Rose Body Butter Recipe – A Vegan Friendly Moisturizer DIY

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Looking for a vegan friendly moisturizer DIY? This rose body butter recipe fits the bill! Made with only natural ingredients, this rose body butter nourishes skin without leaving it feeling greasy.

Looking for a vegan friendly moisturizer DIY? This rose body butter recipe fits the bill! Made with natural vegan ingredients, this divine body butter nourishes skin without leaving it feeling greasy or heavy.

Inspired by Nourish Organic’s Rejuvenating Rose Butter, my rose body butter recipe contains refined shea butter and coconut oil, rosehip seed and sunflower oil, and natural rose kaolin clay. I also added a touch of frankincense essential oil for a light scent and for frankincense’s valuable astringent properties when used in skin care applications.

Because frankincense can help to protect skin cells, it’s useful in preventing acne blemishes, the appearance of large pores, and wrinkles. It’s also believed to help lift and tighten skin which can deter the signs of aging.

And, as if that wasn’t enough, my rose body butter recipe also absorbs quickly so you can get on with your day without leaving oily marks everywhere you go!

Looking for a vegan friendly moisturizer DIY? This rose body butter recipe fits the bill! Made with only natural ingredients, this rose body butter nourishes skin without leaving it feeling greasy.

Which frankincense essential oil should I use?

There are four main types of frankincense. They are Boswellia Serrata, Boswellia FrereanaBoswellia Carteri and Boswellia Papyrifera. For this application, I’ll be discussing the differences between Boswellia Serrata, Boswellia Frereana, and Boswellia Carteri essential oils.

Frankincense (Boswellia Serrata) essential oil is the oldest documented Frankincense and is believed to have been used in both Ayurvedic medicine and as the frankincense mentioned in the Bible. It contains high amounts of alpha thujene, alpha pinene, and limonene which give it strong antiseptic, decongestant, and anti-inflammatory properties. It has a sweeter and more delicate fragrance than the other frankincense varieties with top terpenic-pine notes and costs less as it yields a higher amount of essential oil.

Frankincense (Boswellia Frereana) essential oil, which is grown at a higher altitude, contains high amounts pinene, thujene, and cymene. These natural constituents yield strong anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antispasmodic, and analgesic (pain relieving) properties making it especially suitable for inflammation caused by arthritis, swelling, and allergies. This type of frankincense has strong citrus-lemon top notes with an earthy, resinous heart.

And finally, Frankincense (Boswellia Carteri) essential oil is the most well known of all the frankincense varieties. It has the smooth, richa aroma that people are most familiar with when they think of frankincense. Frankincense (Boswellia Carteri) essential oil contains high concentrations of alpha pinene, and other monoterpenes making it useful both in skin care and aromatherapy applications. When used in skin care applications it can help to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars. When inhaled it is particularly beneficial at fighting the effects from acute colds and asthma.

I used Frankincense (Boswellia Serrata) essential oil for my rose body butter recipe, however, you can use whichever frankincense essential oil you prefer for this application.

Looking for a vegan friendly moisturizer DIY? This rose body butter recipe fits the bill! Made with only natural ingredients, this rose body butter nourishes skin without leaving it feeling greasy.

Natural Rose Body Butter Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

3 oz. refined shea butter
.5 oz. refined coconut oil
.25 oz. rosehip seed oil
.25 oz. sunflower or sweet almond oil
.1 oz. arrowroot powder
.05 oz. rose kaolin clay
2 mL frankincense essential oil (of choice)
3-5 drops vitamin E oil

Instructions:

You will need a digital scale to weigh out the all of the ingredients for my rose body butter recipe except for the frankincense essential oil and the vitamin E oil. For the frankincense essential oil you’ll need to measure out the amount called for in the recipe with a graduated plastic transfer pipette.

Begin by weighing out the shea butter and coconut oil. Combine in a glass Pyrex measuring cup or similar and heat in the microwave at 50% power until melted. Alternately, you can also use a double boiler.

