I felt inspired to create this soft and silky rose face cream after finding a recipe on the Internet. Several ingredients in the recipe were not vegan, so I used vegan alternatives for them. I absolutely LOVE it! I use this luxurious rose face cream for my hands and body as well.
I am sure that you will love it as well. : ) You can substitute rose for other essential oils that you prefer, such as jasmine or lavender.
Rose Face Cream Ingredients
The following ingredients measurement makes about 17 ounces of cream. I filled up 6 (2-ounces) and 5 (1-ounce) cosmetic glass jars.
- Shea Butter (7 ounces)
- Coconut Butter (5 ounces)
- Jojoba Oil (4 ounces)
- Rose Essential Oil (40 drops)
- Rosehip Extract (.5 teaspoon)
- Rosemary Extract (.5 teaspoon, as a natural preservative*)
(*As a preservative, add .15 to .5 % of undiluted Rosemary oil extract to your products.)
1. Combine the shea butter, coconut butter and jojoba oil into a small saucepan.
2. On low heat, gently stir the ingredients until they are just melted. Do not use high heat, and never allow the mixture to boil.
3. Remove from heat and allow to cool for about a half hour. You may be able to speed up the cooling process by setting the bowl in the refrigerator or freezer for several minutes.
4. Pour the melted oils into the blender pitcher and turn on medium, gradually adding the Rosehip Extract and Rosemary Extract and in a slow steady stream.
5. Depending on the temperature of your ingredients, the mixing until thick and creamy may take anywhere from a few minutes to 5 or 10 minutes. Don’t get discouraged. The texture will be like a medium thick pudding when it is ready. At the very last, add the Rose Essential Oil.
Be careful not to over blend the mixture. That will result in making the cream super runny. As soon as the mixture turns into the consistency of mayonnaise, it is ready. Don’t be alarmed if the blend is not as thick as conventional creams. The mixture will thicken in the jars when you leave it to set in the counter top or in the refrigerator.
6. Pour the finished lotion into cosmetic jars and allow to cool completely before putting on the lids. It is best to store extra jars of moisturizer in the refrigerator until ready for use.