Homemade Anti Aging Cream

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How to make your own homemade anti aging moisturizer

Sure you can go out and buy yourself an anti aging cream. Sure that store bought cream will be “great,” but did you ever consider what’s actually in it?

Going au natural is one of the best things you can do to preserve your youth and beauty and knowing exactly what you are putting on your skin is absolutely essential.

Since I’m a lover of all things DIY, I’m going to share with you a homemade anti aging cream that is not only cheap, but effective.

Paraben-free, chemical-free, cruelty-free…let’s just make this easy and say all-bad-stuff-free, this recipe is going to be a go-to for you in your quest for younger looking skin.

Wrinkle-Fighting Facial Cream

For this homemade anti aging cream you will need the following items:

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Cocoa Butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Rose Hip Seed Essential Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Argan Oil
  • 3 drops Carrot Seed Oil
  • 2 drops Frankinsence

Step 1: In a double boiler, mix all of your ingredients together

Note – If you don’t have a double boiler you can use two different sized pots. Just bring water to a boil in a larger pot then place your smaller pot with the ingredients in it so it heats from the boiling water; not the direct source.

Step 2: Constantly stir ingredients until cocoa butter and coconut oil melt and everything is blended evenly

Step 3: Remove from heat and let cool. The cocoa butter and coconut oil should thicken once cool

Step 4: On a clean face, apply your homemade anti aging cream to your face and neck. Massage it into your skin in an upwards motion to give your skin an extra little lift.

If you live in a warmer climate, your cream may be a little runny so be sure to give it a good shake before application. Store in a cool, dark place to get the best results.

Why You’ll Love This

There’s so many great things about this homemade anti aging cream that you’ll benefit from.

Firstly, the cream base of cocoa butter and coconut oil is rich with antioxidants that lock in moisture but fight against free radicals.

Secondly, the essential oils used are fabulous for fighting the signs of aging.

Rose hip seed oil is ripe with omega’s and penetrates your skin rapidly. If you have previously sun-damaged skin, this oil will help repair that damage.

Argan oil has high levels of Vitamin E and antioxidants that fight free radicals. The natural chemical components called saponins, hydrate dry, blemished skin to give it a more healthy-looking appearance.

Carrot seed oil is a must-have ingredient because it promotes skin rejuvenation by increasing circulation. This helps to repair your skin tone, improve elasticity, thus the overall appearance of your skin.

Finally, frankincense encourages skin cell growth. The higher the cell turnover rate, the younger looking your skin.

Thanks to the rose hip seed oil, this cream acts more like a serum than a regular cream. Serums soak deep into the skin to repair damage at the root of the problem and that’s what this homemade anti aging cream will do for you.

I wouldn’t be surprised if you saw results within the first week of use. Just saying!

But what about you? Do you know of any homemade anti aging cream recipes or do you plan to give this one a shot? Share your thoughts  and keep me posted on your anti-aging progress in the comment section below!

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30 comments… add one

  • hi, definately making this, can you share a good site to purchase these essential oils for this recipe, I’ve found the frankincense oil but not the others

  • Hey Babi,

    Have you looked on Amazon? I can find just about anything there :)

  • Victoria Llamas February 24, 2015 12:35 pm

    I get mine from ebay. I just make sure it’s a reputable source.

  • I found it all on iherb.com and House of Nutrition, pretty cheap but haven’t bought the frankincense yet,.,,,, making this as a gift for my family and friends,….

  • Aw nice! What a lovely gift :)

    Let me know how it works out for you!

  • Have any of you made this yet? How much does one batch make?

  • It probably makes around 50 ml approximately. Enough for you to see the benefit of it :)

  • Does the oil clog your pours?

  • No, it shouldn’t clog your pores. Some peoples skin reacts differently to certain substances though. For example, V can use coconut oil on her face, but it doesn’t suit mine. Just be wary of that.

  • I’ve tried this twice now and both times it turns out hard as a rock:-( any suggestions?

  • That’s so strange. Try adding in a more coconut oil (1/2 tablespoons at a time) and see if that helps.

  • Yes, I am going to try this! If kept cool and dark how long will it last?

  • Safely for 6 weeks, but definitely not longer than 8!

  • These oils are so EXPENSIVE! At least where I’m looking. Carrot seed oil $20 for less then quarter of an oz and so on. Do you know where these can be purchased for a reasonable price?

  • Have you tried buying off Amazon? That’s usually the cheapest place and you often get a deal when buying multiples.

  • Victoria Llamas February 24, 2015 12:34 pm

    I got mine off of ebay. Yes they are expensive when you buy them in large quantities but ebay lets you buy them in really small increments. Like 5ml for example.

  • Sabrina, there is no water in your recipe so this cream should be fine for at least 6 months. It will only go “bad” if you introduce water into it or even aloe, which I would treat as a water substance. Otherwise, this recipe is perfectly safe as is. :) The only suggestion I might make it adding a teaspoon of vitamin E oil to protect against the oils going rancid. It won’t stop bacterial growth though which is why if there were water in your recipe it would either need to be used very quickly or a real preservative would need to be added. Also, as for the vitamin E, if someone doesn’t want to use coconut oil (like me cause it makes my face break out) I would replace the coconut oil with vitamin E. Nice looking recipe though. I think I’ll give it a try!

  • Good to know – thanks!

  • I’ve been advised to try Bulk Apothacary for best prices on therapeutic essential oils

  • Hello!! Did you use the Cocoa Butter that is already in cream form or are you using the unrefined hardened Cocoa Butter?

  • Hardened cocoa butter, but I’m sure it doesn’t matter which you use as long as it’s 100% pure.

  • Victoria Llamas February 24, 2015 12:32 pm

    I’m making this right now! I was just wondering, does this need to be wiped off since it’s so greasy? Or will it all soak into the skin

  • It will soak right in!

  • Would this work if you alternated cocoa butter for shea butter? I tried substituting cocoa for kokum butter, but it turns out all gritty once it solidified some….

  • I’ve only tried with the one, so I couldn’t say for sure. If you try it out be sure to let us know how it goes :)

  • This is great, thank you very much for the post. :)

  • saima perron March 25, 2015 1:06 pm

    I made this cream yesterday. I modified the receipe a bit, I added 2 drops of lavender as well as 2 drops of lemon essential oil. Also added Hyrauronic Acid serum, Vitamin E and Evening primrose as well as Chamomille and Lavendar Tea and 1 tablespoon of beeswax to bind it all together.

    Turned out to be a very creamy and light texture.

    Thanks for your great Receipe !!!

  • saima perron March 25, 2015 1:08 pm

    For those of you looking for essential oils. Your best best is to buy a starter kit from Young Living. It is $150 but you get a diffuser to diffuse the oil, and you get 11 essential oil. Carrot seed is not in there but that is so stinky I wouldn’t use it :(

  • Hi, does it matter or what is best for the skin, more expensive edible products eg. coconut oil, Argan oil etc or the slightly cheaper non edible ones? i know its for the face and not to eat but what works best on the body. Thanks in advance

  • These natural products are definitely better than the cheaper chemical options. In the long run, these ingredients will do your skin more favors than using their cheaper alternatives. Hope that helps!


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