Skin care: Make your own vitamin C serum!

Posted by on September 17, 2013 at 11:51 am.

Vitamin C serum can be very costly, instead of purchasing it I make my own.

Vitamin C serum - Applying to skin_1

Applying vitamin C serum


Early this morning my daughter snapped photos of me as I applied the homemade vitamin C serum to my freshly cleansed face. I do like applying it to my skin, I’ve found that it makes my already soft skin even softer. I don’t wear make up, never have used it since I’ve always hated the stuff! That being said, I do try to pamper my skin.

Vitamin C serum - Applying to skin_2

Don’t forget the neck


I make sure I cover my entire face and neck.

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Umm… I feel something


Occasionally, I still have to brace myself for the

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Ohh, that stung a bit!


slight stinging that occasionally occurs from applying ascorbic acid to the skin.

The above expression was exaggerated purely for my daughters benefit, she loved it and took my picture. She also asked me to post it on my site, seriously? Well, ok… the stinging I wasn’t expecting, but depending on the concentration (or if you have sensitive skin) the ascorbic acid can have that effect, occasionally I forget to measure and this is what normally occurs when that happens. Interestingly enough, although my skin is sensitive I can tolerate my homemade vitamin C serum, without breakouts, I just have to make sure the dose I use is low.

I recently started using my homemade vitamin C serum, but am already seeing results which I’ve listed below.

  • Dark spots are starting to become lighter
  • Glowing skin
  • Tighter pores

Homemade vitamin C serum

  • 1/2 tsp L-Ascorbic Acid/Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C crystals)
  • 5 tsp. or rosewater
  • 2 tsp. jojoba oil
  • 1/2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 2 drops rose geranium essential oil (optional)
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil (optional)



Add vitamin C crystals into the distilled water, stir until completely dissolved. I found that adding the vitamin C to warm water helped dissolve the vitamin C crystals.

Add the rest of the ingredients and then stir until mixed well. Store your homemade vitamin C serum in the refrigerator.


Supplies needed

  1. L-Ascorbic Acid/Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C crystals)
  2. Distilled water
  3. 2 oz. dark dropper bottle
  4. Rose geranium essential oil (optional)
  5. Lavender essential oil (optional)




  1. Medical News Today: What is Vitamin C? What is L-ascorbic Acid?
  2. University of Maryland Medical Center: Skin wrinkles and blemishes


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