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DIY Facial Serum Recipe: Homemade Anti-Aging Rosehip and Pumpkin Seed Facial Serum

This easy to make DIY facial oil recipe uses anti-aging rosehip and pumpkin seed oil to nourish the skin and give it a dewy glow. Only two simple ingredients and you can make this nourishing DIY facial oil recipe. By Angela Palmer at Farm Girl Soap Co.

As the weather starts to turn cooler, and the dry autumn winds pick up, your skin needs extra protection. This super rich serum will do just that. And with pumpkin seed oil and rosehip oil, it's so perfect for fall!

Pumpkin seed oil is a rich oil that coats your skin in emollient goodness. It makes a nice protective layer over the skin and helps plump up skin cells. Pumpkin seed oil is highly moisturizing and rich in Omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids, so it's a great antioxidant oil.

Rosehips are those gorgeous, round fruit left behind on rose bushes after all the blooms have faded. (If you have rose bushes, don't deadhead them after August. You'll be rewarded with a bush full of brightly colored hips that last nearly all winter long.)

This easy to make DIY facial oil recipe uses anti-aging rosehip and pumpkin seed oil to nourish the skin and give it a dewy glow. Only two simple ingredients and you can make this nourishing DIY facial oil recipe. By Angela Palmer at Farm Girl Soap Co.
A ripe rose hip. Rose hips are actually the fruit of the rose bush. Rose hip oil is expressed from the seeds found inside this pretty orange fruit.

Rosehip oil is a fabulous anti-aging oil. Rosehip seed oil is naturally high in vitamin C, which helps repair skin damage and stimulates cell regeneration.

Most large natural food stores will carry both of these oils, most often in the skin care aisle. You can also order them from online soap and herbal suppliers.

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This easy to make DIY facial oil recipe uses anti-aging rosehip and pumpkin seed oil to nourish the skin and give it a dewy glow. Only two simple ingredients and you can make this nourishing DIY facial oil recipe. By Angela Palmer at Farm Girl Soap Co.

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RECIPE: Rosehip and Pumpkin Seed Oil Anti-Aging DIY Facial Serum

A facial serum isn't a replacement for your regular moisturizer. Instead, use it as a nutritive boost for your skin.

Because this serum is fairly heavy, thanks to the pumpkin seed oil, you only need a few drops per use. A little bit goes a long way. I'd recommend applying it only at night, to allow it time to fully absorb into the skin.
Here's what you'll need:
2 tablespoons pumpkin seed oil

2 tablespoon rosehip seed oil

TO MAKE: Pour oils into a small container and shake well to incorporate.

I like to keep mine in a glass vial with a dropper for ease of use. I in love with these blue bottles with dropper tops, because they go with my bathroom decor. If you're not a fan of cobalt, these clear glass bottles with silver caps may be more your style.

TO USE: Massage several drops of serum over the entire face, neck, and chest. It's gentle enough to use around the eye area and on the lips too. Facial oils should be applied after your moisturizer.

Let absorb in overnight. No need to rinse off in the morning, it will give your skin extra protection throughout the day.

If this blend feels too heavy for you, replace half of the pumpkin seed oil with lighter grapeseed oil.

YIELD: 2 fluid ounces

SHELF LIFE: Approximately 6 months


Try these luscious DIY facial products for a natural skin care routine:

Soap-Free Green Tea Cleansing Milk

Oatmeal, Goat Milk, and Honey Facial Mask

Rosehip and Evening Primrose Facial Moisturizing Cream




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