I love making DIY skin care stuff because it's so much fun experimenting, and it's even more fun when I see results on my skin! My Frankincense Face Cream has been a very popular post of mine and I personally use it every night, so I used that recipe as a guide for this recipe. This recipe is a great hydrating face serum!
I used the same base oils and added in Emu Oil. Say Wha? Yep, the Australian bird. A friend of mine recommended that I grab some Emu Oil for a red patch that I had on my cheek. It worked like magic! Then I did some research on it. Turns out this stuff is for real! I go into detail below. You will see why I included it in this recipe.
Here is why these oils are are great to use on your skin before bed every night!
- Sweet Almond Oil: Sweet Almond Oil reduces scarring, smoothes and rejuvenates skin
- Jojoba Oil: Jojoba Oil is anti-inflammatory and has been shown to reduce the signs of aging
- Emu Oil: Emu oil is often applied to the skin to reduce pain and irritation. It will not irritate even the most sensitive skin, does not clog pores, goes on light and absorbs immediately, hydrates and super-oxygenates to thicken skin and help hold moisture, plumps up your skin’s underlying layer reducing fine lines and wrinkles, relieves itching and inflammation, calms redness and lightens age spots, hastens healing and reduces scarring. Pretty awesome stuff!!!
Now for the essential oils:
- Frankincense: Frankincense can be applied topically to maintain radiant skin. Its ability to smooth the look of healthy skin makes this oil a key part of Young Living's Boswellia Wrinkle Cream (one of my favorite YL products!)
- Geranium: Geranium can be applied topically to help maintain the appearance of tender skin. Geranium includes the naturally occurring constituents citronellol and geraniol
- Helichrysum: Helichrysum can be applied topically to improve the appearance of tender skin. This oil includes the naturally occurring constituents neryl acetate, gamma-curcumene and alpha-pinene
- Ylang Ylang: Ylang Ylang can be applied topically to soothe the skin. Ylang Ylang is found in many Young Living skin and hair care products. It's even great for your hair!
- Patchouli: Patchouli essential oil may improve the appearance of dry, dull skin. It includes the naturally occurring constituents patchoulol, bulnesene and alpha-guaiene
Note: I only use therapeutic grade essential oils. If you are putting them onto your skin you will want to make sure they are pure and will have the therapeutic benefits that you would expect! HERE is the only brand of oils that I use.
Bedtime Hydrating Face Serum
- 2 Tbsp sweet almond oil — where to find
- 2 Tbsp jojoba oil — where to find
- 1 Tbsp emu oil — where to find
- 10 drops Frankincense essential oil*
- 10 drops Geranium essential oil*
- 7 drops Helichrysum essential oil*
- 7 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil*
- 7 drops Patchouli essential oil*
- 1 (4oz) glass dropper bottle — like this (you can also find some really cute bottles and jars HERE)
*You can find all of these essential oils HERE
- Combine everything in the glass dropper bottle using a small funnel
- Put cap on bottle and shake until well combined
- Smooth hydrating face serum onto face every night before bed, shake before use
- Store in cool, dry place. Do not expose to heat or the oils will lose their therapeutic value. It lasts a long time
How to Get Started with Essential Oils
- Sign up for my FREE 21-day essential oil email class, to learn the basics.
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- Find out how to buy essential oils at wholesale, 24% off retail prices (and get freebies from me!)
So give this hydrating face serum a try and come back here to tell me what you think!
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