Homemade Anti-Aging Serum

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  1. Lillie says:

    Where can I find oil?

  2. DG says:

    Does this anti aging serum need to be kept in the frig?

  3. Pollita says:

    i am now becoming aware of the amount of chemicals that are being used from household cleaning products to skincare. I am a wife and a mother of 3 kids ranging from 10 to 2 years old. i want my family to be healthy, I have learnt so much from your website, you tube and on Fb, thanks so much. I love the detox you posted on u tube with Apple cider vinegar. thanks again.

  4. holly says:

    I’m extremely prone to breakouts..will this amount of oil cause more of that?

    • It shouldn’t, but test it and see. If it does, try just adding a bit of frankincense oil to your current skincare line.

    • Anna S says:

      Holly –

      I am 36 and I, too, am incredibly prone to breakouts and I started using coconut oil with beeswax on my face two years ago and my skin almost never breaks out and looks amazing – like, people always ask me what I use. I had heard people say to put oil on oily/acne prone skin for years and just didn’t believe them. But it really works and I only ever get any kind of breakout anymore for a day or two during my period. Hope you find something that works for you!

      • Katherine says:

        Why do you use coconut oil with beeswax? I use coconut oil on its own – is it better with beeswax?
        Thanks :)

      • That’s great! Sometimes coconut oil alone can be too much for someone’s skin. If your skin does well with it, coconut oil is great to use alone.

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  6. Ester Corriea da Silva says:

    I just love all Natural Remedies

  7. bonna may says:

    I have a combination type of skin..is this safe for such type of skin?

  8. Sandy says:

    I just made this. Let’s see how it goes ! :)

  9. Kathy Holben says:

    Looking for the recipe for anti aging serium that was shown on an instructional video of yours, the ingredients were JoJoba oil, pomegranate oil, vitiman E oil, frankincense and lavender.

  10. Tami Purcell says:

    Hi would it work well to use 10drop lavender and 10 frankenscenc

  11. Joan says:

    I am confused, on your Youtube anti-aging serum there is no primrose oil or carrot seed oil mentioned? Are these necessary ingredients?

  12. Deadra says:

    Hello Dr.Axe,
    What a great service you are providing to all of the people who have an interest in improving their lives and the health of not only themselves but their families, friends and loved ones. Not only do I commend you for caring enough to take a genuine interest in the lives and health of your fellow man and woman, but I thank you for not making this about money and sharing this vital information without charge. You Dr.Axe are a real treasure and to that I say thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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    • Christi says:

      I agree with Deadra! Thanks so much for all of this wonderful and helpful information! Especially the info regarding your mom and how she turned her health situation around with a change of diet, rather than the standard medical means. I hope this brings hope to many many people!

  13. Celmah says:

    Can we still put on moisturizer or cream after applying this serum ?

  14. Leigh Ann says:

    Please give me the Vit. E (I.U. strength) you recommend to use with this recipe.

  15. Celmah says:

    I cannot find pomegranate oil, can I use other oil instead like coconut oil ? And after applying this serum, do we still need to put on cream or moisturizer ?

  16. Mitzi Kelly says:

    Dr. Axe,
    The recipe for the Anti Aging Serum that you have posted here is different than the one on the video. Is there a recipe for the one on the video?

    • Here is the exact recipe from the video but both recipes work great and have similar results.

      Anti Aging Serum Recipe:
      1.) Jojoba Oil – one of the most hydrating oils in the world
      2.) Vitamin E- provides fat-soluable antioxidants to help age slower
      3.) Pomegranate Seed Oil – provides antioxidants and bioflavonoids for anti aging and sun protection
      4.) Frankincense Oil – helps reduce sun spots and helps even skin tone
      5.) Lavender Oil – helps heal skin conditions and improves cellular communication

      Directions: mix ingredients together, pour in serum jar, rub 4-5 drops into face in the morning and night.

  17. Pam Lillemo says:

    For the Anti Aging receipe on your video, the one listed above, what are the measurements for it?

  18. Dana says:

    Dr. Axe, I’m 60 and have lost quite a bit of weight and now have a more noticeable ‘crepey neck’ area. I’ve read that Palmarosa essential oil is very good at correcting this. Have you heard about this as well?

  19. Anya says:

    In the recipe 20 drops lavender oil or frankincense oil. What the beast oil to start on? And can I do 10 drops lavender oil and 10 drops frankincense oil.

