DIY Essential Oil Vitamin C Serum

by Danielle De Guzman January 12, 2018

Diy Essential Oil Vitamin C Serum

Trendy ingredients come and go, but Vitamin C has stuck around and for good reason. Vitamin C touts many benefits towards skincare, like having the ability to brighten complexion, even skin tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

However, as our skin matures and is exposed to pollutants, our skin begins to lose collagen and elastin balance. Enter, EG’s DIY Vitamin C Serum. This skin-loving powerhouse paired with essential oils can give expensive store-bought formulas a run for their money.

With antioxidant properties and a role in collagen synthesis, Vitamin C might be the ingredient your skincare routine is missing. Eating your daily dose of veggies and fruits is of course always recommended as well.    


1 oz Rosehip carrier oil

3 tbsp Distilled water

1 tbsp 190-proof alcohol

1 ml Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)

1 drop Rose

3 drops Frankincense Carterii

2 drops Helichrysum Italicum

2.5 oz Container

How To

Thoroughly stir ascorbic acid into water. In a separate bowl, combine Rosehip, Frankincense, Rose and Helichrysum Italicum with 190-proof alcohol. Then combine all ingredients and transfer to the container. Shake before use and apply to your face and neck both morning and evening. Follow-up with a moisturizer. 

Developed by an aromatherapist

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Edens Garden

December 19, 2023 at 9:36 am

Hi Cheyenne! If you’re allergic to Helichrysum, you can substitute it with Lavender oil. The shelf life of this recipe is approximately 2-3 months with proper storage conditions.

Cheyenne Blystone

December 19, 2023 at 9:34 am

What if you don’t have or allergic to helichrysum italicum? And what is the shelf life of this recipe?

Edens Garden

January 24, 2022 at 10:00 am

Hi Kelly! You can purchase this ingredient from any cosmetic ingredient supplier.


January 24, 2022 at 9:57 am

Can you please suggest what type of or brand vitamin C we should buy?

Edens Garden

January 18, 2022 at 10:39 am

Hi Denise! We suggest 190 proof alcohol, such as Everclear.


January 18, 2022 at 10:35 am

What type of alcohol do you use? I see things like food grade and denatured.

Edens Garden

November 29, 2021 at 8:44 am

Hi DMC! You can keep this product at room temperature for approximately 6 months.


November 29, 2021 at 8:41 am

Hi! How long can this be stored and at what temperature? Thank you for sharing!

Edens Garden

May 21, 2021 at 12:20 pm

Hi Eli! If you wish to remove alcohol from this recipe, you would need a solubilizer such as Polysorbate 20 and a preservative. The alcohol both disperses the oil in water like a solubilizer and also preserves the product. Witch hazel and glycerin don’t offer either of these functions and would not be suitable substitutes.


May 21, 2021 at 12:16 pm

Can I use anything else instead of alcohol? Like Witch Hazel or Vegan Glycerin?