Make Your Own Aromatherapy Face Cream

This natural aromatherapy facial cream is easy to make and perfect for dry skin or problem skin (particularly hormonally-linked problem skin).  It makes about 3 medium sized jars.

To make the face cream, you will need:

6 ounces of organic sweet almond oil

2 ounces of organic avocado oil (If you can’t find avocado oil, you can substitute more sweet almond oil).

Beeswax (3/4 cup shaved—use a grater)

1 teaspoon lecithin granules dissolved in 1 cup of lukewarm water

Essential Oils

Chamomile (10 drops)

Eucalyptus (6 drops)

Frankincense (2 drops)

Lavender (20 drops)

Patchouli (2 drops)

Ylang ylang (10 drops)

You can use a different combination of the essential oils if you prefer.  Use about 30 to 50 drops of combined essential oils for this recipe.

How to Make the Cream

Measure the sweet almond and avocado oil into a sterilized Pyrex container.  Add the shaved beeswax.  Bring a double boiler filled with water to a boil.  Set the Pyrex container in the box, gently warming the oil and beeswax mixture until the beeswax is melted.  Remove immediately from the stove.  In a separate bowl, dilute the lecithin granules in the cup of lukewarm purified water.  Pour the water-lecithin mixture into the blender and begin blending.  Slowly add the oil mixture, blending until the mixture forms a cream.  Finally, add the essential oils (chamomile, eucalyptus, frankincense, lavender, patchouli and ylang ylang.  Blend until combined.  Immediately fill sterilized glass jars and label.  The cream lasts about 6 months when kept refrigerated.

Keep reading to learn about the healing properties of this cream…

About the Oils

Both sweet almond oil and avocado oil are gentle and skin-nourishing.

Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) was chosen for its ability to inhibit bacteria, fungi, and toxins on the skin, which are frequently linked to hormonal skin breakouts.  Chamomile is suitable for sensitive and inflamed skin conditions. Chamomile has also been linked to healing boils, rashes, broken capillaries, allergic skin reactions, and improving the rate of healing for wounds, burns, and eczema.  Emotionally, chamomile is a natural antidepressant, and lessens oversensitivity, stress, anxiety, hysteria, insomnia, or suppressed anger.

Eucalyptus (radiata) has natural antiseptic, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, and antibiotic properties, and is effective against acne. It reportedly increases energy, counters physical debility, and restores emotional balance.

Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) helps dry and sensitive skin and counters bacterial infections that may be linked blemishes. Emotionally, frankincense is reported to enhance spirituality, mental perception, meditation, consciousness, and prayer, fortifying and soothing the spirit.  It also reportedly benefits memory and sleep, releases anger, anxiety, stress, and depression.

Keep reading to learn about the therapeutic properties of lavender, patchouli, and ylang ylang essential oils…

Lavender (Lavandula officinale) is reported to aid in cellular regeneration, preventing scarring from acne, slowing wrinkles, and reducing skin infections.  Lavender is also used to aid:  anxiety, irritability, exhaustion, insomnia, depression, and stress.

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) has cell-rejuvenating, antiseptic, antibiotic, and anti-infectious properties. Patchouli is believed to counter nervousness, anxiety, oversensitivity, and depression.

Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata) assists with relaxation and fatigue.  It helps soothe dry skin.

Read more about Aromatherapy: 9 Aromatherapy Essentials

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, PhD, RNCP, ROHP.

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Alsia T.
Past Member 11 months ago

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Melissa L.
Melissa L.3 years ago

I'm 46 and I look much younger!! I've been using Lady Soma's Renewal Serum for several months. It is the only moisturizing agent that I can use on my nose without causing pimples! yay! It's also amazing what it does for skin tone, texture, firmness and wrinkles. I hardly wear makeup anymore on a day to day basis. I am so, so pleased with this product.

My only minor complaint is that it's a little thick and I found it hard to use only a "pea sized amount" to cover my whole face and neck.

If you start using this product, make sure you use sunscreen all the time during the day. The Retinol makes your skin really sensitive and you can get some nasty burns with very little exposure. Also, be prepared for a few days of red, irritated skin when you first use it. But don't worry, it goes away quickly and the results are fantastic!

Ingo S.
Ingo Schreiner4 years ago

looking for eucalypt seeds
can anyone help?

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Past Member 4 years ago


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Wioletta S.4 years ago

Thanks for sharing:)

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Jane R.
Jane R.4 years ago

Sounds expensive to make.

Christina Vera
Christina Vera4 years ago

Awesome article! Thank you!

May Howie
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