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A ‘night-scented’ face serum

A ‘night-scented’ face serum

I was going through my favourite magazines one sunny Sunday afternoon and I came across a D.I. Y beauty recipe for a ‘night-scented’ face serum made with aloe vera and coconut oil.  I had this gorgeous and very rare milk glass serum bottle that I’ve been dying to use so I thought I would give the face serum recipe a go and see how it turns out. 

Gathering the ingredients was rather easy; I already had coconut oil and almond oil at home so I just picked up some aloe vera and essential oils and whipped up the product in less than 5 minutes.

I used boiling water and dish soap to sterilize my bottle and tools and a clean tea towel to remove any water residue that might mess up the consistency of the face serum. 

The Recipe

  • 1 tbsp aloe vera (10:1 concentrate)
  • 3 tbsp fractionated coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp sweet almond oil
  • 1 tsp vitamin E oil
  • 3 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 1 drop of lavender essential oil

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  1. Put the aloe vera concentrate ad the oils in a mixing bowl. 
  2. Whisk for 30 seconds. Using a runner transfer the liquid into your bottle or jar. 

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To use: Massage a small amount into your selected area of skin. 

The verdict:

It’s a lovely face soak indeed. t helps keep the skin supple, soft, and deeply hydrated. 

According to Vegan Food & Living, you should skip the essential oils if you want to use around the eyes or have sensitive skin and make a larger batch to use all over your body. Which I definitely will when I run out of this batch. 

Next time I’ll skip the lavender oil as I’m not a big fan of the scent and I’ll use something mildly citrusy which is more my taste in scents. Or I could try ginger instead when the weather gets colder and I know that I’ll be in the mood for a warmer, cosy, cookie-inspired scent. 

Please let me know if you give this one a go and feel free to share your own D.I. Y recipes below. 

Until the next one,

Chelf

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Chelf

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