The Fountain of Youth (in a bottle)……..

DIY Anti Aging Serum

Hi everyone!  Today I’m blogging on one of my absolute favorite blogs, The Dabblist!!

I’ve got a new recipe you are going to love!  It’s an DIY Anti-aging serum!  I use Meadowfoam Seed Oil and Macadamia Nut oil plus a few essential oils to boost the potency.  These oils absorb quickly into the skin, penetrating deep for a more youthful, radiant look!

For the entire post and recipe head over to The Dabblist!

Jennifer Phillips
Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the natural skin care blog, Jenni Raincloud.

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  1. Erika
    February 8, 2014 / 3:20 pm

    Is there an oil I can substitute the macadamia oil with? I have Tamanu, Sweet Almond, Hazelnut, borage seed, grapeseed….

    • February 8, 2014 / 3:31 pm

      Erika-Absolutely-Use any of the ones you have-they are all great-especially tamanu.

  2. Grace
    November 26, 2014 / 5:57 pm

    Hi Jenni, I bought ingredients to make either your anti aging skin serum or the rejuvenating skin oil. I’m 46 and looking for anti aging and firming. Which one would you suggest? What are the major differences?

  3. Laine
    May 20, 2016 / 11:20 am

    Hi Jenni! I saw this on Pinterest a few months ago, and it’s what first stimulated my interest in EOs. It took me awhile to gather all the oils – and a whole lot more! – and a lot of experimenting just for fun before I got around to making this one, but I’ve been using it for about 3 weeks now. Jenni…I am blown away by it! I love the scent and the way it feels, so I’ve been using it morning and night. The improvement in my skin is amazing. Let me say first, I’m 64 years old, and while I don’t look it, I was looking for something to actively nourish and support my skin. I wasn’t looking for miracles, but I almost feel like that’s what I got! Fine lines have smoothed out; my skin is noticeably brighter, smoother, tighter, and more evenly-toned. I’ve even been using it on the back of my hands, where I have a couple of large freckles that aren’t age spots but look too much like them! They are now lighter and less noticeable, and my hands look just better overall. Thank you for the education AND the miracles!

    • Jenni
      May 23, 2016 / 7:36 am

      Laine-Thanks so much for sharing! I’m so glad to hear that!! You make me want to start putting this on my hands!! You are so welcome!

  4. Carrie
    June 20, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    Hi Jenni,
    What is the shelf life for this serum? How often do you suggest making it?

    • Jenni
      June 28, 2016 / 3:17 pm

      Carrie-The shelf life is 6 mos. or more. Oils don’t go bad very quickly at all. I would just remake when you have finished your bottle. That’s one reason I love facial oils-they last forever, stay fresh and are so good for your skin!

  5. Anneen van Rooyen
    July 6, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    Hallo Jenni,
    thank you for inspiring me eveyday with your recipes, outlook on life and creativity! DIY beauty products have really become a passion of mine, and your blog is where it started 2 years ago. However, I am still a newbie and need some advice:)

    I am 31 years old, from South Africa and have some hyperpigmentation. For the past few months I have been using oils as moisturizer – Rose Hip as base, with especially Carrot seed and African Immortelle (Helichrysum) essential oils added to the mix. Recently I started adding Passion Fruit oil and Frankincense, and I have Namibian Myrrh here too. Is it wise to combine all of these in one powerhouse packed serum? Or is it too hectic? My skin seems to be soaking it up and nothing bad is happening, I just probably don’t want to overdo it and loose the effectiveness of the oils. Also, if I’m trying to even out my skin tone a bit, I guess Rosehip and Frankincense is good, but is there anything else I can add to the mix?

    Thank you!! Have a great day:)

    • Jenni
      July 13, 2016 / 7:55 am

      Hi Anneen! I love to hear that you have a passion for DIY skin care-it really is so addictive! I love your homemade facial oil. I would say that if your skin is responding well to it then you are fine adding those oils. I think everyone’s skin is different and some skin types to benefit from a very simple facial oil more then a power packed one but it all depends on what your skin is doing.
      I like geranium for evening skin out too. Frankincense and rosheip are awesome though.
      Thanks so much more sharing your own DIY-I love it!!

  6. Sue
    June 5, 2018 / 11:55 am

    Hi Jenni,
    I prefer serums to face lotion or creams. I’ve been wondering about trying retinol but that seeems to be used mainly in creams do you think it would work in a serum>

  7. kary
    April 17, 2019 / 7:01 am

    Hi Jenni
    Can this oil be used for mature skin (50+ years) and what kind of result can I expect?

    • Jenni
      April 29, 2019 / 7:53 am

      Katy-Yes for sure!! It will be very hydrating and smoothing. I suggest exfoliating regularly and that will help with absorption. I think you’ll enjoy a facial oil-they are so much more effective then a lotion.

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