Friday, December 18, 2015

Skin Smoothing Kokum Butter Face Cream

I love Kokum Butter from Mountain Rose Herbs! According to Mountain Rose Herbs, Kokum butter is composed of beneficial compounds that help regenerate skin cells.  It's commonly used in skin healing lotions, creams and body butters, as well as soaps.  Highly recommended to those that need a product with skin-healing capabilities.

My recipe for Skin Smoothing Kokum Butter Face Cream will help regenerate tired and worn skin and will support skin elasticity and general flexibility of the skin wall.

This is an all-purpose cream that doubles as a body and hand cream too! My recipes makes about four ounces so store it in the fridge and refill a small 1/2-ounce jar to use within a few days. My recipe does not use a preservative.

Kokomo Butter photo credit: Mountain Rose Herbs!
Skin Smoothing Kokum Butter Face Cream

2 tablespoons Mountain Rose Herbs Kokum Butter (**Regenerates tired and worn skin)
1 teaspoon Mountain Rose Herbs Castor Oil (**Very smoothing to the skin and acts as a barrier agent)
1 teaspoon Mountain Rose Herbs Camelina Oil (**high amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin E and anti-oxidants)
1 teaspoon Mountain Rose Herbs Avocado Oil (**Promotes natural collagen production)
1/4 teaspoon Mountain Rose Herbs Stearic Acid
1 1/4 teaspoons Mountain Rose Herbs Emulsifying Wax
1/3 cup Mountain Rose Herbs Helichrysum Hydrosol (**Helps tone the skin and promote healing of damaged tissue)
1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
3 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
2 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
3 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
3 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
1 drop Rose Absolute
1 drop Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Bring a small pot with a few inches of water to a simmer.  In a glass measuring cup, add in the Kokum Butter, Castor Oil, Camelina Oil, Avocado Oil, Stearic Acid and Emulsifying Wax. Place the measuring cup into the simmering water and heat until all ingredients have melted together.

While the butter, waxes and oils are melting, bring another saucepan with a few inches of water to a simmer.  In another glass measuring cup, add in the Helichrysum hydrosol and place the measuring cup in the simmering water and  heat to about 130 degrees.

Turn off the heat and remove both measuring cups.  Using an immersion blender, start blending the oil/butter/wax mixture. Slowly pour in the heated hydrosol and blend for five minutes to emulsify. Add in the Vitamin E oil and essential oils and blend for another two to three minutes. Transfer to a sanitized glass jar with a lid. Store in the refrigerator and use within 3 weeks.

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