Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Sea Buckthorn Solid Serum Drops


Serums are powerhouse beauty products that help improve visible signs of aging and help smooth fine lines and wrinkles.  They are usually super concentrated and meant to be used before your regular moisturizer and makeup.  Most serum formulations are liquid or oil and perfect for normal, oily and combination skin.  Dry skin, especially during the colder months of the year, will need a stronger type of serum that acts as a barrier for parched skin.  I have created mini solid serum drops!

One tiny little solid serum drop is enough for your entire face! These are the same amount of a regular dose of liquid serum but are thickened with the addition of beeswax and nourishing Shea butter to provide a protective and healing barrier for your skin. You simply smash one of these little beads between your thumb and finger and blend it into a creamy serum which gets massaged into freshly cleansed skin. Feel free to use it on your lips to soothe and moisturize!

My formula contains three super star oils from Mountain Rose Herbs (shop here). Sea Buckthorn oil is a cold pressed oil that is highly prized in skin care.  It contains essential fatty acids, carotenes, tocopherols and phytosterols.  It is super concentrated and just a small amount in the formula is very potent and gives the beautiful yellow hue to the solid serum drops.

Tamanu oil from Mountain Rose Herbs is a beautiful bold dark green. A tiny amount of this potent oil is all you need to act as an anti aging ingredient and help support supple skin.

Pomegranate Seed Oil from Mountain Rose Herbs is a luxurious and deeply penetrating oil from the cold pressed organic seeds of pomegranate fruit.  It truly is a remarkable ingredient for dry and mature skin and is perfect in this serum recipe.

You can shop for all the ingredients in this recipe at www.MountainRoseHerbs.com.

I bought a Lego shaped silicone candy mold from the craft store.  The little round cavities in the mold are the perfect size for filling up with serum. Each little cavity holds about two drops of the melted serum. I used a plastic pipette and worked quickly to fill up the little holes.

Sea Buckthorn Solid Serum Drops
Makes about 1 ounce

1 teaspoon Mountain Rose Herbs Pomegranate Seed Oil (shop here)
3/4 teaspoon Mountain Rose Herbs Tamanu Oil (shop here)
1/4 teaspoon Mountain Rose Herbs Sea Buckthorn Oil (shop here)
2 1/2 teaspoons Mountain Rose Herbs Shea Butter (shop here)
2 heaping teaspoons Mountain Rose Herbs Beeswax Pastilles (shop here)
2 drops Mountain Rose Herbs Rose Absolute Oil (shop here)

1. Begin by adding the beeswax, pomegranate seed oil, tamanu oil, sea buckshorn oil and shea butter into a glass measuring cup, placed in a simmering water bath until they have melted. Remove from heat.

2. Add in the rose absolute oil. Mix well.

3. Carefully use a pipette to drop a few drops of warm melted serum into the small wells of the silicone mold. Allow to harden completely to room temperature.

4. Pop out the tiny concentrated solid serum drops and store in tin, metal, or glass containers at room temp.