Make Your Own Cream

7:36 AM Posted by jo

A cream is a light oil preparation emulsified in water. Creams have the advantage of penetrating faster and they don’t have the same clogging effect on the skin. At the bottom of the post are some suggestions on what oils to use for different skin types.

Standard Quantities
1 oz (25 g) beeswax,
1 ½ tbsp (25 ml) water
4fl oz. ½ cup ( 100 ml) vegetable oil
20-30 drops of essential oils

1. Place the beeswax and oil in a glass bowl over a saucepan of water. Bring the water to a boil and simmer until the wax has melted into the oil. Place the water in another glass bowl, over a saucepan of simmering water. Remove both glass bowl from the heat.
2. Add water to the melted wax/oil mixture, drop by drop, stirring all the time until the cream thickens and cools.

3. Add the essential oils at this stage, gently stir them into the cream.
4. Pour or spoon into a small, clean ointment jars, seal and store. This may keep for a few months under good conditions, but should be made in small amounts as needed.

My moisturizing cream recipe
20 ml (4 tablespoons) emulsifying wax
60 ml of cold pressed vegetable oil or oils to suit your skin type
90 ml purified water ( I use distilled water)

1. Melt wax in a double boiler and add the oils. Bring the water to the same temperature in another bowl. Remove both bowls from the heat and beat the water into the oil/wax mixture. Add five drops of essential oils suitable for skin type and add two drops of benzoin tincture to help preserve the cream.

My other moisturizing cream recipe
Emulsifying wax 20 g
Coconut oil 20 ml
Almond oil 40 ml
Purified water 90 ml

Melt the wax in a double boiler and beat in the oils. Bring the water to the same temperature in a separate  bowl. Remove both oils from the heat and slowly stir in the water into the wax mixture. Add 1-5 % essential oils to the mixture.

My cleansing cream recipe (good make up remover)
15 ml of beeswax
90 ml almond oil
75 ml purified water or herbal infusion
20 g of vegetable emulsifying wax
5 drops essential oil according to skin type
2 drops benzoin tincture

1. Melt the waxes in a double boiler and add the oil to it at low heat until they have combined. Heat the purified water to the same temperature in a separate container. Slowly add the water to the oil/wax mixture and beat the mixture continuously. Lastly add the essential oils and the benzoin tincture.

Oily skin
: bergamot, cedarwood, cypress, lavender, lemon, geranium, juniper, myrtle, palmarosa, tea tree, sandalwood
Carrier oils: apricot kernel, jojoba,

Normal skin:
 German chamomile, geranium, lavender, rose, neroli, palmarosa, rosewood, ylang ylang
Carrier oils: almost any oil can be used. Use sweet almond, apricot kernel, jojoba.

Sensitive skin
: lavender, neroli, everlasting, yarrow, german chamomile.
Carrier oils: evening primrose, jojoba, apricot kernel, and infused calendula..
Use only 1% dilution and use anti-inflammatory oils like lavender, neroli, german chamomile, and everlasting.

Combination skin:
 geranium. Palmarosa, sandalwood, lavender, neroli.
Carrier oils: apricot kernel, jojoba or evening primrose oil.


Johanna is an aromatherapist and she is passionate about educating people about health, essential oils, real food, natural remedies, and nutrition so they make healthier choices in their lives. 
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