DIY Face Cream

DIY Face Cream

I have been on the search for a face cream for a while now.  The all organic face creams available tend to be quite pricey and I still find some of them to contain too many ingredients for my liking.  I knew there had to be something simple out there that I could make.  I was so thrilled to find this recipe.  It looked simple, straight to the point and quite promising.  As usual I fiddled with the ingredients a little first.  I will say that mine did not seem to get as whipped as the original recipe looked.  Perhaps it was from the changes that I made, but it came out perfect none the less.

For my face I apply small dabs on my cheeks, chin, and forehead and rub in from there.  The cream melts so nicely and blends easily while the aloe creates a cool and refreshing feeling on my skin.  I have been using this cream for about three months now, and I have noticed a difference in my complexion.  My skin looks firmer and seems to have more of a glow than it did before.

I also have some friends that tried this cream and loved it so much that they use it for the body as well!  However, because this lotion contains a aloe vera, it has a shorter shelf life.  The original recipe says to use within 3 months… I’ve been using mine for 3 months and it still seems to be fine, however I keep a close eye on it.

This recipe makes about 6 oz and was divided into small 4 oz and 2 oz jars that were sanitized.

DIY Face Cream

  • 3  1/2 tbsp unrefined organic Shea Butter
  • 1 tbsp unrefined organic Jojoba Oil
  • 1 tbsp Chamomile/ Calendula infused oil
  • 3 tbsp organic Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 tsp vitamin E oil (I used Nature’s Gate ) – works as a preservative
  • 4-6 drops of desired organic Essential Oil based on skin type (I used 3 drops Tea Tree and 3 drops sweet orange)

1.  In a double boiler on medium high heat, melt the shea butter.

2.  When shea butter has melted, remove double boiler from the heat.  Add jojoba oil and stir.  Set aside the container with the mixture to cool.

3.  In a separate bowl mix aloe vera gel with the vitamin E oil.  Place briefly over the warm pot to warm the liquid slightly, careful not to overheat as this will destroy the beneficial properties.  Stir frequently.

4.  Once shea butter mixture has cooled some, add to a blender*.  Start the blender and slowly pour aloe vera mixture along the inside of the blender.  Add in your essential oils of choice.

5.  Blend on high for a few minutes until creamy.  (Mine remained a bit liquidy)

6. Pour liquid into jars and place in the fridge to set up.
DIY Face Cream

*Next time I plan to use my immersion blender to see if this allows the mixture to whip up more.

I absolutely love this cream and I hope you do too!

Update: I tried this with my stainless steel immersion blender and it worked out amazing… created a thicker mixture.


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