Anti aging products are a million dollar industry which in theory makes sense. We all want to look younger and ease fine lines and wrinkles. Up until last year I was willing to pay the high price of luxurious eye/ face serums but thankfully I know better through my first hand experience with using all natural oils and essential oils. I can say confidently I know for a fact that homemade skin care made from all natural oils and essential oils are in fact just as if not more effective than commercially made skin care products. I also make my own serum because I don’t want chemical preservatives, parabens, and synthetic fragrances to absorb into my body.Granted I only use therapeutic grade essential oils and don’t use essential oils you buy at the whole food store. If you do use those low cost essential oils chances are you won’t see the same results as you would with high quality high potent oils. The wonderful reality of using essential oils they provide countless health benefits beyond skincare. To name a few: Essential oils can help with digestion, fight tumors, regulate hormones, treat infection etc. It’s very important you test out an essential oil that you have never used before you actually include it into this serum to avoid any possible skin irritation.
Why A Serum
The reason I decided to make and use a serum vs a cream or a lotion is because unlike a lotion most of the liquid in a serum are eliminated so your left with a high concentration of ingredients that absorb into the skin more effectively, which makes it perfect for dealing with specific skin issues like age spots, wrinkles, fine lines and sun damage.
There are many different oils you can use in an anti aging serum but after much research I narrowed down the best oils and have noticed excellent results in a short amount of time.
Rosehip oil is filled with antioxidants, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, essential fatty acids, linolenic and linolenic acids which diminishes scars such as acne and age spots. It can be used on the skin, hair and nails. Unlike shea or cocoa butter rosehip oil absorbs into the skin much quicker and is less messy. Rosehip oil helps with moisture retention and helps improve complexion.
Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense essential oil holds a special place in my heart. It is the one essential oil I use every single day . Besides the spiritual benefits, it has countless benefits especially in regards to skincare. Frankincense oil helps to diminish the appearance of spots and scars. It is also an anti-tumor, anti-septic and anti-bacterial. Since it is also an astringent it helps tighten and balance pH.
Geranium Essential Oil
Geranium essential oil has amazing skin properties. It helps to regenerate the skin and helps with circulation. It also promotes even distribution of melanin-which helps even out the overall tone of the skin. It has a distinctive floral aroma.
Myrrh Essential Oil
Another oil I use daily myrrh essential oil and for good reason. It has strong anti-inflammatory properties that help improve skin tone, firmness, and skin elasticity, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Myrrh can also help heal sun damage, chapped skin, rashes, and eczema. It is derived from a tree so it’s a thicker oil.
Carrot Seed Essential Oil
The king of skin care oils carrot seed oil is fantastic for skin care (revitalizing and toning) and considered one of the best oils for mature skin. Carrot Seed Oil also assists in removing toxins and water build up in the skin giving it a fresher more firm appearance. It has a detoxifying effect on the liver and cleans the digestive system and the body as a whole.
- 10 drops Frankincense essential oil (I buy mine here)
- 10 drops Carrot Seed essential oil (I buy mine here)
- 10 drops Geranium essential oil (I buy mine here)
- 10 drops Myrrh essential oil (I buy mine here)
- Rose hip oil (I buy mine here)
How I Use This Serum
It’s important to store this serum in a cool dry dark place for 1 week to let all of the ingredients combine properly. I apply this serum to my face and neck every single night before bed. I have noticed a drastic reduction in fine lines, my skin is baby smooth and looks glowing. Now that’s something I haven’t noticed other products do.