The moment you've all been waiting for!! Magic in a bottle, well a half pint jar anyway! =) This is the recipe for the anti-wrinkle or anti-aging serum. Anti-Wrinkle creams or serums are by far the most expensive skin care product on the market. People pay hundreds, even thousands to attempt to get rid of any sign of aging, especially wrinkles. Women especially, will endure shots, surgery, and other painful and very costly procedures just to take a few years off their face. Sad, but true!
This serum is not my creation alone. I got the original idea from an episode of Renegade Health, one of my favorite sources for health, nutrition, proper eating, exercise, and healing. I changed the recipe as it made WAY too much at a time and I also added the Patchouli Oil to improve the aroma, and to add more anti-aging and moisturizing properties to it. However, you should click on the link as there is a video presentation on how to make the original recipe that also has lots of great info!
Start with what is shown above: Carageen Irish Moss, Truly Vitamin C, and Patchouli Oil. Please note that it is very important to not use just any Vitamin C. Click here to watch a very short clip on the importance of Vitamin C. Then please read the article below the video to understand the importance of a natural source of vitamin C.
1/4 C. Irish Moss (dry)
3/4 C. Water
1 1/2 tsp. Vitamin C
10 drops Patchouli Oil
First Soak the Irish Moss in the water for 20 minutes.
Then dump the Moss and the soak water in the blender and blend for 40 seconds. Then add the vitamin C and blend for another 20 seconds. This works better in a Vita-Mix or Blentec. If you don't have either, you may have to blend it longer.
Pour into a glass container of some kind. I use a 1/2 pint jar. It will be a "serum" like consistency.
The serum should be stored in the fridge and will be good for 2-3 weeks. The picture below shows the gel like consistency it will turn into. Just rub the mixture between your fingers to soften it back into a serum.
Rub the mixture into your face, neck, and hands (I stated in a post before that whatever I put on my face, I put on my hands and neck as well). You can just leave it on if you'd like, however it does dry like a mask almost. You can wash it off, or spritz it with water to re-moisten. It is not something you would want to put on under your make-up or go out with it on. It is perfectly ok to leave it on when going to bed.
Now for the fun part! I get to share with you all the benefits of the Irish Moss, Vitamin C, and Patchouli Oil. Each one of these ingredients are great for the skin, and the body. After all, this is edible skin care! Click here to read the wonderful benefits of Irish Moss for skin, weight loss, respiratory health, and more! Click here to read the amazing benefits of Vitamin C for your skin. I wrote a previous post about the benefits of Patchouli Oil. After reading the benefits of each of these, you may want to eat this stuff by the spoonful. Go ahead! =)
Most of the recipes I give on my blog have very inexpensive ingredients. However, these products seem to be a little more costly up front. However, I want to point out to you that the picture of the 1/2 pint jar only cost $2.32 per batch. If you leave out the Patchouli Oil, it is only $1.32 per batch. Image how much a bottle that size would be on the market! Have you ever even seen a anti-wrinkle serum come in an 8 oz. bottle? You are usually lucky if you get 1 ounce!
I order the Irish Moss here. I order the Truly Vitamin C here, and I have a private source I order my Patchouli Oil from that I hope to be able to post soon. Until then, Young Living is a good source for high quality oils. You can also check other online sources, just be sure they are a good quality before purchasing. Do not be fooled by the cheap stuff!
This pretty much wraps up my all natural homemade skin care line. Thanks for following. I just want to sum things up by giving you a general rule of thumb when it comes to choosing or making your own skin care. The only rule: IF YOU WON'T EAT IT, DON'T PUT IT ON YOUR SKIN! Simple enough? Whatever you put on your skin, DOES get into the body!
Have a happy, healthy, frugal day!
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