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Hydrating Face Serum


Looking to nourish your skin and banish blemishes? This hydrating face serum is perfect!

Photo shows a blue bottle with text that reads "Hydrating Face Serum"

There was once a time when I wouldn’t have considered putting oil on my face. After all, what did I wash my face for every morning if not to strip off the oil that was already there?

But I didn’t know then that excess washing could cause your oil glands to go into overdrive or that there was a difference between a dirty, oily face and the purposeful use of nourishing oils to hydrate your face.

It all started a few years ago when I realized that I needed to exfoliate my face just as much as I did my feet, and made a baking soda face wash, whose main ingredients are – you guessed it – baking soda and coconut oil.

That face wash did wonders for the softness of my skin, and I eventually realized that it was less the scrubbing – though that is necessary from time to time – and more the oils and the nutrients they carry.

And that’s where this hydrating face serum comes in.

Photo shows several ingredients needed for a nourishing facial serum

This little bottle of homemade serum is a treat for your skin, hydrating it, reducing the appearance of blemishes, providing nutrients that help fight age, and the list goes on.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a soothing, hydrating face serum of this quality, with ingredients this natural, at a store, for an affordable price.

While buying entire bottles of frankincense, ylang-ylang, and lavender essential oils is quite an investment, you will use them in many, many recipes, and they will last a long time – only a small amount goes into the face serum.

Image shows a hand pouring an essential oil into a blue bottle

Note: The most affordable way to get started with quality essential oils is by buying a premium starter kit, which you can read about here.

Now, let’s make that hydrating face serum!

Hydrating Face Serum


  • 15ml serum bottle
  • ½ oz. Grapeseed oil
  • 1 drop of frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops ylang-ylang essential oil
  • 2 drops of lavender essential oil


  1. Add all ingredients together in a serum bottle.
  2. Shake Well to combine.
  3. Use a few several drops on the face and neck nightly after washing the face.

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