Organic cosmetic cream recipes can be used to create all-natural cosmetic creams in the home. Use the following base organic cosmetic cream recipe, and then add your own ingredients to make dozens of recipes for cosmetic creams that can be used all over the body, including on sensitive facial skin.
You need a kitchen scale to weigh the ingredients, a double boiler, a tinted glass container with a secure lid, and a sturdy metal whisk or stick blender. Ingredients that are used to create the base cosmetic cream recipe includes a carrier oil, vegetable-based emulsifying wax or beeswax, distilled water and T-50 vitamin E oil.
Choose a light carrier oil that absorbs easily into the skin without leaving an oily residue. Examples of light carrier oils include jojoba, kukui, rose hip and sunflower oils. Purchase organic oils that have been cold pressed.
Organic vegetable-based emulsifying wax or organic beeswax acts as a thickening agent and is required to incorporate oil and water ingredients together to produce a cream. Creams made with organic beeswax might require occasional stirring if the ingredients separate over time. Creams made with vegetable-based emulsifying wax normally do not require additional mixing once they are made.
T-50 vitamin E oil is a natural preservative that helps extend the shelf life of your cream. T-50 vitamin E works better as a preservative than other types of vitamin E oils because it contains larger amounts of antioxidants. Distilled water is essential for the formation of a creamy consistency.
Additional ingredients that can be added include organic essential oil or a combination of organic essentials oils. You can also substitute distilled water with floral waters such as lavender water or rose water for a sweet-smelling cosmetic cream.
Making the Cream
Sterilize any materials that will be touching the cream ingredients with boiling water, and wash your hands before you begin making your cream. Add 4 oz. of the carrier oil with 1 oz. of vegetable emulsifying wax or beeswax in a double boiler over low heat. Once the wax has melted, remove the mixture from heat and let it cool for 2 to 3 minutes. Add 2 oz. of distilled or floral water and 1 tsp. of essential oil ingredients. Whisk or blend the cream for at least 3 to 4 minutes.
Let the cream rest for 10 minutes and then blend or whisk the cream one more time before placing it in a dark glass container. The cream will remain fresh for up to a month as long as it is stored in a cool, dark place and limited exposure to air.