I’m sure you’ve probably heard by now that I have reopened my Etsy shop! When I opened it initially, it was because of an overwhelming demand from readers because instead of DIYing certain products, they wanted me to make them and sale them. After thinking about it, I decided it was a great idea, chose my most effective and popular DIYs and opened my shop. What I always knew was that if I were to actually sale skin care, I wanted to treat my customers like I would like to be treated. It goes without saying that I would want high quality skin care that works. I also want total transparency and in most products I want simplicity. I want ingredients I recognize that are ethically sourced, packaged in glass and GMO free. That being said, my recipes are on this blog for everyone to see so that you can decide whether the product is right for you and whether you want to buy it or make it!
So today I’m sharing my Anti Wrinkle Eye Stick and coQ10 Sea Buckthorn Facial oil recipes and also tell you about the ingredients used in these recipes so you can see why these DIYs are so effective!!
My coQ10 & Sea Buckthorn Facial Oil is my most potent anti aging oil because it contains 3 extremely effective ingredients for anti aging. When I found an oil soluble coQ10, I knew I had to have it in a facial product. coQ10 is known for reversing the signs of aging as well as restoring moisture content in the skin. CoQ10 is very helpful in aiding the body in producing more collagen and elastin. Sea Buckthorn is high in essential fatty acids, carotenes, tocopherols, and phytosterols. It contains over 190 nutrients and phytonutrients, including vitamin C, which is 12 times higher than that of an orange!! It is a powerful antioxidant, destroying harmful free-radicals. Rosehip seed oil regenerates cells and increases collagen production. It is rich in vitamin C, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and retinoic acid, which studies have shown it brightens and tightens skin!
This facial oil also contains a blend of lavender, frankincense, patchouli and geranium essential oils which all work together to brighten and tighten the skin!
This recipe is easy to make and is as simple as adding ingredients to a glass bottle. It can be used day and night and has a shelf life of 6 mos.
coQ10 Sea Buckthorn Facial Oil
- 1 TBSP. Rosehip Seed Oil
- 1/2 TBSP. Sweet Almond Oil
- 1 tsp. Sea Buckthorn Oil
- 1 tsp. Non-GMO Vitamin E Oil
- 1/4 tsp. Q-MAX
- 5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 4 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
- 3 drops Patchouli Essential Oil
- 1 drop Geranium Essential Oil
My Anti Wrinkle Eye Stick recipe has been a favorite on my blog as well as a favorite product the shop for years now. I took some time deciding to change it from a roll-on to a dropper serum and I’m quite happy I did. Often times, roll-ons can drag across the skin which is not good for the delicate tissue around the eyes. In a dropper, this serum is easier to control. Whether you need more or less, the dropper allows for that.
Rosehip Seed Oil, as we know from above is one of the best anti aging oils. Evening Primrose Oil is an excellent choice for an eye treatment because it is known to even discoloration in the skin including dark circles. It is rich in omega fatty acids which helps slow down the aging process by nourishing the delicate skin that is so prone to “crows feet”. Evening Primrose is known to give the skin a tightened appearance as well as rejuvenate the skin. Meadowfoam and Sweet Almond Oil are highly nourishing and rich in vitamins. Carrot seed helps to regenerate skin cells, is high in Vitamin C and helps reduce dark spots. It is one of my favorite anti aging essential oils!
DIY Anti Wrinkle Eye Stick
- TBSP. Rosehip Seed Oil
- 1 TBSP. Meadowfoam Seed Oil
- 1 TBSP. Sweet Almond Oil
- 1 tsp. Evening Primrose Oil
- 1/2 tsp. Vitamin E Oil
- 12 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 6 drops Carrot Seed Essential Oil
This is a super simple recipe where no heating is required which helps preserve the benefits of each individual oil. Wrinkles and dark spots are reduced thanks to rosehip seed. Skin cells are renewed and regenerated, thanks to carrot seed and extreme rejuvenation is thanks to all the oils working together to strengthen and replenish your skin. Whether your 13 or 90, the skin around the eyes needs to be treated with extra care because it’s delicate and aging is the consequence.
Both products are super effective when it comes to supporting the skin and giving it what it needs to age as gracefully as possible. Once you hit 30, a highly nourishing skin care routine is 100% necessary! Remember, well moisturized skin does not wrinkle as easily as dry, parched skin. Next week, I’ll share 2 more of my Etsy products that you can DIY or BUY!