I wanted to come up with a nice gift for the upcoming festive season. So, I whipped up a face cream that will last for a year. Want to know how to do it?
Let’s take a look at the ingredients first, then the preparation and why this is the best cream you can ever make. Shall we?
Jojoba Oil – 2 Tsp.
Apricot Oil – 1 Tbsp.
Carrot Seed Oil – ½ Tsp.
Wheat Germ Oil – 1 Tbsp.
Borage Oil – 1 Tsp.
Vitamin E Oil – 1 Tbsp.
Yarrow Essential Oil – 10 Drops
Neroli Essential Oil – 4 Drops
Vetiver Essential Oil – 2 Drops
Lavender Essential Oil – 5 Drops
Immortelle Essential Oil – 8 Drops
Benzoin Essential Oil – 8 Drops
Lemongrass Essential Oil – 3 Drops
Rose Essential Oil – 3 Drops
2 drops lemongrass essential oil
Vanilla Extract – ½ Tsp.
Coconut Oil – 1 Tbsp.
Shea Butter – 3 Tbsp.
Cocoa Butter – 1 Tbsp.
Beeswax – 1 Tbsp.
Aloe Gel – 4 Tbsp
Rose Hydrosol – 10 Tbsp
The preparations involves more than one step, but trust me, it is not difficult.
Combine all the essential oils listed above along with vanilla essence in an amber glass bottle. Set aside.
Melt the Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil and Beeswax in your double boiler.
Let it sit for while – till it cools down.
When the mixture cools down, add it to your blender along with other oils and blend on low speed.
Slowly introduce the aloe gel and rose hydrosol and continue whipping till the mixture is thick.
Now, add the essential oil mixture and when fully combined, transfer to a sterilized jar.
How to Use This Cream?
You can this night or morning, whenever your skin needs a little care and moisture.
Why These Ingredients?
This combination of ingredients are a treat for your skin and keep your skin healthy, problem-free and supple.
All the ingredients are picked carefully to suit most skin types, to keep skin problems at bay and also, rejuvenate, repair and nourish the skin. What more can you ask for?
In short, this is an all-round cream that will do wonders for your face!
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
You can use Cocoa Butter instead of Shea Butter, or use both.
You can use Evening Primrose Oil if you don’t get Borage Oil.
If you don’t prefer Vanilla extract, you can use Vodka instead.
Since we are adding Wheat Germ Oil and probably Evening Primrose Oil, don’t skimp on the Vitamin E Oil. It will prevent these two oils from going rancid.
Remember to sterilize the container you are going to use for storing the cream, along with all the utensils and equipment you will use like blender.
When you make sure you do all this and refrigerate the cream, it lasts a whole year! So prepare your batches larges or smaller according to your usage.
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