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DIY Anti-inflammation Serum with Chamomile, Green Tea Extract and Calendula
Total Time
20 mins
 

This DIY Anti-inflammation Therapeutic Serum with Chamomile, Calendula, and Green Tea is an anti-inflammation and hydration powerhouse. In fact, while naming it, I considered naming it, “Glow Potion” because after using it for a few days, your skin will start glowing.

This serum was designed to replace a moisturizer with carefully selected botanical extracts and plant oils rich in GLAs to help reduce anti-inflammation while providing some serious hydration.

The best part about this serum? You can make it right at home in your kitchen. Pretty amazing.

Type: Serum
Level: Advanced
Amount: 100 grams
Ingredients
  • 37.25 grams Water Water phase
  • 30 grams Roman Chamomile Hydrosol Water phase
  • 1.5 grams Sodium Lactate Water phase
  • 1 grams DL Panthenol Water phase
  • .5 grams Allantoin Water phase
  • 2 grams Sodium PCA Water phase
  • 4 grams Glycerin Glycerin + gum phase
  • .23 grams Xanthan Gum Soft Glycerin + gum phase
  • 10.3 grams Rosehip Seed Oil Oil phase
  • .7 grams Borage Oil Oil phase
  • 1.5 grams Shea Butter Oil phase
  • 2 grams Cetyl Alcohol Oil phase
  • 4 grams Olivem 1000 Oil phase
  • 1.4 grams Calendula Extract Cool down phase
  • 2 grams Green Tea Extract Cool down phase
  • .19 grams Rose Geranium Essential Oil Cool down phase
  • .22 grams Patchouli Essential Oil Cool down phase
  • .2 grams Bergamot Essential Oil Cool down phase
  • .01 grams German Chamomile Essential Oil Cool down phase
  • 1 grams Geogard ECT Cool down phase
Instructions
  1. Use the scale to measure all the water phase ingredients and add them to a beaker. I like to use a 100ml beaker.

  2. Use the scale to measure all the oil phase ingredients and add them to a beaker. I like to use a 50ml beaker.

  3. In a small container (I use disposable plastic shot glasses) mix glycerin and xantham gum and mix well.

  4. In a double boiler, bain marie, or using the microwave in short 30 second bursts, heat the water phase and oil phase ingredients separately until they are 70 degrees C. You can check the temperature using your infrared thermometer. It is very important you don't overheat the ingredients. 

  5. When both beakers of ingredients are heated to exactly 70 degrees C, slowly pour the oil phase into the water phase beaker. Use the mini mixer to mix the solution until it starts to emulsify and slightly thicken. This usually takes around 20 seconds.

  6. Slowly add the glycerin and gum mixture to the beaker. Blend with the mini mixer around 5 seconds, then turn off the mixer and hand stir until the gum and glycerin phase is well incorporated. Usually takes around 30 to 45 seconds. Don't overmix or your lotion might separate later.

  7. Move the beaker to a bowl with ice and let cool to 40 degrees C. Stir occasionally. Usually takes a few minutes. 

  8. When the mixture reaches 40 degrees C, measure and add the cooldown phase ingredients. Hand mix with powered off mini mixer until all ingredients are added. 

  9. Pour into a small container. A container with a flip top is best to avoid contaminating the serum with your hands. Let cool with the lid off for an hour.

  10. Add the top and label with the serum name and date. 

  11. Use serum twice a day for anti-inflammatory benefits.