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« on: October 17, 2011 12:40:13 PM »

Hi there wonderful folks of craftster! I hope you're not getting sick of me yet... I decided I would like to make a face serum for some of the ladies in my life for Christmas. So far I have 4 oz amber dropper bottles, and grapeseed oil. The others I'm going to add are:

rosehip seed oil
jojoba oil
sweet almond oil
rosemary oil (just a few drops for anti-oxidation of the serum itself)

So here's my Q: will I need something to make sure these all mix well together or can I just shake 'em up and go? I mean... they're all oils right? Well I know jojoba is technically a liquid wax, but everything I've read says they can just be blended together. BUT there seem to be some expert crafters here, so I would like to know what you think. Should I warm up the oils when blending them? Any recommendations on percentages of each oil? Anything else I'm missing?

Thanks !!

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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011 01:34:08 PM »

I would figure out how many ounces of the final product you need first. Then calculate your formula/ratios of the base oils you want to use, measure them into a bowl & whisk the base oils together. Let that mixture rest for a while (half hour or so) then gently whisk in the rosemary essential oil (no more than a few drops per oz of base oils) & bottle the finished product. Heating the oils you listed really isn't necessary since, as you said, they're all oils. Hope that helps!

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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2011 06:37:05 AM »

Awesome thanks so much for the tip! Would you consider the rosehip seed oil to be a base or an EO? I've seen it listed as both in various places. I plan to use it at a pretty high ratio, probably equal parts with each of the other oils, since it has such beneficial skin qualities and I found a supplier that sells it much less expensive than most (from mountain rose herbs, so I'm pretty sure it's good quality).

I also have some grapeseed oil I was considering including, but I know it has the shortest shelf life so I may not. But with the addition of the rosemary, do you think that would extend it? I bought it about 2 months ago, it's in a metal container so not exposed to the light, and I plan to give these as Christmas gifts in a dark amber 4oz bottle with a dropper cap.

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