Do you deal with dry skin? This DIY Frankincense Whipped Face Cream is so nourishing! And the essential oils have great qualities for aging skin as well.
Dry skin is a fact of life when you live in the mountains, which are actually part of a high desert. I learned very quickly when we moved up here that my skin would need a lot of extra love and attention.
I definitely have my favorite natural skincare brands I purchase. However, if you've poked around Happy Mothering at all, you'll see that I also love making homemade beauty products.
This DIY Frankincense Whipped Face Cream is definitely one of the more complex recipes I've made. That's because when you make a whipped cream in a blender, it works best if you have a higher volume of ingredients.
Since this is a smaller batch, it can be a bit finicky if the pitcher of your blender is large. You can double the batch if that's the case, but you'll end up with a boatload of face cream!
Fortunately, you can also use it as hand cream, foot cream, body butter or gift it to a friend, so it won't go to waste. Do keep in mind that this recipe does have aloe in it, so the shelf life is much shorter than with sugar scrubs, for example, that don't have water-based ingredients.
You can try using leucidal liquid to extend the shelf life. I like this natural preservative because it blends in well. I haven't tried it with this recipe yet, so check with the manufacturer for measurements.
Ready to make your own homemade frankincense whipped face cream? Let's get started!
DIY Frankincense Whipped Face Cream
Ingredients and Supplies
- ½ cup virgin coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons jojoba oil
- 3/4 ounce beeswax pastilles
- 1 cup aloe vera gel
- 10 drops frankincense essential oil
- 10 drops ylang ylang essential oil
- Double boiler
- Add the coconut oil, jojoba oil and beeswax to your double boiler and heat over low just until it’s melted, stirring frequently until well combined.
- Transfer the mixture to the blender and allow it to cool completely. Iit will harden – it's supposed to.
- After it's cool and hardened, use a fork to break up the mixture inside the blender and stir in about 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel.
- Next, blend the mixture on high for about 30 seconds. Stir and blend in a little bit of aloe vera gel at a time. Don't add it all at once or it won't combine. It will take several minutes to get the aloe to blend smoothly. You'll know it's working when it starts to look like a thick lotion.
- When it takes a lotion form, add the essential oils and continue to mix until they're incorporated. Blend until you have the texture you want.
- Apply your frankincense whipped face cream after using your toner. It can also be used on your hands or any other area of skin needing moisture.