The most recent victim to my healthy living cleanse has been my lotions and potions, which honestly, wasn’t as much of a big change as I thought it would be since I’ve been making a lot of DIY beauty products for years. But I was a little annoyed when I looked at the two creams I still use and love, and realised that they weren’t as natural as they claim. Rookie mistake I guess, but hey, now I get to have fun making my own potions, so there is a plus.
This is the latest cream I made. I should warn you that I tend to change the recipe all the time, depending on the seasons, changes in my skin, and new oils/butters/creams I’ve discovered. So if in a few months you see me post about a new cream, I’ve probably changed it again. But that’s what I like about making my own products, being able to experiment.
Also, a small note, most of my links below are affiliate links. I’ve linked where I bought the majority of my ingredients below, but a few of them I can’t remember where I bought them, and I don’t want to direct you to a shop I didn’t buy from, so I’ve left them unlinked. Oh, and if you like the jar I’m using, I found that a few months ago on Amazon after weeks of looking for something that I could use again and again, and would still look beautiful. Even though I’m slowly decluttering my life, I don’t see why that should mean I surround myself with dull things. If anything, I want to do the opposite. Less clutter, but the stuff that stays should be beautiful and functional.
- Shea Butter 50g
- Cocoa Butter 50g
- Rosehip Oil (8 drops)
- Hemp Oil (one teaspoon)
- Vitamin E Oil (one teaspoon)
- Beeswax – 30g
- Magnesium Oil ( I make my own from flakes) – two teaspoons
- Vanilla Essential Oil – 3 Drops
- Citronella Essential Oil – 3 drops
- Sweet Orange Essential Oil – 3 drops
How To Mix Them
I actually bought myself a little mixing pot a few months ago which is absolutely perfect for things like this, and it means I don’t have to worry about the beeswax taste ending up in my food. That way I keep my cookware and DIY-ware (is that ever a word?) separate.
I put my mixing pot over a pan of hot water (you’re a lot less likely to burn your ingredients this way) and gradually added in the ingredients. I started with the butters, beeswax, and then the oils. Last of all I added all the essential oils and mixed it as thoroughly as I could with a hand whisker. If you have an electric whisker then you can do that too, it’ll make the final cream a lot fluffier, but I was very happy with how the final product turned out. Oh, and did I mention it smells amazing? Seriously, the whole kitchen smelt of orange and vanilla for hours later, it was making me seriously hungry!
One funny thing I’ve noticed is that now I’m making more of my own beauty products I use them up much faster. For starters, I’ve already invested time making them, so I’m always reminding myself to use them. So far I’m about halfway through this body cream, and once I’m done, I get to experiment again and make something new!