Ever since getting started with essential oils earlier this year, I’ve been slowly starting to replace my products with more natural alternatives. It’s been easier, cheaper, and better for our family.
I whipped up this face serum a few weeks ago and can honestly say it’s made a difference in the skin on my face – it’s soft and moisturized, and my makeup goes on smoothly in the mornings. You can customize it for your skin too! I picked 4 different oils that support healthy skin, and this smells great too!
DIY Face Serum
1 oz glass dropper bottle (you can reuse one if you have it, but I bought mine at the Container Store)
10 drops Frankincense essential oil (I get my essential oils here
10 drops Melaleuca Alternifolia (tea tree) essential oil
5 drops geranium
5 drops lavender
Vitamin E oil
Add all essential oils to the bottle, then fill with vitamin E oil (make sure you leave some air at the top or the dropper will cause it to spill. Shake gently to mix. That’s it!
“Frankincense (Boswellia carterii
) includes the naturally occurring constituent boswellic acid, and has a woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma. Diffuse Frankincense during meditation for grounding and purpose. Applying this oil topically may help smooth the appearance of healthy-looking skin, and is excellent to use for massage after activity.” (source
About Melaleuca Alternifolia:
“With a fresh, crisp aroma, Tea Tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) helps maintain a healthy-looking scalp and hair, and reduces the appearance of blemishes. Apply to feet and toenails when needed. This oil includes naturally occurring constituents terpinene-4-ol, gamma terpinene and alpha-terpinene.” (source
“Geranium essential oil has an uplifting, floral aroma. Diffuse its balancing, peaceful, and calming aroma or apply it topically to help maintain the appearance of tender skin. Geranium includes the naturally occurring constituents citronellol and geraniol, and is an important ingredient in many skin care products.” (source
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a sweet, floral aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Lavender’s aroma is great for relaxing and winding down before bedtime; add to bath or diffuse to create a calming and comforting environment. Lavender essential oil may compliment your favorite shampoos, lotions and skin care products. Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it. (source
A little bit of this stuff goes a LONG way, so start with a small amount and work up if needed. I smooth this over my face and neck after my shower. Be careful to avoid your eyes!
Do you make your own beauty products?