Did you know that our skin absorbs almost as much as 60% of whatever we put on it? I used to love the fragrances used in the fancy name brand shops. They made me feel so “feminine” and I felt so special. In retrospect, it could have been something to do with the advertisements I saw everywhere.
When my daughter Nina came into my life, my body senses became so picky! The fragrances in the store bought products I used to love started turning me off. I could not wear my favorite body mist that I had worn a lot when I was in Japan. Something changed. The chemistry in my body changed.
I started making lip balms not only for myself but for my husband, my daughter Nina and many of my friends who fell in love with the products. My passion and love for do it yourself (DIY) lip balms led me to the beeswax cream – making project, which result was a homemade face cream that today helps me take care of my skin the natural and easy way!
When I started making the lip balms, I did not know about beeswax pastilles so in the video below, I am using a beeswax chunk. It is much cheaper but harder to work with. Since I found beeswax pastilles, I have been using them.
After much trial and error I am finally happy with the final product and ready to share the recipe with you. It is amazingly simple, yet effective and works great on your body, hands and even on your face.
Beeswax allows your skin to breath freely and it is soothing to irritated skin. When you first use this cream, it can be a little bit sticky but eventually your skin becomes so smooth and soft! I usually use it at night when I want to see a soft and smooth face in the morning.
Simple Recipe for an Amazing Beeswax Cream
- ½ cup Beeswax – There are white and yellow beeswax. The white beeswax is filtered or bleached and I prefer the yellow one since it is minimally processed and also has sweet, mild honey aroma.
- 1 cup natural oil – I love using grape seed oil, sweet almond oil, and jojoba oil since they are not only low in comedogenic but also easily absorbed into the skin.
- 1/3 cup distilled water
- 60 to 120 drops of your favorite essential aroma oils, depending on the oil and also your preference. You do not need to use oil if you want to make a subtle honey aroma cream.
Enjoy and let me know how you like this cream on your skin!