DIY face cream recipe

Make your Own Moisturizing Face Cream

Want a moisturizer that isn’t packed with harmful chemicals or tested on animals? You can search for natural beauty products or make it your own damn self! Here is a really great DIY moisturizer recipe.

1/4 cup of two of the following:

  • shea butter = lots of vitamin A and vitamin E; great moisturizer; promotes healing (helpful if you have blemished skin); good for dry skin
  • cocoa butter = full of antioxidants (fight off free radicals); reduces stretch marks; contains many fatty acids which moisturize your skin
  • beeswax = can act as a protective shield on your skin; anti-inflammatory
6 Tbsp. Oils (use at least 1):
  • coconut oil = many fatty acids; anti-viral and anti-fungal; moisturizer; can protect skin from sunburn
  • almond oil = vitamin E and B; sun protector; decreases skin-aging
  • olive oil = anti-inflammatory; prevents skin from drying out; anti-microbial (great against skin infections)
  • avocado oil – lots of vitamin E, A and D; contains omega-3-fatty acids; full of sterolin (softens skin); great for dry and older skin
  • jojoba oil – great smell; moisturizer; anti-bacterial; lots of ceramides (balances hydration)

1/3 cup Gel :

  • aloe vera gel = very soothing clear gel; perfect for acne-prone skin;  great for the treatment of sunburns; moisturizer; anti-aging properties

1 tsp. of one of these extracts:

  • vanilla extract = anti-bacterial; nice smell; skin-cleanser; includes many different B-vitamins
  • green tea extract = lots of vitamin E; anti-aging properties

Sterilize your jars by putting them into boiling water. Use a double boiler to melt the butters and oils together. If you don’t have a double boiler, use a glass or metal bowl in a pot of hot water.

Once all the ingredients are melted, remove from heat and allow to cool a little. Then put them in a blender with the aloe vera. Blend for two minutes then add the vanilla and/or green tea extract. Blend for another two minutes.

You can store the cream in the jars for 4-5 weeks in a cool dark place.


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