5 Minute Moisturising Serum Recipe
This moisturising serum is the perfect addition to your skincare routine. With just 3 ingredients, you can whip it up in 5 minutes (perfect for a last minute gift!). It's the perfect present for family, friends, or just for you.
Contrary to its name, the essential oil in this recipe is not essential. If you would prefer not to add it, you will still reap the benefits of the moisturising vitamin E oil and fractionated coconut oil.
Fractionated coconut oil is praised for being highly moisturising without clogging pores or leaving an oily residue on your skin. Vitamin E oil is very moisturising, suggested to reduce dark spots and prevent skin from showing visible signs of age. Rose geranium essential oil has been favoured for its anti-ageing, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Time to create: 5 minutes
This recipe creates 30ml of serum. Simply multiply the recipe by the number of 30ml dropper bottles you want to fill.
- 25ml fractionated coconut oil
- 20 drops rose geranium essential oil, or other essential oil of your choice
- 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil
Sterilise your dropper bottles before use. Find out how to sterilise your dropper bottles here.
- Add the rose geranium into the dropper bottle(s)
- Next, add the vitamin E oil
- Pour in the fractionated coconut oil
- Screw on the lid and shake to combine
Directions for use:
Serum should be applied after cleansing but before moisturising, as it is much faster to absorb than a moisturiser and can easily penetrate the skin to target more specific skin conditions, such as signs of ageing, wrinkles, acne and dryness.
For the best results, apply a moisturiser on top of your serum to act as a barrier and lock in moisture overnight.
Don’t touch the glass dropper rod with your fingers, as this can contaminate the product. Instead, drop 5-8 drops onto your fingers and gently pat onto your face, avoiding the eye area.
Do not use on broken skin, or irritated areas. Make sure to do a patch test before applying.
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