Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tea Tree Oil Face Cream

Update: This has been one of my most popular posts and I have received a ton of email from folks about it.  The majority of the emails were from those that wanted to use this on oily and blemish-prone skin but found that the rich Shea butter, sesame oil and cocoa butter were way too rich for their skin.  I also received a fair share of emails asking that I reduce the number of ingredients and also convert the measurements to teaspoons and tablespoons instead of grams.  I am sure you will enjoy this NEW & Improved simple and effective skin care recipe. 

Tea Tree Oil Face Cream
Makes 2 ounces 
1/2 tablespoon Mountain Rose Herbs Witch Hazel Extract
1 tablespoon Rosewater
1 tablespoon Mountain Rose Herbs Jojoba Oil
1/2 tablespoon Mountain Rose Herbs Hazelnut Oil
3/4 teaspoon Mountain Rose Herbs Stearic Acid
2  teaspoons Mountain Rose Herbs Emulsifying Wax-NF
40 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

I like getting the Witch Hazel Extract from Mountain Rose Herbs
I got both of these oils from Mountain Rose Herbs and they are both great for oily and blemish-prone skin types. 

My favorite place for Emulsifying Wax is Mountain Rose Herbs
Mountain Rose Herbs has Stearic Acid

Measure out the ingredients into three separate containers.  The Witch Hazel and Rosewater in one container, the Jojoba and Hazelnut oils into another and the Stearic Acid and Emulsifying Wax into another.

Bring a pot with about 3 inches of water to a simmer.  In a glass measuring cup, pour in all the ingredients.  Place the measuring cup into the simmering water and allow the waxes to melt into the other ingredients.

As the wax melts, it will start to emulsify the ingredients together.

The mixture will turn a creamy white color and all the wax will be melted.  Remove from the hot water and start to whisk for about 5 minutes.

Add in the essential oil, mix well and pour into a sanitized glass container.

Continue to whisk to cool the cream and thicken it up.  Once it has a rich and thick consistency, place a tight fitting lid on it and store it in the refrigerator for up to 30 days.  This is a great cream for the blemish-prone back and chest too.



You will find most of  the necessary ingredients to make this cream over at Mountain Rose Herbs.  

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