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3 Ingredient Homemade Face Lotion

I’m pretty in love with my homemade facial lotion.  Clocking in at just 3 ingredients, it’s straightforward, ultra nourishing and feels like butter.  It also combines some of my favorite ingredients.  My newfound discovery of candelilla wax makes this vegan friendly while my holy grail product, frankincense adds a luxurious richness.  Argan oil is already known as “liquid gold” and it rounds out my DIY face lotion.

Though I love making and using DIY’s, next to my lip balms, this is definitely one of my most favorite creations.  I love that it’s wholesome and natural with only 3 simple ingredients.  Not to mention, it’s super easy to do and one jar can last me several months.  No more shelling out top dollar just for a brand name anymore.  You can feel good about whipping up your own batch of homemade face lotion and you could even double it to share a jar with a loved one all in one fell swoop.  You can also easily swap out one ingredient for another and tailor each jar for your own individual skin type and needs.

Until recently, I was using beeswax for most, if not all of my DIY’s but after I aired my first lip balm video, I received a ton of requests for a vegan version and that’s how I discovered candelilla wax.  Since so much less is needed for each recipe, I still have a lot left of my 1 pound bag and it stabilized my facial cream beautifully.  It melts a lot quicker and lends a glossy finish to the product.

If I had to consider anything as my holy grail product of the year, it’s frankincense.  It was originally intended for my diffuser but quickly became part of my beauty regimen.  It’s said to promote healthy cell regeneration to reverse the signs of aging and reduce the appearance of marks and scars.  I began by adding a few drops to my bottle of argan oil and noticed more even skin tone and texture.  I loved it so much that I decided to really amp it up by creating a night cream that my skin could really drink up overnight to receive the maximum benefits.  Let me know if you’d like me to formulate a lighter version for day time.

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3 Ingredient Homemade Face Lotion
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Serves: 4 oz
  • 1 tb candelilla wax*
  • ½ c argan oil**
  • Optional: 5 drops of pure Frankincense essential oil
  1. Melt your candelilla wax in the microwave in 30 second intervals.
  2. Mix in your argan oil. Reheat if needed.
  3. Allow it to cool slightly then add in your essential oils.
  4. Whisk vigorously or use an electric beater to cool down the mixture until it thickens. It should resemble a creamy, milky pudding. It will set further as it cools.
*3/4 teaspoon if using beeswax
**or almond, jojoba, or avocado oils


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