This recipe for making your own homemade face moisturizer is formulated for supporting sensitive skin and "problem" skin troubled by rosacea, eczema, proriasis and other unhappy skin conditions.
It helps soothe minor redness and irritation while also supporting a healthy level of hydration.
Plus, its blend of lavender, chamomile and helichrysum speeds healing by calming inflammation, increasing the generation of new skin cells and reducing scarring.
This recipe makes a fairly light homemade face cream, but if you're looking for a thicker cream, just increase the emulsifying wax to 2 tablespoons. All other ingredients and instructions stay the same.
1 tablespoon (4g) Emulsifying wax
1 tablespoon (15ml) Vegetable Glycerin
1/3 cup (75ml) Calendula Hydrosol (floral water)
1 teaspoon (5ml) Vitamin E
10 drops Grapefruit Seed extract
7 drops Lavender essential oil
2 drops Helichrysum essential oil
1 drop Chamomile essential oil
For a thicker consistency, add a little more emulsifying wax. As I mentioned above, to reach a creamy consistency, increase the emulsifying wax to 2 tablespoons.
Choosing the best carrier oils: Here's where it gets fun! To meet the specific needs of your skin, you can customize your blends with small amounts of various carrier oils.
If your face is pretty calm but reacts to all but the mildest of products, stick with the calendula or apricot kernel oil.
If you have trouble with oiliness or breakouts but find that acne products irritate your skin, use Grapeseed oil - it's non-allergenic but also helps control oil production.
You can also replace the calendula hydrosol with other flower waters such as chamomile, helichrysum, lavender or rose. If budget is an issue, you can simply use plain, distilled water.
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