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.
- 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)
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.
*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.