Aromatherapy Facial Serum
Updated: Oct 9, 2020
An Aromatherapy Facial Serum is healing, nourishing, toning and regenerating to the skin surface and individual skin cells. The essential oils have properties proven to improve skin tone and elasticity for mature or dry skin by stimulating the production of new cells and useful as an effective treatment to deter and slow wrinkles. We would like to share one of favorite facial serum blends with you!
In a 2 oz. amber glass bottle, mix together:
1/2 TBSP. Argan (Argania spinosa)
1/2 TBSP. Camellia Seed (Camellia sinensis)
1/4 TBSP. Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)
1/4 TBSP. Meadowfoam (Limnanthes alba)
1/2 TBSP Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) Then add, the following essential oils:
6 drops Helichrysum (Helichrysum angustifolium)
5 drops Neroli (Citrus aurantium)
5 drops Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides)
3 drops Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium)
Shake well and then apply 2-4 drops after cleansing the face and using an aromatherapy facial spritzer.
*Precaution: During pregnancy reduce essential oils in ½ to 1% or less. When using essential oils always review the precautions for each individual.
This is also a wonderful serum to use as an oil face wash.
Do not be afraid of applying oil to your face. Oil, alone, will not contribute to blemishes, which are generally a result of several different factors: including hormones, bacteria, dead skin cells and the buildup of these factors. Your skin naturally produces oil because it requires it.
Not only does your natural oil help lubricate the skin, it also heals, protects, and moisturizes it so that it may function naturally. Properly functioning skin is beautiful, radiant, and glowing.
Oil Face Wash Application:
Make sure you have your aromatherapy facial oil blend, a soft washcloth and hot water.
Squirt ½-1 TBSP. of the aromatherapy facial oil blend into the palm of your hand.
Gently cover your face with the oil blend.
Massage this blend into your face and neck for 3-5 minutes. This will remove sunscreen, makeup, dirt, and other impurities, so there is no need to use a makeup remover or to wash your face prior with soap before the massage.
Take your time... This is a great opportunity for deep breathing, relaxing and releasing some of your stress.
Next, soak your washcloth in clean, hot water. The water needs to be warm enough to further soften your pores and remove the oil.
Hold the washcloth to cover your face. Keep it on your face until it starts to cool down. You will feel your pores softening and releasing the impurities. Wipe the oil gently away and rinse the washcloth well in hot, running water.
Wipe gently, rinse well, and then repeat two or three more times. It is important not to scrub your face, just wipe gently. Let the oil and hot water do the work for you.
Your skin will be beautiful and radiant!
More Information on the Selected Carrier Oils:
Argan - Argania spinosa Common Uses: Excellent for moisturizing, conditioning and healing the skin. Used for a facial serum, massage oil, hair serum, hand and cuticle repair, soothes dry elbows and heels. Shelf Life: 2 years, refrigerated after opening.
Camellia Seed - Camellia sinensis Common Uses: Camellia oil protects the skin from free radical damage, refines mature skin, and nourishes the complexion. It is easily absorbed by the skin, leaving it silky smooth without the greasy feeling, making it one of the best kept secrets in the cosmetic and hair care industry. For centuries, it has been used as a traditional hair conditioner and also as a treatment to strengthen brittle nails. Shelf Life: 2 years, refrigerated after opening.
Meadowfoam - Limnanthes alba It is resistant to oxidation due to naturally occurring tocopherols, and is one of the most stable lipids known. It will actually extend the shelf life of less stable ingredients. As a result, it has an extremely long shelf life. Common Uses: Meadowfoam has wonderful moisturizing and rejuvenating properties and is highly recommended for use in cosmetics and skin care products especially for its UV protection properties. It is a key ingredient in many different products such as suntan lotion, massage oils and lotions, hand/facial creams, hair and scalp products, cuticle repair cream, foundations, lip balms, shampoos, shaving creams and balms. Shelf Life: 2 years, refrigerated after opening.
Red Raspberry - Rubus idaeus Common Uses: This nourishing and healing oil is an excellent choice for use in healing salves, serums and other skin care formulations. It's exceptional anti-inflammatory properties may make it one of the best oils for assisting eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions. Shelf Life: 1-2 years, refrigerated after opening.