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Homemade Face Cream

Author Eva Kosmas Flores

Ingredients

All-Purpose Face Cream

  • 1 cup assorted gentle vegetable/nut oils like olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cocoa butter or other similar nut butter
  • 3 tablespoons beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon concentrated oils like pomegranate seed oil, rose hip seed oil, etc.
  • 2 teaspoons vitamin E oil
  • 1/2 cup hydrosol like rosewater, etc.
  • 12 to 15 drops desired essential oils

Soothing Rose & Jasmine Face Cream

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seed oil
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa butter
  • 1 tablespoon shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon kokum butter
  • 1 tablespoon mango butter
  • 3 tablespoons beeswax
  • 1/4 cup lavender hydrosol
  • 1/4 cup rose hydrosol
  • 1 tablespoon tamanu oil
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate seed oil
  • 2 teaspoons vitamin E oil
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary herbal oil
  • 4 drops white willow extract
  • 4 drops rose essential oil
  • 3 drops jasmine essential oil
  • 2 drops vanilla essential oil

Instructions

All-Purpose Face Cream

  1. For the general face cream, combine the gentle vegetable/nut oils, cocoa butter, and beeswax in the top of a double boiler over low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the beeswax has melted completely and the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  2. Once cooled, empty the mixture into a blender and remove the center hole from the cap, so that you can add ingredients while the blender is running. Turn the blender on to medium speed and add the concentrated oils and vitamin E oil. Then add the hydrosol in a thin, steady stream. Allow it to continue to blend, over time it will turn into a thick, pudding-y consistency which can take a few minutes. Once it reached the right consistency, add the essential oils and allow to blend for another 30 seconds.
  3. Turn the blender off and empty the mixture into three separate sterilized 4 ounce glass jars. Allow to cool to room temperature before screwing on the lid and refrigerating. The cream that you're currently using can be left at room temperature, but store the creams that are not yet in use in the refrigerator to preserve them and their beneficial compounds. Enjoy!

Soothing Rose & Jasmine Face Cream

  1. For the soothing jasmine & rose face cream, combine the olive oil, sunflower seed oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, kokum butter, mango butter, and beeswax in the top of a double boiler over low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the beeswax has melted completely and the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  2. While it is cooling, whisk together the lavender and rose hydrosols in a small bowl until combined, set aside.
  3. After 15 minutes have passed, empty the olive oil mixture into a blender and remove the center hole from the cap, so that you can add ingredients while the blender is running. Turn the blender on to medium speed and add the tamanu oil, pomegranate seed oil, vitamin E oil, and rosemary herbal oil. Then add the hydrosol mixture in a thin, steady stream. Allow it to continue to blend, over time it will turn into a thick, pudding-y consistency which can take a few minutes. Once it reached the right consistency, add the white willow extract, rose essential oil, jasmine essential oil, and vanilla essential oil and allow to blend for another 30 seconds.
  4. Turn the blender off and empty the mixture into three separate sterilized 4 ounce glass jars. Allow to cool to room temperature before screwing on the lid and refrigerating. The cream that you're currently using can be left at room temperature, but store the creams that are not yet in use in the refrigerator to preserve them and their beneficial compounds