Homemade Grapefruit Anti-Aging Serum


grapefruit anti aging serum

Years ago, when I became aware of all the scary ingredients in nearly every commercial skin care product, I began looking into ways to make my own.  My goal was to throw away as many store bought products as I could and replace them with even better ones that I made myself.

I chose to mix oils that were high quality, food grade, fairly light in consistency, and known for anti-aging properties.

oil ingredients

Grapeseed and Apricot oils are light, easily soaked up by the skin, and good for fine lines.  While Avocado oil is a bit heavier, it is also one of the most easily absorbed oils, and can reach the deeper skin layers where it reduces age spots, heals sun damage and increases collagen.

Grapefruit essential oil is high in vitamin C. It smells great, and lifts my mood as well as my immune system.

 

Mix together:

Grapeseed oil – 3 Tbsp

Apricot oil – 2 Tbsp + 1.5 tsp

Avocado oil – 1.5 tsp

Grapefruit essential oil – 15-20 drops

 

Measure all the oils into a small bowl or cup.  Use a small funnel (unless your aim is better than mine) to pour into the bottle.  I like the dark tinted eyedropper bottles because they are light blocking and easy to use.  Since this is so quick and easy to make, I like to mix small batches so it’s not sitting around forever.  Store it out of sunlight, and shake before using.

funnel oils into bottle

Skin is the largest organ, and whatever I put on topically is absorbed internally. So if I would never EAT those petrochemicals, parabens, phthalates or whatever other unpronounceable ingredients, why would I want to ingest them into my body through my skin?

My skin looks and feels so much better than before. Try it out and tell me what you think!

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