Herbalist designed all-natural DIY Face Cream recipe, with skin supportive essential oils. Ideal for normal, dry or even mature skin. #DIYskin #DIYbeauty #facecream #DIYskincare #nontoxicbeauty #facecreamrecipe #AscensionKitchen

All natural DIY Face Cream

How to make an all-natural DIY face cream that is absolute perfection every time. Made with organic meadowfoam and raspberry seed oils, with skin-protective essential oils. Ideal for normal, dry or even mature skin. Yields 100g (3.38 oz). 
Course Beauty, Skincare
Cuisine Beauty
Keyword DIY Face Cream
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 100 g
Author Naturopath Lauren Glucina



Oil Phase

  • 6 g emulsifying wax O
  • 3 g shea butter
  • 7 g raspberry seed oil
  • 7 g meadowfoam oil

Water Phase

  • 3 g glycerine
  • 74 g distilled water

Once Combined

  • 0.8 g Microcare DB preservative
  • 6 drops doTERRA Yarrow | Pom essential oil
  • 6 drops doTERRA Frankincense essential oil
  • 6 drops doTERRA Copaiba essential oil
  • 6 drops doTERRA Juniper essential oil
  • 4 drops doTERRA Helichrysum essential oil
  • 2 drops doTERRA Geranium essential oil


  • First, sterilise all equipment and utensils by spritzing with the alcohol based sanitising spray. Do not use wooden utensils.
  • Measure out all ingredients for the oil phase, and add to the first pyrex jug.
  • Measure out all ingredients for the water phase, and add to the second pyrex jug.
  • Rest both pyrex jugs in a saucepan/fry pan, then add boiling water to the saucepan until it reaches past the height of the ingredients in the jugs.
  • Use the candy thermometer to bring the temperature in the jug containing the oil phase ingredients up to 65-70˚C (149-158˚F). Any higher, and you risk oxidising the oils. Stir gently till all ingredients are totally dissolved.
  • Once you reach 65-70˚C, remove both jugs from heat and place on a board. Gradually pour the water into the oil's jug, and blend on slow with the immersion blender until the mixture emulsifies (30 seconds to 1 minute).
  • Stop and let the mixture cool and thicken for a minute or two, then blend again until whipped into a creamy texture.
  • Use the thermometer again to measure the temperature - cool it down to 45˚C (113˚F), this could take up to 15 minutes. Then add the Microcare DB and essential oils. Blend once more to combine.
  • Let cool entirely, then spoon into a 100ml amber glass jar. Label with the date and ingredients. Enjoy!


  • You can use an electric beater or even an electric hand whisk in place of the immersion blender, but this truly works best and they aren't expensive.
  • Use any combination of the essential oils I've listed - work to 30 drops per 100ml recipe, which is a 1% dilution.
  • This recipe makes 1x 100ml pottle, a convenient size if you're just making it for yourself, however I've found doubling the batch is slightly easier to manage when it comes to whipping.