How to Make Night Cream

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Store-bought night creams might be a treat for your face, but they won't be so gentle on the pocketbook. Making night creams at home is easy and can save quite a bit of cash. What's more, you'll have access to all of the benefits of a good night cream -- hydrated, soft, elastic skin -- while looking no further than your own kitchen and medicine cabinet.

Things You'll Need

  • 3 tbsp. almond oil
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp. lanolin
  • 2 tsp. rose water
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. honey
  • Double boiler
  • Water (for boiling)
  • Small jar with lid
  • Whisk
  • Blender (optional)
  • Pour almond oil, coconut oil and lanolin into double boiler pan.

  • Bring water to a boil beneath the pan with the oil and lanolin mixture.

  • Heat the oil and lanolin mixture until smooth and melted, stirring occasionally. Remove the mixture from the heat.

  • Whisk rose water, lemon juice and honey into the mixture.

  • Pour the mixture into the small jar. Loosely cap the jar (to allow heat to escape) and place the mixture in the refrigerator for one hour.

  • Remove the mixture from the refrigerator and, once more, whisk (or blend) it thoroughly.

  • Pour mixture back into the small jar and cap tightly. Store the mixture in the refrigerator, applying it before bed to a clean, dry face.

Tips & Warnings

  • Remember that homemade night creams can be kept in the fridge for up to two weeks.
  • Never apply hot oil mixture to your face.

References

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