I love creams and lotions, and now that I’ve started making my own (my first love being the Dry Skin Relief Cream), I’m having a blast experimenting with different ingredients. This recipe is a variation on my dry skin relief cream – and I think the addition of beeswax pellets helps it to lock in the moisture even more.
I made a huge batch so that I could give some as Christmas gifts, so you may want to half the recipe if you’re just making it for yourself! (It ended up filling 11 2oz glass jars!)
I poured my melted concoction directly into glass jars to make it easier. If you want more of a soft whipped consistency – go ahead and let yours harden in the fridge a bit, then whip it a bit before putting into containers.
- Combine all the ingredients except the essential oils in a double boiler, or glass jar/cup that you can put into a pot of water. (I use a 4 cup capacity Pyrex measuring cup.)
- On low heat, melt the ingredients together, stirring occasionally.
- When the ingredients have liquified, remove from heat and add essential oils.
- Pour into jars and let harden.
- OR let harden and then whip for a softer consistency.
And since I made some fun labels to go on my jars as gifts – I have included the FREE PRINTABLE for you too! I used Avery 8160 labels for these 2 oz jars from SKS Bottle & Packaging, which are the perfect size for giving as gifts or throwing on your nighstand.
What’s your favourite DIY moisturizing cream recipe?