I like to know what goes in my face cream. As a rule, if you can’t pronounce an ingredient, well maybe it shouldn’t be in there. I switched over to a natural face cream quite some time ago, but I wondered if maybe I could make it myself. So I went on a scouting mission on the internet to look for a good face cream recipe and here it is. At first I made two separate batches : one for the face and one for the rest of the body, now I only make one.
1 part beeswax pellets
1 part coconut oil
1 part mixture of shea butter, mango butter and cocoa butter
I put the above in a bain-marie and gently let it melt (it does take a wee while – tip : I found the beeswax were the last to melt so I put them at the bottom of the bowl)
then I turn off the heat and add :
1 part apricot kernel oil (you could use almond oil)
a few squirts of jojoba oil
a couple of squirts of argan oil
I mix it well, pour it into a container (I use small glass jars or sometimes I pour it into silicone baking moulds) and let it cool down.
This cream isn’t totally hard but it’s not too soft either.