Want a cream that will soothe your skin’s winter blues and keep it soft and silky? A light and nourishing winter cream, this is easy to prepare and works great.
When it’s winter, skin can get really dry and even with a lot of moisturization and precautions, nothing seems to work. Cheeks looks blushed, fines and wrinkles are more prominent and what not. I wanted something that will offer better protection, nourishment and moisture without leaving skin greasy or weighed down.
After a lot of research, trial and error, I came up with this easy Winter Cream that I would like to share with you. It is quite easy and strengthens your skin to combat the cold and rough weather, protects it and also, keeps it soft and supple.
Shea Butter – 4 Tbsp.
Seabuckthorn Oil – 1 Tbsp.
Avocado Oil – 1 Tbsp.
Myrrh Essential Oil – 10 Drops
Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil – 5 Drops
Grapefruit Essential Oil – 5 Drops
Melt the Shea Butter in your double boiler and let it cool down.
Now, add the Avocado Oil and Seabuckthorn Oil to it and start whipping.
As you whip, slowly introduce the essentials oils one after the other and continue whipping.
When the mixture turns fluffy and light – consistency resembles whipped cream, you’re all set.
Transfer to a sterilized jar and use as needed.
How to Store It?
Store is a cool, dry and dark place – no need for refrigeration.
How to Use The Cream?
You can use this everyday on your skin – face and body alike. I usually apply this in soft, circular motions gently massaging it in after cleansing my skin (after shower or bath). I apply this when the skin is slightly moist – this makes application easier, absorption better and faster.
We are adding oils or butter for this recipe, so I would suggest you to check the shelf life of the ingredients and go based on that. I prepare a batch for a month or two at a time, and use it. It should last good for a few months, easily.
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
I wanted a recipe that wouldn’t trigger acne outbreaks or leave my combination skin oily or greasy. That’s why I picked Shea Butter. If you have dry or normal skin, you can also choose Cocoa Butter for a richer cream.
I used Avocado Oil, as I like its anti-ageing benefits, nutrients and most importantly, how it helps my skin during winter. You can use other oils like Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, etc.
You can also add a few drops of Vitamin E Oil to this recipe.
As always, choose your essential oils according to your skin type, preference, skin requirements and other factors.
Why These Ingredients?
Nutty, nourishing and rejuvenating, Shea Butter is a great way to protect, nourish and moisturize your skin.
Rich in Antioxidants and other skin nutrients, Seabuckthorn Oil can do wonders for your skin, not just during winter.
This DIY is not just for winter, you can also use it during other times and probably, modify it if needed. It works as a great gift for your friends and loved ones. Don’t have time for DIY Recipes? Try Aya Naturals for your skin and face care requirements.