in!

A note on the ingredients we chose

Before we dive right into the recipe, trust us, we know you are eager too, we just wanted to talk a little more about the ingredients we chose.

You will need a carrier oil, this forms the base of the entire serum, it is the foundation in which the other ingredients are suspended. We recommend Jojoba oil, the only oil that most closely resembles the skin’s own sebum, meaning your skin simply drinks it up. Other options may include Argan Oil, Rosehip (many people love combining a little rosehip oil with Jojoba for a deeply nourishing and restorative serum) or pomegranate seed oil for very dry skin.

The only other ingredients used are essential oils, and this is where you can get really creative according to your scent preferences and skin type.

Here is a comprehensive list of essential oils to make it a little easier for you to make your choice based on your specific skin type/needs.

In today’s recipe we are using 3 essential oils that are suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin. They help to soothe, fight inflammation and balance out excess sebum while leaving the skin perfectly hydrated and balanced.

We also recommend looking for a dark amber-colored glass bottle as this is the best for storing and preserving your essential oils.

What you need:

  • 1 oz dropper bottle
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops Sandalwood essential oil

How to put it together:

  • Add your essential oils first to your dropper bottle
  • Fill up the rest of the bottle with your carrier oil, in this case jojoba, leaving enough space at the top to twist the lid back on
  • Tilt gently back and forth to combine
  • Use morning and night after cleansing and toning

As you start to become more familiar with experimenting with different ingredients, you’ll soon be well on your way to whipping up some beautiful serums that you can share with your friends and fam, or why not get them involved too!


Photo by Mathilde Langevin on Unsplash

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