DIY Dry Skin Cream Recipe

March 12, 2009
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Here’s simple cream recipe you can try to soothe and moisturize dry skin.

Ginger Skin Crème

Recipe compliments of Spa Index.
Ginger invigorates, and oil soothes. Try this double dose for dry skin.
2-inch piece of fresh ginger
2 teaspoons light sesame oil
2 teaspoons apricot kernel oil
2 teaspoons vitamin E oil
½ cup cocoa butter
Preheat oven on lowest setting. Finely grate the ginger just enough so that you have about an 1/8 teaspoon of ginger “juice.” To obtain the juice, squeeze the freshly grated ginger over a small bowl. Place the ingredients (including the ginger) in a glass container and heat just until the cocoa butter is melted and the oils are blended. Pour into a clean, dry container and store in a cool dry place. You can add a few drops of orange or other essential oil for a nice twist. You can find ingredients for this recipe at Mountain Rose Herbs.


  • Anonymous

    February 27, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    I know this is an older post but I found this recipe via pinterest and was wondering if there is anything I could use to substitue for the vitamin e oil because of allergies. Or is it vital? Thank you for the wonderful blog!

  • Rebecca D. Dillon

    February 28, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    The Vitamin E will help it to last longer, but you could omit it. I’d keep this one refrigerated.


    January 31, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    I was wondering if i could use ground ginger in this recipe?

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