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DIY Hydrating Face Serum Recipe

This face serum recipe contains cold-pressed rosehip seed oil, which researchers say promotes collagen production, helps to even skin tone, fades brown spots, supports scar healing, and makes skin glow.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 oz.
Author Heather Dessinger


6-12 drops (or a combination of) one of the following essential oils or essential oils:


To Make

  • Add rosehip seed oil and essential oil drops to a container – I prefer a measuring cup because the spout makes it easier to pour.
  • Stir the oils together and transfer your serum to a small, clean, airtight bottle. I use a 1 oz. glass bottle with treatment pump that I recycled, but you can find similar ones here and here.

To Use

  • Apply to your face and neck before bed. Because it is a dry oil that absorbs quickly, you can also apply it in the morning if desired.


*Avoid these essential oils if pregnant or nursing. For a longer list of essential oils to avoid during pregnancy/breastfeeding click here, and for a list of oils that are considered safe for pregnancy/nursing click here.
In general a 1% dilution (6 drops for this recipe) is recommended for face application. However, it may be appropriate to go up to 2% (12 drops) if certain objectives – like softening fine lines – are desired.
Also, quick note: I added some rose and calendula to my bottle to make it pretty. Both are wonderful for skin but totally optional.