Sparrow's Nest Farm

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Homemade face cream


I’ve been trying for months to come up with a homemade face cream recipe that actually feels like face cream, and I think I finally did it.   It’s quick, easy, and very inexpensive when you consider the sky-high price of store-bought night cream.  Even the cheap ones are at least $15 a jar.  I just don’t want to pay that much anymore.

Today’s recipe used only three ingredients:  Shea butter, coconut oil, and tea tree oil.  All of these were purchased at Vitamin Cottage for less than $20 and will make several jars of face cream before they’re gone.

I used a clean glass measuring cup to mix the ingredients:  3 Tablespoons of shea butter, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, and a few drops of tea tree oil (I started to count them, but they came out too fast…oops).

I blended all the ingredients together, then scraped the whole mess into a clean Oil Of Olay night cream jar since it was about the right size.  It looks a tad on the oily side, but I tried some out on the back of my hand, and it really isn’t.

I think this is going to be much better than the last batch I made.  Instead of using coconut oil, I tried using jojoba oil since it’s such a lightweight oil that is quickly absorbed.  Unfortunately, the jojoba oil did nothing to soften the shea butter, and trying to spread it on my face was difficult and downright painful.  Shea butter by itself is very thick, and almost waxy.  The coconut oil really breaks it up and gives it a creamy consistency that makes it easy to use.

I’m going to give it a try tonight and see how I like it.  Wish me luck!


Author: Denise E.

Head chicken farmer, goat-milker, gardener, and cheese-maker. The pay sucks, but the benefits are priceless.

2 thoughts on “Homemade face cream

  1. Thanks for the follow – I’m having fun reading your posts! Do you mind if I ask – how did the face cream work out?


    • Hi! It’s actually working pretty well. I think I’ll cut back on the coconut oil next time because it tends to make my hair greasy overnight. And I’m not entirely sure I don’t have a new wrinkle on my forehead, lol, so I’m not sure it’s going to “prevent aging” or anything like the commercial products do. But I’m going to keep using it, at least until I start looking like my grandmother!


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