How to Make Night Cream

Night creams should be applied only when the mixture is cool.
Night creams should be applied only when the mixture is cool. (Image: Hemera Technologies/ Images)

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.

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