A good anti-aging cream is one that keeps aging skin signs at bay. But it doesn’t have to be pricey and you can whip up an effective anti-ageing solution in your kitchen. Want to know how?
Everyone’s skin is different and so are its requirements. That’s why there’s no right or wrong recipe, just what suits you better. Here’s another simple DIY Anti-Ageing Cream recipe for you. Let us look at the recipe first.
Calendula Oil – 15 Ml
Lemon Essential Oil – 10 Drops
Beeswax – 2 – 3 Tsp.
Frankincense Essential Oil – 15 Drops
Lavender Essential Oil – 15 Drops
Sweet Almond Oil – 20 Ml
Calendula Flowers – a handful
In a small bowl, add the dried calendula flowers. Add about 150 ml (1 Cup) of hot water and close the bowl. Let it sit for about an hour. Strain and refrigerate this.
Now, in a double boiler melt the beeswax along with Sweet Almond and Calendula Oils to combine.
When the mixture is melted and the oils combined, remove from heat. Let it cool down.
Add it to your blender, along with essential oils listed above and whip in medium – medium high.
Using the slot of adding liquids, slowly add the Calendula infusion you prepared earlier.
Continue whipping till the ingredients combine well – water-based infusion and the oils.
Store in a sterilized jar and use as needed.
How to Use this Anti-Aging Cream?
Before you hit the bed, wash your face and wipe it of. Gently massage this cream in circular upward motions.
I prefer fresh batches, so prepare every week. You can keep this for two weeks. Since we don’t add preservatives, don’t keep it longer. Prepare smaller batches if you must. Besides, fresh is always good – isn’t it?
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
Remember – Lemon Essential Oil can make your skin photosensitive, so it is ideal to use it at night. If you have a skin that tans easily, you can substitute Lemon Essential Oil with Chamomile or Sandalwood Oil.
Vegan? You can substitute Beeswax with Candelilla Wax or Carnuba wax.
If you prefer a softer consistency, you can opt for Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Mango Butter or Avocado Butter instead of Beeswax.
Why These Ingredients?
Frankincense is known for anti-ageing properties and can curb existing wrinkles and prevent new ones.
Lemon Essential Oil brightens your skin and lightens age spots and blemishes, giving your skin a youthful appeal. Besides, it can clear your skin, improve circulation and reduce or prevent wrinkles.
Calendula offers numerous benefits. We have added it here for its soothing properties.
Don’t worry about sticking with the recipe. Feel free to experiment with the ingredients and feed us back your results and comments. Don’t have time for this recipe? You can try Aya Naturals Anti-Aging Night Cream or Aya Naturals Anti-Aging Moisturizer instead.