If you haven't started using a glow serum in your skin care routine yet you are missing out on some great skin benefits. A glow serum helps even out skin tone, brightens and works to help diminish dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles. A good quality store bought glow serum can get pricey and may have ingredients in it you would rather not be putting on your face(hello fragrance) so why not make your own for a fraction of the cost?
The base for this glow serum recipe is jojoba oil and vitamin e. I chose jojoba oil because it mimics your skins own natural sebum which is what helps keep your skin looking youthful and glowing. The vitamin e oil will not only help your glow serum last longer but also is full of antioxidants to help your skin against damage from free radicals.
As far as essential oils are concerned pick from the cards below what best matches your skin type or go for the all purpose glow serum as it will work no matter your skin type.
For the glow serum for all skin types I suggest filling a 1oz dropper bottle 3/4 of the way with jojoba oil and then adding one tsp of vitamin e oil. Next you will add in 5 drops each Frankincense(Elemi would also work), Cedarwood, Geranium & Lavender. The Frankincense & Cedarwood will help with fine lines and wrinkles, Geranium helps with brightness and Lavender soothes irritated skin. Next as an optional ingredient you can add in 2 drops of Blue Tansy. Blue Tansy is in many high end skin care products and is prized for it's ability to brighten skin and fight fine lines and wrinkles. Blue Tansy is a more pricey oil so if you don't have it, just leave it out and you will still end up with a great glow serum.
Add 1 to 2 drops of this glow serum to your moisturizer morning and evening and you will be surprised at how much more radiant your skin will start to look in just 2-3 weeks.
If you are wanting a more customized glow serum to your specific skin type, choose from one of the recipes below.
For this recipe you will want to do 5 drops each of the Myrrh, Ylang Ylang, Clary Sage & Lavender and 1 to drops of the Blue Tansy(optional) into the same base of jojoba oil and vitamin e oil that was used above.
If your skin tends to be more on the oily side, the cleansing power of Tea Tree and Lemongrass will be great for your skin. With the jojoba oil & vitamin e oil you will want to add 5 drops of Tea Tree, & Lemongrass and then 3 drops each of the Manuka, Geranium and Lavender.
For dry skin add 5-7 drops each Helichrysum, Ylang Ylang, Lavender & Myrrh to your joboba oil and vitamin e oil.
Be sure to shake the glow serum thoroughly to combine and then your glow serum is ready to use. Store in a cool dry place when not in use to prolong the life of your glow serum. This recipe has a 6 month shelf life. Also be sure to use high quality essential oils like Young Living any time you are making a product that you will be applying topically for best results.
If you make this recipe, leave a comment on how it worked for you:)
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