DIY Anti-Aging Night Lotion

DIY Anti-Aging Face 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


  1. Place the shea butter, coconut oil, pumpkin seed oil, castor oil, and rosehip seed oil in a double-boiler pot.
Add ingredients to double-boiler

Make sure all these lumps are melted clear before removing from heat

  1. Make sure the butters are completely melted and the liquid is clear. Transfer to a bowl.

pour into bowl

  1. Before placing the bowl in the fridge to cool, mix in the vitamin E oil, and the soy lecithin with a hand whisk.
  1. 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.


  1. 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.
  1. The lotion will start to fluff-up and turn into a creamy consistency. The more you whip-it, the fluffier it gets.
This is how your finished lotion will appear

This is how your finished lotion will appear


  1. Transfer to jars. Product keeps for approximately 6 months. When exposed to heat, it’ll melt- so take note of that.
Transfer lotion to jars

Transfer lotion to jars (keeps for approx. 6 months)

  1. 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.

DIY Anti-Aging Night Lotion




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8 Responses

  1. esther says:

    Is the night cream good for black skin as well

  2. saralee says:

    I have very oily skin so coconut oil is not a good option for my skin. What can i use instead…argan oil maybe?

    • Sorry for my late reply! Dealing with a difficult pregnancy 🙁 Definitely play around with different carrier oils! Argan oil is a great option, since it’s good on all skin types – so would jojoba or rosehip! Thanks for checking out my recipe too!

  3. Shelley says:

    Could you use pumpkin seed butter instead of oil .?

    • You could use any other CARRIER OIL- like sweet almond, jojoba, rosehip etc… But not a BUTTER… You need that extra oil liquid to fluff up the product 😉 Hope this helps! Thanks for coming by Shelley!

  4. Charissa says:

    Wow! This looks AMAZING! 🙂 I’ve had a lot of success with Rosehips in the past but I really like the idea of thicker, whipped face cream – especially for these dry, winter months.

    I was wondering if heating the different oils and leaving them exposed to the open air while whipping changes the quality or effectivness of the oils? I’ve been reading a lot about how heat and air make fish oil supplements go rancid …do you know if this happens with these cosemtic/skin care oils?

    • You should always heat your butters/oils in a DOUBLE-BOILER, I do at lower temperatures. Just enough to get the product to melt. It’s never affected the quality of my products or final mix. You definitely don’t want to boil it that’s for sure lol Guaranteed it would lose some luster there 😉 Open air is fine too for the whipping etc… Just store your product in a glass, amber jar to retain quality when finished blending. Never HEAT vitamin-e oil though, always add in after product has cooled a bit. High heats do affect the vitamin-e… But nothing in this ingredient list will react to open air. Hope this helps! Thanks for coming by! This is still the lotion all my friends want from me, 10yrs later…

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