Thursday, August 6, 2015

DIY Deep Moisturizing face serum

 Lavender and Frankincense Face Serum
I made a super simple DIY face serum, and love it. I have to be honest, it took me a little while to start with the DIY recipes with my essential oils because I always thought it would take a lot of time. I am all about super simple, quick and easy recipes. I think this took me about 30 seconds total to create.


  • 1 oz bottle to store the serum   ( I recycled a glass face serum container I had from the past.)
  • Frankincense Essential Oil  (100% pure- Young Living)
  • Lavender Essential Oil  (100% pure- Young Living)
  • Carrier oil (Jojoba, grapeseed, sweet almond oil, fractionated coconut oil, etc.)

Selecting the right carrier oil
My face is more on the dry side, so I selected sweet almond oil (sweet almond and coconut are both heavier). If your face tends to be greasier, I suggest picking a lighter carrier oil such as jojoba oil (popular). Below is a chart that can be helpful in selecting which oil is best for your face.

Start with adding your oils. For every 1 oz, add anywhere from 2-10 drops Frankincense and 2-10 drops lavender. I tend to put in more for the oily goodness, but there are some recipes out there with as little as 2 drops per 1 oz of carrier oil. I typically apply my face serum at night, but if you'll be using this during the day, you could consider adding some carrot seed for a natural way to protect your skin from the sun.

Fill the rest of the container with your carrier oil of choice. Seal up and shake to mix up.

So why did I pick Frankincense and Lavender essential oils out of the many other oils? Frankincense does amazing things for aging skin and Lavender is overall wonderful for the skin.

Voilà, you're done!


  1. Excellent post and wonderful blog, this sort of interesting posts I really like, keep it up...
    Carrier oils
    Essential oils

  2. how many drops of this do you use

  3. I do one pump. Otherwise just enough to cover your face (a few drops).

  4. coconut oil product
    Good quality products at affordable prices. Try it out. pinnara Coconut oil Serum