My journey as a nutritionist has brought me to a place that resonates with me. I was at one time and it seems like a lifetime away, stuck in a place overburdened with chemicals in my food, in the air, in my personal care routine like my facial and body skin care products, make up, cleansers, you name it.
I’m happy to say now that slowly in time I have rid a huge amount of those chemicals by having complete control over the food I make, ensuring it is clean, fresh and nourishing and now I not only use chemical free body products but I make them as well saving a whole hoot of money!
Also ensuring that they contain products that are organic and nourishing whether it be facial and body moisturizers, make up products like my homemade beet blush and it doesn’t end there. I make some of my own laundry products, organic air mist, cleansing products and a whole lot more.
Moving forward, what I want to share with you now is my “Glow and Anti-Aging Serum.”
While commercial serums can be effective, I prefer the simplicity of pure, therapeutic essential oils. So I came up with an all-natural glow and anti-aging serum with the power of pure essential oils! Here’s a few details about each of the oils in this serum.
Lavender oil contains anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti fungal and anti aging properties. It helps delay fine lines, age spots, wrinkles, sun spots because of its skin regenerative properties. It improves cellular communication within the skin and helps your skin get it GLOW back.
Pomegranate Seed Oil
Pomegranates are associated with anti-aging, and the most powerful form of pomegranate for anti-aging is its oil. The oil has extremely high antioxidant properties. These antioxidant properties fight off free radicals. These free radicals are known to damage skin cells by stealing oxygen from them. This causes the skin cells to become lifeless hence leading to fine lines and wrinkles.
Jojoba oil is full of nutrients and antioxidants such as Vitamin A and E which helps tame inflammation, reduce fine lines, control acne breakouts, soothe sunburn, and more. Studies have documented that jojoba improves the feel of skin, and provides a substantial long-acting, 24-hour skin hydration effect.
Anti–aging: Because it is the perfect moisturizer, jojoba can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Rosehip oil on your face comes about due to the antioxidants and the oil’s ability to “penetrate into deeper layers of skin”. The vitamin C antioxidants stimulate collagen production.
Carrot Seed Oil
Carrot seed oil is an amber-colored oil that is extracted from carrot seeds. It’s great for dry, sun-damaged, mature, or wrinkled skin. If your skin gets cracked and dry during the winter months, or if your skin appears dull and tired, then applying a product with carrot seed oil will help your skin GLOW again. Carrot seed oil is good for both dry and oily complexion.
Slows down skin’s aging. Plus, studies also show that consuming avocado is significantly associated with greater skin elasticity and fewer wrinkles. Much like some of the other well-known face oils, avocado oil is high in antioxidants like vitamin E (free radical-blocking) and fatty acids (skin-plumping), biotin and vitamins.
What sets the avocado apart is two-fold. First, there’s sterolin, a natural steroid that boosts collagen production, treats discolouration, and seriously softens skin. Second, avocado oil contains an abundance of lecithin, a lipid that delivers nutrients directly to the bloodstream, meaning whatever you put on your face along with avocado oil will penetrate even deeper into your skin.
A little tip: When I peel an avocado I scoop out the bulk closest to the skin, mash it and massage it into my face and neck morning and evening right after washing. Notice how soft and smooth your skin looks, then apply the serum.
glow and anti-aging serum recipe
Certainly one of the best things homemade Glow and Anti-Aging Serum is that it takes SO little time to prepare!
Here is the recipe:
(makes in whole enough serum to last about 8 months)
Makes 1 small bottle or 1/2 mid size serum bottle
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 2 tablespoon jojoba oil 2tbsp
- 2 tablespoon evening primrose Oil 2 tbsp
- 2 tablespoon pomegranate oil 2 tbsp
- 30 drops of rose hip oil
- 50 drops lavender oil or frankincense oil 50 drops
- 30 drops carrot seed oil 30 drops
- 5 tablespoon avocado oil
Mix all of the ingredients together into a dark glass bottle. Use every night and day on face & neck.
Tip: For extra GLOW after applying blush dabble a few drops of serum on cheek bones and massage in.