When I opened my Etsy shop 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. Today, I’m going to share a recipe for one of my most popular products in the shop-DIY coQ10 Sea Buckthorn facial oil. That way, you can decide for yourself if you’d rather DIY or BUY!
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 coQ10 Sea Buckthorn Facial oil recipe and also tell you about the ingredients used in this recipes so you can see why these DIYs are so effective!!
DIY Facial Oil Ingredients:
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.
DIY 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
For the full post and recipe go HERE. To buy it go HERE.
Hi Jenni! Love the blog. I have a question for you. I’ve been slowly collecting the ingredients for your various eye serums, starting with rosehip, vitamin e, and now i’m trying hemp oil because it’s apparently noncomodegenic. My problem is that these oils make my eyes sting. At first I was applying it right up to the lash line, as i’ve always done with commercial eye creams. Most of the commercial ones did not cause stinging. What do I do here? How to achieve the more soothing effect of the creams? I’ve stopped applying the oils so close to the eyes, but then I skip the skin that gets crepe-like right under the lash line. I know the oils spread and seep, but still. I have a similar issue with a lot of the diy eye masks out there– applying fresh aloe and egg white for example felt great at first, but after removing my eyes were stinging for an hour. This totally reverses the intended effect, because I am red and puffy and having to do eye rinses! Any advice would be appreciated.
Sarah-Thank you so much!! Wow! Your eyes are super sensitive-that’s hard to get around. Lotions probably work better because they typically contain about 80% water which is diluting the oils. It might just be the way to go around your eyes. Have you tried the eye mask from 100% Pure? I talked about them HERE. I love them and they might be soothing but it’s a gamble. I’m not too helpful here but I do think a cream is the way to go for eye treatments for you. Good luck!