Monday, 25 May 2015

Olive Oil and Rosehip Night Cream - a recipe

It's very cold here today. There's a dusting of snow on the hills and the mountains have a thick, new coating of white. The wind outside feels like it's coming straight from the Antarctic. 

Weather like this sucks the moisture right out of your skin so it seems like a good time to make a batch of night cream - if your skin is really dry you can use it as a rich day cream too!

Olive Oil and Rosehip Night Cream


To make this you will need:

Place the olive oil, coconut oil and beeswax in the top of a double boiler (or similar). Warm over a low heat until melted. Remove from the heat, then add the rosehip oil, vitamin E oil and lavender essential oil (if using). Pour into a small, clean jar and leave to cool.

Makes approximately 1/3 cup of night cream

*This is about the same as the contents of one standard vitamin E capsule. Carefully pierce the end of the capsule and squeeze the oil into your mix.






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11 comments:

  1. Sounds great and just what I need. Some night creams are just so expensive and at least this is natural. Thanks for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom

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  2. Another awesome skin care recipe! Never heard of rosehip oil though. Where can I find it? Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday.

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    1. Rosehip oil is really great for your skin - I love it. If you have a good pharmacy or health store in your area they may stock it; otherwise search for online. I'm sure I've seen it on Etsy. You want cold pressed 100% pure rosehip oil for the best results.

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  3. It sounds like a lovely cream - we're in the middle of Summer in Australia and feeling a bit dried out so it would be a good one to think about making. thanks for sharing on our #OverTheMoon link up ~ Leanne :)

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    1. It is lovely and quite easy to make once you've gathered the ingredients. We're in the middle of Summer here too, but thankfully not as hot as your side of the Tasman. :)

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  4. This sounds wonderful, and in the winter my face gets so dry. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Now all I need some rose hip.

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  5. Oooh, this sounds like a lovely recipe! Thank you for sharing it on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)

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  6. I've seen a few folks using oil based products for their facial care routine. But I wonder, does it cause acne or an oily complexion?

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    1. That's a really good question. It's not going to suit everyone's skin, but as someone with oily skin I've not experienced any extra oiliness. My teenage daughter was also one of my testers - there was a noticeable clearing of her skin.

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  7. Oh, that sounds so luxurious! And I bet it feels relaxing too. Thanks for sharing with the Blog Fair.

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