I’m back with more DIY fun!
I really love evanhealy’s Rosehip Facial Serum in Rose. However, it’s a bit on the pricey side, given that I still haven’t found a job and the bottles only last about 6 weeks. I decided it was time to try my hand at making my own.
The ingredients are pretty straightforward. Rosehip seed oil, carrier oil, and some essential oils. Vitamin E is added mainly as a preservative, which makes sense when you’re a manufacturer, but since I use it immediately after mixing it, I didn’t find it necessary. I have plenty of carrier oil at home, and a good assortment of essential oils. The only ingredient I had to buy was the rosehip seed oil, which was about $15 for 1 oz. I simply used the small glass container from the evanhealy serum, which holds .5 oz.
DIY Facial Serum
Fill container about 2/3 full with rosehip seed oil
Fill container the rest of the way with carrier oil (I used argan), leaving just a bit of space at the top.
Add 5-10 drops of essential oil (I used lavender, chamomile, and geranium). You’ll need to adjust this depending on the size the container you’re using.
Shake well to mix, and shake before each use.
My main goal here was to spend the least amount of money possible. This was cost-effective for me, but only because I already had most of the ingredients at home. Had I purchased all the ingredients at once, it would have cost way more than just buying the evanhealy serum (about $26 for .5 oz.). For someone who DIYs a good amount of beauty products, this totally makes sense (for someone who doesn’t, I’d suggest just going and buying the serum).
This serum feels the same as evanhealy. My skin feels moisturized and healthy after using it. I use it at night, smoothing it on while my face is still damp from toner. The benefits may differ, I suppose, due to the different essential oils I used as compared to evanhealy’s version, but I can’t tell the difference! It’s fun playing around with different scents too. Some people can be very sensitive to essential oils, so also be sure that whatever you’re using is something that agrees with your skin.
I’m now on my second batch of serum, and I still love it. I may treat myself to evanhealy every now and then after I get me a job — only because I don’t think I can replicate the smell of the Rose serum, which is delightful — but otherwise I think I’ll continue to make this. So easy!