  20. Benni says:

    My husband has an issue with very dry scalp. He gets bumps and redness along with flaking skin. It gets worse in cooler weather. He uses a very strong shampoo that his dermatologist recommended. It helps the flaking but not the bumps and redness. Can using a mixture of essential oils help and if so what combination?

    Thank you for your dedication to the health of others.

  21. Irene says:

    Dr. Axe: I have extremely sensitive skin and suffer with eczema. All fragrances cause my skin to react especially my face, even natural fragrances!

    Do you think these fabulous oils will work for me since they haveven natural fragrance?


  22. Nisha says:

    Dr Axe, I have dry, leathery patches and pigmentations on my skin. Would these oils help to improve the texture and even out my skin tone?
    Thank you very much for being so kind hearted and sharing all the amazing recipes with us. You are blessed beyonds words can say and such a treasure for this generation.
    The Lord bless you abundantly!

    Thank you very much! :)

  23. Melodie Preston says:

    Dr. Axe
    Thank you so muh for Caring & Sharing <3 I Absolutely Love the fact that you care enough about people to share all your knowledge :) I was recently intoduced to Essential Oils and am very intrigued by all the benefits! I understand to recieve the best benefits its crucial to use the best oils – I was told that the best oils are Clinical grade Ameo Essential oils – Because they are cell active & permeable – That each bottle sold goes thru a unique 5 step testing – I was hoping you could take a look and give me your opinion – Thank you so much – I'm super excited to experience better health thanks to your help :)

    Thanks again,
    Melodie Preston
    Ps -If you decide after taking a look at the ameo difference you need more answers I can introduce you to Dr. Joshua Plant – Just let me know :)

  24. Penny says:

    Can shea butter be used in place of jojoba?

  25. Chris Buryj says:

    Hi Dr Axe – I’ve been a diabetic for 48 years and have just successfully completed treatment for breast cancer. I’m now tired beyond belief and am very willing to try a different approach on quite a few levels, coconut oil being one of them. I’ve noticed in a few of the homemade recipes you use different types of oils – lavender, etc. Where is the best place to purchase those (along with the dark bottles) and such?
    Thanks for the help!

  26. meme says:

    I made this recipe and it turned cloudy before I used it. Is that normal?

  27. fariel says:

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  28. Amy says:

    I would like more information about where to purchase the oils – what brand? it’s a bit overwhelming with so many choices out there. I emailed at the above email address you provided several times, but have not gotten a response (even checked my junk mail)???

    Thank you so much for all the information you have provided!!!! I have already made several of the recipes … look forward to using essential oils.

  29. Lavina manghnani says:

    What can I substitute the pomegranate oil with?

  30. shagufta says:

    Sr.axe can we make serums without essential;oils… in my country we cant find essential;oils .

  31. Rhoda Edwards says:

    Dr. Axe you are the best! Thanks for caring. I am sooo enjoying your site. It is choke full of good stuff. Blessings!

  32. Sherri says:

    Young Living Essential Oils are the only oils I use. They are the only company in the industry that own their own farms.

  33. Lorraine says:

    I have a granddaughter with crazy skin, she is itchy all the time. Nothing seems to work. She itches her legs and arms and neck, its dry and scaley, the Dr has given her steroid cream but its so strong and when its done its still there. I would rather try a natural approach. She is 11. Anything I could try for this?

    • It could be dry skin, that she’s dehydrated causing dry skin, allergies, etc. I would watch her water intake and use coconut oil on her skin and notice if you see any changes.

  34. Dee says:

    I have just found you on line and I’m just getting into oils. You have so much info that it is joyously overwhelming. I am printing all the info because there is so much to learn. Can you possibly make available a “print” icon on your site so I can add your info to my information folder?? You are teaching me so much.

  35. Ann E Tallman says:

    I have much puffiness around my nasolabial folds (I’m in my 50’s…)

    Are there any oils you’re aware of that could possibly decrease this puffiness? Maybe something like Roman chamomile w/lemon (or lemongrass – not sure the difference…) I thought I read that combo might make a difference, but I would LOVE your thoughts on what you think might be of benefit for this?

    Thanks much – Annie T

  36. caroline says:

    Can I use organic wheatgerm oil instead of vit E?

