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This nourishing face cream is so easy to make and uses essential oils and other healthy ingredients to nourish your skin.

Nourishing Face Cream Using Essential Oils

This nourishing face cream is so easy to make and uses essential oils and other healthy ingredients to nourish your skin.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Denise Wright (MyLifeCookbook.com)

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup calendula infused oil or carrier oil of your choice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 ounce beeswax beads about 2 Tablespoons
  • 30 drops essential oil I used 6 drops each Frankincense, Lavender, Helichrysum, Carrot Seed, Geranium

Instructions

  1. Add beeswax to the oil in a pyrex glass measuring cup and microwave for 30 second intervals until the beeswax has melted. Stir between intervals and the beeswax will melt quickly. Should only take a minute or two.
  2. Place your water in a blender and add the top but take out the center ring.
  3. Turn the blender on high and slowly pour the oil and beeswax mixture into the blender.
  4. As you are adding the oil the mixture should start to harden about 3/4 the way through.
  5. Pour in all the oil slowly and then turn your blender down to low and add your essential oils.
  6. Just blend enough so the oils are mixed.
  7. Scrape out the cream with a rubber spatula into a wide mouth jar or container of your choice. I used a pump but it's a bit hard to pump because it is thick so I would recommend a small jar that you can get it out easier in.
  8. Store in the refrigerator to extend the shelf life. Can also add some vitamin E which is a natural preservative.
  9. A little bit goes a long way. I use just a dime size amount on my face every night and most days.
  10. There is no exact science to making this lotion. With practice you can get the consistency you want. It's like making mayonnaise; emulsion and consistency depend on the temperature of the oil mixture and how quickly or slowly your pour it. I was satisfied with my lotion on the first try but you might want to play around with yours.