I’ve got to say that living at home does have its perks.
One plus of living with Mom is that I get to use her face serum (which also means I get to be lazy and avoid making my own).
The downside of using her face serum is that it runs out twice as fast!
Lucky for me, today she made us a new batch.
Whenever you’re blending, think about your objectives for the blend you’re making before you begin.
In this case, Mom wanted to make something a little more nourishing and protecting now that the weather has turned cold here … okay, cold for us Floridians.
So she added Jojoba and Olive Oil to her usual Fractionated Coconut Oil in the base. (Did you know Jojoba is actually a liquid wax?)
Then she chose her essential oils for pleasantness of aroma as well as therapeutic properties. Helichrysum and Rose both are great for aging skin and have a delightful aroma together.
You can also recreate this blend at home. All you need is a 1 oz. (30 mL) bottle and the ingredients above. A larger bottle works as well, you’ll just need to adjust the ingredient amounts accordingly.
Start by blending your base. We like to use 2 parts Fractionated Coconut Oil, 1 part Jojoba, and 1 part Olive Oil. We suggest blending that first before adding your essential oils.
Note: You don’t have to use multiple carrier oils, but it is a nice way to create something a little more customized. You may also have some favorite cold weather oils that you want to include or substitute instead.
Then add your drops of essential oils. For face, we recommend a 2.5% or less dilution which equates to approximately 15 drops in your carrier base.
For this blend, we’re using a 1:1 ratio of the Rose and the Helichrysum. We used 8 drops of Rose (Rosa damascena) and 8 drops of Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum).
Option: If you find that your skin is needing some added moisture, try spritzing it with your favorite hydrosol just before applying the serum.
I’ve been working more with mantras lately, and love connecting them to aromas. It is a simple and powerful way to connect positive thoughts to our life in a concrete way, through scent.
For this face blend I’m using the mantra, “Love is all there is.”
Now, when I use this blend I repeat this mantra to myself.
It has become a simple ritual that helps me remember what is important, even in the face of chaos, change, and uncertainty. Give it a try and let me know how it works for you.
One thing is for certain, I’m committed to using this time at home with Mom to continue to grow in my aromatic studies. I’m glad you’re here with me too.
Did you try this blend? Make any variations? Tell us about it in the comments below.
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