This anti-aging face cream goes on smooth and absorbs into your skin fast leaving your face soft but not greasy. This is the best natural face moisturizer I have used and it puts me in control of what goes on my face!
Essential oils are most often used for aromatherapy, but did you know many essential oils have skin care properties as well? Since I am a working 40 year old mother of 3 (two still in diapers) I can use all the help I can get when it comes to anti-aging! Hence, the anti-aging recipe. I won’t go into detail for every oil out there, but here is a little bit of information on the two oils I used.
Lavender: Lavender is known best for its calming and de-stressing properties in aromatherapy that it would only make sense for it to be so beneficial in anti-aging. Lavender has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antioxidant properties. Lavender is great for helping reduce fine lines, sun spots, and improve elasticity in your skin.
Lemon: Lemon is full of Vitamin C, which we all know plays a major roll in immune boosting. Lemon can also reduce the harm from oxidation in our bodies. Oxidation is believed to be a major cause for aging. Like all citrus oils, lemon can cause photosensitivity, so use cautiously if you will be spending a lot of time in the sun.
Ingredients & Instructions:
¼ cup Coconut Oil
¼ cup Shea Butter
1 T Argan oil
1 t Vitamin E
Lavender & Lemon essential oils.
Air tight container for storage
In separate Microwave safe dishes, microwave the coconut oil and shea butter until (coconut oil will melt much faster) completely melted
Combine coconut oil, shea butter, argan oil, & vitamin E
Add 10 drops of lavender oil and 5 drops of lemon oil
Pour liquid in your container
Allow to cool completely
Tip 1: Depending on the temperature of your home, the face cream may become very soft or more firm. You can use it either way and it works the same.
Tip 2: A little goes a long way.
Tip 3: This is a face cream, the oils have a purpose other than scent (see above), we do not want to overdo the essential oils when using a product on the sensitive skin of your face.
Anti-Aging Natural Face Cream Uses
I use my anti-aging cream both in the morning and evening. I am more generous with the amount I use in the evening because I have more absorption time. I let all the oils work while I am sleeping. In the mornings I use the normal amount that will allow for immediate absorption which allows me to apply my makeup immediately.
If you like this recipe you may want to try my whipped body butter recipe for a natural moisturizer from head to toe!