This recipe is pretty easy but keep in mind that you are trying to combine oil and water which don’t normally mix.
Follow the recipe closely. If it does not turn out right, don’t be discouraged. Try again; this cream is worth your effort!
Be sure to store your cream in very clean jars. If you make up extra or do not plan to use it in a couple of months, store it in the refrigerator to keep it fresh.
2/3 cup distilled water
1/3 cup aloe vera gel
1 or 2 drops of lavender or rosemary essential oil.
A few drops of vitamin E
½ cup Extra Virgin Coconut oil
¼ cup Cocoa Butter or Shea Butter
¼ cup Sweet Almond Oil
1 oz. grated beeswax
Combine ingredients listed under “Waters” in a glass measuring cup. Set aside.
- In a double boiler over medium heat, combine the oils and beeswax. Warm until melted.
- Put the oil mixture in the freezer to cool for about 5 minutes. It should be above temperature and might look like it has hardened on top.
- When oil mixture has cooled, insert your stick blender and start mixing. In a slow, thin drizzle, pour the water mixture into the oil mixture.
- The mixture will quickly start to cream. The cream will thicken as it sets.
- Pour into clean jars. Store in a cool location.
If your cream does not thicken up immediately, put it in the freezer for a few minutes then whip with the stick blender again.
I have made and used this cream for several years and I love it! Your skin just wants to drink it up!
If you make it, let me know how it turns out.
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