DIY Anti-Aging Night Lotion
RECIPE: DIY Anti-Aging Night Lotion
1 CUP Shea Butter
2 TBSP Coconut Oil
2 TSP Pumpkin Seed Oil (this oil is jammed packed full of vitamins, it’s great on all skin types & from my experience- on your skin it’s nothing short of a miracle)
1 TSP Castor Oil (acts as a barrier to protect your skin)
1 TSP Rosehip Seed Oil (helps with scars & weathered skin)
(you can play around with the oils & pick others you may prefer, for this blend I really like the pumpkin seed oil though, I wouldn’t skip that one…)
1 TSP Soy Lecithin
1 TSP Vitamin E Oil
OPTIONAL-… for fragrance:
(You can use whatever essential oils suit you best: lavender etc… this was my choice so do what you please… I’d avoid citrus & mint scents though, they’ll keep you awake)
20 drops – Vanilla Essential Oil
15 drops – Jasmine Essential Oil
10 drops – Chamomile Essential Oil
5 drops – Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil
5 drops – Palmarosa Essential Oil
- Place the shea butter, coconut oil, pumpkin seed oil, castor oil, and rosehip seed oil in a double-boiler pot.
- Make sure the butters are completely melted and the liquid is clear. Transfer to a bowl.
- Before placing the bowl in the fridge to cool, mix in the vitamin E oil, and the soy lecithin with a hand whisk.
- Place bowl of hot liquid in the fridge, keep checking on it every 5 minutes for approx. 20 minutes. Whisk it every time you check on it for several minutes.
- When the lotion loses it clear color and is cooled down to the touch, take it out of the fridge and whip-it for several more minutes- but this time with a hand-mixer.
- The lotion will start to fluff-up and turn into a creamy consistency. The more you whip-it, the fluffier it gets.
- Transfer to jars. Product keeps for approximately 6 months. When exposed to heat, it’ll melt- so take note of that.
- I spread this DIY anti-aging face lotion thick all over my face before bed. I also use a dab on my face after I shower. It’s also really great to use on armpits after shaving or after doing your bikini line, it won’t irritate the skin and will help with stop pesky ingrown hairs.
Tips & Tricks you should know when making your own DIY lotions:
- When making face lotions specifically, I try and avoid beeswax- it can sometimes clog pores. Instead, soy lecithin will serve the purpose of keeping this product creamy and stable.
- Avoid using aluminum bowls too! Essential oils can leach into the aluminum and it’ll ruin and contaminate your end product. Stick to ceramic or glass
- No recipe I ever make is necessarily 100% according to the recipe. Play around, don’t be shy with your butters, carriers oils, or essential oils. That’s the fun of this, learning to formulate what’s best for your skin type.