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DIY Face and Eye Serums

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Published on Sep 26, 2012

In this video, I teach you how to make homemade face and eye serums from all-natural ingredients. You'll know exactly what is going into your product, and you'll reap the benefits of nature's potent ingredients.

I have oily/combination, acne-prone skin, so the oils I chose are suited to my skin type. Your skin may require alternate oils, but this tutorial is a good starting ground for finding a serum recipe that works for you.

For the facial serum, I use 4 tablespoons of carrier oils with 24 drops of essential oils, and I use 2 tablespoons of carrier oils with 10 drops of essential oils for the eye serum. You can use more drops of essential oils for a more potent blend, but I stay on the light side since I am trying to conceive and don't want too strong of a formula. If you're wary of the essential oils, you can even eliminate them and just use the carrier oils, and they'll provide a lot of moisture and benefits on their own.

Purchasing all the materials required may be an investment at first, but the ingredients, especially the essential oils, will last you a very long time and will make several batches of the serums. Your cost per use will be significantly lower than store-bought products. Also, if you're wary of the cost of some of the ingredients, go for the less expensive oils. Grapeseed oil is great in serums, and it is very inexpensive. I believe the bottle I show in the video only cost me $4, and it is quite a large size. If you want to use avocado oil for a more dense formulation, you only need just a tiny bit, and the small bottle I bought was only a few dollars at the drug store. Also, some essential oils, including orange and lavender, tend to be very inexpensive, so it's easy to make serums on a budget.

Why I chose...
Almond Oil: very moisturizing, but doesn't clog pores
Avocado Oil: easily absorbed into skin, and naturally increases collagen in the skin
Grapeseed Oil: naturally tones the skin, contains powerful antioxidants, and works great for acne
Jojoba Oil: helps break down sebum in clogged pores, and rejuvenates skin
Frankincense Essential Oil: regenerative properties help diminish blemishes and scars
Lavender Essential Oil: helps reduce scarring, and is very calming (Spike Lavender is NOT recommended during pregnancy, but tradition Lavender is considered safe)
Rose Water Concentrate: helps reduce appearance of blood vessels beneath the skin (you can see them under my eyes because my skin is so fair), reduces puffiness, and helps fight against wrinkles
Sandlewood Essential Oil: toning effect helps fight oily skin, helps heal and prevent scarring, and has anti-inflammatory properties
Vitamin E Oil: has soothing effects, and helps plump crow's feet and fine lines around eyes

Safe Skin Care during Pregnancy:
http://www.babycenter.com/0_safe-skin...

Information about Carrier Oils: http://naturalfacialrecipes.homestead...

Information about Essential Oils:
http://naturalfacialrecipes.homestead...

Essential Oils and Pregnancy:
http://www.fitpregnancy.com/pregnancy...
http://www.altmd.com/Articles/Aromath...
Some sources will vary in what they believe is safe/unsafe, so remember to consult a midwife or aromatherapist, if necessary. Always dilute essential oils in a carrier oil. Based on my research, as long as you dilute and use only externally (never internally), there are certain essential oils that are generally considered pregnancy-safe and may actually help during pregnancy.

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