The older I get the more I start to notice the fine lines on my face and the wrinkles around my eyes. Not to mention those annoying dry patches I get under my eyes whenever cooler weather strikes. While I’ve never really looked my age, at 38 I’m even more conscious of how quickly my age can catch up with me – and show! – if I don’t take care of my skin. So I created this all natural DIY Facial Serum Recipe to help keep the effects of aging to a minimum as well as to help reverse those troublesome dry spots.
This natural face serum is super easy to make. Just weigh the ingredients, mix and bottle. It even comes with free printable labels which make it great for gifting inside of those DIY homemade holiday gift baskets. And just a pea sized amount daily before bed does the trick. It’s also great under makeup and aids as a primer for eye shadow to help keep your favorite eye colors in place. It absorbs quickly and leaves your skin feeling moisturized, but not greasy. Plus there’s no overwhelming perfume fragrance like many facial products have that can irritate sensitive skin.
Natural Organic Face Serum Recipe for Dry, Mature Skin
5 grams sesame seed oil
5 grams evening primrose oil
5 grams walnut oil
2 grams macadamia nut oil
5 grams rosehip seed oil
5 grams babassu oil (or baobab oil)
9 grams tamanu oil
29 grams jojoba oil (clear, deodorized jojoba is fine)
29 grams grape seed oil
15 grams patchouli essential oil
15 grams GMO free Vitamin E oil
6 grams rosemary extract
digital kitchen scale
plastic transfer pipettes (at least one of each oil)
small glass pyrex measuring cup
four 1 oz. amber glass bottles with glass droppers (or two 2 oz. amber glass bottles with glass droppers)
full page Brown Kraft sticker label
Place the glass measuring cup the scale, set to measure grams and tare. Then using a plastic transfer pipette add the sesame oil to the cup until you reach 5 grams. Repeat with each oil and a fresh pipette with the weight indicated taring after each new oil is added. Then use different plastic transfer pipettes each for the patchouli essential oil, Vitamin E, and (liquid) rosemary extract to add the number of drops indicated. Stir well.
Now use a plastic transfer pipette to slowly fill each of the four 1 oz. amber bottles with 24 – 25 grams of the serum. If using two 2 oz. bottles, fill each with 48 – 50 grams of serum by weight. Cap each with a glass dropper cap and label.
To use simply apply a pea sized amount evenly to a clean face before bed. You can also add another pea sized amount to your neck if desired. Pay extra attention to areas with wrinkles or dry spots such as around eyes. For extra love, you can also use this natural facial serum before applying makeup in the morning. You’ll be amazed at how easily it absorbs without leaving any greasy, oily feeling behind.
If you like you can also include 5 grams of Sea Buckthorn Oil. I had planned to use this oil as part of this recipe but inadvertently forgot to order it. Sea Buckthorn Oil is typically used to treat damaged skin, ulcerations, scar tissue, wrinkles, eczema, and burns.
You can download the free printable labels for this recipe here. (For personal use only.) I printed my labels for this project onto a full size Brown Kraft sticker label from WorldLabel.com.
If you like this recipe you may also like my Natural Handmade Nourishing Under Eye Cream Recipe. And, for more DIY beauty projects like this one, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Blog Lovin’.