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Welcome to the Serum of the Month! 

Every month, we create an exclusive facial serum available only by pre-order and subscription!* These unique and creative combinations are specially formulated to correspond with each month since our skin's needs can change throughout the year. Formulated and handcrafted by Irene (Fawn Lily Botanica's owner + maker). This is a perfect (and fun!) way to try new ingredients, new formulas, and conveniently receive a new serum which was custom-made for the season at your doorstep! These limited release products are only available by pre-order. Pre-orders close on the 10th of each month, then will be made fresh and shipped the following week.

Pre-orders are now open for December's Serum of the Month! December's Serum of the Month will feature Frankincense and Myrrh!

December's Facial Serum of the Month is a really special and unique formula, unlike anything else available in the skin care industry, because it is infused with frankincense and myrrh resins. This means that we are utilizing real frankincense and myrrh resins in this blend, which I carefully ground with a stone mortar and pestle and have been slowly infusing into a base of organic jojoba and sesame oils for months in preparation for the making of this serum.

Why is this important? Because the beneficial and medicinal properties of resins can be extracted in several ways, including by steam distillation (to create essential oils) and with fats (oils). Some of the most powerful medicinal and beneficial properties of resins are fat soluble, but not steam-soluble. Using essential oils alone wouldn't give you all of the incredible benefits of these resins, but by blending the oil infusion with the essential oils, we can extract more of the incredible properties from the resins since we are utilizing two different extraction methods which can extract out different compounds. Plus, it's reputed that myrrh and frankincense are not only complimentary, but have a special synergy and their therapeutic properties are boosted when used together. So, it makes sense that infusing the resins together in oil for a period of time may even further boost their benefits!

In addition to the organic sesame and jojoba oils infused with frankincense and myrrh resins, this blend also contains organic argan, shea nut, and baobab oils, plus essential oils of frankincense and myrrh. It's a rich, nourishing, and potent blend designed to deeply moisturize and protect your skin during this winter season!

Frankincense and myrrh are often associated with the winter holiday season or with incense burning, but resins have been revered for thousands of years for their powerful medicinal, spiritual, and cosmetic properties. 

Myrrh resin is one of the oldest medicinals with historical use going back 5,000 years! Native to Egypt (and used by ancient pharaohs), it was traded along ancient spice routes where it was worth as much as gold. Known as the "preserver of youth", it is wonderful for mature, environmentally damaged, dry, irritated, and inflamed skin. It is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, antifungal, soothing, regenerative, contains antioxidants, and is often used for skin irritations and skin conditions, to heal minor sores, cuts, scrapes, chapped skin, acne, and infections. It has a warm and earthy aroma which uplifts emotions, is restorative, meditative, relaxing, and grounding.

Frankincense resin has been cherished for centuries by cultures all around the globe for its medicinal, spiritual, and cosmetic uses. It was also traded along ancient spice routes where it was sometimes worth more than gold. A fun fact is that ancient Egyptians believed that the aroma "thinned the veil" between life and the Gods, and they used it for an array of needs including skincare. Frankincense is truly amazing for the skin, and it has so many beneficial properties that it's hard to list all of them! It is known to be reparative, rejuvenating, toning, strengthening, it minimizes wrinkles, fine lines, scars, and dark spots, improves the complexion, assists with dry, chapped, cracked, and inflamed skin, has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, and is extremely beneficial for mature and damaged skin. The unmistakable scent is uplifting, calming, and soothing.

This is a very special and unique facial oil, and it will only be available for a limited time by pre-order! Pre-orders will close on December 10th, then will be made fresh and shipped the following week from December 14-16. Please note that we are not guaranteeing that this facial serum will arrive in time for the holidays. If you do need this product for the holidays, please contact us so that we can look into expedited shipping options.

Size: 1 oz glass bottle with black treatment pump. 

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How to use:  First, wash and dry your face with water or a gentle facial wash. Mist with 1-3 spritzes of facial toner and allow to air dry or gently pat dry with a soft washcloth. Finish by applying 1-2 pumps of facial serum.  Allow to absorb completely into skin before applying makeup or sunscreen. Use twice per day (morning/night) for best results.

If you are interested, but don't want to commit to a pre-order or subscription, please note that if we have any extra bottles after filling pre-orders, then they will be available on our website afterwards at a higher price.

To extend the shelf life, store in a dry, cool, and dark area. Direct light and heat will reduce the effectiveness and shelf life of the product.

Note: Some of the oils used in this product are very rich in fatty acids, and will naturally solidify in cold conditions. This is perfectly normal for these oils, and will not impact their quality or usage. If you wish to remove any solidified fats in your oil, the best way to do this is to place the entire bottle in a double boiler over low heat and allow the oil to slowly heat up. Once warm, any solidified particles will remelt.

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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richard whiting
...a tropical paradise for your skin

The medley of tropical oils brings the fragrance of guava and passion fruit to your skin. Allow the daily application to whisk you away to a tropical paradise.

Hi Richard Thank you so much for the lovely review! I'm so happy to hear how much you've enjoyed using this facial serum! I agree that the tropical aromas of this serum were extra special, and I absolutely loved creating this blend for you. Thank you so much for your support and for leaving such a wonderful review!
- Irene (Owner + Maker)

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Ginger U
Excellent quality and craftsmanship

A great choice for natural skin care. I really enjoy using it.

Hi Ginger, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We're so happy to hear how much you've enjoyed using this facial serum. :) Thank you so much for your support and feedback, we truly appreciate it! ~ Irene (Owner + Maker), Fawn Lily Botanica

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Pamela Larson
Feels wonderful

I love the earthy scent and feel of this serum. It is light and makes my skin feel great!

Pamela, I'm so happy that you enjoyed this serum of the month! Thank you so much for the wonderful review, we truly appreciate the feedback and your support of our small business. :)
Irene (Owner + Maker), Fawn Lily Botanica

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Ana Urquiaga
Amazing Floral Blends

One of my favorite serum, this month, the Floral Bouquet serum, is deliciously aromatic and refreshing. I love it’s viscosity, color and scent.

Ana, Thank you so much for the beautiful review! I'm so happy to hear how much you enjoyed May's serum, it really was a special blend! Your feedback is incredibly helpful, we truly appreciate it! Thank you again for the wonderful review and for your support of our small business. :)
- Irene (Owner + Maker), Fawn Lily Botanica

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Ines S
Wonderful smell

The floral fragrance is such an unexpected experience. It’s like smelling super fresh flowers. I was a bit hesitant about the floral scent since the other brands can be so strong, this one is sweet but not overpowering, and the oils feel like the perfect blend. Absolutely delicious for the skin!

Ines, Thank you so much for the lovely review! I'm SO happy to hear how much you've enjoyed using this facial serum! I don't like overly strong floral aromas either, and intentionally created this to be really beautiful and balanced with fresh, green, floral, earthy and sweet notes like a spring bouquet. :) I'm thrilled that you're so happy with your purchase, thank you for leaving such a wonderful review!
- Irene (Owner + Maker)