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Make your own facial moisturiser

How to make your own soothing face cream at home

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
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 200 ml
Author Kyrstie Barcak - A Fresh Legacy

Ingredients

Fat Phase

  • 10 grams shea butter
  • 10 grams cocoa butter
  • 10 grams evening primrose oil
  • 12 grams emulsifying wax

Water Phase

  • 114 grams boiled water cooled

Essential Oils

  • 2 in drops Rose 3% Jojoba
  • 2 drops Carrot Seed
  • 2 in drops Neroli 3% Jojoba
  • 1 in drop Chamomile Roman 2.5% Jojoba

Instructions

  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

Recipe Notes

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)