Herbal Face Cream
This recipe calls for two
different "Groups" to be measured
separately and then mixed together.
It is an oil/water mixture that must be
combined at high speed. A kitchen blender
is the best tool for this process.
One kitchen blender
One stainless steel pot ( a 3 quart pot
Instant read thermometer
Aloe Vera Gel (store bought, uncolored)
Lavender Essential Oil
3 -Vitamin E capsules
liquids and place them into the blender.
We will call this "Group 1 - Waters"
- 2/3 cup water rose water
- 1/3 cup aloe vera gel
- 12-20 drops of lavender drops
- Cut the end off the tree capsules of
Vitamin E and drain the oil into the
In a pot
measure the Oils. We will call this "Group
II - Oils"
- 3/4-cup almond oil
- 1/3-cup cocoa butter
- 1 ounce-grated beeswax
- Combine the waters (Group I) in a
blender. Make sure the temperature of
the water is room temperature or
- In a pot over low heat, combine the
oils and the beeswax (Group II) . Heat
them just enough to melt. Make sure the
mixture is completely liquid and there
are no lumps or solid particles of fat
in the mixture. Transfer the oils into
a heatproof glass measuring cup with a
pouring spout and handle. Let the oils
cool to at least 100 degrees F.
- Turn on the blender turn on the
blender at its highest speed. Remove
the center cap on the lid of the
blender. In a slow, thin drizzle, pour
the oils into the center vortex of the
whirling water mixture.
- Make sure you keep steadily pouring
all the oils into the blender.
- The mixture will become creamy and
- When the blender coughs and chokes
and the cream looks thick and white,
turn off the blender. If you still have
more oil to incorporate you can add it
now, beating it in by hand with a
spoon. Turn on the blender for an
addition 10-15 seconds and check again
to make sure all the oils are
incorporated. If necessary, stir again
and then blend for an additional 15
- Pour into cream or lotion jars.
- The cream will thicken as it cools
and sets. Store in a cool location.