10 DIY Skin Serums For Every Skin Type

By Aniela / October 6, 2016

Serums can be a pain in the butt to purchase since I think they're incredibly expensive! Thankfully, essential oils are to the rescue! We believe that not enough people use essential oils to cure their ailments whether it be skin, hair, nails, or even internal problems. Essential oils have incredible healing properties as they are basically concentrated oils from their carriers. In this post, we'll show you 10 DIY skin serums for every skin type using essential oils. So go out there, grab yourself a couple bottles of essential oils and get to work!

Homemade Skin Serums For Every Skin Type

#1. Almond Oil – The Base

Almond oil will be your base. So mix this oil is with any other oil from this list to achieve what you need! So why is almond oil our base and not another oil? Almond oil is chocked full of vitamins D, E, B1, B2, B6, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Vitamin E is amazing at fighting wrinkles and firming the skin. Because of its light texture, almond oil is great used as a base. It also has amazing anti-inflammatory and anti-septic properties. It's nourishing, can regenerate cells, and will also get rid of dark circles. What's NOT to love?

So choose one of the oils from below and mix it with your base – the almond oil!

#2. Geranium Oil For Scarred or Uneven Skin Tone

  • Reduces scars and dark spots
  • Regenerates skin cells
  • Speeds up healing
  • Promotes uniform distribution of melanin

#3. Cypress Oil For Aging Skin

  • Tightens and firms skin
  • Helps treat varicose veins and broken capillaries
  • Clears oily and congested skin
  • Antibacterial, antiseptic, and antimicrobial

#4. Rose Oil For Dry and Aging Skin

Please note that rose oil is on the expensive side, BUT it does have some very powerful properties and you might even see results immediately!

  • Super high in antioxidants
  • Moisturizing
  • Antiseptic and astringent
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Controls psoriasis and dermatitis
  • High healing properties

#5. Tea Tree Oil For Acne Prone and Oily Skin

  • Bacteria killing
  • Antibacterial, anti-fungal, and viral properties

#6. Ylang Ylang Oil For Combination Skin

  • Balances dry and oily skin
  • Stimulates blood flow
  • Anti-aging properties

#7. Peppermint Oil For Sensitive Skin

  • Soothing
  • Cooling
  • Increases blood flow
  • Promotes circulation
  • Fixes blotchy complexion
  • Antiseptic, antibacterial

#8. Lavender Oil For All Skin Types

  • Antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Healing
  • Moisturizing
  • Calming

#9. Carrot Seed Oil For Anti Aging

  • Regenerating properties
  • High in antioxidants
  • Vitamins A, C, & K
  • Moisturizing and healing
  • Stimulates cell growth

#10. Roman Chamomile Oil For Dry, Sensitive Skin (Eczema, Hives, etc…)

  • Calming
  • Healing
  • Replenishing

#11. Frankincense Oil For All Skin Types (Aging, Acne Prone, Dry, etc…)

  • Regenerating properties
  • Scar and dark spot reducer
  • Oil balancing
  • Astringent
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Antispetic, anti-bacterial, anti-tumor
  • Immune stimulant

Now you can look and see which essential oil would work best for your skin! Have a clean, bottle dropper ready! For a 1 ounce bottle, add your almond oil, leaving a little room at the top. Then, add about 15 drops of any of the above essential oils. Use your serum every night before bed, after cleansing your skin.

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Linda Clough
4 years ago

Brilliant. I’ve made my list of favourite oils and ordered them from eBay. Can’t wait to try them all out.