If you are looking for a simple and natural way of taking care of your face while preventing the appearance of fine lines, you should make this easy DIY face serum recipe. It’s as easy as blending organic rosehip oil and essential oils together!

There is no need to heat up anything, nor even create an emulsion. Just pour the rosehip oil and essential oils, shake it and use it!

diy face serum recipe

Store bought face serums can be quite expensive and the problem is that can never be quite sure of the quality of their ingredients.

These are the very reasons why I have decided to make a DIY face serum recipe with essential oils that is anti wrinkles. I believe that you can save money and have a higher quality product when you are making a homemade face serum.

Even my boyfriend who is very picky loves using this organic face oil! This works on sensitive skin as well.  If your skin is extremely sensitive, I would only use a few drops of lavender oil with the rosehip oil and skip all the other essential oils at first.

diy face serum recipe

What are the ingredients of my diy face serum recipe?

  1. Organic Rosehip oil

Rosehip oil comes from the seeds of rosehip fruit from Chile.

It has a smooth and thin texture and is not greasy. The best quality rosehip oil has an orange and almost red color. It will not color your skin but can help give you a healthy tanned glow naturally.

Rosehip oil is filled with vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids that hydrate the skin, repair damage from free radicals, reduce skin discoloration.

Keep in mind that not all rosehip oils are created equal. To ensure that you are using the highest quality, you should look for two things in the label—cold-pressed and certified organic.

Cold pressed is the best extraction method because it ensures the maximum vitamin content and potency of the oil.

A certified organic rosehip oil has not been grown with pesticides or insecticides and contains no chemicals, preservatives, and parabens that may harm the skin.

Used on its own, rosehip oil helps to fight Eczema, Rosacea, Dermatitis, Psoriasis. It is great to reduce skin redness and uneven skin tone as well.

The price of a 30 ml bottle ranges from $15 to $45 and you can buy online here.

2. Rose geranium essential oil

Considered to be one of the best essential oils for aging, rose geranium essential oil is derived from stalks and leaves of a shrub called Pelargonium and has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It also helps reduce wrinkles, fight skin infection, promote skin healing, and boost regeneration of skin cells. Plus it scent is delightful, it has a sweet peppery and musky rose scent.

3. Frankincense essential oil

Frankincense Oil is extracted from the gum or resin from Frankincense or Olibanum trees. I have included this anti-aging face oil in my recipe because it reduces skin discoloration, increases blood flow making the skin more smooth.

4. Helichrysum essential oil 

Also known as Everlasting and Immortelle essential oil found in most skin care products because of its ability to promote healing of wounds, relieve sunburn, prevent skin cancer, treat acne, fight off infection and keep fungi at bay.

5. Sandalwood essential oil

Sandalwood essential oil takes good care of your skin by soothing sunburns, shrinking skin pores, promoting an even skin texture, fighting off bacteria and fungi that cause acne.

6. Carrot seed essential oil

Carrot seed oil is high in antioxidants, it’s a natural essential oil for any anti-aging skin face serum and perfect for mature skin. The oil also contains vitamin E and vitamin C, which works together to regenerate your skin.

Now, I know what you are thinking! No, you don’t need to use all those essential oils to have a good face serum, you can definitely skip 1 or two and still have a great face oil recipe.

diy face serum recipe

Is using oil on my face going to make me break out?

You think that putting oil on your face will make it more oily and even clog your pores?

That’s a common urban legend and one of the many marketing tactics the giants of commercial beauty love to spread around. “Oil will clog your pores and make your skin break out”.

The truth is not all oil are suitable to use on your face but rosehip oil is one of them.

Rosehip oil is a dry oil as it absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave any oily residue on your face. Therefore, it does not clog pores.

If your face oily, it is because there is an unbalance of sebum. You are either cleaning your face too hard, scrubbing it too often or using chemicals that destroy the natural sebum barrier and cause imbalance and skin breakout.

The one thing you can do to save your skin from breaking out it to switch to an all natural and simple routine.

Clean your skin by applying a natural organic rose hydrosol with a cotton pad and then massage rosehip oil on your face.

That’s it. This is what saved me from endless skin breakout and after sticking to this simple routine, I was able to keep my acne under control.

Also, please keep in mind, acne is a symptom of an internal problem and usually a result of a poor diet.

Read this great article from Kriss Karr: Do milk and sugar cause acne?

diy face serum recipe

How long until I see the result of reducing wrinkles on my skin?

I am not claiming this is a miracle diy face serum recipe that will vanish all your wrinkles overnight.

You should use it twice a day, morning and evening for at least 2 weeks to min a month to see the results on your face.

I’ve been using this face oil recipe for years and its my secret weapon when I want clear and smooth skin.

My face is acne prone and this diy face serum recipe helps to prevent pimples and heals my skin fast. It helps reducing dark spots and fine lines due to sun damage. I also love the natural tan effect it gives me!

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DIY Face Serum Recipe
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Recipe type: Organic Beauty Recipes
Serves: 1 oz or 30 ml
  1. Pour all the ingredients together in a dark glass container and shake well.
  2. Apply and massage 4 to 5 drops or 1 pump on your clean face every morning and evening.
  3. Use within 6 months.

Please let me know if you have any questions and comments below, I always love to hear from you!

Also, it would mean the world to me if you could help me spread the word on how easy it is to make your own diy face serum, please share and rate my recipe!

Lastly, I could not resist to share a behind the scene shot, with my 9 months kitty Buddy, always very interested by what I am doing!

diy face serum recipe