Rose Body Cream Recipe with Rose and Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
This homemade rose body cream recipe is perfect for hydrating dry skin. It’s also wonderful on freshly shaved legs! Keep reading to learn how to make your homemade body cream recipe with beeswax. This DIY body lotion is naturally scented with rose water and ylang ylang for a natural floral fragrance that will delight the senses.
Hello Soap Deli News Readers! Becca here, from The Dabblist. I blog about recipes, DIY tutorials, life hacks and all around inspiration to create a happy and healthy life.
How to Craft A Rose Body Cream Recipe
Crafting your own DIY body lotions is a fun and rewarding experience. However, making a body cream recipe with beeswax doesn’t come without challenges.
I started off trying to make a facial cream, but found that this rose body cream recipe with beeswax was much better suited for my dry elbows and legs right after a shave rather than my face. The soothing oils provide deep moisture to your skin with the sweet smell from the rosewater and ylang ylang, making it a delightful body moisturizer for dry skin care.
The concept is relatively simple. You mix waters and oils together to create an emulsified body cream. It is a delicate process that has taken me a few tries to perfect. Making your own rose body cream recipe is an exercise in patience and being present during the process. It is meditative.
Rose Body Cream Recipe with Beeswax
Combine the waters and essential oils in a bowl with a whisk and set aside to come to room temperature.
How to Make a Moisturizing Body Cream with Rose Water:
Combine the oils in a bowl and place over boiling water to melt together. Remove once melted and place in blender.
Now comes to exercise in patience. Allow the oils in the blender to come to room temperature. You can place it in the refrigerator to speed up the process, but make sure it doesn’t completely solidify.
Once the oils have come to room temperature, blend them on a high speed and slowly pour in the water mixture into the center of the swirl. Watch the mixture turn into a frothy cream, similar to buttercream frosting. Once it reaches that consistency, you can turn off the blender.
Pour your cream into jars and allow to sit and solidify a bit more.
Now, if you find that you didn’t wait long enough for the oils to cool (which has happened to me before), you’ll see the oils and waters begin to separate in your cream. Fear not! This does not mean your cream is a fail, but rather needs a little shaking right before use.
Be sure to store in a jar (with a clean lid to avoid the growth of mold) and keep in a cool, dark cupboard for up to 3 months. You can refrigerate too, though it isn’t necessary.
Becca is the blogger behind The Dabblist – her manifesto to declare freedom from the taboo of being known as a “dabbler.” She has found that, through sharing our stories and creations with each other and not being afraid to get our hands dirty, we can remember what our great great great grandmothers once knew – that we can be the creators of our own joy.
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