How to make your own soothing face cream at home
September 30, 2016
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.
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.
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)
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.
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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