Best ever non-greasy light moisturiser recipe
This is the best cream I have ever made.
It is light, silky, soothing & absorbs into your skin in minutes leaving it soft & supple & not greasy at all.
I hate greasy, waxy home made creams that coat you in a thick, waxy oil slick that seems to get rubbed off onto everything & doesn’t absorb into your skin.
This cream is the antithesis of that – it is perfection in a jar. It is just as good, if not better than any fancy lotion or cream you currently buy – just without the chemical cocktail.
It is soothing with Aloe Vera & nourishing with Sweet Almond, Coconut & Vitamin E oils – and it smells divine with its slightly tropical citrus fragrance.
This cream has no nasties & works great on all the families skin, from nappy rash to dry old elbows we slather this cream on everything & are rewarded with soft, smooth, sweet-smelling skin.
This cream will replace all of those nasty store brought creams that lurk in your bathroom cabinet that are filled with toxic chemicals, preservatives & synthetic fillers.
It is light in texture & can be used as a hand, body & facial moisturizer.
So what are you waiting for, go make some.
Non Greasy Homemade Moisturizer Cream a’la Mama Going Natural
You will need
- 3/4 c of Aloe Vera Juice
- 1/8 c of beeswax
- 1/4 c of Sweet Almond oil
- 2 T Coconut oil
- 1/2 t Vitamin E oil
- 6 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
- 2 drops Lemon essential oil
Sterilise your jars or containers with boiling water & set aside.
Put a large saucepan of water onto boil. In a glass jar mix the bee’s wax, coconut & sweet almond oil & put this into your saucepan of water to heat so that it can melt. In another glass jar pour in your aloe vera & allow this to also heat up slightly in the saucepan of water.
Once your wax has melted into your oils take both jars out of the hot water. Gently pour your heated aloe vera juice into your melted wax & oil mix & stir to combine. If you have a blender or stick blender this cream will combine so much easier. As the mix starts to cool blend it on a low setting (or vigorously beat with a fork!) until the cream comes together & there is no separation of oils & liquids. You do have to keep beating it for a while.
Once cream is lukewarm add your essential oils & vitamin E oil & keep stirring until completely cool.
Pour your cream into your sterilised jars & store in the refrigerator.
I find it best to leave a small 20ml jar of cream out on the bathroom bench & to keep a large jar of cream in the refrigerator, to top up from as we use it. This way I ensure we don’t have any spoilage & we don’t have to put any preservatives in our cream – keeping it nasties free
Trust me this cream is well worth the effort.
NOTE: This cream may separate from time to time, making a light liquid based lotion without an emulsifying agent can be a tricky business. I have found that using a stick blender with the whisk attachment on & whisking until the cream is cool prevents this. Readers who have used Aloe Vera gel & not juice have had trouble with splitting – I haven’t tried it so I can’t comment. If you have trouble making the cream & getting it not to separate you can adjust the recipe & use either all Emulsifying wax or 50:50 Emulsifying wax & beeswax for a more natural option. If the cream separates some readers have been able to gently re-heat it & re-beat it, beating until its cool to re-combine the lotion. Good Luck & enjoy your lotion making!!