Create Flawless Skin With A Natural DIY Face Serum

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Growing up I remember my mother using a lot of Mary Kay products.

Unfortunately I never really picked up that beauty routine at all and for the last 35 years, I’ve never paid that much attention to my skin.

Don’t get me wrong, I washed it and from time to time moisturized it and went to the spa for a facial but I never really took good care of my skin.

Until recently I started to notice some wrinkles and enlarged pores.

I knew I wanted to start taking care of my skin in a more natural way, and so began my journey to creating several DIY face serums that are very customizable to your skin type or problem areas you might be experiencing such as wrinkles, crows feet, or dark spots.

Different type of base oils you can choose for your DIY Face Serum

No two people have the same skin type.

Even one person can experience changes in their skin from season to season.

Here in Ontario, we can have some really cold winters where my skin is so dry but in the summer it seems so oily.

Having a DIY customizable face serum that you can rely on in any season is wonderful.

Spending a lot of money on beauty products can be a waste, and I know personally over the years I’ve tried something and had a reaction or didn’t like the way it felt on my skin and it ends up under the skin in my bathroom never to be used again but I don’t put it in the garbage because I spent so much money on it.

I can’t even tell you the hundreds of dollars I’ve spent on face wash that I didn’t like.

This also leads me to create my own homemade face serum.

I already had many of the products already here at my house because I’ve been using essential oils and creating my home homemade cleaning products and roller bottles for a few years trying to remove chemicals and toxins from my families daily life. 

Essential Oils For Creating

  • JoJoba Oil -  This is oil is created from the nut of the plant. I’ve used jojoba oil in many of my roller bottle blends as it is very good application oil for the skin and works for almost every skin type. The jojoba oil provider moisture and it may be able to help with collagen production as it does have some antioxidant benefits in the oil. Although there is no evidence to say jojoba oil can help treat wrinkles, there is some evidence that plants with antioxidant properties can improve the electricity in the skin. So if you have some wrinkles or crows feet, or frown lines or you have some try skin, I would definitely try out the jojoba oil in your DIY face serum you create.
  • Pure Vitamin E Oil - As a child, if I ever fell off my bike, or had a cut my grandmother would cut open these little pills with vitamin E oil and rub it into my cut. I never questioned why she did this but in my research of pure vitamin E oil, I’ve learned that this oil can help in wound healing as well as inflammation. No wonder why my grandma always used it as first aid. So how can pure vitamin E oil help in your face serum? If you have flaky dry skin it is a great moisturizer, and if your skin and face is moisturized than the change of aging wrinkles and fine lines will seem less noticeable. I’ve added some vitamin E oil to my own face serum for my laugh lines and I’m hoping with continued use the vitamin E oil will provide me with some anti-aging benefits.
  • Rosehip Oil - Rosehip oil has been used for thousands of years for its healing properties. It has a number of different uses from first aid, skin care, health, and immunity. Rosehip oil contains vitamins like vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E, These vitamins can support the body turn over in creating new skin cells. When new skin cells create this can help with anti-aging, dark spots and overall health of your skin.
  • Almond Oil - There are 2 different types of almond oil, sweet and bitter. For create the DIY face serum you want to be using sweet almond oil. Sweet almond oil contains vitamin A and Vitamin E as well as zinc and Potassium. Sweet almond also can help protect from UV damage and helps to protect your skin cells enhancing the look of youthful healthy skin.

What essential oils work well for creating your own DIY face Serum?

There are loads of essential oils that are amazing for healthy, glowing skin and supporting a healthy skin routine for years to come. Here are 5 essential oils and their benefits. Combine the essential oils you prefer with the base application oil to suit your skin care needs and concerns.

  • Geranium - Egyptians have been using Geranium essential oil for redness from implantation, blemishes, and acne and helps to tighten skin and improve wrinkles and lines.
  • Helichrysum - used by the Greeks as medicine and has been used for treating inflammation and is antibacterial as well, with this in mind, this essential oil may help with redness, breakouts, and scarring from acne.
  • Frankincense - Frankincense essential oil is an antiseptic oil and can help protect the skin from bacteria that may be stuck in your pores. Also known to tighten skin, tone the skin and help with a youthful glow. Frankincense oil is also great for first aid cuts and scars so if you have some acne scars from your youth, you may want to add frankincense essential oil to your face serum.
  • Lavender - lavender is great if you have some redness from being outside in the sun, it's very soothing to the skin, it also has many antioxidants that can help protect from environmental damage such as the sun and pollution which makes it a great defense against aging spots, and wrinkles.
  • Sandalwood - If you have some dark spots on your skin, sandalwood essential oil is the one you will want in your face serum. Sandalwood helps your skin rejuvenate and create fresh healthy skin cells.

How to make your own DIY face Serum.

Choose your application oil

Choose the Essential oils you Prefer

Other Supplies

Step #1

I start out by adding my essential oils to the glass jar.

I prefer the 4 oz glass dropper bottles, mentioned above as this last me about 1 month. Not only do I use this as a face serum but I also rub this oil into my neck and chest.

A good rule of thumb here is 10 drops of essential oils per ounce of application oil.

So for my recipes listed below for DIY face Serum I have used 40 drops of essential oil. You can adjust these recipes as you see fit.

Step #2

Choose the application oil that would best suit your skin care needs for your face serum and add that to the glass bottle leaving a little room at the drop of the bottle.

Step #3

Gently mix your essential oils and application oil together in the glass jar. You may want to do this before each use as well to keep everything mixed together well. Add a label to your DIY face serum listing the essential oils you choose.

If you wish take a before and 30 days later take another picture. Do you see or feel a difference in the health of your skin?


DIY Face Serum Recipes for different skin types:


Normal Skin Face Serum


Mature Skin Face Serum


Oily skin Face Serum


Dry Skin Face Serum


Acne Skin Face Serum


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