I am in heaven with it and have been slathering it not only on my face but my whole body. This stuff is incredible. It’s made with high end ingredients, but totally affordable. It’s so much less expensive to make it yourself, and it smells heavenly, feels wonderfully smooth and absorbs quickly into the skin. In addition, you can feel great about putting pure, natural, even edible, ingredients on your skin.
They say you shouldn’t put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t eat. The body absorbs often at least 60% of what is applied to it. The skin is so effective at absorbing what is put on it that many prescriptions are actually absorbed via rubbing a cream into the skin, or a patch. I remember my dad taking his medication by putting a cream, with the medication in it, onto his wrists and rubbing them together. Seeing this really hit home for me just how effectively and quickly our skin absorbs what is put on it. Do we really want to rub synthetic or toxic chemical ingredients into our skin? Not me!!
Skin care products made with natural ingredients are very effective at reducing wrinkles, tightening and smoothing the skin and keeping it youthfully elastic and supple. I suspect even more than synthetically created brand name products. However, there is a lot of mis-education, lack of education and brand names with huge marketing budgets to convnce you otherwise. This is one area where a little common sense, as well as research, could go a long way. It’s not only a safer bet for your health, but also for your physical appearance, to stay closer to nature than to toxic ingredients thought up and created in a laboratory.
easy!The hardest part of making this anti-aging face cream is just getting the ingredients together, which wasn’t even that hard as most of them can be found at your local health food store. Making it was actually very easy, even easier than making chocolate. Melt the oils and blend it all up.
Come join me in the kitchen for a new adventure, and let’s make our own super luxurious, fantastic smelling, anti-aging face cream!
Ingredients6 Tbsp Almond oil
¼ cup Cacao butter
3 Tbsp Shea butter
2 Tbsp Coconut oil
1 Tbsp Beeswax
2/3 cup Floral water, aka Hydrosol (Sandalwood)
1/3 cup Aloe vera gel
½ tsp Vitamin E oil (14,000 ui)
1 tsp Vanilla extract
10 drops of Essential oils
I used these essential oils: Orange, Frankincense, Lemongrass, Patchouli
I was planning to use Rose hydrosol, but I went with Sandalwood. It was actually because the rose hydrosol came in a pink plastic bottle and the sandalwood one was in blue glass. You could also just use distilled water, and an extra couple drops of essential oil if you like.
DirectionsSterilize the jars that you will store your cream in, in boiling water. I reused jars and so this was necessary. If you use new jars they will come pre-sterilized.
While containers are sterilizing, melt cacao butter, shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax all together in a double boiler, or in a bowl over a pot of hot water.
Meanwhile, mix the floral water (hydrosol) and aloe vera gel in a bowl.
After oils are melted allow them to cool slightly and then add to blender along with the almond oil and blend. Slow down blending and stream in the hydrosol and aloe vera in the top of the blender jar while still blending. Blend for a few minutes until cream becomes thick and fluffy. Add the essential oils, vitamin E and vanilla and blend until they are mixed in completely.
Dry sterilized jars and then pour cream into jars. Put caps on jars and store any cream that you will not be using within the next month into the fridge. Refigerated cream should keep for several months, and up to a year.
Slather all over and luxuriate in the heavenly scent and smooth feel of your skin!!
DirectionsGet your ingredients together. (note: I used a tealight for the beeswax. It’s what I had and it worked well.)
Sterilize jars in boiling water.
Get oils and butter ready to melt.
Melt butters and oil in a double boiler, or in a bowl over a pot of hot water.
Mix hydrosol and aloe vera together and set aside in a bowl.
Melted oil and butters.
After they cool down, just before they start rehardening, transfer oils to blender.
Add hydrosol and aloe vera to oils and continue blending. Blend for a few minutes until cream becomes thick and fluffy.
Add vanilla, vitamin E and essentail oils.
Blend until they are well incorporated.
Transfer cream to dry sterilized jars.
Slather your luxurious fantastic scented cream into your face and all over your body daily!
Have you ever tried making any of your own beauty products?
What are your favorite natural beauty tips?