Sunday, 15 July 2018

Refreshing Anti-Blemish Facial Serum

After I started whipping up my own face creams at home, that are preservative free and chemical free, I have never bought any store bought cream till date.


However, I have an oily skin and both of my concoctions Face Repair and Replenish Cream and Homemade Nourishing Winter Face Cream are best suited for the colder and drier months.


This got me thinking, that I must make something that is summer friendly, when the skin does need moisture but minus the heavy oily feeling.


So, here it is. A refreshing facial serum that has the goodness of Orange Oil, spot-reduction power of Rosehip Seed Oil and anti-ageing properties of Argan oil.


This serum is refreshing on your senses, I mean, imagine wrapping yourself in the scent of oranges. It is light. And, absorbs beautifully into a freshly scrubbed face and neck.


For storage, I used an oil medicine glass bottle and at a time I use only 0.25 ml. That way, the serum is not oily on my skin.


I have found this serum to be best at night before sleep. I wake up to a really baby soft blemish free skin.

Ingredients for 30ml bottle:

  1. 4 tsp. almond oil (click to buy St. DVence Pure Sweet Almond Oil)
  2. 3 tsp. jojoba oil (click to buy Nature's Absolutes Cold Pressed Jojoba Oil)
  3. 2 tsp. argan oil (click to buy StBotanica Pure Cold Pressed Argan Oil)
  4. 1 tsp. rosehip seed oil (click to buy Seyal Rosehip Seed Oil)
  5. 20-30 drops of orange oil (click to buy St Botanica Pure Orange Essential Oil)
  6. Enough coconut oil to fill the bottle (click to buy Max Care Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil)

Method:

Sterilize and dry a dark color bottle.
Preferably glass bottle or jar or container.
Add in all the ingredients and shake lightly.
Your Anti-Blemish and Refreshing Facial Serum is ready for usage.

Caution:

  • Whenever you are purchasing essential oils ensure that it is for skin. Read the instructions and guidelines so that you do not make the mistake of applying an oil meant for room fragrance/diffuser on your skin. The products I have mentioned in the ingredients list are all links to products that are genuine and meant for therapeutic purpose.
  • Other than the orange essential oil, all oils used are fragrance free. So, instead of orange you can use any fragrance oil to suit your liking.
  • Orange is very refreshing in smell. It is a natural anti-depressant, relieves stress, relieves physical fatigue, and has aphrodisiac properties. Orange oil is also antiseptic and therefore cures acne and pimples in the long run. However, not many know that orange like any other citrus fruit is light sensitive, meaning, that one must not apply light sensitive or phototoxic oils and creams, and exposed themselves to the sun. Citrus oils reacts negatively to sun's UV radiation and causes skin damages like redness, burns and blisters. So, like I mentioned in the introduction, I use this facial serum at night. And I only use it in the day if I am going to be indoors.
  • After buying all the ingredients the money spent will make this serum seem expensive and one may be tempted to purchase a store bought cream or serum instead. But I must say that the homemade serum uses very little amount from each of the purchased item. As a result, all the oils and fragrances can used several times to make atleast 15 containers of 50 gms size.



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