I have to admit that as I get older I spend too much time looking in the mirror checking for wrinkles! I know it is a bit vain on my part, but I spend so much time outside and in the weather, I want to make sure I am taking care of my skin as best as I can.
The joy of raising bees is that I always have an abundance of beeswax! I use it in everything, but my favorite way is to use it is in my skin care products.
I have been experimenting with different health and beauty recipes for face cream trying to find a nighttime moisturizer that didn’t leave my face feeling oily and greasy. This face cream soaks in fast and leaves my skin feeling silky smooth, and best of all it is made of all natural ingredients!
I was so excited to see this recipe over at the Ten Acre Homestead Blog and just had to make it and see if it really worked for me. Check out her original recipe for All Natural Face Cream, she adds a few more oils than I did but it still turned out great. I really think it is the cornstarch you add before whipping it that keeps it from feeling greasy. I am just loving it!
I actually look forward to washing my face and applying this right before I crawl into bed each night. I am not sure what it is, but I think it is the lavender oil I used in it that relaxes me and helps me fall right asleep.
A perfect all natural face cream for this all natural country girl!
- 1/2 cup almond oil
- 1/4 coconut oil
- 1/4 cup grated beeswax
- 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- 15 drops lavender oil
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- Add almond oil, coconut oil, beeswax, honey, and Vitamin E oil in a pint glass jar.
- In a double boiler, set the jar in the top pan and add 1 cup of water to pan being careful not to spill any water into the jar.
- Heat over medium heat, just until all the wax is melted.
- Remove the jar from the double boiler and add lavender oil and gently stir.
- Pour hot oil into a glass bowl and place into the freeze until just set.
- Remove from freezer and add cornstarch.
- With a beater mix until light and fluffy about two minutes.
- Spoon into small glass container.
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