As a mother of young children, more often than I want to admit, I accidentally leave out some important, daily care regimens. I have found myself brushing my teeth at night and realizing this was the first time I’ve brushed them all day, despite getting my children to brush theirs twice. Whoops! Luckily, my little children don’t mind my all-day morning breath.
However, one part of my daily care that is rarely missed is applying this facial serum. It is just so luxurious and calming, and the scent is quite heavenly. I enlist the copious benefits of frankincense, lavender, and lemon essential oils, as well as jojoba oil.
Frankincense essential oil is one of my most loved oils for its association with Jesus’s birth. Its healing and grounding properties make it a go-to oil for prayer and meditation, but also for skin support. It has astringent qualities that protect the skin cells, and in turn help in reduce acne, enlarge pores, and in lift and tighten skin. Lemon essential oil restores the luster of dry skin, helping to cleanse and detoxify, and includes astringent properties that reduce excessive oil. Lastly, lavender essential oil is the queen of oils. It boasts all the powerful benefits of antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, and it also has the natural ability to soothe the skin by reducing redness, dryness, wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. In order to help drive these oils into the skin and provide added moisture, I pair them with jojoba oil as my carrier oil. Jojoba oil is ideal because it mimics the skin’s natural sebum, and is therefore less likely to clog pores.
I incorporate this all-natural, non-toxic glow serum into my evening routine after washing my face or just a splash of water. I lather my face up and enjoy a sweet moment at the end of my busy day when I can have a little space for some self-care.
Glow Facial Serum Recipe
- 2 oz. glass bottle with dropper
- Add 10 drops of each: lavender, frankincense, and lemon. (For best results, use 100% pure essential oils)
- Fill the rest of the bottle with jojoba oil