Now weigh out the arrowroot powder and whisk into the melted shea butter and coconut oil.

Next, weigh the rosehip seed and sunflower oils and stir into the body butter mixture.

Add a few drops of Vitamin E followed by the frankincense essential oil.

Finally, weigh out and add the rose kaolin clay.

Mix well, then set the body butter in the refrigerator briefly. As the clay will want to sink to the bottom, you’ll need to cool the body butter down in order to evenly distribute the clay.

Once the body butter starts to thicken, remove it from the refrigerator and remix until the clay stays evenly distributed throughout the body butter and no longer sinks to the bottom.

Pour the body butter evenly into two 2 oz. straight sided amber glass jars with black phenolic lined caps. (I got mine from SKS Bottle & Packaging here.)

Looking for a vegan friendly moisturizer DIY? This rose body butter recipe fits the bill! Made with only natural ingredients, this rose body butter nourishes skin without leaving it feeling greasy.

Once your natural rose body butter has completely solidified, screw on the caps and label as desired for personal use or gifting. You can find free printable labels for my natural rose body butter recipe here. Simply print the PDF onto a full size sticker or label sheet and cut out the labels.

To use, simply massage a small amount of the body butter onto your skin as desired and wait for it to absorb completely. I personally love this on my hands!

Substitutions?

If you are allergic to coconut oil then you may substitute the coconut oil with babassu oil. Babassu oil is very similar to coconut oil with just a slightly higher melting point. (Learn more about babassu oil here.)

It is also important to note that my rose body butter recipe yields a very soft body butter. If you live in a particularly warm climate in which coconut oil will not stay solidified for you, then I suggest adding a small amount of emulsifying wax to this recipe. I’d start with around .25 oz.

If you actually want your rose body butter to smell like roses, substitute the frankincense essential oil with 1 mL of rose absolute.

Want to sell this product?

If you plan to sell your rose body butters, you’ll need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your product. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

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Coffee + Black Tea Under Eye Cream Recipe

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This coffee & black tea under eye cream is an energizing antioxidant balm that’s perfect for tired eyes and skin. Made with anti-inflammatory coffee essential oil and antioxidant rich darjeeling tea, this coffee & black tea under eye cream recipe helps to blur the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also lending its nourishing antioxidant skin care properties.

This coffee & black tea under eye cream is an energizing antioxidant balm that's perfect for tired eyes and skin. Made with anti-inflammatory coffee essential oil and antioxidant rich darjeeling tea, this coffee & black tea under eye cream recipe helps to blur the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also lending its nourishing antioxidant skin care properties.

To create my coffee & black tea under eye cream, I first infused Darjeeling Sungma Summer Tea in camellia (tea seed) oil. This tea, which I acquired from Adagio Teas, is a wonderfully delicious second flush black tea.

Darjeeling tea is often called the “champagne of teas.” And like black, white and green teas, Darjeeling tea has been shown to fight cancer, cavities and obesity. However, Darjeeling tea is special in that it may have the additional benefit of protection against stomach ulcers. (Source.)

This coffee & black tea under eye cream is an energizing antioxidant balm that's perfect for tired eyes and skin. Made with anti-inflammatory coffee essential oil and antioxidant rich darjeeling tea, this coffee & black tea under eye cream recipe helps to blur the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also lending its nourishing antioxidant skin care properties.

And of course tea is rich in antioxidants that are great not just for the inside of your body, but they’re also wonderful for the outside of your body. Because of this, tea extract is a common ingredient in many topical skin care products and anti-aging skin creams.

So, if you’re going to buy tea for my coffee & black tea under eye cream recipe, consider purchasing a Darjeeling tea which is a treat by the cup as well as on your skin!

In addition to black tea, this recipe also contains coffee essential oil. Coffee, which has anti-inflammatory properties, has been shown to help reduce under eye puffiness as well as help to relieve dark under eye circles (not caused by hereditary factors.)

