Thursday, 1 February 2018

Homemade Nourishing Winter Face Cream




A few days back I stumbled upon homemade recipes for creams and soaps. And since then I wanted to buy the ingredients for making a Homemade Nourishing Winter Face Cream.


Finally I made my own version.


Only after satisfying myself and getting positive feedback from my family, I was confident enough to share my recipe of a homemade face cream.


Despite dealing with sensitive skin we got no breakouts/pimples/acne after using this cream.


In the winter months, this cream will remain smooth and creamy just as a store-bought cream.


But, it will melt in the hotter months in the room temperature. So, during those times keep the cream in fridge.


This cream is completely chemical free and has no preservative. It has the most precious oils that do wonders for any skin type. It is like giving a treat to your skin with organic oils and butters which is very doubtful with store bought beauty products.

If you notice, I have purposely used such ingredients that are food-grade. Meaning, that if they are internally consumed, they are safe. While, this cream is not for consumption, my aim is to use high quality ingredients that are actually chemical free and safe enough to eat.

After buying all the ingredients the money spent will make this cream seem expensive and one may be tempted to purchase a store bought cream instead. But homemade cream uses very little amount from each purchased item. As a result, all the butters, oils and fragrances can be used several times to make atleast 15 containers of 50 gms size.











Ingredients for 150 gm cream:

  1. 1 tbsp. cocoa butter (click to buy Organic Cocoa Butter)
  2. 1/2 tbsp. shea butter (click to buy Raw Shea Butter)
  3. 1 tbsp. almond oil (click to buy Sweet Almond Oil
  4. 1 tbsp. jojoba oil (click to buy Coldpressed Jojoba Oil)
  5. 10 drops of frankincense essential oil (click to buy Frankincense Pure and Undiluted)
  6. Enough coconut oil to fill the bottle




Method:

Make a double-boiler on gas stove and melt cocoa butter, shea butter and coconut oil together.
Remove from heat and mix in all the remaining ingredients.
Place the bowl in refrigerator for 3-4 minutes and wait for the mixture to harden slightly.
Whip the oils with a hand whisk to incorporate air.
The result should be a pure white fluffy cream.
Transfer to a sanitized and dry jar/container for usage.
Opt a dark glass jar/container because these natural oils and essential fragrances are pure and undiluted. So, they are very light sensitive. Either store the prepared cream in dark color container or keep them out of sunlight.


A word of caution - since it is preservative free the shelf life of this cream is less. I would suggest making small batches and use them fresh. Secondly, market has essential oils for room fragrances or diffusers and they are not meant for usage on body.




















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