Anti-aging creams and serums are by far the most expensive skin care products on the market.
Until just a few years ago, I was more than willing to spend up to one-third of my paycheck on my skin care products, hoping to strip a few years off my “exhausted” face.
Thankfully, now I know better.
I know for a fact that homemade skin care, made from organic food and natural oils is just as effective as those fancy money-eating industrial creams and serums.
And I know I don’t want chemical preservatives, parabens, synthetic fragrances and dioxine swimming in my blood stream.
So, today I want to share with you my favorite homemade anti-aging recipe:
The Ultimate Homemade Anti Aging Serum
Oil based serum, often known as facial oil, is the best way to keep wrinkles and fine lines at bay.
Until a week ago, I’ve only used Jojoba oil to clean and moisturize my face.
But than I’ve discovered Citrine Joyous’ wonderful e-book – “Citrine’s Anti-Aging Beauty Secrets“.
Citrine, a certified herbalist and aromatherapist, has agreed that I share one of her amazing and little known anti-aging secrets – “The Aromatherapy Nourishing Serum”.
(Below is a screenshot from the e-book)
This easy-peasy to make recipe has worked wonders on my wrinkles, crow’s-feet and tired-looking skin.
Homemade Anti-Aging Serum Ingredients:
- 3 Tbsp Avocado Oil
1 Tspn Vitamin E Oil or 3 Vitamin E Gel Caplets (Natural preservative!)
1 Tspn Rosehip Seed Oil
3 drops Carrot Seed Oil
3 Drops Frankincense Essential Oil
5 drops Geranium Essential Oil
Mix everything together and put in a dark airtight container, preferably a glass container with a dropper for easy use), and shake well.
Keep in a cool, dry place for a week for all the ingredients to mix well and apply everyday before bed.
(Note: Always store your serum in a dark and cool place and never apply essential oils directly without carrier oil).
I know that all the ingredients seem a bit costly up front, but you can literally make dozens of serums with them and the price per one batch is only about 3.5 dollars (my accountant is doing a little happy dance in his chair now).
Plus, Vitamin E oil is a natural preservative, which makes this powerful homemade anti aging serum last for 10-12 months.
My (Surprising) Results
As I said, I’ve only been using this recipe for a week but I can already see the effect. My crow’s feet and fine lines are diminished and my skin looks hydrated and smooth.
(I tried taking my picture with my cell phone but I couldn’t for the life of me take a good photo of my face before and after, sorry).
I’m absolutely thrilled I stumbled upon this magic-in-a-bottle recipe, and dozens of more homemade cleansers, facial masks, facial scrubs, anti-aging foods and supplements in Lleaon’s pdf.
(Plus, it’s such a relaxing and pleasant experience)
More Anti-Aging Secrets from Lleaon Rao
I can honestly say that Citrine’s book is a treasure of little known anti-aging secrets – all of them can be done by yourself at home, using food you have in your kitchen (I love edible skin care…)
I’ve also taken her advice and started adding anti-aging foods into my daily meals, exercising my facial muscles with her Yoga facial exercises and making her food-based cleansers, facial masks and moisturizers.
Most of the recipes are so simple that my 5-year-old can make them (and did!).
Here are some of the things I’ve learned in Leaon’s e-book:
- 10 Anti-Aging mantras that can change how you look and feel
- Anti-aging superfoods and supplements that can reverse aging (like goji berries and fermented cod liver oil)
- Anti-aging secrets from around the world (Japan, Egypt, South America, France and more) and how to use them.
- Ancient Ayurvedic anti-aging secrets
- Homemade recipes for anti-aging cleansers, exfoliaters, facial masks, facial scrubs, toners, serums, everything. Especially loved the eyelash booster.
- Anti aging hair spa recipes
- And even anti-aging crystal therapy (haven’t heard of it? Time to find out…)
Here’s Citrine’s official website, if you want to see for yourself.
What about you? have you ever made your own anti-aging serum?
To your health and happiness,