Grandmother Tips: 6 Homemade Face Serum with Essential Oils

When we wash our face with soap or face wash, we strip our face with a lot of natural oils which can lead your skin to seem dry and damaged. A face serum is a great way to replenish the natural oils in your skin and make your skin look more moisturized and soft. Since different people have different skin types, it is important that we only make a serum which is suitable for your skin type.

So, we have prepared a list of face serum recipes which use essential oils that can be prepared at home easily:

1. For Normal Skin

You need a 2-ounce glass bottle and then pour 60 ml of apricot kernel oil, 8 drops each of lavender essential oil and geranium essential oil, and 4 drops of frankincense essential oil and then mix it well together. Apply this serum on your face and then gently massage it to absorb it well.

2. For Dry Skin

  • You will need to add together 60 ml of rose hip seed oil, 5 drops each of jasmine essential oil, rose essential oil, frankincense essential oil and geranium essential oil in a 2 ounce of a glass bottle.
  • Then, gently roll this bottle after closing off the lid so that the oils can mix together well.
  • Now, your face serum is ready to moisturize your skin, just apply it after cleansing your face.

3. For Sensitive Skin

  • To make face serum for sensitive skin, you need to take 30 ml each of jojoba oil and sweet almond oil, 5 drops each of helichrysum essential oil, sandalwood essential oil, frankincense essential oil, and lavender essential oil in a glass bottle.Sensitive Skin
  • Now, shake the contents of this bottle gently to mix the oils together and then use the serum on your face after cleansing.

(Note: If you want instructions for some other type of sensitive skin feel free to contact us.)

4. For Acne-Prone Skin

  • For making a serum for acne-prone skin, you would need to mix 60 ml of jojoba oil with 5 drops each of lemongrass essential oil and tea tree oil and 10 drops of lavender essential oil in a glass bottle.
  • Make sure you close the lid of the bottle tightly and roll the bottle a little to mix all the oils together.
    P.S. You can use Tea tree oil for hair as one of the most effective ways to improve density.

5. For Oily Skin

  • To make a face serum for oily skin, you need to take a 2 ounce of glass bottle and then add 30 ml each of jojoba oil and grape seed oil to it and then add 20 drops of cypress essential oil, 5 drops each of peppermint essential oil and rosemary essential oil, then place the lid on the bottle.
  • Now mix the ingredients together by rolling the bottle gently on your palm. Your face serum is now ready to be used.

6. For Combination Skin

Combination Skin

Take a 2 ounce of a glass bottle and then add to it 30 ml each of rose hip seed oil and jojoba oil, 5 drops each of Hawaiian sandalwood essential oil, lavender essential oil, frankincense essential oil and geranium essential oil. Then cover the bottle with its lid and gently roll this bottle in your hands so that all the oils mix well.

GrandMother Tips: 5 Kitchen Appliances Your Kitchen’s Begging You For

Did you just buy a new home or rent a new place? Well, I’m sure you’re looking at the list of appliances and tools you’d need around to making living easier and convenient and the kitchen is one of the most if not the most important part of any household and even the best of chefs rely on appliances to get the job done.

So today we compiled this list of 5 appliances you kitchen’s begging you for.

1. Oven Toaster Grill

  • With more and more households getting rid of the microwaves the demand for oven toaster grills has been on the rise. Microwaves though useful are considered unhealthy and this why an oven toaster grill is the better choice.
  • Its primary functions are similar. You can use it to bake, toast, and grill or heat up food but rather than using rays this appliance uses heating rods to get the job done.

2. Refrigerator

  • Well, every home needs a fridge, it’s an obvious buy but how do you choose the right make and model? Two door fridges are my preference as they offer separate space for cooling and freezing.  Also, it’s important it has an adjustable temperature for both zones.
  • The expensive models also offer fancy frills like an ice dispenser and lately the sale of Haier refrigerators has been on the rise as they offer a special ice cream door.

3. Toaster/Griddle

  • For those that can’t afford an oven toaster grill, a simple toaster or electric griddle is the ideal appliances. With electric griddle, you can enjoy your favorite grilled steak or burgers and pizzas right from your homes.
  • You can grill your sandwiches and also warm up leftovers. They are also easy to carry around, have a compact design and can be cleaned within minutes.  For an even cheaper alternative, stick to simple toasters.


4. Induction Cooktop

  • If you’re looking for a faster way to boil, water, prepare soups etc. an induction cooktop is a must buy. It’s also eco-friendly as it protects the already depleting ozone layer. Also, induction cooktops can reach higher temperatures than a stove.
  • Apart from that, they are perfect to carry along on your travels as they can easily fit into a travel bag and are lightweight too. Cleaning them is simple. Just turn off the power supply and wipe with a dry cloth to clear off any drips or spills.

5. Coffee Maker

  • If you’re a coffee person and cannot function without the early morning aroma and taste of a perfectly brewed coffee well then a coffee maker is a must. Keurig manufactures coffee makers that come with all important features and are available at a lower cost too.
  • Apart from that Breville and Cuisinart are other brands to check out. With the right coffee maker, you can enjoy barista like coffee right from the comfort of your living room plus it’s also a cost-effective option.

Coffee Maker

GrandMother Gardening : Tips For Growing Mad Giant Basil Plants

Are you trying to grow healthy basil plants but unable to reach some positive results? There is no need to fret anymore because we have listed down a few tips which can help you in getting your basil garden started and maintain it for a good harvest. Basil is one of the easiest plants to grow but proper technique and plant conditions certainly help in making the basil plants thrive. Here are the top 7 tips for growing mad giant basil plants in your own garden:

  1. Start your own plants

You should grow your basil plants from seeds if you want them to grow properly and quickly. So, you can either start the seeds yourself or you can get a starter plant from a nursery to take care of. Make sure you get it started before the warmer months so that it can grow properly during warm temperatures.

  1. Provide it with a proper drainage system

Basil requires a well-drained soil to grow properly and so, if you are growing them indoors in a container, you need to make sure the container has proper drainage holes in it to let the excess water out.

  1. Provide warm temperature to your plants

Basil thrives in warm temperature and requires at least 6 hours of sunlight. So, make sure you keep them in a warm atmosphere and if you see frost coming, then cover them with a sheet and secure the ends with the help of a stone. You can use aerogarden to give warm temperature to your plants. Here are some of  indoor aerogarden kit reviews. If you are keeping them outdoors, then a layer of mulch will help in protecting it from weed while making sure that your plants are always warm.

  1. Fertilize the soil once a month

If you are growing your basil plants indoors, you would need to add an organic or slow-release fertilizer once every month and make sure that the temperature of the fertilizer isn’t below 16 degrees Celsius.

  1. Water constantly during hot climate

Make sure your soil is always moist so you will need to water your plants every day once in hot weather to prevent the soil from becoming dry. In normal weather conditions, you can water your basil plants in every few days.

  1. Prune your plants

Pruning will leave you with more basil so make sure you prune your plants regularly. You should prune your top leaves of basil when they are six inches tall and keep it once it starts getting busier. Nip any flower in the process to avoid any seeding which can result in bland basil.

  1. Keep bugs away from it

You will notice that a lot of pests and insects tend to eat away your basil plants once it starts growing, so it is important to keep such bugs away from your plants. You can use a liquid seaweed as a fertilizer or use some other mild pesticide which will protect your plants from insects.

So, now that you know how to grow your own successful basil garden, why don’t you go out and get on with it?