How to make a 100% natural day cream in DIY cosmetics?
DIY cosmetics is a growing trend for the health and environmentally conscious. To make a day cream, you need a few basic ingredients, such as plant oils, hydrosols and plant waxes. Plant oils can be chosen based on your skin type and desired benefits for your skin. For example, argan oil is ideal for dry skin, while apricot kernel oil is often used for mature skin. Hydrosols can help tone and soothe the skin and can be chosen based on personal preference or specific skin needs. Plant waxes are used to give the cream a creamy texture. There are many different DIY day cream recipes to suit different skin needs, which we will expand on below.
- 20 ml of vegetable oil (for example, Jojoba, Sweet Almond, Avocado)
- 3 ml of essential oil (for example, true lavender, Rosemary Cineole, Roman Chamomile)
- 60 ml of hydrolate (for example, Damask Rose, True Lavender, Cornflower Water)
- 1 tablespoon of Beeswax
- 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel
- In a double boiler, melt the beeswax until it is completely liquid.
- Remove from heat and add vegetable oil, essential oil and Aloe Vera gel. Mix well.
- Slowly add the hydrolat while mixing constantly.
- Transfer the cream to a clean jar and let cool to room temperature.
- Once the cream is firm, cover and store in the refrigerator.
This cream can be used as a moisturizing and nourishing day cream for the skin. It is important to note that essential oils can be irritating to the skin and should be used with caution. It is always best to do a skin test before using a new cream.
Adapt the recipe for each situation
Moisturizing cream for dry skin:
- Use nourishing vegetable oils such as Argan oil or Apricot Kernel oil;
- Add moisturizing hydrosols such as Lavender or Rose.
Anti-aging cream for mature skin:
- Use vegetable oils rich in antioxidants such as borage or raspberry oil;
- Add anti-aging essential oils such as lavender or rosemary.
Balancing cream for oily skin:
- Use light vegetable oils such as jojoba or grape seed oil;
- Add astringent hydrosols such as green tea or witch hazel.
Nourishing cream for dry skin:
- Use nutrient-rich vegetable oils such as coconut or shea butter;
- Add nourishing hydrosols such as rose or lavender water.
Refreshing cream for sensitive skin:
- Use soothing vegetable oils such as calendula or avocado oil;
- Add soothing hydrosols such as cucumber or chamomile.
Nourishing cream for dehydrated skin:
- Use nourishing vegetable oils such as apricot kernel oil or macadamia oil;
- Add moisturizing hydrosols such as orange blossom or rose water.
Lightening cream for dull skin:
- Use vegetable oils rich in vitamin C such as guava or sea buckthorn oil;
- Add lightening hydrosols such as chamomile or lemon.
Soothing cream for sensitive skin:
- Use soothing vegetable oils such as calendula or hemp oil;
- Add soothing hydrosols such as lavender or chamomile.
Repairing cream for damaged skin:
- Use repairing vegetable oils such as baobab or argan oil;
- Add healing hydrosols such as rosemary or lavender.
Which essential oils to add ?
The essential oils that you add will give more intense properties to your day cream. You can add them to the above-mentioned mixtures according to the desired effects below:
- Essential oil of lavender to moisturize and soothe the skin.
- Essential oil of chamomile to soothe and calm the skin.
- Essential oil of geranium to firm and regenerate the skin.
- Rosemary essential oil to stimulate blood circulation and refresh the skin.
- Essential oil of rose to nourish and moisturize the skin.
- Orange blossom essential oil to moisturize and soften the skin.
- Lemon essential oil to brighten and illuminate the skin.
- Peppermint essential oil to refresh and tone the skin.
- Grapefruit essential oil to balance and regenerate the skin.