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Botanical Beauty: DIY Avocado Facial Oil

Rehydrate your skin and feel beautiful from the inside out with this simple plant-inspired beauty hack!

We all know that avocados are good for us; full of vitamin K and healthy fats. But did you know that avocado oil is also amazing on our skin? Rebecca Sullivan delves into the world of Natural Beauty to show us how this cafe staple can refresh dull and dry skin.

Combining the healing properties of avocado and rose, this super-nourishing homemade serum is the perfect intensive moisturising treatment that will hydrate your skin whilst you sleep. 

Better still, rose is said to be anti-ageing – so here’s hoping that when you wake up, you will have shed a few years as well!

PHOTOGRAPHY BY NASSIMA ROTHACKER

Combining the healing properties of avocado and rose, this super-nourishing homemade serum is the perfect intensive moisturising treatment.

Avocado & Rose Face Oil 

Makes 100ml 

Ingredients 

  • 6 tbsp avocado oil 
  • 1 tsp rosehip essential oil 

  • 2 tsp rose water 

  • 8–10 drops of rose essential oil 
  • Sterilised small bottle

Method 

Put all of the ingredients into a small sterilised bottle and shake to mix. Keep in a cool, dry place (such as the fridge) and store for up to three months. 

To use, wash and dry your face before bed, then put a few generous drops of this oil onto your fingertips and rub them together to warm the oil.

Apply the warm oil to your face, leaving it to soak in while you sleep. 

Tip: To extend the shelf life of this oil up to six months, add two drops of pure Vitamin E oil.

This extract from The Art of Natural Beauty: Homemade lotions and potions for the face and body by Rebecca Sullivan was featured in Issue 16 of Junkies Magazine.

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