Last year, I started cycling out my chemical- and paraben-filled beauty products and replaced them with more natural options. I was concerned about the things my skin was absorbing and the negative impact they were having on the environment. It just felt like a natural next step in my health journey.
In a combined effort to save money and avoid going to the grocery store, as well as to fulfill my love of DIY, I eventually started making some of my own beauty products.
One of the first was facial serum. I was paying around $20 per ounce of my facial serum, which is not even at the high end (I know). As a babe on a budget, I needed to make a change.
I did some research and realized that I only needed three ingredients in my facial serum, and they were all available on Amazon. Now, whenever I run out, I can make a new batch in two minutes or less.
This serum includes sweet almond oil, ylang ylang oil, and rosehip oil. It reduces redness, acne, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also boosts collagen production and is great for sensitive skin.
I put it on after toner and before moisturizer, and my boyfriend thinks it smells great. Enjoy!
Natural Facial Serum
Makes 4 ounces. All of the brands I use are linked below in the materials.
- 8 tablespoons sweet almond oil
- 1 teaspoon rosehip oil (100 drops)
- 20 drops ylang ylang essential oil (about ⅕ teaspoon)
- 4 oz glass bottle
- Using the funnel, pour the rosehip oil into the clean glass bottle. Use a dropper to add the ylang ylang oil.
- Next, add the almond oil using the funnel. Instead of measuring out 8 tablespoons, I usually just pour until there’s a little room left at the top of the bottle.
- Affix the cap on the bottle and gently swirl to mix the oils.
- To use, pour a dime-size amount in your palm and rub all over your face and neck in a circular motion.
What natural beauty products do you use? Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!