I get into beauty habits. I find one product I like and then use it forever. It’s a fault, but I generally feel no need to stray from my tried and true staples. I had been using Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream for years. Years! With no complaints.
Fast forward to last year when I was at an arts and crafts fair with my mom. She offers to buy me something for Christmas. Although most of the products there are wonderful and handmade, I don’t want anything I can’t use. We come across a vendor selling lotions and I sample one. I am hooked. Their face lotion is made with frankincense and it smells divine! It makes my skin look amazing and I truly believe the frankincense helped to minimize a scar on my face. Crazy, ‘eh?
Anyway, I recently ran out of that lotion. The old me would go on a crazy Internet journey to find the lotion and order it in bulk at any cost! I did find the lotion online, here, but instead of shelling out 20 buck-a-roos, I decided to see if I could make a similar product myself. I googled several different recipes, but I decided to combine the recipes I found so I could use products I already had around the house. (This is the closest recipe to the one I made.)
Here’s my recipe for DIY Healing Face Lotion
- 1/4 cup of coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil
- 15 drops of frankincense essential oil
- 10 drops of lavender essential oil
Slowly melt coconut oil and almond oil in a double boiler over a very low heat. Remove from heat and pop the mixture in the freezer to solidify for about 15 minutes. Remove from freezer and drop in essential oils. Whip with a hand mixer until you achieve a butter-like consistency. This will take a few minutes. Store in a small jar. This has an estimated shelf-life of 6 months. Make sure to keep in a cool, dry place since the coconut oil will melt if it gets too warm.
I’ll definitely be making this again. It was super easy. The hardest part was actually spooning it into the jar! Since my skin is so dry, next time I might add in some beeswax for thickening purposes. But I do have to say, once this lotion penetrates my skin, it has staying power. My face feels much more moisturized in the morning than it did with those other products.
Do you ever play kitchen beautician? I’d love to hear about your best beauty DIYs in the comments!
*This post contains affiliate links which help pay for the hosting of this site. When you make a purchase using the links in this post, I receive a small commission.