Aloe + Frankincense Face Cream | DIY

Aloe Frankincense Face Cream

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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

Aloe Frankincense Face Cream

You will need…

1/3 cup raw unrefined cocoa butter
1/4 cup organic virgin coconut oil
2 tbsp jojoba oil
2 tbsp sweet almond oil
4 tbsp aloe vera gel

30 drops frankincense essential oil

(This will make a large batch of face cream. Be sure to have containers on hand to keep it in)

Aloe Frankincense Face Cream

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.

Aloe Frankincense Face Cream

Directions

Melt the cocoa butter in a double boiler (or a makeshift one, if you’re like me)

Aloe Frankincense Face Cream

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)

Aloe Frankincense Face Cream

Aloe Frankincense Face Cream

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.

Aloe Frankincense Face Cream

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.

Aloe Frankincense Face Cream

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!

Aloe Frankincense Face Cream

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!

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  • Thanks for sharing this. It seems like a really nice mix of ingredients.

  • Nicole

    I have been LOVING this stuff since we made it!

  • CourtneyLynne

    Oooo this face cream sounds pretty fabulous!!!! I’m definitely going to be making this!!!

  • WOW I bet this is AMAZING with that frankincense essential oil. What a treat for your face!

  • I REALLY need to make this. I haven’t used face cream in a while, because I ran out and I’ve just been lazy, so making it myself would be great. I’ll bet this smells wonderful too.

  • This looks so great! must try it!

  • This looks like something I would love to try. The scents and ingredients are wonderful and the pictures look like it will feel luxurious on my skin.

  • Frankincense is something I need to buy. I have never thought about making my own cream. What an interesting idea.

  • I’m definitely going to try this!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • This is such an awesome DIY, and it doesn’t seem too difficult. I bet it smells great, and feels wonderful on your skin – I love how fluffy it looks. And it’s so good for your face too!

    Emma | http://www.creativexplorations.com

  • Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. I’ve been looking to go more natural with all of my skin care, so this is perfect.

  • How cool – I never thought about making something like this!

  • Yes to this! I love DIY beauty – I make my own face wash and deodorant using coconut oil and essential oils. This looks fab!

  • I’m totally new to essential oils and mixing up concoctions at home, but I recently bought some pure frankincense so this is perfect timing!

  • I didn’t know this about that oil! I love anything all natural:)

  • I can’t wait to make this for myself! What an awesome night cream recipe! It will pair really well with my Vanilla Frankincense Sugar Scrub. Thank you for sharing! Gotta go pin it to one of my Pinterest boards so I don’t lose it!

  • Any recipe with natural products in it really peaks my interest. My skin is very sensitive and doesn’t like the harsh products. Must give this a try!

  • Love this! I make my own Frankincense moisturizer too. Such a great idea to add aloe. Gotta love YL essential oils, the BEST!

  • Wow! This is so impressive.

  • This sounds luxurious and amazing. I will definitely give it a try when I run out of my current face cream.

  • I love each and ever ingredient used to make this cream! Coconut and almond oil are my go to. Great step by step tutorial. I always thought that making your own products were alot of work but this one seems doable! thanks for sharing 🙂

    Monika | http://www.palateforstyle.com

  • Hi Cassandra,

    I totally love this face cream recipe because it has my favorite ingredients! I usually prefer homemade creams instead of buying ones at the store. I will definitely make it, so thank you!

    Zaria