Woman with dark hair picked up in a bun, looking at the objective and holding a little black box with beeswax. Fumiko Takatsu holding her homemade face cream.

Homemade Face Cream The Natural and Easy Way

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

You need:

  • 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!

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Comments 38

  1. Hello thank you for the sharing this fantastic recipe. I would like to ask about storage and shelf life. For example; is it what kind of container? Store in fridge? And how long is this fresh for? Thank you.

    1. Hi Janet, I store in the cool, dry, dark place (like inside of the cabinet). I use dark colored container (ideally glass container) so that it does not get exposed to the light. As for the shelf life, I think it is about 3 month or so but also depend on the essential oil(s) and oils you use. If you use essential oil which has a very short shelf life ( usually citrus oils such as orange etc) so if I use them, I use the cream very quickly. If the cream gets old, I use on my heels or knees where the skin is not that sensitive but not around the eyes. Enjoy 🙂

  2. Hi Fumiko!
    Olive oil is very good too but is a little “oily” but is good for hands! (Or makeup remover)
    A mini pymer helps me to mix

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  4. Hello I have a question, what another water I can use for make this cream, because when I live I can find distilled water and I have all the other ingredients for prepared the cream. Help me. Thank you

    1. We plan on looking deeper and doing more research on recipes for this formula without beeswax for vegans. Thanks for the suggestion!

  5. Hello, Fumiko. THANKS for this and all your wonderful recipes, advices, etc! And could you tell, please how much grams of beeswax chunk is needed to use, because pastiles there are not on sale in my country. And how is needed to dissolve beeswax chunk, the same way as pastiles?

    1. Hi Elena, we encourage you to try out different volumes of beeswax to create your desired consistency. This recipe uses 1/2 cup beeswax which roughly converts into 110 grams.

  6. Hey, thanks for sharing. How Long does this cream last. How do I preserve this cream? Also, how do we store it?
    Which oil would be good for oily acne prone skin?

    1. We normally ensure to use this cream within one month and store it in a dry area. Regarding oils, we like to use jojoba oil.

  7. Greetings Fumiko!

    I love Rice Bran Oil for ingesting, and want to know if Organic Rice Bran Oil can be used for this recipe? There are so many plant oils on the market, like Kukui, Tamanu, and other exotic ones.

    One farmer at our local farmers market had this huge block of gorgeous yellow beeswax for sale.
    I have never used beeswax before. I want to make my own DIY products too, so I can control ingredients used.
    I have had eczema since my early teens, so it is important for me to use clean natural products.
    Blessing You and Yours!

  8. Hi famika
    I made the face moisturizer step by step but it didn’t come out creamer at all. Used white bees wax, was that the problem you think?

  9. Hello
    I just tried making this for the first time and the distilled water and the rest of the ingredients do not mix! The distilled water does not incorporate with the rest, no matter how hard i stir 🙁
    What can i do? Please help

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      1. Hi Fumiko, please tell me if the oils temperature is the same like water( room temperature) or not? I tried with both the same temperature, warm but not mixed the water and the oils, become a cheese. Thank you, Fumiko!

        1. Dear Adela,

          There is no water as an ingredient in the lip-balm, but only oils (jojoba oil, avocado oil, coconut oil) and the beeswax. The water is to warm up the oil/beeswax-mix (like, for example, in a double boiler). I hope this will help!


  10. Hi Fumiko, thank you for the recipe, it’s awesome. I whipped up the oils and the wax after melted for about 2 minutes ,left it to cool for about 10 minutes outside. It’s cold right now in Canada so I didn’t use the fridge. Used the mixer again and was done in 2 minutes. Thank you so much for sharing

  11. Hi Fumiko, can i use this cream for my 15 -year-old daughter? What kind essential oils you recommend to add because i know that citrus essential oils can not have contact with the light?

  12. Hi,

    Wondering if it will help to increase the water quantity, because is more like a butter and I would like to be more like a cream.

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  13. Hi Fumiko. Which essential oils would you recommend? For example for anti-aging cream or for moisturizing cream and for the cream for sensitive skin?

  14. What size container do you use? I am 73 with very dry skin and wrinkles, can I use this more often than night time? Doing face toning boot camp, first week. Also can I use around eyes. I have a lot of essential oils, what do you recommend? Geranium? Frankincense? Thank you for your help! Love Face Yoga Method!!!

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      Hello! It most certainly can! Please be sure to not move it too high up to ensure it does not get in your eyes.

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