Homemade Face Cream

Skip the convenience store and make your own homemade face cream with these step-by-step instructions.

| October 4, 2013

Homemade Face Cream

This recipe for homemade face cream uses all natural-ingredients and leaves your skin smooth and hydrated.

Photo By Giles Prett

Renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar provides safe and effective, time-tested natural therapies and herbal remedies in Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health (Storey Publishing, 2013). This comprehensive recipe collection offers a potent prescription for energy, health, and vitality at every age. This homemade face cream recipe was taken from chapter five, “Recipes for Radiant Beauty.”

You can purchase this book from the MOTHER EARTH NEWS store: Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health.

The following recipe makes the most wonderful facial cream I have ever experienced. I have used it in its many variations for many years, smoothing it over every inch of my body, and my skin — now heading into its sixth decade — is still soft and supple as a child’s. (Well, this may be stretching the truth a bit, but it still feels wonderful to me!)

The homemade face cream is rich with natural ingredients. Deeply moisturizing, it provides nourishment and moisture for the skin. And for the final stroke, it is relatively inexpensive to make. This basic formula, though excellent as is, can be further embellished with your own creative spirit. There is plenty of room for creative input. Feel free.

12/7/2014 2:26:10 PM

What can be used in place of the lanolin? Thank you.

8/30/2014 8:49:17 PM

Last night I made this beautiful cream and love it. I had to tweak it a bit, I had to mix Grape Seed Oil and Apricot Kernel Oils as I was running out of oils and had to omit the Vitamin A never used it but will be buying some soon. Thank you very much for this recipe

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