Rosacea Relief Serum and Toner Recipes
If you suffer from rosacea my simple recipes for a rosacea relief serum and toner may be the answer to calmer skin with significantly reduced symptoms.
My grandmother suffers from rosacea and in my late thirties I began experiencing mild rosacea as well. Since turning forty last year, it’s gotten significantly more troublesome. As a result I’ve been trying a LOT of different products to reduce and manage the symptoms. In the end, neem oil seemed to be key to quietening symptoms almost completely when used on a daily basis. (And of course working to avoid other triggers known to worsen symptoms.)
In the end I found that an apple cider vinegar toner combined with colloidal silver and then followed with neem oil worked absolute wonders for my skin. However, the scent of neem oil can be very challenging to tackle. Therefore I created a simple rosacea relief serum recipe that not only conquers the unpleasant smell of neem oil, but also helps to keep skin moisturized. Not only does it work for me – and I really hope you find it helps your skin as well – but I found that my rosacea treatment routine is typically cheaper than most commercial products that treat rosacea. And there aren’t any added chemicals or questionable ingredients.
Following are my recipes for making my Apple Cider Vinegar & Colloidal Silver Toner and Rosacea Relief Serum.
Apple Cider Vinegar & Colloidal Silver Toner Recipe
2 parts apple cider vinegar
1 part colloidal silver
This rosacea toner recipe is pretty straight forward and you can easily customize the amount based on your container size. I used a mini 4mL glass vial with sprayer (from SKS Bottle & Packaging) for the toner pictured here. I think this size works great as a travel size toner! However, for everyday use you may want to go with a 2 – 4 oz. glass jar with a sprayer. Alternately you can also use a bottle with a traditional lid and apply the toner with a cotton ball.
Simply combine two parts apple cider vinegar with one part colloidal silver and shake to mix.
Spritz this toner evenly on your face after cleansing – you may want to consider my Argan Oil & Rosemary Facial Cleansing Oil Recipe – then immediately follow with my Rosacea Relief Serum.
Rosacea Relief Serum Recipe
.75 oz. Avocado Anti-Aging & Ultra-Moisturizing Olive & Green Tea Bath, Body & Massage Oil (or similar) or rosehip seed oil (or a carrier oil that works best for your skin type)
.15 oz. 100% neem oil
.05 oz. fractionated coconut oil
6 drops lavender essential oil
6 drops tea tree oil
If your neem oil has solidified – it does solidify at cooler temperatures like coconut oil does – place the container of neem oil in a pan of hot water until it melts.
Now use a digital scale to weigh out the oils and combine in a glass container. (Alternately you can omit the other oils and simply use .95 oz. of neem oil and the essential oils.)
Using plastic transfer pipettes or a dropper, measure out (in drops) each of the essential oils and stir into the oils.
Finally, use a small funnel or your transfer pipettes to fill a 1 oz. glass bottle. I specifically used a really cool frosted 1 oz. round glass bottle with a pump that I got from SKS Bottle & Packaging here.
Use clean hands or a cotton ball to apply one to two pumps of your rosacea relief serum evenly to your face immediately after applying toner. Follow with your regular skin care products or makeup.
Love neem oil’s healing properties as much as I do? You can find more of my natural skin care recipes that contain neem oil here. (Or learn more about neem oil here.)
If you liked my skin care recipes for making your own rosacea relief serum and apple cider vinegar toner, you may also enjoy my simple homemade skin care recipes for making your own natural salve, homemade body butter and exfoliating sugar scrub. Each of these simple homemade skin care recipes can be made with just two ingredients each and all three recipes share one of those two ingredients in common.