Homemade Creams Recipes
Natural organic homemade creams have numerous advantages to the health and wellness of your body and creams are no different. Organic body creams and lotions are of course made with all natural ingredients. They are also packed with minerals and vitamins, such as Vitamin E, which nourish your skin.
If you are still using the unreliable chemical-in-a bottle store bought cream and lotion on yourself or your family, then it’s time you re-consider and reflect to know if what you have been applying to your skin all these years are not some cancer causing agents.
They usually say you shouldn’t put anything on your skin that you would not eat. The body absorbs at least 60% of what is applied to it. The skin is so effective at absorbing what is put on it that many prescriptions are actually absorbed via rubbing a cream into the skin, or a patch. And some of the chemicals you put on your skin may never be welcomed by your intestines should they find their way there.
Rather than “chemichalize” your skin, with store bought skin products, there super easy natural alternatives like homemade creams.
You can prepare your homemade creams and lotions or other skin products easily from the comfort of your home using natural methods.
Below are few recipes for homemade creams and lotions:
Recipe For Homemade All Natural Body Lotion
- 1/2 cup Almond or olive oil
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup beeswax
- 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil(optional)
- 2 tablespoon Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter (optional)
- Essential Oils, Vanilla Extract or other natural extracts to suit your preference (optional).
- Combine ingredients in a pint sized or larger glass jar, or you can even reuse a glass jar from pickles, olives or other foods.
- Fill a medium saucepan with a couple inches of water and place over medium heat.
- Put a lid on the jar loosely and place in the pan with the water.
- As the water heats, the ingredients in the jar will start to melt. Shake or stir occasionally to incorporate. When all ingredients are completely melted, pour into whatever jar or tin you will use for storage.
- Use as you would regular lotion. This has a longer shelf life than some homemade lotion recipes since all ingredients are already shelf stable and not water is added. Use within 6 months for best moisturizing benefits.
- Note: A little goes a long way! This lotion is incredibly nourishing and is also great for diaper rash on baby, for eczema and for preventing stretch marks!
Recipe For Natural Face Cream
- 6 Tablespoon Almond oil
- ¼ cup Cacao butter
- 3 tablespoon Shea butter
- 2 tablespoon Coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon Beeswax
- 2/3 cup Floral water, aka Hydrosol (Sandalwood)
- 1/3 cup Aloe vera gel
- ½ teaspoon Vitamin E oil (14,000 ui)
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 10 drops of Essential oils of your choice
- Sterilize the jars that you will store your cream in, in boiling water, if they are reused. New jars are pre-sterilized.
- While containers are sterilizing, melt cacao butter, shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax all together in a double boiler, or in a bowl over a pot of hot water.
- Meanwhile, mix the floral water (hydrosol) and aloe vera gel in a bowl.
- After oils are melted allow them to cool slightly and then add to blender along with the almond oil and blend. Slow down blending and stream in the hydrosol and aloe vera in the top of the blender jar while still blending. Blend for a few minutes until cream becomes thick and fluffy. Add the essential oils, vitamin E and vanilla and blend until they are mixed in completely.
- Dry sterilized jars and then pour cream into jars. Put caps on jars and store any cream that you will not be using within the next month into the fridge. Refrigerated cream do keep for several months, and up to a year.
- Slather all over and luxuriate in the heavenly scent and smooth feel of your skin!
Recipe For Natural Homemade Moisturizer
- Almond Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Liquid Vitamin E
- Aloe Vera Gel
- Rose Water (regular water is fine)
- Put Aloe Vera Gel into a saucepan and heat on low. Fill another bowl with a few inches of Rose Water.
- Once the Aloe Vera or Beeswax is melted into liquid form pour it into the rose water bowl. Add liquid Vitamin E to the melted concoction and mix thoroughly.
- In another bowl, pour out a large amount of oil. You can use any particular oil or a combination of different oils such as coconut, almond, sandalwood, etc.
- Combine the two bowls in Step #2 and #3 and mix thoroughly (better done with a blender on low) until the lotion is of desired texture.