Make Do and Mend: DIY Healing Face Lotion

DIY Healing Face Lotion

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.)

DIY Healing Face Lotion with Essential Oils Here’s my recipe for DIY Healing Face Lotion

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!


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9 thoughts on “Make Do and Mend: DIY Healing Face Lotion

  1. Beth Berger

    This face lotion sounds positively decadent! I think I’ll have to give it a go next time I’m out of moisturizer and feel like whipping a little up. My favorite kitchen beautician remedy is making a face mask out of a tablespoon of baking powder. So exfoliating, easy and I always have it on hand.

  2. Dineo Maboe

    This sounds heavenly! Alas, I have other goods to get through, so this will have to be put on ice for now 🙁

  3. Carrie

    Coconut oil is amazing! Sometimes I use it alone on my face for a little extra moisture. I recently played around with a face toner spray…approx 2 oz rose water and 6 drops each of frankincense, lavender, tea tree and geranium essential oil in a fine mist glass sprayer. Magnificent!

  4. Raissomat

    I have another issue to be dealth pick one moisturizer and finish it!! I rarely use any, but like to buy I currently have 4 open jars and one new one, all different. Anyone want reviews of aesop, Veleda and some other swiss brand I can’t remember? No? Pity..
    I’m so sure the new unopened one will be better than the ones I already tried. Yah.

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