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When I was in Milan back in May, I took a DIY skincare workshop by the knowledgeable Beatrice Ambra on how to make your own face cream and scrub using ONLY natural ingredients. I am such an avid fan of natural and non-toxic skincare and it was a blessing that Milan just happens to be at the forefront of the natural and vegan beauty industry!
I sometimes opt to make my own skincare products over buying products in-store or online because not only is it fun and affordable to make them but I also know EXACTLY what is going into my products since, well…since I’m the one handmaking them!
If you’d like to make your own moisturizing vegan face cream at home, try out my easy DIY recipe . This is a multi-purpose face cream; I also use it as a hand salve, cuticle moisturizer and make-up primer!
MULTI-PURPOSE FACE CREAM
“I like my products like I like my people. Non-toxic.” – UnknownTweet
- 1 1/2 tbsp xanthan gum | See on Amazon
- 2-3 drops lavender oil (for fragrance) | See on Amazon
- 1 tsp Vitamin E oil | See on Amazon
- 15 g cetyl alcohol | See on Amazon
- 115 g shea butter | See on Amazon
- 5 g cacao chips | See on Amazon
- 2 g walnut oil | See on Amazon
- 2 g almond oil | See on Amazon
- 1 tsp olive oil | See on Amazon
- 2 tsp rosehip oil | See on Amazon
Step 1. Combine shea butter, glycerin, emulsifying wax, cacao chips, olive, almond and walnut oil in a double boiler over low heat.
Step 2. Stir ingredients until emulsifying wax and cacao chips have dissolved and all ingredients have just melted.
Step 3. Place mixture in fridge for 1-2 hours.
Step 4. Remove mixture from fridge and whip mixture until you reach your desired consistency.
Step 5. Add all other oils. Add lavender and rosehip oil for fragrance at your discretion.
Step 6. Place your cream in a clean glass jar. Keep refrigerated to prolong shelf life.
How to use:
Using clean fingertips, apply cream to skin. Massage into skin until cream is absorbed.