Who doesn’t love a good DIY and especially when ANYONE can make it? You’ll be patting yourself on the back with a sense of accomplishment. My friends over at The Peacock Apothecary sent over an awesome recipe for you all to enjoy. If you haven’t already read my interview (and giveaway!) with the ladies, you can read it here. Also, order any of their amazing products at 15% off using the code waxpoetic2013. Shop here – http://thepeacockapothecary.com/ – until Saturday at midnight. Beautifying your life just got that much easier. XO, SWP
DIY Vitamin C from the genius ladies at The Peacock Apothecary
I’m sure you’re all aware of the benefits of drinking a glass of orange juice but Vitamin C isn’t just great for warding off the seasonal flu. It’s also great for fighting wrinkles, brightening the skin and decreasing damage from the sun when applied topically. The concept is easy, apply Vitamin C to skin. Unfortunately, you’ll notice the hefty price that accompanies these beauty serums. Instead, we have an incredibly affordable and effective recipe that’s easier to make than scrambled eggs.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
1. Distilled Water
2. Aloe Vera (we like this one from Mountain Rose)
3. Camu Camu Powder (you can purchase Camu Camu powder from Whole Foods or other natural markets)
4. A small glass bottle with a dropper
5. A teaspoon
6. A small mixing bowl (preferably glass)
Before we get started, a quick note about Camu Camu. We prefer to use this superfood because it has such a high concentrate of Vitamin C and it’s completely natural. You can also opt for L-Ascorbic acid which you can find in powder form at Whole Foods or any other vitamin shop. We prefer the texture of the Camu Camu powder because it mixes better than the L-Ascorbic acid which can feel a bit grainy.
This recipe abides by the 1:1:1 ratio. You can translate the amounts below to any size as long as you keep each ingredient at equal ratios to one another.
For an extra little touch, we added a few drops of Sweet Orange Essential oil to the serum, this step is not necessary though. Pour mixture into your bottle and voila, you have your very own, homemade Vitamin C Serum
To use, pump a dime sized amount into your palm and apply all over you face and decollete after washing and toning your face. After, apply your evening moisturizer. Please be sure to apply a good sunscreen before going outside because the Vitamin C can make your skin more sensitive to the sun’s rays. Also note that this batch should be made once a week to make sure the ingredients stay active so make a small batch each time.