Genuinely one of the most satisfying things I've done is start to make my own facial products, in particular this face cream, not only because I know exactly what ingredients are inside and not only because it smells DIVINE but also because it feels so luxurious and nourishing! Lastly, the amount I can make from the bought ingredients creates a massive saving overall.....that's a whole lot of Lagom right there!
I've carefully picked these ingredients for their individual benefits that I love, but you may want to change up a couple of ingredients to suit you, that's the beauty of home made!
NOTE - If you're pregnant or breastfeeding please check with your midwife before using essential oils!
60 ml. Rosewater
1 tsp. Bicarbonate of soda
2 tbsp. (tightly packed) raw Cocoa butter, grated
90 ml. Pure almond oil
90 ml. Hemp oil
2 tsp. (tightly packet) Bees wax, grated
1000 mg. liquid vitamin E capsule
20 drops Jasmine essential oil
Over a double boiler (I use a metal jug in a pan of boiling water) gently heat the Rosewater and bicarbonate of soda, you want it to be hot but not boiling, put to one side and keep warm
Set another jug over the boiling water and melt the cocoa butter, almond oil, hemp oil, beeswax and the inside oil from the vitamin E tablet (prick with a pin and squeeze out the contents) stir until all ingredients are melted and combined together. when you feel the oil mixture is about the same temperature as the rosewater mixture carefully drizzle the rose water mixture into the hemp oil mixture stirring constantly until it begins to thicken, remove from the heat and continue to stir until it feels just a little hotter then your hand then drip in 20 drops of Jasmine oil, decant into sterilized containers, leave to cool then you're ready to go!