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Make your own facial serum with natural oils

Make your own facial serum with natural oils

Face serum, with its many nurturing properties, has become an important part of many people's skin care routine, as it has been shown to make a visible difference to how your skin feels and looks.

But a face serum can also be a really expensive deal, even if it is not needed at all. You can make your own face serum - it is both cheaper for the wallet - but also has the advantage that you can put it together exactly according to your skin type and your needs.

Make your own facial serum with natural oils

What is serum?

Facial serum is typically an oil or water based formulation specially made to tackle one or more skin problems from acne to fine lines and everything in between.

It contains only a few concentrated active substances and far fewer additives. In this way, the formulation can be quickly absorbed, and the active substances can penetrate deeper into the skin, so that it can benefit from the direct contact with the effective ingredients. You can use one base oil alone, use two together, or use different oils on different parts of your face. Serum must be used after you have cleansed the skin, but before applying face cream.

Which serum is right for you?

Our skin is individual, and it is therefore important to find a serum that suits your skin type and your care needs. Each type of base oil has its own specific properties and strengths, and you must therefore know which nurturing effect you are looking for. Homemade serums typically combine base oil with other care products, and here the first step is to choose the right base oil. Think about your skin type, is it oily or dry? Do you struggle with acne or redness?

This guide can help you choose the right carrier oil for your skin type.

Natural oil for homemade face serum

Oily skin / problem skin

  • Grape seed oil
  • Apricot kernel oil
  • Prickly Pear Seed Oil
  • Hemp seed oil
  • Argan oil

To get rid of acne and oily skin, you need a serum that can penetrate congested pores and soothe inflamed skin.

Grape seed oil, apricot seed oil and prickly pear seed oil are all rich in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that is very important for skin and cell renewal.

Hemp seed oil is a must-have for your body if you want a high content of omega-3 and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Argan oil is rich in vitamin E, which is a strong antioxidant.

Natural oil for homemade face serum

Dry / mature skin

  • Rosehip seed oil
  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Wheel crown oil
  • Giant night light oil
  • Argan oil

If your skin is very dry, go for a richer oil that stimulates the skin's collagen production and that relieves inflammation, evens out the appearance of the skin and takes care of fine lines.

Rosehip seed oil cares for fine lines and wrinkles, mature skin, stretch marks, scars, pigment spots, redness, large pores and uneven skin tone.

Sweet almond oil has anti-inflammatory properties that smooth the appearance of the skin, relieve stretch marks, wrinkles, dark circles, rashes and eczema. It deeply moisturizes dry skin.

Avocado oil is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, essential fatty acids and good fats that moisturize the skin in depth and counteract dandruff, dryness and itching.

Evening primrose oil and evening primrose oil are particularly suitable for all forms of skin inflammation, including eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and rosacea. They moisturize the skin in depth, but without leaving it greasy.

Argan oil is rich in vitamin E, which is a strong antioxidant.

Natural oil for homemade face serum

Normal / combination skin

  • Jojoba oil
  • Rosehip seed oil
  • Macadamia oil
  • Argan oil

For normal and combination skin, it is important to use an oil that moisturizes the skin, but without feeling heavy and greasy.

Jojoba oil creates a balance in the skin's own fat production, and is especially good to use together with another base oil, as it will help these penetrate faster and deeper.

Rosehip seed oil cares for fine lines and wrinkles, mature skin, stretch marks, scars, pigment spots, redness, large pores and uneven skin tone.

Macadamia oil has a high content of monounsaturated fatty acids (omega 3 and omega 6) and contains plenty of palmitoleic acid (omega 7), which promotes young and soft skin.

Argan oil is rich in vitamin E, which is a strong antioxidant.

Once you find the base oils you want to use, you can add essential oils.

See our entire selection of base oils here.

Add essential oils

Essential / essential oils

Essential, or essential, oils are natural oils from flowers and herbs. They have a wide range of beneficial properties - some are calming, others invigorating, antibacterial or anti-inflammatory.

You can add essential oils to get an extra good serum that not only smells good, but also utilizes the essential oils' many good properties.

This guide can help you choose the right essential oil for your skin type.

Oily skin / problem skin

  • Basil
  • Cedar wood
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Grapefruit
  • Cypress
  • Juniper
  • Tea tree

Dry / mature skin

  • Sage
  • Sandalwood
  • Lavender
  • Myrrh
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Frankincense

Normal / combination skin

  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Neroli
  • Camomile
  • Rose

Face products that you use every day typically need a 1% dilution. This means approx. 4-6 drops of essential oil per tablespoon base oil.

See our entire selection of essential oils here.

Mixing ratio

When you have found the base oils and any the essential oils that suit your skin type, just start mixing.

You must mix:

  • 1 tbsp. base oil
  • 1 tbsp. of another base oil or liquid ingredient
  • 6-9 drops of essential oil(s)

Mix the oils together in a bowl and put them in one of ours amber glass bottles with pipette . with a small funnel . Then the serum is easy to use. The bottles are available in several different sizes, so you can mix exactly the amount you need. Make sure not to mix too large quantities at a time, but mix so that you have a month's time at a time.

Shake the bottle well before use.

Make your own facial serum

How to use face serum

  • Always apply serum after you have thoroughly cleansed the skin and removed all traces of make-up.
  • Apply small dots of serum all over the face before gently massaging it in with your fingertips.
  • The fingertip massage will help the serum penetrate the skin.
  • You can also apply approx. 3 drops in the palm of your hand and warm up the serum before gently applying it to your face.
  • Be careful around the delicate eye area.
  • Follow with an effective moisturizer to further increase the skin's moisture level.

Face serum is created as a supplement to your moisturizer. It is thus not a replacement. Lubricate your face with a good face serum and follow with a good moisturizer.

See our entire selection of face creams here.

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