Have you ever checked the ingredient label of your favorite night cream? A couple of years ago I started making my own natural homemade lotions and face creams. I wanted to know exactly what was in the products I was smoothing onto my skin, especially during pregnancy. Since my recipe for homemade olive oil night cream has become a very popular post, it seemed time to give it an ahem– face lift!
Why make homemade night cream?
If you’re wondering why anyone would take the time to create homemade skin products, you’re not alone. Yes, it requires an initial investment in the basics (coconut oil, beeswax, cocoa butter, shea butter, etc.) but the resulting products smell incredible, moisturize more effectively, and give you the peace of mind knowing you’re slathering only the best quality organic products onto your family’s skin. Yes, your kids could even use this– think dry knees, elbows, and winter-burned hands.
Plus, most of my homemade lotion recipes and DIY body butters can be made in less than five minutes. Strapped for time but curious to try homemade night cream? Just send me a line and I’d be happy to ship out a jar of DIY night cream straight from my kitchen to your doorstep.
This updated version of homemade face moisturizer is a DIY night cream. It’s goes on smoothly, is gentle on sensitive skin and works even for combination skin without causing breakouts. Because it is a little greasy upon application, it’s best suited as a night cream. All six ingredients are natural time-honored beauty staples, including the star ingredient- frankincense essential oil.
Frankie, it’s your time to shine!
Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) oil is known to maintain radiant skin. It is used in essential oil skin healing blends and creams because it aids in preventing and healing scars and even stretch marks. At $85 per bottle, it’s not cheap, but one bottle goes a long way. You can use it for herbal face oil, cuts and scrapes roller bottles for the kiddos, and as a luxurious addition to your bath. Here’s where I buy my essential oils.
Give the gift of DIY Night Cream!
Pick up a pretty little jar for your homemade night cream or store it in a small baby food jar. Decorate the lid with a pretty piece of fabric and a ribbon and it’s fancy enough for gifting! Here’s a great Pin board with more gorgeous presentation ideas than you could possibly need (unless you’re gifting this to every single nurse in your favorite hospital.)
Okay, okay, the recipe already!
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon beeswax
- ¼ teaspoon vitamin e (about 2 capsules)
- 2-5 drops lavender essential oil (optional)
- *small glass jar
- In a small pan over medium-low heat combine olive oil, coconut oil, and beeswax, stirring frequently until melted.
- Remove from heat and stir in vitamin E and essential oils. Pour into jar and cool. Store at room temperature.
Make the most of your new organic skin care investment. Try all my recipes for homemade skincare products including:
- Homemade Belly Butter (for Pregnancy)
- Whipped Belly Butter
- Homemade Olive Oil Night Cream
- Labor-friendly Massage Oil
- Natural Deodorant
- Natural 2-Step Head Lice Treatment
- Soothing Diaper Rash Cream
Follow me on Pinterest for even more natural skincare finds!
Until next time,