Made with only six clean ingredients, this DIY Face Serum is a light and nourishing moisturizer for normal or combination skin types.
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As a teenager, my face took a lot of abuse from harsh acne treatment and sun damage. Not to mention the cheap cosmetics with a laundry list of nasty ingredients smeared on my face. All the cool girls did it and I joined the ranks. If only I can take those poor choices back.
Part of my journey to natural and holistic living required completely revamping my skincare routine. It stands to reason that because skin is your largest organ, it must be properly nourished and taken care of just as you would your liver, kidneys and heart.
Once I started digging into the long ingredient list of my skincare and beauty products, I realized I was doing my face and skin a major disservice. The list contained parabens which are disruptive to the endocrine system and other unpronounceable ingredients such as polycaprolactone, lithium silicate and butylene glycol. And all for a shiny penny.
Fortunately, with so much information and resources at our fingertips, it’s easier now than ever to make facial products at home with only a handful of ingredients. Oleum Vera takes it a step further by creating Organic Do-It-Yourself kits for all your body care needs. Their gorgeous kits contain 4-month supply (or sometimes even more) of certified organic ingredients to help you create the best DIY face, hair and body product.
Not only is the product of superior quality, they also allow you to create skincare and haircare products that are truly customizable to suit your skin, hair and body type. Each kit includes a recipe book to meet the needs of everyone. If you are prone to acne or oily face, perhaps Green Tea and Vodka Toner will suit you best. You have dry or damaged hair? Give Nourishing Rosemary and Mint Serum a try to nurture those locks back to health.
This Canadian based company has a mission to empower you to reclaim your self-care routine through high quality ingredients and a gentler, more natural approach to body care. According to Oleum Vera, “it’s time to redefine beauty on your own terms.” I couldn’t agree more.
SIX Do-It-Yourself Organic Kits to choose from (and you have a chance to WIN one!!)
Face Cleansing Kit – this kit comes with everything you need to create 3 cleansing oils, 3 facial scrubs and 3 deep-cleansing masks designed to adapt to your skin’s changing needs. It comes with a recipe book for all skin types.
Face Moisturizing Kit – this kit comes with oils, butters and supplies to create 3 toners and 3 moisturizing serums to keep your face well nourished.
Body Care Kit – this kit includes oils, butters and wax, and accessories to create 3 body butters, 4 body scrubs and 3 lotion bars that truly feel good on your skin.
Home Spa Kit – this kit comes with plant-based oils, clays, and high quality accessories to create 4 face masks, 2 massage oils and 3 bath oils for all your pampering needs.
Hair Care Kit – this kit includes everything you need to create 3 oil treatments, 4 hair masks and 2 hair rinses that will leave your hair shining and nourished.
And just so we don’t leave the men hanging….Oleum Vera also has a kit especially for the male species. I’m thinking this would make a fabulous Father’s Day gift, which will be here before we know it.
Men’s Care Kit – this kit comes with enough ingredients (plus more!) to create 4 shaving serums, a body scrub, a massage oil, a hair & scalp serum and a hair rinse that will make redefine grooming.
It’s worth mentioning that these beautiful kits come with high quality accessories and bottles that you can reuse for your future DIY recipes. In fact, Oleum Vera’s latest products are refills for the separate ingredients that you could purchase individually to create your custom skin, hair and body products.
DIY Face Serum
Speaking of creations, this DIY Lavender Face Serum comes directly out of the Face Moisturizing Kit. It’s a great option for normal or combination skin and takes all of 3 minutes to combine all the ingredients together. It serves as a nourishing moisturizer and can be used in the mornings or at night.
Every good moisturizing serum starts with a carrier oil, in this case a combination of healing oils marula and jojoba. Following carrier oils, a good choice of essential oils is just as important. This face serum contains frankincense and lavender essential oils to help create that healthy glow.
- 2 teaspoon organic marula oil
- 2 teaspoon organic jojoba oil
- 1 teaspoon organic pomegranate seed oil
- 1 teaspoon non-GMO vitamin E oil
- 6 drops organic frankincense essential oil
- 6 drops organic lavender essential oil
- Combine all ingredients in a bottle.
- To use: place a few drops of serum directly in the palm of your hands. Rub hands together and apply serum across your face. Gently massage into skin.
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