Homemade Face Cream Recipe

Last Updated on October 16, 2022 by Ellen Christian

Learn how to make face cream. This homemade face cream recipe uses natural ingredients to leave your skin soft and moisturized.

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Learn how to make face cream. This homemade face cream recipe uses natural ingredients to leave your skin soft and moisturized.

Homemade Face Cream Recipe

If you have dry skin, you need to start using a natural face moisturizer on your skin. This homemade face lotion works well for all skin types, including sensitive skin and combination skin.

If you want a homemade rosacea cream recipe, I hope you’ll try this natural face moisturizer recipe.

Why you should make your own beauty products

You should make your own beauty products including homemade facial cream for many reasons. It’s cheaper, it’s more natural, and it’s better for your skin. It’s an easy way to save money.

When you buy face cream from the store, you usually pay for a lot of water (and other cheap fillers). A homemade day cream recipe uses only a fraction of the water, so it’s more concentrated and effective.

You also don’t need to worry about any nasty chemicals found in many store-bought beauty products. Those chemicals can damage your skin over time, causing premature aging and other skin problems.

The ingredients in this natural face cream recipe are all natural and good for your skin. Cocoa butter and coconut oil are excellent moisturizers and are also packed with antioxidants that help keep your skin looking young and healthy.

Learn how to make face cream. This homemade face cream recipe uses natural ingredients to leave your skin soft and moisturized.

Equipment to make homemade beauty products

This handmade face cream is very easy to make. You will need:

  • Microwave
  • Rubber spatula
  • Microwave safe measuring cup
  • Small glass jars

You can use a double boiler if you don’t have a microwave. Or make your own double boiler with two different-sized pots. If you’ll be making more homemade creams, you may want to buy a double boiler. 

a box of doterra essential oils

Best essential oils for homemade beauty products

These oils work well in your DIY daily face moisturizer.

  • Lavender oil
  • Chamomile oil
  • Rose essential oil
  • Frankincense oil
  • Evening primrose oil
  • Tea tree oil if you have acne prone skin

Learn how to make face cream. This homemade face cream recipe uses natural ingredients to leave your skin soft and moisturized.

Do I need to add essential oil?

No, you can leave this DIY face cream unscented if you like. Some people with sensitive skin prefer unscented face cream.

This skin cream will help bring out your natural beauty with or without essential oils. I was surprised how soothing homemade face creams are to use.

What is the shelf life of homemade body cream?

If stored in a cool, dark place, this face cream should last about six months. I like to keep mine in the refrigerator.

Do not allow it to come to room temperature, or the coconut oil will melt.

ingredients in bowls

What can I use instead of coconut oil?

You need to use something solid like shea butter, mango butter, or beeswax. Your skin cream won’t set correctly if you use liquid oil like avocado oil.

Can I use this on cracked skin?

Yes, this face cream is beneficial for healing dry, cracked skin. Cocoa butter and coconut oil are both excellent skin moisturizers.

Ingredients to make skin cream

If you want a DIY organic face moisturizer, be sure that these ingredients are organic.

  • ¼ cup cocoa butter or shea butter
  • 2 tbsp virgin coconut oil (not fractionated coconut oil)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, rosehip seed oil, or apricot oil
  • 10 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops of chamomile essential oil

What can I use instead of olive oil?

  • Jojoba oil
  • Sweet almond oil
  • Vitamin E oil
  • Argan oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Carrot seed oil

adding oils to small bowls

How to make homemade face cream

It’s very simple to make this natural face moisturizer.

Prep time: 5 minutes

  • Add the cocoa butter or shea butter and coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup, and heat on high for 30-second intervals, stirring in between each heating session until fully melted.
  • If you prefer, you can melt it over low heat in a double boiler.

a hand holding a small glass bowl of oil

  • Add the olive oil.

adding essential oil to melted oils

  • Then add the essential oils.
  • Pour into a 4 oz jar, replace the lid, and shake vigorously for 1 minute.

small jar of golden liquid

  • Refrigerate your DIY face cream for 30-60 minutes until it solidifies.
  • Use the DIY face cream on your face and body.

How to use skin cream for dry skin

This homemade face cream is perfect for dry skin. You can use it as an all-over body moisturizer or apply it to specific areas like your elbows or knees.

Apply the natural face cream to damp skin immediately after showering for best results. This will help lock in moisture and keep your skin hydrated.

If you have leftover skin cream, you can use it as hand or foot cream. It’s also an excellent cuticle cream.

Making this homemade face cream is so simple that I like making small batches regularly. You can even give this face moisturizer cream as a gift.

Learn how to make face cream. This homemade face cream recipe uses natural ingredients to leave your skin soft and moisturized.

More homemade face recipes

You might want to try these if you enjoy making your own skin care products.

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Homemade Face Cream Recipe

Learn how to make face cream. This homemade face cream recipe uses natural ingredients to leave your skin soft and moisturized.

Learn how to make face cream. This homemade face cream recipe uses natural ingredients to leave your skin soft and moisturized.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $15.00

Materials

  • ¼ cup cocoa butter or shea butter
  • 2 tbsp virgin coconut oil (not fractionated coconut oil)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, rosehip seed oil, or apricot oil
  • 10 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops of chamomile essential oil

Tools

  • microwave

Instructions

  1. Add the cocoa butter and coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup, and heat on high for 30-second intervals, stirring in between each heating session, until fully melted.
  2. Add the olive oil, and essential oils.
  3. Pour into a 4 oz jar, replace the lid, and shake vigorously for 1 minute.
  4. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes until it solidifies.
  5. Use the cream on your face and body.

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