New Skin Firming Cream
Welcome to Blast From The Past Saturday. Every Saturday I will be posting a previously published post, in order to take my weekends off.
===Originally posted on May 2, 2012===
Sunday was my day to make new moisturizers, shaving creams, face and hand wash, and shaving soap for my son. I love making all of these products. I make everything with natural ingredients.
It seems like I am allergic to most face moisturizers, perfumes, and many makeups. I was using a very expensive face cream called Creme De La Mer for a very long time, because it was the one cream that I was not allergic to. Well because of the downturn in the economy I did not feel I could spend money on this moisturizer any longer, and needed to try something else. Again, I tried a new cream, which of course I was allergic to. I had hives all over my face. One night I had two friends over and one of them suggested that I make my own moisturizer, I must say I think I looked at her like she was nuts. I have made many things in my lifetime, but face products seemed out of my reach. Anyway, I looked online for recipes and low and behold there were many recipes to choose from. Then I bought several books, so that I would understand what different ingredients do, and since that time I have been experimenting with different recipes.
Today I am going to share the recipe for my newest face cream. I am loving this stuff. I have used lots of ingredients that are great for nourishing you skin, and oils that will help these ingredients penetrate your skin to get great results from all of the vitamins and minerals. The ingredient looks like a lot, but it is fairly easy to make, and they all keep for quite a while.
Skin Firming Cream Recipe
2 TBL rose hip oil
1 TBL sesame oil
1 TBL avocado oil
1 TBL macadamia nut oil
1 TBL almond oil
1 TBL evening primrose oil
2 TBL raw unfiltered honey
1 oz or 2 TBL beeswax
2 TBL coconut oil
1 TBL cocoa butter
1 tsp lanolin
9 TBL distilled water
2 TBL vegetable glycerin
1/2 tsp borax
2 capsules Marine Greens Sea Algae formula ( opened up and poured out)
5 ml DMAE
2 capsules ubiquinol ( cut open and squeezed into oils ) (you can use COQ10 if you don't have ubiquinol)
1 tsp liquid vitamin C
4 droppers full of vitamin E
2 capsules niacin ( opened and pour out)
1 tsp lecithin
1 dropper liquid B12
8 drops carrot seed essential oil
12 drops jasmine fragrance oil
Put all of the oils, honey, beeswax, coconut oil, cocoa butter, and lanolin in a saucepan and heat over medium heat until everything is melted. It is important to take the pan off of the heat once everything is melted, so that the potency is not removed from some of the ingredients. Cool for a few minutes and then add DMAE, oil from ubiquinol, vitamin E, niacin, lecithin, B12, carrot seed essential oil, and jasmine fragrance oil with a whisk and stir well. I then put ice in a large bowl and put my saucepan in the bowl and whisk all of the ingredients until they are thick, like a salve. Then put all of these ingredients into a blender.
In another pan add water, glycerin, borax, and Marine Greens and heat on low and stir with a whisk until well blended and borax is dissolved. You can do this while you are melting the oils. Let this cool off of the burner while you are whisking the ingredients in the other pan.
After you have put the oils in the blender, you will use the hole in the lid to add the liquid from the other pan. Turn the blender on and slowly start adding the liquid. You will see the cream begin to thicken immediately. You will also have to stop and push the cream from the side of the blender, and stir a little. You may have to make a hole in the middle of the cream so that the liquid can get to the bottom of the blender to mix with the oil. Keep doing this until all of the liquid has been added.
This makes a thick cream for your face and neck. It feels absolutely wonderful. You only use about a pea sized amount two times a day. It helps with your fine lines, crows feet, and sagging. I will post pictures in a couple of weeks of the results. I have already seen a difference. I took pictures about 10 days ago, and will take more in another 2 weeks to show the results in before and after shots.
This makes a lot of cream. I ended up with about 3 four ounce containers of moisturizer.
I will post the other recipes over the next few days for some of my other homemade items, but for today here is a link to the Homemade Shaving Cream from the blog Frugal Granola. My whole family loves this stuff. We use several different essential oils in it. Either Jasmine for me, or Spearmint and Lavender for all of us, or bergamot and lemon for the guys.
I would love to hear what you have to think about the moisturizer, or any questions you may have.
Have fun creating.
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