There are several reasons to make your own face cream. Making skin-care products at home lets you control your ingredients so you can avoid chemicals you don't want to use, gives you the ability to concoct a cream that suits your skin's particular needs, and is often more affordable than buying higher-end drugstore and department store face creams.
Melt beeswax and almond oil over low heat, stirring frequently until the mixture is thoroughly combined.
Pour the rosewater into the beeswax mixture in a thin stream, whisking constantly to completely incorporate the rosewater.
Remove the pot from the heat and let the mixture cool completely.
Add 15 to 20 drops of essential oil to the mixture, if you like. If your skin is sensitive, add chamomile oil to soothe and heal it. If you are prone to stress, add lavender oil to promote relaxation. If you have a tendency to break out, add tea tree oil to fight blemishes.
Transfer your face cream to a glass jar with a lid. Store it in your bathroom or in the refrigerator for up to a month.
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- Substitute another oil -- such as olive oil or jojoba oil -- for the sweet almond oil, if you prefer.
- Find the ingredients for this face cream at natural food stores or online.
- Store your face cream in the refrigerator if you wake up most mornings with puffy eyes. The cool cream will counteract the puffiness.
- Rosewater gives this face cream serious moisturizing power. If you want a lighter cream, reduce the amount of rosewater in the mixture.
- It's rare but possible to have an allergic reaction to the ingredients used to make this face cream. Always test your reaction by applying a small amount of the completed cream to a small area of your skin 48 hours before using it on your face.
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