How to Make Shea Butter and Raw Honey Wrinkle Cream

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Shea butter and raw honey wrinkle cream is an extremely simple wrinkle cream to make at home. Making your own wrinkle cream will save you a lot of money over buying commercial products which often contain preservatives and additives to stabilize the product. This recipe makes enough wrinkle cream for about two weeks if it is applied every night before bed, but it is easily doubled. Homemade shea butter and raw honey wrinkle cream also makes an excellent gift, particularly with a customized jar or bottle.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 tsp. white beeswax
  • 6 tsp. rose water
  • 2 tsp. raw honey
  • 3 tsp. shea butter
  • 3 tsp. cocoa butter
  • 3 tsp. almond oil
  • 3 tsp. coconut oil
  • 2 tsp. wheat germ oil
  • 4 drops essential orange oil
  • 6 drops essential jasmine oil
  • Small sterilized glass jar

Step 1

Place the beeswax in a heat-proof bowl or measuring cup and microwave for 30 to 45 seconds or until the wax is completely melted.

Step 2

Pour the rose water and honey in a separate heat-proof bowl or measuring cup and microwave for 30 seconds.

Step 3

Add the shea butter and cocoa butter to the measuring cup with the melted beeswax and stir with a disposable wooden stirrer. Add the almond oil, coconut oil and wheat germ oil and mix thoroughly.

Step 4

Transfer the contents of the container with the shea butter and beeswax to a small mixing bowl and add the contents of the other container drop by drop, stirring constantly to combine.

Step 5

Add the essential orange oil and essential jasmine oil to the mixing bowl and stir thoroughly. Transfer the final mixture to a small glass jar. Store in a cool dark place or in the refrigerator between uses.

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Tips & Warnings

  • Apply the shea butter and raw honey wrinkle cream to the face in a gentle circular motion, allowing the skin to completely absorb the cream without wiping it off.
  • Avoid mixing the wrinkle cream or any other skin care product in an aluminum container, as there is some concern about heavy metals entering the final product.

References

  • Natural Beauty Basics; Dorie Byers; 2001
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