How to make natural face serum: Homemade face serum recipes

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Making your own natural face serum is easier then you think!

First, choose carrier oil which is best for your skin type. You can also mix several carrier oils together.

  • Carrier oils for Normal skin: Almond, Hazelnut, Apricot kernel, Jojoba
  • Carrier oils for Dry skin: Almond, Olive oil, Apricot kernel, Soy bean, Avocado, Wheatgerm, Jojoba, Carrot
  • Carrier oils for Oily skin: Almond, Hazelnut, Apricot kernel, Grapeseed
  • Carrier oil for Mature skin: Almond, Hazelnut, Apricot kernel, Wheatgerm, Evening Primrose, Carrot, Rosehip, Pomegranate

Next, choose essential oils you’ll want to add to your face serum.

  • Essential oils for Normal skin: German Chamomile, Lemon, Geranium, Fennel, Lavender, Jasmine, Rose, Neroli, Frankincenseroses
  • Essential oils for Dry skin: German Chamomile, Lavender, Calendula, Sandalwood, Geranium, Patchouli, Rose, Rosemary, Neroli
  • Essential oils for Oily skin: Cedarwood, Geranium, Clary, Lavender, Ylang-ylang, Lemon, Peppermint, Calendula, Frankincense, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Juniper, Grapefruit
  • Essential oils for Mature skin: Rose, Geranium, Myrrh, Patchouli, Lavender, Citrus, Frankincense, Neroli, Fennel, Clary, Rosewood, Sage, Cypress, Sandalwood

Add the carriers oils (4 tablespoons) to a dark colored, glass dropper bottle. Then add a mix of the essential oils (20-40 drops). Shake well. Let your serum sit for 24 hours for the oils to mix. Store your serum in a cool dark place. Shake before each use. Apply 2-4 drops to face and neck. Shelf life is approximately 6 months.

lavenderHere are my favorite face serum recipes…

Face serum for sensitive skin recipe:

  • 2 tbsp Almond oil
  • 2 tbsp Jojoba oil
  • 5 drops German Chamomile essential oil
  • 5 drops Geranium essential oil
  • 5 drops Rose essential oil

Nourishing face serum recipe:

  • 2 tbsp Almond oil
  • 2 tbsp Rosehip seed oil
  • 5 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops Neroli essential oil

Enjoy!

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18 comments to How to make natural face serum: Homemade face serum recipes

  • Monika

    I am interested in getting fair complexion and want to try a recepie with essential oils like chamomile, neroli, geranium, orange. I will be grateful if you can help me and tell me if they are good for getting fair skin. Also if you think any other oil or ingredient can be added. I will be grateful for your help. Thanks

  • Natalia Golubkoff

    Hi Monika,
    These essential oils are great for all skin types, you definitely can use them. Could you please let me know what kind of skin you have so that I could recommend you some other ingredients?
    Cheers,
    Natalia

  • Jackey

    Hi

    I have a normal to dry skin, I want to make a good powerful vit c serum, can you recommend what EO is good to use it with my LAA?

    thank you

  • sonia

    hi natalia,
    I have oily , pimple prone and sensitive skin. No matter how many good products i use on my skin , i get acne …i want to use a face serum which can actually keep my skin free of oil and clear some fine lines near my eyes .

    regards

  • Natalia Golubkoff

    Hi Jackey,
    German chamomile, lavender, geranium, rose, rosemary, calendula, neroli, clary, sage EOs are great for normal to dry skin.
    Good luck)

  • Natalia Golubkoff

    Hi Sonia,
    Lemon, grapefruit, peppermint, calendula, tea tree, cedarwood, juniper essential oils are most suitable for oily skin.
    I would also recommend to use cosmetic clays in your face-care. Black kaolin clay is especially good anti-acne treatment, but it is not suitable for sensitive and aging skin. Instead, you can try to use green bentonite or red kaolin cosmetic clays.
    Cheers,
    Natalia

  • dhanvanti

    dear Natalia Golubkoff

    i have normal to oily skin i get pimple but actually dont know what is the reason after using essential oil my skin has become gud but i want to know does frankincese oil cause pimple , acne and dryness .even i want to know that i use rose oil ,lavender, geranium, patchouli, sandalwood , wheatgerm, frankincese ,mix with almond and sesame oil pls pls mail me n does frankincese oil make upper lips dark and dry

