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Nourishing Face Cream

Posted by Bee & John on January 13, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Another of my chirstmas gifts that I gave away this year (as mentioned in an earlier post) is some face cream.

It was super easy, just lanolin, sweet almond oil and a few drops of essential oil.

The first lot I made (in fact all the subsequent batches too) seperated.  It did combine together at first but then seperated a little while later.  What I noticed, as I shook the finished jars with a worried face, is that every time I shook them, they took longer to seperate again - so don't panic if yours seperate.  Just give it a shake and it melds beautifully together again.  

HINT: Put the cream into a little plastic pump bottle.  That way you can shake without it goes everywhere :)

As for using it... it goes on oily.  Looks oily and you seem to use quite a bit compared to some of the commercial creams.  What is different though, is that it soaks into the skin beautifully and is not oily at all in a matter of a minute or so.  It is BEAUTIFUL on your skin which ends up soft and supple and I use it on my face without any worry about it being too oily!

I do a double batch now (lots of people got it for Christmas) and it fills a few jars, but not too much.  The first lot I made I used rose water to add the fragrance, the second time I added a few drops of Lemon Myrtle oil.  JUST a few drops, don't go overboard or it'll be too strong.

Categories: Non Food, Easy Specialties