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ALL-PURPOSE FACE CREAM


  • 1 cup assorted gentle vegetable/nut oils like olive oil.

  • 1/4 cup cocoa butter or other similar nut butter.

  • 3 tablespoons beeswax.

  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon concentrated oils like pomegranate seed oil, rose hip seed oil, etc.

  • 2 teaspoons vitamin E oil.

  • 1/2 cup hydrosol like rosewater, etc.


INSTRUCTIONS

For the general face cream, combine the gentle vegetable/nut oils, cocoa butter, and beeswax in the top of a double boiler over low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the beeswax has melted completely and the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes.

Once cooled, empty the mixture into a blender and remove the center hole from the cap, so that you can add ingredients while the blender is running. Turn the blender on to medium speed and add the concentrated oils and vitamin E oil. Then add the hydrosol in a thin, steady stream. Allow it to continue to blend, over time it will turn into a thick, pudding-y consistency which can take a few minutes. Once it reached the right consistency, add the essential oils and allow to blend for another 30 seconds.

Turn the blender off and empty the mixture into three separate sterilized 4 ounce glass jars. Allow to cool to room temperature before screwing on the lid and refrigerating. The cream that you're currently using can be left at room temperature, but store the creams that are not yet in use in the refrigerator to preserve them and their beneficial compounds. Enjoy!