Looking for an awesome Homemade Face Cream recipe? I have an awesome one to share. It’s very easy to make this homemade face cream This recipe uses essential oils, part of a natural non-toxic skincare solution. This moisturizing face cream is not only simple to make, but it’s healthy for your skin. It is adapted from the recipe created by the essential oil company Simply Earth. I really enjoy using this face cream because it feels great and moisturizes my skin so nicely. Plus, it’s rather fun to make!
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I love the scents of the Frankincense and clove essential oils so adding it to this homemade face cream is just perfect. The essential oils are all-natural. I purchase them from Simply Earth. I collaborated with them last summer on a sponsored post. In using their oils, I fell in love with their essential oils monthly subscription boxes, so I joined the subscription and became an affiliate. I totally love the themed boxes that come each month with oils, ingredients, and recipes. I look forward to it as self-care time for myself because I get to make the recipes, plus it’s for things I want to use. Using natural products for my skin and home is important to me because it means I can live in a healthier way.
Ingredients Needed to Make this Homemade Face Cream
You will need to purchase essential oils to make this face cream, however, the other ingredients are most likely easily found in your grocery store.
The eight ingredients are:
- 3/4 cup aloe vera gel
- 2 Tbsp. distilled water
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. beeswax
- 1/8 cup almond oil
- 1/8 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup solid coconut oil
- 9 drops frankincense essential oil
- 2 drops clove essential oil
Note: do not use olive oil or coconut oil on acne-prone skin, instead use jojoba or rosehip oil, however, you may need to adjust the amount of beeswax if the lotion is too thin if not using solid coconut oil
I like to measure everything out first so I can just dump and go when making this recipe. The beeswax and the solid coconut oil must be melted in a double boiler. I don’t have a double boiler, so I just use a saucepan with a bit of water in it, then flip the lip upside down. Then I add the beeswax and coconut oil to the lid and turn on the burner. When the water boils beneath, the solids melt.
Add the aloe vera gel to a large bowl, then add the distilled water and stir. Next, measure out the almond oil and the olive oil and add them to a small bowl.
Next, add the frankincense and the clove essential oils to the oil mixture and stir. The essential oils must be diluted into the carrier oils (olive and almond). Then, add the oil mixture to the aloe vera mixture and stir.
Once the solids are melted, add them to the other ingredients in the bowl.
The last step is to blend them together using either a hand mixer/blender or a small food processor. Blend on high until desired smoothness.
Tip: if you get some chunks in your lotion, mix it longer. Sometimes the solids can hard back into chunks. It’s not a big deal, but this makes the cream gritty. It really isn’t a big deal as it can be melt against the skin by rubbing it in, but I usually test it and blend it longer if chunks are present. Scroll down for more tips to try in making the face cream become smooth.
Store this homemade face cream in a sealed container, either plastic or glass with a tight sealing lid. It usually lasts me several weeks before I need to make more again.
Recipe adapted from a recipe created by Simply Earth.
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Helpful Tips for Using/Making this Moisturizing Homemade Face Cream
This winter in using this face cream my skin hasn’t been dry at all as it has been in past winters when I used store-bought lotion. However, this face cream does leave your skin a bit oily, but it moisturizes so well I’ve found a way to counteract that issue. Before I put on my foundation, I powder my skin with loose face powder. The powder helps the foundation stick to my skin, without it, it’s honestly not the look I want as it ends up being shiny even with the makeup. But, with the powder down first, it’s just a perfect combo. In doing this, I get the level of moisturizing I want, no shine, and the foundation lays nicely on my skin.
Only a small amount is needed for your skin, which is nice because it makes this face cream last for a good amount of time before you need to make more. I have used this cream on my hands and body as well and it works great there too.
Clean up of the saucepan can be difficult because the coconut oil hardens on the lid. I find it’s best to rinse it with hot water right away to liquefy it and wipe it with a hot soapy wash rag to help wipe it away. The same thing goes for the mixer/beater, wiping it with a wet soapy rag provides enough friction to help rub the thick sticky coconut oil and beeswax off.
Not getting a smooth end-product?
I achieved a smooth face cream with the technique I’ve listed above. However, if you are getting bothersome chunks in your lotion, Simply Earth suggests this method:
Heat beeswax and coconut oil to melt in a double boiler.
Add almond and olive oils to when the above is melted and let cool to room temperature.
Combine aloe vera gel and water in a large bowl and stir well or blend with mixer/beater.
Once oils are cool, stir all together until creamy.
Blend with mixer on high speed for several minutes until the consistency you want.
Stir in essential oils.
Store in a sealed container.
I hope you enjoy using the homemade face cream as much as I do:) It’s fun to make, fun to use, and great for your skin.
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