Today’s DIY was inspired by this Frankincense Face Cream – I just tweaked a few things to my liking and I added aloe to mine. Ready to get started?
Aloe + Frankincense Face Cream
You will need…
(This will make a large batch of face cream. Be sure to have containers on hand to keep it in)
Why these ingredients?
Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial, antifungal, and moisturizing. Those properties help even out skin tone and prevent signs of aging.
Cocoa butter is a natural moisturizer that is full of antioxidants that help improve skin tone and elasticity. It also helps protect the skin from external agents that may irritate the skin.
Aloe Vera is light and moisturizing and is incredible at reduces acne and the visibility of blemishes.
Frankincense is anti-inflammatory and works for increasing the radiance of your skin, diminishing the appearance of stretch marks, age spots, scars, and wrinkles.
Jojoba oil has anti-inflammatory properties that have been shown to reduce the signs of aging.
Sweet Almond Oil is rich in vitamin E, monounsaturated fatty acids, proteins, potassium, zinc, and variety of other minerals and vitamins. It’s ideal as a makeup remover, for delaying signs of aging, for removing impurities, for increasing the health of your skin, and for reducing dark circles.
Melt the cocoa butter in a double boiler (or a makeshift one, if you’re like me)
Once the cocoa butter is melted, combine with the coconut oil, jojoba oil, and almond oil in a mixing bowl
(or in the bowl of your KitchenAid mixer since we’ll be using that later)
You’ll have to use a fork to combine them and don’t be alarmed if the mixture is clumpy.
Once you’ve combined everything as best you can, place the bowl into your fridge so it can harden.
Once it is hardened, use your KitchenAid stand mixer (I’m so in love with my blue one!)
or use a hand mixer, to whip the cooled mixture.
It will take a bit of time so be patient and continually scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula and whip some more until everything is fluffy and the right texture.
Once your beautiful face cream is nice and fluffy, add in the Aloe and the Frankincense and whip again until everything is combined.
Now put in your jars and you’re good to go!
Be aware that a little goes a long way. If you use too much, your skin will feel greasy (I learned this the hard way!) You’ll want to get a tiny bit out of the jar and then wait as the warmth of your hands melts it. Then massage into your face.
Enjoy your lovely face cream and the health benefits it provides for your skin!