9 Jun 2013

Fabulous easy Body Cream

I love the idea of home-made natural body creams, but in reality... well they can be very thick - more like a balm really, or they separate after a few weeks - (in our warm climate)... or worse.. go rancid.  Or if using shea butter - it goes gritty (it doesn't like being heated much).  So this is my version of an all natural body butter / cream that works - even with shea butter!  It is absolutely awesome, with oils, and butters added, perfect to keep your skin in fabulous condition over winter.  (And cheap to make to - but nobody needs to know that!).

2 Tbls (30ml) Rose-hip Seed Oil
2 Tbls (30ml) Jojoba Oil
1 Tbls (15ml) Avocado Oil
2 Vitamin E capsules
10g Shea butter
10g Cocoa butter
1 Cup Good Quality Aqueous cream (or a basic cream)
1 tsp Honey
1 Tbls Witch hazel
16 drops of essential oils of your choosing (I used Rosemary and Lavender)

* Gently the heat the Rose-hip, Jojoba and Avocado Oils until warm.
* Take off the heat, and add the vitamin E and the 2 butters, mix until butters are combined with the oils.
* Add the aqueous cream, honey and witch hazel.  Mix by hand using a hand whisk.
* Lastly add in your essential oils, and whisk some more.
* Bottle in whatever looks fabulous.
* This cream will last a long time without the need to refrigerate. (over 6 months)

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  1. I love this cream - pinning!! Stopping by from Social Sunday....now following you on FB, G+ and Pinterest.

  2. This sounds like a rich body cream and one that I will be making. Thank you for sharing.

  3. It looks almost good enough to eat! I bet it smells so wonderful. I'll be sharing this post!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog ;-)


  4. This looks wonderful! Following you now too :)

    xo, Tanya

  5. Anonymous05 July, 2013

    Wow, it just looks lovely!!

  6. Anonymous07 July, 2013

    This looks great! Will be purchasing the needed ingredients and trying it soon. Thanks for sharing!

    I'm following you all over the place now. :)

  7. Oh, what a great tutorial - just what I've been looking for. I'm a new follower through GFC - hope that you'll follow back. Would be so great.
    Have a nice Tuesday!

  8. I have to try making cream sometimes. Thanks for the inspiration! Linda

  9. Looks like a really good idea. I was just wondering about making my own lotion. What is aqueous cream?
    Thanks for linking up.

  10. Hi!
    I'm stopping by from 'Brag About It' to check out your cream. I love making my own scrubs but haven't attempted creams yet. I'm pinning this to my DIY board.
    Happy Tuesday!
    - Ang

  11. Ohhh yum! It looks so good ~ I bet it feels divine!
    Thank you so much for Linking Up at Brag About It @VMG206 this week. We are so happy to have you join us!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Did you know I have another Link Party each week? Open NOW (Sat thru Fri) @ DIY Showcase Link Party

  12. Thanks so much for linking this post up to Create It Thursday…this post was featured this week! I appreciate you sharing such a great idea!
    Leslie @ Lamberts Lately

  13. Love to smell this wonderful cream and looks so smooth... great post!

    So glad you linked up with us at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Link and Hop.

    Sharon and Denise ♥
    Fashion | Food | Beauty | Antiques | DIY | and much more

  14. I love this idea of making your own cream. I saw it on vmg206 brag about it. I am going to pin this. Thanks.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

  15. I loved this project! I’m Featuring YOU on VMG206 ~ Brag About It Tuesday's Linky Party from last week! We go live Monday at Midnight. So please stop by and grab a Feature Button and Link Up something new.
    I have also pinned your project to VMG206’s Brag About It Features Pinterest Board. I can't wait to see what you've been working on this week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  16. My wife just bought some shea butter whipped body cream. She absolutely loves it! She uses it almost every single day!


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