Rejuvenating Skin Cream
4 ounces carrier oil such as sweet almond, avocado, or jojoba; I prefer jojoba oil to apply to the face.
½ ounce grated beeswax (organic is commercially available)
2 ounces of hydrolate or flower water for your skin type.
10 drops essential oil for your skin type, or blend of essential oils.
2 Medium Pyrex or glass bowls
Wooden spoon or spatula
Large pan, which the glass bowl will fit into.
Large wide mouth glass jar or container with a screw lid for the cream. Do not use metal. It will interact with the essential oil.
In the glass bowl, add the grated beeswax, then 4 ounces of carrier oil. Place the large pan, half filled with water on medium heat. Reduce heat and allow
the beeswax to melt in the carrier oil. Stir with a wooden spoon or spatula to mix the ingredients well. Slowly add the hydrolate, 1 tablespoon at a time,
mixing well after each addition. Continue slowly stirring adding the essential oil, 1 drop at a time. Pour the mixture into a wide mouth, glass jar and refrigerate
to allow the cream to set.
The following are suggestions of essential oil and blends effective for skin types. Choose one or combine three to five oils to equal ten drops.
Normal: Rose, geranium, carrot seed, litsea cubeba, labdanum
Oily: Lemongrass, juniper, bergamot, cedar, eucalyptus, frankincense, myrrh,
Dry: Jasmine, rose, neroli, lavender, rosewood, patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood, petitgrain, mandarin, (citrus reticulate)
Combination: Rosemary, Lemon balm, Orange flower, Orange blood
Sensitive: Roman chamomile, rose, geranium, lavender, Benzoin
Inflamed: Geranium, German chamomile, clary sage, carrot seed, frankincense, benzoin, angelica root
Acne: Petitgrain, tea tree, thyme, cypress, juniper, lavender, German chamomile, yarrow, lime, grapefruit, palmarosa
Mature or Wrinkled: Vetiver, frankincense, Ylang, ylang extra, lavender, rose
Eczema: Geranium, yarrow, lavender, German chamomile
Psoriasis: Immortelle, Rockrose, Lavender
Note: The following essential oils have a very strong odor and should be used sparingly, unless you really enjoy the aroma. Otherwise,
1 drop in a blend should be sufficient.
Angelica root, Clary sage, Elemi, Cedar, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Thyme, Vetiver, Yarrow, Tea Tree, and Patchouli.