Luminous Face Serum

The average cost for a quality face serum is at least $50.

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That is just….high. That’s high, right? Especially considering that you are probably using it every day, and half of the ingredients are impossible to pronounce. Like, you flip the bottle and there is a long scientific word that ends in ‘acid’ and when you ask the girl behind the counter what that means, you get a vague answer like ‘Oh it is an extract of Himalayan sea kelp.’

……the Himalayas ain’t got no sea kelp, honey…they be mountains. But I digress.

What if you could make a face serum of the highest quality using therapeutic grade essential oils that have been used for centuries? With ingredients you can pronounce? With oils you already have?

I say this all the time, but I want to be sure you’ve got this. The ONLY essential oils I am talking about are Young Living Essential Oils. These oils are the purest of the pure, and contain no extenders, alcohols, or petrochemicals. Please, please, please do not try this with oils you bought on Amazon. I have no idea what is in that oil, and even if it says 100% pure on the bottle, under U.S. law, it only needs to contain 5% oil. Repeat - this serum recipe (and this blogger) use Young Living Essential Oils only.

Ok, let’s get bee-yoo-tee-full.

Luminous Face Serum

  • 1oz. glass bottle with dropper (should use amber or blue tinted glass to protect the oils from UV rays)

  • Organic sweet almond oil, or grapeseed oil

  • 30 drops Lavender Oil

  • 20 drops Frankincense Oil

  • 20 drops Myrrh Oil

  • 10 drops Manuka Oil

  • 10 drops Roman Chamomile Oil

  • 7-10 drops of Vitamin E

Combine all oils and the Vitamin E in the glass bottle. I would start by putting your essential oils and Vitamin E in first, and then topping with the sweet almond oil. Screw the top on tightly and gently tip the bottle from side to side to incorporate all of the oils. Do not shake, but tip gently.

Application: After cleansing and exfoliating your skin, fill the dropper and apply the serum to your forehead and on each cheek. Massage over face and neck. If your skin is usually dry, you can apply a moisturizer over the serum after a minute or two.

Skin Types: I have combination skin that is VERY sensitive. My pores do not clog, even in my T-zone with this serum. I have noticed that it supports the overall quality of my skin, and I have zero redness or reaction to these oils. The fat molecules in sweet almond oil are smaller than those in coconut oil, so they are less likely to get stuck in pores and cause breakouts. For people with dry skin, this serum is brilliant. If you have very, very oil skin, maybe limit your use to 3x a week.

Samantha Bossalini