Particularly effective for Wrinkles, Dry Skin, and Tired Skin.
- 1/4 cup almond oil
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons beeswax
- 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil
- 1 tablespoon shea butter
- 1 teaspoon Lavender oil
- Place all ingredients in a glass jar.
- Bring a pot filled about 3-4 inches with water to a simmer.
- Put the jar, without its lid, in the pot, and let it sit there until the ingredients have melted.
- Stir occasionally.
- Once the mixture has melted and all is evenly combined, pour it into a small glass jar.
- Let it sit at room temperature until the cream hardens, close the jar’s lid, and store in a cool place.
Almond oil is approximately 60% oleic acid which gives it a chemical composition similar to our sebum, so it is readily absorbed by the skin. It is a strong emollient which enables it to remove skin impurities. Almond oil has anti-inflammatory properties, helping it calm and soothe irritated skin. It is also extremely nourishing and moisturising for the skin.
Coconut oil increases the antioxidant activity in the body and increases skin’s self healing ability, thereby being very potent for sensitive skin. Coconut oil is antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial thereby making it great for treatment of atopic dermatitis. Coconut oil is highly moisturizing although people with adult acne should use it with caution because of its comedogenic attributes.
Shea butter is rich in vitamins A, F and E. It provides essential fatty acids (oleic, stearic, linolenic and palmitic acids) which enable collagen production. In addition to offering UV protection (~SPF 6) it is incredibly nourishing and moisturising for the skin. Due to the presence of cinnamic acid, Shea butter is very potent against skin inflammations and is recommended for acne prone skin.
Beeswax acts as a surfactant ,when blended with other ingredients, it forms a protective barrier on the surface of the skin and helps protect against environmental damage. Beeswax is antibacterial helping keep the skin clean and free from potential infections. It is also a humectant, which means it attracts water and helps keep the skin hydrated.
Vitamin E oil boosts the production of collagen, which is chiefly responsible for maintaining skin’s firmness and elasticity. It therefore reduces the formation of fine lines and wrinkles which are the key signs of ageing. Vitamin E oil has high levels of antioxidants which fight free radicals and thereby helps in healing sunburns and reducing hyper pigmentation in the form of sun spots. Vitamin E oil is a strong emollient which enables it to easily unclog pores and remove impurities from the skin.
Lavender oil helps the body in the production of powerful antioxidant enzymes like catalase, glutathione and SOD within a day of use. It has strong antimicrobial properties which help in speedy recovery from skin irritation. Lavender oil also helps in reduction of age spots.