Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream

From GreenBoot Living

I actually use this all the time in place of commercial brands.  A little goes a long way, but it does a fantastic job moisturizing my skin.  Great for normal to dry skin.  Also great as a balm for softening feet and hands.

Ingredients

2 tsp jojoba oil

1 tsp coconut oil

3 tsp apricot kernel oil

3 tsp Rosehip seed oil

1.5 tsp beeswax pastilles

8-10 tsp rose-water

Place beeswax, jojoba, coconut, rosehip and essential oils (basically everything besides the rose water!) in a double boiler or right in a stainless steel pan (keep your pans separate).  Heat on low very gently to melt wax about 5-8 minutes.

Stir well.

After you you remove the ingredients from the stove (I let mine cool for a few minutes because it can be really hot.)

Place in blender (be careful bc this can be very tough to clean out after).

Add in the rose water a little bit at a time (through the top of the blender).

Pulse the blender a few times and you will have a nice fluffy cream.  Remember the cleanup can be MESSY! Still worth it though.

My suggestion is to double or triple the batch (if you are doing the cream version)… place in refrigerator until ready to use.

Addition: If you have super oily skin, I would also double the rose water amount.  I have yet to try this (very soon and will update), but a reader suggested this and it makes perfect sense.  It will be lighter w/ more rose water.

– See more at: http://greenbootliving.com/2012/04/20/homemade-anti-wrinkle-cream/#sthash.FAT4ix2p.dpuf

Advertisements
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s