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DIY Rose Skin Serum with Essential Oils

Originally published on November, 10th 2020. Last updated on September 10th, 2022 Skip to Recipe

Rose Skin Serum is amazingly soothing, works wonderfully for sensitive skin, and reduces redness, irritation, and dryness. This rose-infused oil combined with rose hip oil, along with highly beneficial essential oils, bring you a toxin-free, ultra-soothing, and magical facial oil that will restore your skin and also calm your spirits with its lovely aromatherapeutic qualities.

A jar filled with infusing oil in rose petals, with a rose to the right, both sitting atop a botanical skin care recipe book.
Rose Infused Jojoba Oil Steeping

I absolutely love creating my own skincare products (such as the Gentle Oatmeal & Honey Exfoliator)! I have full control of the ingredients, I can make it the way I want to, and my skin thanks me every day.

Creating this rose-infused facial oil was the perfect beginning to my fall skincare routine. If you haven’t created your own skincare products yet, do not worry! I’ve included a ton of helpful resources and some books to buy!

A gif of jojoba oil being poured into a jar over dried rose petals to infuse.
Making Rose Infused Jojoba Oil before steeping

Love the soothing magic rose does for your skin? Try this DIY Rose Milk Self-Love Bath Soak Recipe!

The Skin Serum Inspiration

This Rose Skin Serum is a recipe from one of my top, go-to books named “Botanical Skin Care Recipe Book” from Herbal Academy. Herbal Academy was so kind enough to let me share this recipe with all of you. They are also one of my all-time favorite places to learn about herbalism.

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Straining Rose Infused Jojoba Oil

When thinking about what recipe I needed to create, I thought about my partner Dan. He has very sensitive skin that can easily get flared up with redness. During the fall time here in Southern California, the air gets extremely dry and this can get agitating.

I decided to make this Rose Skin Serum with essential oils to help his skin with the dry weather.

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The Promise

Reading the description in the book: “This serum supports skin healing to reduce scarring, infusing rose (Rosa spp.) into jojoba oil takes this serum to the next level”.

Seeing that this serum helps with calming and moisturizing the skin, I knew it would be the perfect solution for him. I’ll be honest I was also really excited to try it myself, and have to admit I enjoyed switching to this serum from time to time.

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Only A Few Ingredients

What also drew me into making this recipe was that it called for only a few staple ingredients, such as rose petal-infused jojoba oil, rose-hip seed oil, baobab oil, chamomile, and helichrysum essential oil. Yup! That’s only 5-6 ingredients in total!

Ingredients sourced from Mountain Rose Herbs

Rose infused oil is ultra-soothing to the skin. The benefits of rose oil are well known for moisturizing and refining the skin’s texture.

Jojoba oil is a wonderful carrier oil because it has absorption properties that are similar to our own skin. It also has a long shelf life compared to most oils.

Rose hip seed oil is a non-greasy oil that soaks into the skin beautifully. Perfect for dry or mature skin types, and known for its anti-aging properties as well. It’s high in vitamin C and antioxidants.

Baobab oil is high in vitamins A and C and is easily absorbed. Perfectly suited for moisturizing rough skin, this is a lovely oil to use in natural skincare.

Helichrysum essential oil has a sweet and earthy aroma and is lovely to use in skin oil blends like this one. If you find you are sensitive to this essential oil, it can be omitted.

Blue chamomile essential oil is most often used as a skincare ingredient because it is known for its soothing properties. If desired, another chamomile essential oil could be substituted. Use what you have!

A gif of a jar filled with rose serum that has essential oils being poured in and then topped with a jar lid.
Adding essential oils to the rose infused jojoba oil.

Rose Facial Oil Substitutions

Cypress essential oil is good for rosacea and can reduce redness, and could be added or used in place of one of the other essential oils.

Other skin-safe essential oils can be used as substitutions in this natural skin care recipe if you prefer a more neutral, or different aroma or skin benefits.

Organic fresh rose petals can be used in place of dried. However, it should be noted that they will add more water to your infused oil so it won’t be as potent, and won’t have as long as a shelf-life without a preservative. I prefer dried for this reason, but do what works best for you, and use what you have!

A gif with a bottle that has a funnel with rose serum pouring into it, and being corked at the end. Surrounded by a rose and rose petals.
Bottling the Rose Helichrysum Serum!

How to Use Rose Skin Serum

Use this soothing facial oil one to two times daily. After cleansing, apply the oil in a thin even layer over the skin and leave it to soak in and the full benefits of this moisturizing and healing serum can be achieved.

Other skin areas that are red, inflamed, or dry can also benefit from using this oil.

For an extra moisture boost to your natural skincare routine, try this Homemade Berry and Honey Face Mask Recipe!

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So, where is a good place to get my ingredients?

For these ingredients, I went to my favorite source, Mountain Rose Herbs. Mountain Rose Herbs has been my go-to source for herbs, adaptogens, oils, and household staples for our pantry for years now and many years to come.

You can expect that any herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs are completely organic, sustainable, high-quality herbs, adaptogens, spices, and botanical products. This makes it extremely easy for me to find everything that I could ever want and need.

Fair warning. As you start making your own skincare, you can get lost on their site for hours getting creative with all the different ingredients they have.

Two green bottles with cork filled with finished rose serum, surrounded by roses and rose petals, with an open book with the recipe on the bottom right.

The Result

I have to say, the Rose Skin Serum turned out amazing! After a couple of weeks of use, Dan’s skin was so much clear. The redness was minimal and dryness was gone! I’ll definitely be making this recipe again.

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Where can I learn more about homemade herbal skincare?

If you enjoy reading, this book: Botanical Skin Care Recipe Book. Packed full of different recipes from beginner to advanced, this book has something for everyone.

However, I learned most of my skincare knowledge by taking the Herbal Academy course titled Botanical Skin Care Course. I can’t recommend the course enough! It dives into Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine practices, ingredients, herbal practices, how to make easy & beautiful skincare, & so much more!

This post is NOT sponsored or gifted, I spent my own money on this course, and love sharing what I learn and helping others find inspiring content!

Two green bottles with cork filled with finished rose serum, surrounded by roses and rose petals, with an open book with the recipe on the bottom right.
Final photos of Rose Helichrysum Skin Serum!
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DIY Rose Skin Serum with Essential Oils

DIY Rose Skin Serum with Essential Oils

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Rose Skin Serum is amazingly soothing, works wonderfully for sensitive skin, and reduces redness, irritation, and dryness.

Instructions

  1. Make the rose-infused oil by infusing the rose in the jojoba oil for 4-6 weeks.
  2. Combine ingredients in a 2-ounce glass bottle and shake to combine.
  3. Label, and store in a cool dark place for up to 1 year.
  4. Use daily after cleansing routine. A little goes a long way!

Notes

  1. I used these cork glass bottles from Mountain Rose Herbs to store my serum in.
  2. Other skin-safe essential oils can be used as substitutions if you prefer a more neutral, or different aroma or skin benefits.
  3. Organic fresh rose petals can be used in place of dried. However, it should be noted that they will add more water to your infused oil so it won't be as potent, and won't have as long as a shelf-life without a preservative.

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