This DIY wrinkle cream recipe is fantastic, it's one of the first overnight creams I ever made. Aside from being considerably cheaper than commercial store-bought creams, you'll find it much gentler on your skin and often far more effective.
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With a handful of Calendula flowers and 10 fl oz (300 grams) boiling water, make an herbal infusion. A herbal infusion is made by placing the flowers into a jug, pouring boiling water over them and then leaving it covered to cool. For this recipe, we will only need 60 grams of the infusion, so store the remaining mixture in your fridge for next time.Optionally, you can skip making the infusion and use a ready-made floral hydrosol.
1 handful Dried Calendula Flowers, 300 grams Boiled water
Weigh out your oils and wax into one of the heatproof containers.
Now, pour 60 grams of the infused calendula water into the second heatproof container.
Place both contains into a pan of simmering water, once the oils have melted heat them through but do not allow them to boil.
Once the oils have melted and they are both warmed, remove them from the heat and combine the water with the oils.
Now mix steadily with a spoon or whisk, if using a whisk try to keep it down to prevent air bubbles.
As the cream starts to cool and thicken this would be a good time to add your preservative if you are using one (please check the instructions on your product for more guidance on this).
1 grams Preservative
Once the cream has reached room temperature add the frankincense and lemon essential oils and give it another good stir after each oil. To stop the oil and water separating you need to stir until the cream has completely cooled.