Happy Monday, friends! I have fallen in love with rosewater ever since I made my own batch back in November. I've slowly incorporated it into many of my everyday beauty/skin products. For example, I added a bit of it into my spray bottle that I use on my hair about 5 times a week. It's also in my toning spray bottle for spritzing onto my face every morning and night after I cleanse. Annnd it's in this new serum that I whipped up and cannot wait to share with you all!
I've modified Hello Glow's recipe a bit, and of course this recipe can probably be found on many other blogs, but I wanted to make a post about it for two reasons. One, it's working for me and I figured I might as well give a detailed review of the serum. Two, I will be giving free samples of this serum at Aunty's Tea Party 3 on December 10th, an art show that I will be vending at!
Although I had read Hello Glow's article before, the ingredients for this serum were inspired mostly by what I had in my bathroom and what I thought would work best. Serums are water-based, and I conveniently had a little bit of the rosewater stash I made earlier in November. Here are the ingredients that I gravitated toward:
- Avocado Oil (read about how I use it here)
- Lavender Oil (read about it's usage in aromatherapy here)
- Rosewater (read about how to make it here)
There's no exact science, but I found that filling whatever container you're going to use for this serum about half way with avocado oil, halfway with rosewater, and adding about four or five drops of lavender oil works.
The photo below shows how much I rosewater I used.
I first made this serum by pouring it into those little travel-sized containers and that ratio worked best for me. Don't go overboard on the lavender oil, I know it smells great but too much can be overpowering!
Here are some photos of the serum at work. They're completely unfiltered and I'm not wearing any makeup. Yup, I've got a real bad acne scar on my cheek. Thankfully, there are a lot of natural ways to get rid of this and I'm not about to drop lots of money on a chemical infused cream that may or may not help clear it up. With lots of water, apple cider vinegar (diluted of course), tea tree oil, and this serum, it's already starting to clear up. It was way worse before the photo was taken. Patience!
If you don't have avocado oil, here are some other carrier oils that won't clog your pores:
Similarly, if you don't have lavender oil, here are some other oils that can be beneficial:
- Ylang Ylang
- Tea Tree (only about one or two drops though, it's very concentrated)
- Frankincense (again, use sparingly)
I've used this serum for a little over three weeks now and I am absolutely loving the coverage, smoothness, and scent. I purchased Glossier's Super Glow Serum around the same time I decided to throw this serum together and to be honest, I haven't even used it yet. Y'all know how much I love Glossier, too, so that's saying a lot.
Rosewater is such an amazing addition to my natural collection. It's affordable when you make it on your own, proves to be beneficial for your skin and hair, and lasts a long time if you put it in the fridge! Enjoy this serum - and if you're in DC, see you on Saturday at Aunty's to pick up your free sample!