The shea butter experiments have been going well! Over the last ten or so days, I've whipped up so many creamy and nutritive concoctions. Every day is starting to feel like a spa day. Today's recipe was inspired by my mother in law who has been asking for an all natural shea based face cream that she could use to counteract wrinkles and signs of age.
The truth is, this natural facial moisturizer for mature skin can really be used at any age, 25-105, as it's never too early to begin taking care of the delicate skin on your face and decollete.
Good Face Cream for Mature Skin: A Natural Shea Based Recipe
I love this formula and keep a little jar on my dresser. I use it every night before bed. The natural facial moisturizer for mature skin draws upon the powerful anti-aging properties in turmeric, sea buckthorn oil and frankincense. All of which have been used for thousands of years to combat signs of aging and wrinkling-the natural way!
If you'd like to whip up a batch to try, here's what you'll need:
1/2 cup shea butter
1/2 teaspoon sea buckthorn oil
1/8 teaspoon turmeric
35 drops of frankincense essential oil
Melt your shea butter in a double boiler over low heat or by using a pyrex glass container placed inside a pot filled 1/4 of the way with boiling water.
Once the shea has turned to a liquid, pour it into your container. Add the sea buckthorn oil, turmeric and frankincense.
With the lid secured tightly, shake the mixture until the contents have blended thoroughly. It should be a light gold color.
Place your container in the refrigerator for thirty minutes to set, before returning it to a room temperature environment.
This recipe will fill a 4 oz. bottle.
*This formula is very concentrated- a little bit goes a long way. A pea sized amount is all you need for your face. Don't forget to use another pea sized scoop for your decollete (it will give your age away in an instant).
**Despite being thick in consistency, you do not need to worry about your pores getting clogged our break-outs. In fact, if you have acne prone skin, this formula will work in your favor when it comes to keeping break-outs at bay. Turmeric, sea buckthorn oil and shea butter are effective in the treatment of problem skin.