In addition, research has shown that applying coffee to skin can offer a layer of protection from harmful UV rays. Coffee’s diuretic properties can also help to relieve redness and irritation from sun damage, especially for those who suffer from Rosaceae. It’s also believed to tighten and brighten skin. (Source.)

Keep reading to learn how to make your own coffee & black tea under eye cream!

This coffee & black tea under eye cream is an energizing antioxidant balm that's perfect for tired eyes and skin. Made with anti-inflammatory coffee essential oil and antioxidant rich darjeeling tea, this coffee & black tea under eye cream recipe helps to blur the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also lending its nourishing antioxidant skin care properties.

Coffee & Black Tea Under Eye Cream Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

3 oz. refined shea butter
.35 oz. Darjeeling black tea infused camellia (tea seed) oil
.15 oz. babassu oil
.45 oz. emulsifying wax
.1 oz. Dimethicone
.1 oz. isopropyl myristate
.1 oz. coffee essential oil
few drops vitamin E oil, optional

Instructions:

You’ll begin by infusing your Darjeeling tea in camellia (tea seed) oil. (Learn more about camellia seed oil here.)

How to make tea infused oil for a natural coffee & black tea under eye cream!

To do this, begin by filling a small mason jar about halfway with tea. Then pour camellia (tea seed) oil into the mason jar until it reaches about a quarter to a half inch above the tea. Gently heat the mason jar over low heat using the double boiler method for 1-5 hours. Alternately, if you aren’t in a rush, you can use the solar infusion method. (Learn more about infusing herbs in oil at the Mountain Rose Herbs blog here.)

How to make tea infused oil for a natural coffee & black tea under eye cream!

Once you’ve infused the camellia oil with tea, strain the oil from the tea using cheesecloth.

Using a digital scale, weigh out the emulsifying wax and shea butter. Heat in a glass Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave at 50% power or in a double boiler until melted.

Remove from heat. Weigh out the babassu oil and stir into the melted wax and shea butter mixture until it melts. (Learn more about babassu oil here.)

Now weigh out black tea infused camellia oil and add to the melted ingredients. Stir to combine.

Weigh out all of the remaining ingredients and stir into the coffee & black tea under eye cream mixture.

Add several drops of vitamin E oil if desired and mix in.

This coffee & black tea under eye cream is an energizing antioxidant balm that's perfect for tired eyes and skin. Made with anti-inflammatory coffee essential oil and antioxidant rich darjeeling tea, this coffee & black tea under eye cream recipe helps to blur the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also lending its nourishing antioxidant skin care properties.

Now pour the liquid coffee & black tea under eye cream mixture evenly into two 2.3 oz. clear glass thick wall cosmetic jars with black lined caps. (I got my jars from SKS Bottle & Packaging here.)

Allow to cool completely, then screw on the lids. You can place your coffee & black tea under eye cream in the fridge to speed up the cooling process. As this recipe yields a soft non-greasy balm that melts on skin contact, it may take 24-48 hours to fully solidify and reach its final consistency.

Label your jars as desired for gifting or personal use.

To use simply apply a small amount of the coffee & black tea under eye cream under your eyes onto clean skin and massage in. Use daily under makeup to help energize under eye skin and reduce puffiness and dark circles as well as to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This product is also wonderful on dry hands and feet!

If you plan to sell your coffee & black tea under eye cream, you’ll need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your product. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

This foaming ginger & turmeric face polish recipe is wonderful for maturing skin and is crafted with a blend of natural carrier & essential oils prized for their antioxidant and anti-aging properties.

If you liked my coffee & black tea under eye cream recipe, then you may also like my foaming ginger & turmeric face polish recipe. Formulated for maturing skin, this face polish is crafted with a blend of natural carrier & essential oils prized for their antioxidant and anti-aging properties.

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Natural Anti Aging Skin Care Recipes

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These natural anti aging skin care recipes can help to fight the signs of aging as well as those free radicals that can damage skin. Plus you can all make them very easily right in your own home!

Natural Anti Aging Skin Care Recipes

These natural anti aging skin care recipes can help to fight the signs of aging as well as those free radicals that can damage skin. Plus you can all make them very easily right in your own home!

