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How to make your own soothing face cream at home

Gentle Aromatherapy Recipe



This soothing aromatherapy-based recipe is easy to make. It is gentle enough to use on the skin of young children and those with sensitive skin.  The plant based ingredients are quickly absorbed by the skin. The cream is light, designed to avoid leaving a feeling of greasiness.

My 8 year old son tends to get dry skin when the weather transitions between the seasons, just as mine did when I was young. This cream is something he can use when needed. It does not irritate his skin and is lovely and light for his young skin. I don’t believe children generally need to use any sort of cream on their skin but those prone to dry skin could benefit from adhoc usage.

DIY aromatherapy skin care recipe

Follow my recipe below to learn how to make this Aromatherapy skin care recipe at home. Pay attention to the detail of the instructions to ensure that you keep the temperatures and sequencing correct.

How to make your own soothing face cream at home
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A light skin care cream suited to sensitive skin. Make this cream at home using the instructions below. Be sure to source high quality ingredients.
Cuisine: Skin Care
Serves: 200 ml
  • Fat Phase:
  • 10 grams shea butter
  • 10 grams cocoa butter
  • 10 grams evening primrose oil
  • 12 grams emulsifying wax
  • Water Phase:
  • 114 grams boiled (cooled) water
  • Essential Oils:
  • 2 drops Rose 3% in Jojoba
  • 2 drops Carrot Seed
  • 2 drops Neroli 3% in Jojoba
  • 1 drop Chamomile Roman 2.5% in Jojoba
  1. Measure out the ingredients for the Fat Phase into a bowl (that can be placed over a saucepan of water without the ingredient bowl base touching the water).
  2. Allow the fat phase ingredients to melt over a low heat. *They should not be heated above 70 degrees celcius.
  3. Weigh out the boiled (then cooled) water.
  4. Pour the melted fat phase ingredients into a large Pyrex jug (or similar). Use a stick blender to blend the ingredients, adding the water in a slow steady stream.
  5. Continue to blend until the mixture has cooled and thickens to the consistency of whipped cream.
  6. Pot into a steralised jar (see notes)
  7. Use within a few weeks, keep in a cool location out of direct heat
Measurements are important, all are in GRAMS including liquid ingredients.
Jars can be steralised via a dishwasher on a hot cycle or by placing them in a saucepan of water that is brought to the boil then held at the boil for 5-8 minutes and then drained and dried on a clean dry cloth. The third option is to do so via the oven set to 120 degrees celcius for 15 minutes (not suitable for a plastic lid)

Gentle skin care recipe


Good quality ingredients are important as they are being applied to your skin, in this case, to your face. Please read this information I put together about sourcing good quality ingredients for your hand made skin care. Ensure you are using high quality pure essential oils, not fragrance oils.

Important information :

This recipe includes naturally sourced ingredients, despite this it is still possible for one or more ingredients to be unsuitable for some people. If you experience any reaction or discomfort (as with any product, or food) discontinue use immediately.

This product does not contain a preservative and so as a result does not have along shelf life. You may seek out a product called Amiox which is a rosemary extract, this will add to the storage life of hand made skin care.

If you have a health condition (including pregnancy) do not use essential oils without consulting a qualified therapist. Essential oils are highly concentrated, at approximately 70 times stronger than the plant that they came from. They should only be used as directed, or upon the advice of a trained practitioner. Essential oils must be stored out of reach of children.

This recipe is provided for educational purposes. It should not be considered as health advice.

Have you tried making your own skin care? I’d love to hear if if there is something that you would like to learn how to make at home.

I hope that you have a fantastic weekend.



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{ 2 comments… add one }
  • Debbie September 30, 2016, 7:35 pm

    Hi there, if unable to source emulsifying wax, could one use beeswax as an emulsifying agent instead?
    Thank you

    • Kyrstie Barcak October 3, 2016, 8:56 am

      Hi Debbie,
      you you could do that. You just may not get as smooth an emulsion.

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