Making your own homemade face serum can be as simple as mixing together a base oil or carrier oil as often is used in combination with essential oils. It might sound strange applying oil to your face, especially if you have oily or acne prone skin, we are trained to think this by cosmetic companies but in fact if you pick the right combination of blends, they absorb quickly leaving your skin feeling soft and nourished. Carrier oils rich in essential fatty acids especially penetrate the skin delivering the benefits of added essential oils deep into the layers of your skin. Before I go into the recipes below, here are some general guidelines on conversions when blending essential and base oils. Mix the carrier oils with essential oils and shake well. Store in a glass bottle out of direct sunlight.
Here are three oil based serums that can nourish and improve skin in record time, when applied every day. Oil based serums are the easiest to make, and are helpful for every skin type from dry to normal to oily skin. In fact, many botanical oils and essential oils help slow down excess oil production, reduce inflammation, and keep pores clear. How to use facial serums: Apply a few drops at a time to clean skin, free of make-up. Spread serum under eyes, on forehead, face and neck.
It is most often used in creams and serums for healing rashes, cuts, burns and other skin damage. Calendula speeds up the skins ability to repair itself aiding healing. It is commonly used for baby rash creams and in eczema treatments.
Lately, I have been so completely smitten with cistus essential oil that I want to put it in all of my homemade products. Its peppery, earthy, and somewhat spicy aroma lends a lovely middle note to blends, especially when paired with other resinous essential oils like vetiver, frankincense, and myrrh. Cistus, also known as rockrose and labdanum, is a flowering perennial shrub that grows in rocky soil throughout the Mediterranean, Morocco, Portugal, The Middle East, and the Canary Islands. Its beautiful essential oil is extracted not from its flowers, but from its resinous leaves, stems, and stalks.