DIY Face Cream

Sorry that I have been absent for so long! I had my baby girl on September 22nd; a healthy 6lb. 4oz., 19 cm long baby with a head full of hair! She, along with her almost 3 year old brother, have been keeping me busy and teaching me what it is like to be a mother of two! It has been a whirl wind nonetheless! 

In the interim, I have also been fighting a relentless cold that would not go away. The last few days I had been taking two products that have made me feel immensely better. They are both Young Living products - Ningxia Red antioxidant drink and Inner Defense supplements.

Ningxia Red is Young Living's popular nutrient-rich drink infused with antioxidant-providing superfruits {wolfberry, aronia, blueberry, cherry, pomegranate, and plum} and powerful essential oils {Orange, Yuzu, Lemon and Tangerine}. It provides whole body wellness support, it's energizing, fortifying, and revitalizing, and supports normal cellular function and good health. I have been drinking 2 oz. every few hours and the effect it has truly is amazing! I challenge you to try it for yourself!No automatic alt text available.

Inner Defense is a supplement created by Young Living that combines Thieves, oregano, thyme, and lemongrass to create a potent supplement. It helps reinforce systemic defenses, create an unfriendly terrain for yeast/fungus, and promotes healthy respiratory function. I started taking 2 capsules every couple hours and the next morning, I felt like a new person! Not 100% better but I went from feeling miserable, wanting to never leave my bed momma to waking up and taking a shower to start my day! That's a huge difference! I will never leave my family without this amazing supplement, especially in the winter months!

Now, back to what this post is really about!

I have made this face cream over a few renditions and I believe I have perfected it! I always make a nighttime face cream and a daytime face cream. This is mainly because I put Lemon Essential Oil in my Nighttime Face Cream and Lemon EO is photosensitive, making it not a good oil to put in my Daytime Face Cream.

So what's in this face cream?

Shea Butter and Coconut Oil both are amazing moisturizers, skin protectors, and can help heal the skin.

Shea butter comes from the fat of the nut of the African Shea Tree (so use cautiously if you have any other tree nut allergies). It is often used as a moisturizer that helps with inflammation and many skin irritations, such as psoriasis, eczema, and sunburn. It is also used to reduce scars, stretch marks, and wrinkles. It is easily absorbed into the skin without leaving a greasy residue. (1)

Coconut oil is an effective moisturizer and is beneficial for dry skin.  It has antioxidant properties and can help with wrinkles and other effects of aging. (2)

Sweet Almond Oil has been shown to reduces puffy eyes and dark circles, and also has anti-aging properties. Almond oil also has properties beneficial to the skin, including anti-inflammatory. It can help with dry skin, improving complexion and tone, and smoothing and rejuvenating skin. (3)

Beeswax and Honey has had a place in traditional medicine for centuries. It has many therapeutic effects, including antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. It has historically been used to help in wound healing (4)

Vitamin E can help block free radicals, slow down the skin’s aging process, and help heal scar tissues and skin issues. (5)

Aloe Vera Gel is a skin brightener, neutralizes free radicals, repairs damaged skin, can help aid skin issues like eczema, and slows down the appearance of wrinkles. (6)

Bentonite Clay helps absorb and remove toxins and impurities. (7)

Essential Oils - there are many different EO that have amazing skin benefits. I have listed a few below based on daytime and nighttime. 

EO for Day Cream
Carrot seed
Tea tree

EO for Night Cream
Ylang Ylang

* 1 tbsp shea butter
* 1 tbsp coconut oil (I get mine from Costco but yoU can get it at any grocery store)
* 1/2 tsp sweet almond oil
* 1 tsp vitamin E
* 1 tsp honey
* 2 tbsp aloe vera gel
* 1/2 tsp bentonite clay
* essential oils of choice

***This recipe makes enough for one 2oz container.


* Using a double boiler, melt shea butter, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and beeswax together
* Once everything is melted together, place in refrigerator until it is cooled. Make sure it is cooled completed, I have tried this when it hasn't called completely (because I was impatient) and the results are not as good as when it is cooled completely.
* Once it is cooled, place in a mixer and add vitamin E, and honey. Mix until smooth and everything has combined.

* Place in a NON-METAL bowl and add the bentonite clay. Mix using a NON-METAL spoon or spatula. This is IMPORTANT because if you use metal, it deactivates the therapeutic properties of the bentonite clay. 
Last, add the aloe vera and the essential oils. Mix with the non-metal spoon/spatula until all combined. It may take a few minutes for it to combine completely.

 I usually double the recipe to make 2 batches (a day cream and a night cream) and I use different essential oils for each batch.

Enjoy this face cream! I've been using it for about a year now and I've noticed a difference in the oiliness and dryness of my face during different times of the year. It also makes me face so soft and smooth! My face never felt this good with any store bought products!

In order to be compliant with Young Living and the FDA, I have left out the reference information regarding essential oils. If you have any questions, want to know more about the effects of essential oils, or want to know where I get my information about essential oils, please message me!
**Safety Disclaimer** 
The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made as to any medicinal value of these formulas, products or oils. Products, information, and descriptions presented here are for educational purposes of the traditional uses of essential oils only and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. Individuals with serious illnesses should consult a qualified health care professional.


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