  • Natalia Golubkoff

    Hi dhanvanti,
    Frankincense essential oil has antiseptic, disinfectant, astringent, and tonic properties. It balances dry and oily conditions of the skin, returning it to normal. Frankincense oil helps rejuvenate the skin, is effective with sores, scars and skin inflammations. I doubt that it has caused the dryness and pimples you’ve mentioned. However, it might be an individual reaction: I would stop using it to see if the skin condition improves.
    Cheers,
    Natalia

  • Wilma Caro

    I will like to know if you have any recipe of serum for face w/less oils ingredients, thanks.

  • Mana

    Hi Natalia,
    Am new to EO usage. I want to make a basic face serum with almond (2 tbsp), rosehip (1 tbsp)and grapeseed (1 tbsp) oils using rose (10 drops) and sandalwood (10 drops) essential oils. I am not sure if this proportion of EO works. Would love any suggestions you have.
    Thanks, Mana

    • Natalia Golubkoff

      Hi Mana,

      The proportion is fine if you usually apply 2-4 drops of the serum.

      However, as you are planning to use an essential oil product for the first time, I would recommend to perform a skin patch test:
      - mix 1 drop of the EO you wish to test with a teaspoon of some carrier oil (such as a grapeseed oil);
      - apply a small amount of this mixed oil to the inside of your wrist or elbow and leave uncovered and unwashed for 12 hours;
      - if no sign of itching, redness or swelling occurs during this period, the EO should be safe for you to use.

      Please, let me know how the serum works for you :)

      Cheers,
      Natalia

  • louise johnson

    I need a good recipe for mature, dry, wrinkled skin for a 65 year old woman. I don’t know which oils would be best to use.
    Thank you so much for your wonderful, informative web site!

    • Natalia Golubkoff

      Hi Louise,
      The best essential oils for mature skin are: Rose, Geranium, Myrrh, Patchouli, Lavender, Citrus, Frankincense, Neroli, Fennel, Clary, Rosewood, Sage, Cypress, Sandalwood.
      The best carrier oil for mature skin: Almond, Hazelnut, Apricot kernel, Wheatgerm, Evening Primrose, Carrot, Pomegranate.
      My mother, who has a dry sensitive skin, loves this face serum recipe:
      2 tbsp Almond oil
      2 tbsp Jojoba oil
      5 drops German Chamomile essential oil
      5 drops Geranium essential oil
      5 drops Rose essential oil
      Best regards,
      Natalia

  • hi Natalia i have the normal to combinaton skin ,I need a good recipe for mature, im 37 I don’t know which oils would be best to use.can you give me the eye serum recipe, and also face serum too

    Thank you so much for your wonderful, informative web site!

  • Raeesa

    Hiya,
    I’m 20 years old and I have normal to dry skin (like if I don’t moisterise my face it gets pretty dry) I’m starting to get wrinkles on my forehead so the first signs of ageing and I have really bad dark circles, I’m Asian and I was looking for a majic night serum that would help my skin, could you help me please also could you provide portion sizes of the oils I need and when best to use the serum, also one last thing because I’m lazy I was just wondering what is the best company or product out there that sell the best face serum/moisterisers that’s good for my skin? I’m just trying to get my skin into a good routine so I can stick to it, if you have any ideas about how I can go about this(I.e when to exfoliate, what face wash to use what brand) that would be great, thank you so much x

  • Cathy

    Hi Natalia,
    I was glad to discover your very informative website. I have recently discovered essential oils and think its the way to go to restore my heavily pigmented face with lots of sun damage and uneven tone. I have been trying to use some lightening products but most leave my dark areas and pores looking even more visible. What essential oils would make a good serum to help my black skin get an even tone and get rid of hyperpigmentation? What would I add to the serum to get anti-aging and anti-oxidant properties to avoid pimple breakouts?

    I have come across vitamolive and betaglucan. Would it be advisable to add them to the serum?
    Regards,
    Cathy

  • Grace

    Hi,
    How about for combination skin? What recipe is best that tackles an oily t-zone (blackheads included) and dryer skin on cheeks and wrinkles under the eyes? Thank you.

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