1. Natural Coffee Under Eye Cream Recipe – This DIY coffee under eye cream recipe is made using homemade coffee infused oil to help with those dark under eye circles, puffiness and even fine lines.

2. Anti Aging Night Cream Recipe – This anti aging night cream recipe helps to reduce the signs of aging naturally with ingredients like coconut water, cocoa butter, evening primrose and rosehip seed oil.

3. Natural Anti-Wrinkle Green Tea Eye Cream Recipe – Whip up this natural healing anti-wrinkle homemade green tea eye cream recipe to help keep your skin looking youthful and radiant!

4. Natural Anti Wrinkle Face Serum Recipe for Mature Skin – This all natural anti wrinkle face serum recipe helps to keep the effects of aging to a minimum and aids in reversing those troublesome dry patches.

5. Natural Nourishing Under Eye Cream Recipe – This natural under eye cream recipe was formulated to help minimize the effects of aging and improve the overall condition of sensitive under eye skin.

6. Anti-aging Natural Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe – This anti-aging natural emulsified sugar scrub recipe contains ingredients mature and aging skin loves without feeling heavy or greasy. It naturally exfoliates with granulated white sugar and then rinses cleanly away so it’s great even for oily or acne prone skin can benefit.

7. Argan and Rosemary Facial Cleansing Oil Recipe – This easy Argan and Rosemary Facial Cleansing Oil Recipe requires just two ingredients but delivers incredible results! It’s especially great for maturing skin as it can help to prevent wrinkles. Plus it doubles as a moisturizer!

This healing neem butter recipe is wonderful for helping to heal minor wounds and abrasions as well as to help minimize scarring.

If you like these natural anti aging skin care recipes, you may also like my natural skin care recipes for making your own healing neem butter and natural burn relief spray as well as my natural anti acne skin care recipes.

For even more natural anti aging skin care recipes, be sure to follow me on Pinterest.  You can also find and follow me via Blog Lovin’ and Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.


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Anti Aging Night Cream Recipe

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This anti aging night cream recipe helps to reduce the signs of aging naturally with ingredients like coconut water, cocoa butter, evening primrose and rosehip seed oil.

This anti aging night cream recipe helps to reduce the signs of aging naturally with ingredients like coconut water, cocoa butter, evening primrose and rosehip seed oil.

Rosehip seed oil was chosen for this night cream recipe due to its extremely high fatty acid content. It’s praised for it’s ability to fight against dry, weathered, and dehydrated skin. And it also works well at helping to minimize the appearance of scars. It’s commonly used throughout the beauty and skin care industry to help to prevent and diminish the appearance of wrinkles and premature aging.

Evening primrose oil was chosen for its naturally occurring gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) as well as its moisturizing and skin softening effects while cocoa butter lends its moisturizing and healing properties.

Coconut water also acts as a natural moisturizer to rehydrate skin. It is also rich in anti-oxidants and cytokinins which can help to prevent the skin from premature wrinkles and aging. In addition coconut water also has natural anti-viral, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal properties which can aid in healing as well as soothing damaged skin.

This anti aging night cream recipe helps to reduce the signs of aging naturally with ingredients like coconut water, evening primrose & rosehip seed oil.

Anti Aging Night Cream Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.35 oz. emulsifying wax
.1 oz. shea nut oil
.25 oz. rosehip seed oil
.25 oz. evening primrose oil
.5 oz. cocoa butter
.15 oz. liquid soy lecithin
.1 oz. stearic acid

.65 oz. coconut water (not from concentrate)
2 ml rose water (or rose hydrosol)

2 ml vitamin E
10 drops carrot seed essential oil, optional
.02 oz. Optiphen Plus

Instructions:

I recommend using double boilers for this anti aging night cream recipe. If you don’t have double boilers it’s snap to set canning rings inside your pot of water and then use a glass Pyrex measuring cup inside the pot on top of the canning ring. Just be sure to place the Pyrex in the pot of water BEFORE you turn on the heat. You’ll need a small one cup sized Pyrex measuring cup for the water based ingredients. This only makes about 2 oz. of product but you can easily double the recipe for a larger batch. You’ll also need a kitchen or candy thermometer.

Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the emulsifying wax, liquid shea butter, rosehip seed oil, evening primrose oil, cocoa butter, liquid soy lecithin and stearic acid. Place in a double boiler and add heat it begins melting. Once it melts bring the temperature of the oils, wax and butters to 158°F (70°C) and hold for 20 minutes.

While the oils, butters and waxes are melting weigh out the coconut water into a second double boiler. Using a graduated plastic transfer pipette measure out the rosewater and stir into the coconut water. Bring the temperature of the waters to 158°F (70°C) and hold for 20 minutes.

Remove both the wax, butter and oil mixture and the waters from heat. Slowly pour the waters into the oils while mixing with a stick blender. Once all the water has been added mix with a stick blender for three minutes.

Allow the night cream mixture to cool to 113°F (45°C) then add the vitamin E, carrot seed essential oil and Optiphen Plus Preservative. Mix well for about two minutes with the stick blender then pour into the container(s) of your choice.

This anti aging night cream recipe helps to reduce the signs of aging naturally with ingredients like coconut water, evening primrose & rosehip seed oil.

You can also wait a day or two for your anti aging night cream to reach its final consistency, whip with a fork then spoon into your jar(s). As my house is rather cold at the moment I found the cream was much creamier and smoother if I whipped it two days after I made it before filling my containers.

To use simply apply a small amount to your face and neck before bed paying extra attention to your eye area or other areas of concern. You can also apply this anti aging night cream during the day as you would an eye cream before applying makeup. It also works really well on dry hands and feet.

This anti aging night cream recipe helps to reduce the signs of aging naturally with ingredients like coconut water, cocoa butter, evening primrose and rosehip seed oil.

For more natural beauty DIY’s and skin care recipes as well as homemade soap recipes be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest. You can also follow me on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram for regular updates and behind the scene sneak peeks.


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Natural Anti-Wrinkle Green Tea Eye Cream Recipe

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Does your eye area need a little extra love to help keep those pesky wrinkles away for as long as possible? Then be sure to try out this natural anti-wrinkle green tea eye cream recipe! It's formulated using a combination of oils known to promote healing like rosehip seed oil, walnut oil, pumpkin seed oil and evening primrose! Plus it contains a liquid green tea extract renowned for it's antioxidant properties.

Does your eye area need a little extra love to help keep those pesky wrinkles away for as long as possible? Then be sure to try out this natural anti-wrinkle green tea eye cream recipe! It’s formulated using a combination of oils known to promote healing like rosehip seed oil, walnut oil, pumpkin seed oil and evening primrose! Plus it contains a liquid green tea extract renowned for it’s antioxidant properties.

Use this anti-wrinkle green tea eye cream sparingly under eyes and around the eye area at night before bed. A little goes a long way! It’s also wonderful for dry skin and eczema or as a night cream for your face if you have dry or maturing skin.

Natural Anti-Wrinkle Green Tea Eye Cream Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.25 oz. beeswax
.3 oz. walnut oil
.3 oz. rosehip seed oil
.25 oz. pumpkin seed oil
.25 oz. shea butter
.25 oz. evening primrose oil
.5 ml vitamin E
.1 oz. liquid green tea extract

Instructions:

Use a digital scale to weigh out the shea butter and beeswax. Melt a double boiler then remove from heat. Now weigh out the walnut, rosehip, pumpkin, and evening primrose oil and stir into the melted shea butter and beeswax.

Using a graduated plastic transfer pipette measure out the vitamin E oil and stir into the cream.

Allow the natural green tea eye cream to cool completely and solidify to a creamy consistency – you can speed this up by popping it in the fridge for several hours – then weigh out the liquid green tea extract and stir into the cream.

Spoon the final product into a 2 oz. glass jar and seal. Store in a cool dry place.

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