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I removed wrinkles and made smooth skin thanks to this method. It helped me to remove wrinkles!
I’ve been making some of my own body care products for many years, but I didn’t try my hand at skin cream until recently. I guess I just figure it would be too difficult to make. Now that I know making your own skin cream is actually quite easy, I wish I hadn’t waiting so long!
I use skin care products that contain all-natural ingredients whenever possible.
This recipe is used as a lotion. The final product is technically a body butter– a thick moisturizing cream versus a pumpable lotion. Both body butters and lotions are used to moisturize the skin. I’ve written a complete guide to body butter .
- 1 cup orange flower water (or rosewater or distilled water; avoid tap water because it may introduce bacteria into your cream, and that may cause it to develop mold)
- 2 drops tangerine essential oil (or rose essential oil or the essential oil of your choice)
- ½ teaspoon vitamin E oil- optional
- ¾ cup sweet almond oil (or apricot or grapeseed oil)
- 1/3 cup coconut oil (I used refined coconut oil, not virgin coconut oil, for this recipe)
- ¼ teaspoon liquid lanolin
- 1 ounce grated beeswax
How I make it:
Combine the water, drops of essential oil, and vitamin E oil (if using) in a liquid measuring cup. Set aside while you heat the other ingredients.
Combine the sweet almond oil, the coconut oil, the liquid lanolin and the grated beeswax in a small pan. Set the pan over a double boiler and heat over low heat just until the oils and beeswax are melted.
Transfer the oils to your blender and allow to cool to room temperature. They are at room temperature when the mixture appears to solidify a bit, and is cream colored. If you choose to speed cooling of the oils in the refrigerator, make sure to check frequently so the mixture does not get too hard.
When the oils have cooled, turn on your blender at its highest speed. Slowly pour the water mixture into the center of the whirling oils.
Pour the cream into jar(s) for storage. Keep in a cool, dark location (the refrigerator is probably the best place for long-term storage). Enjoy your homemade skin cream!