  37. Laura says:

    What is the best source for frankincense oil?

  38. Mark says:

    Dr. Axe,

    I use the serum mentioned in one of your YouTube videos both in the morning and at night. However, my face looks shiny and I’m considering taking the serum internally rather than putting it on my face. Is this a good idea? Will my body not absorb most of it?


  39. Megha says:

    Will combination of Rosehip, primrose, pomegranate, Grapeseed and frankincense work for anti ageing. I am oily and acne prone hence trying to skip jojoba oil.
    Pls guide.

  40. Cely says:

    I’m a newbie but trying to do my homework. I’ve been getting my essential oils from 2 companies. I’m trying to get as much organic as possible and trying to stay cost effective as well if those two can possibly go hand in hand…haha. Anyhow, frankincense can get extremely expensive…like the sacred from Omen. I’ll buy it if that’s what it takes or would the one from Somalia be just as effective and half the price? Also organic carrot seed oil (very expensive) vs non organic seed oil. I know the company you have a video on and they don’t carry the organic and the only frankincense they carry is from India . Thank you for your help.

  41. Alisa McCrate says:

    I have severe environmental allergies. I have tried lemon peppermint and lavender mixed with a carrier oil and this provides no relief. Do you have any other recipe blends for severe allergies?

  42. Angeline Neske says:

    Thank you, Dr. Axe for all the knowledge you share. I was wondering your thoughts on subbing the Evening primrose and pomegranate oils (I don’t want to order at this time) out and using the Now brand of vegetable glycerine?

  43. Tricia says:

    What is the shelf life of this serum? Do you have to use it within a couple months? Thanks!

  44. Colleen Courtney says:

    Thankyou Dr. for sharing your remarkable knowledge

  45. Chris says:

    Dr.Axe canker sores run in my family and my children get them sometimes so bad they can’t eat is there an oil or oil recipe you can recommend?

  46. jane says:

    For the anti aging serum do you mean 1/4 cup jojoba oil and 1/4 cup pomegranate seed oil or 1/4 oz which seems very little. thanks

  47. Lee says:

    Do you know if this will help my melasma? I’ve had melasma for several years and it’s not pregnancy related

  48. Lisa Muller says:

    I’m looking for any recommendation on how to treat bags/puffiness under my eyes / any suggestions? Thanks!

  49. Lisa says:

    Is the pomegranate oil am essential oil?

  50. Helen Gamboa says:

    Dear Dr. Axe,

    Learning all the many benefits of EO’s from you, now I can’t wait to start using them especially your recipe for ” anti aging serum ” as I am already in my 60’s ! I emailed at the above address you have provided quite a few times already but had no luck hearing from you so far ! There are so many different kinds of EO’s on line but not sure which really is the best one ? You mentioned that EO’s are not created equal, so I want to know where i can order quality EO’s ! Thank you so much for all the many great information you have shared !

    I hope i can hear from you soon Dr. Axe, can’t wait to start using those Therapeutic grade EO’s so i can also reap the many benefits of these oils. More power !

  51. Thea says:

    Do you know of an oil based formula that will work to replace collagen tablets. It is my understanding that collagen tablets are made from animal products and I am looking for a non animal based product that provides the same effect as collagen.

  52. Tammi says:

    can I add Lemon to this if so how much? and instead of Primrose can I us Rosehip instead?

  53. Nisha says:

    Dr. Axe, can I alo add myrrh, almond oil and mustard oil to this mix? Will that be safe? If so, how much should I add?

    Thank you very much for all your help and taking the time to reply to us.

    God bless you :)

  54. Keerthi says:

    Hello Dr.Axe,is this recipie works for oily and acne prone skin too? Or we need to substitute or skip any ingredients? Please let me know. Thank you

  55. marge201 says:

    1/4 ounce = how many drops?

  56. Betty says:

    I never saw a “complete answer” to the anti aging serum that was asked by several people.
    So instead of the carrot oil of 10 drops how many drops of lavender essential oil do you use? 10 drops
    or 1/4 oz?
    Thank you.

  57. Dee says:

    Do you have a recipe for an anti-aging moisturizer?

  58. Dee says:

    In order to make the Anti Aging Serum, oils such as Jojoba, Evening Primrose, Pomegranate, Vitamin E and Carrot Seed are required. Where can I purchase these.