Over the last few months, I have been getting back into a love affair with rosehip seed oil. I sort of took a long hiatus in order to try out other facial oils, but I have to say, sometimes an oldie can really be a goodie.
I’ve really been getting into the whole “simple is better” craze for face care and this frankincense and myrrh serum ticks all the boxes. It’s super moisturizing, yet not overly oily, it sinks into the skin like a dream, and the frankincense and myrrh, while certainly festive this time of year, are incredibly soothing and healing for the skin during the winter.
Since using it, my acne prone skin has calmed down tremendously, the redness around my nose and mouth has lessened, and the texture of my skin has drastically improved – that’s what happens when you keep things simple!
I can only guess that it’s because of the two linoleic-acid-rich carrier oils used in this serum – evening primrose oil, jojoba oil (the closest oil to our natural sebum), and rosehip oil.
But that’s not all! Evening primrose oil also has a pretty high percentage of gamma linoleic acid which is known to be super effective for healing and restoring the skin including dryness, eczema, inflammation, dermatitis, various wounds, uneven skin tone, and acne by repairing the skin’s outer most barrier and decreasing transdermal water loss.
So, for those of you with dehydrated skin, this is the PERFECT serum to try!
Winter Frankincense and Myrrh Serum
This serum includes two of my favorite skin healing essential oils – frankincense and myrrh which I think is also quite fitting for this time of year. Isn’t nature funny like that? She always knows what our bodies need for any given season.
These essential oils are both known to be anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and astringent making them perfect for reducing the appearance of large pores, fine lines, and wrinkles. Their healing properties help protect, restore, and nourish the skin giving it a lifted and more youthful glow.
Here’s how to make my frankincense and myrrh serum:
• 1oz dropper bottle
• 1/4oz evening primrose oil
• 1/4oz jojoba oil
• 1/2oz rosehip oil(I’ve been loving the cold-pressed rosehip oil by The Ordinary)
• 6 drops myrrh essential oil
• 6 drops frankincense essential oil
Be sure to adjust the number of drops of essential oil depending on the size dropper bottle you decide to use.
Loving Preparation – Frankincense and Myrrh Serum Recipe
1. Add the essential oils to the dropper bottle.
2. Next fill the dropper bottle a quarter of the way with evening primrose oil and jojoba oil
3. Top off to the shoulder with rosehip oil
4. Cap closed and roll between your palms to mix
5. Allow the serum to sit for a couple days to “synergize” if desired before using, otherwise , t’s ready to use right away!
After cleansing the skin, spritz it with rose water and then apply a few drops of winter frankincense and myrrh serum in an even layer all over the face and neck.
You can do this morning and night if desired and works well under makeup. I find that this serum absorbs quickly and easily and leaves my skin feeling hydrated and protected after use. i just LOVE it!
I hope your skin feels as happy as mine does! Let me know if you give it a try!
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