Wrinkle Cream Recipe With Honey And Orange

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Similar to my first homemade wrinkle cream this natural anti wrinkle cream is another great overnight treatment, it’s perfect for smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles in your facial skin. But you can also get some great results when using this cream on cracked heels or dry hands.

DIY wrinkle cream that really works

The Ingredients In This Recipe

  • Apricot Kernal oil is a delightful oil comparable to Sweet Almond, but more suitable for delicate or prematurely aged skin.
  • Wheatgerm is a seriously rich oil that is loaded with natural Vitamin E, A, D, proteins, Lecithin, and also Squalane. This great combination also makes it an excellent natural preservative in all your homemade skin care products. Wheat germ has long been used for many irritations such as rough, dry and chaffing skin, and is particularly good on mature skin, helping repeal the effects of wrinkles.
  • Shea Butter has been used to help hydrate skin for many years now, it contains high levels of anti-aging and anti-inflammatory components and is the perfect ingredient for my homemade wrinkle creams.
  • The Honey in this recipe contains natural moisturizing ability, can contain some Alpha Hydroxy Acids and also helps to gently exfoliate your skin all at the same time. Honey also has significant natural antioxidant properties.
  • The Orange has a lot of citric acid which will also help exfoliate your skin. But the high level of antioxidants present in oranges will help your skin fight free radicals and slow down the formation of wrinkles. The vitamin C content will help promote the production of collagen which keeps your sin looking younger longer.

For best results: Use this cream within 1 week (or adding a preservative at around 1% will increase the shelf life to around 12 months)

The Method

The Method for this wrinkle cream recipe is almost identical to the main anti-wrinkle cream, with just a few subtle changes.

Step 1. For this recipe we will be using a combination of orange blossom water, distilled water and honey.

Step 2. Weigh out your base oils, shea butter, and wax (not the vitamin E oil) into one of the heat proof containers. Then pour your waters and honey into the second heat proof container.

Making DIY wrinkle cream 1: Add your honey

Step 3. Place both contains into a pan of simmering water, once the oils have melted heat them through but do not allow them to boil.

Step 4. Once the oils have melted and they are both warmed, remove them from the heat and combine the water with the oils.

Step 5. Now mix steadily with a spoon or whisk, if using a whisk try to keep it down to prevent air bubbles.

Making DIY wrinkle cream 4: Whisk or stir your mixture thoroughly

Step 6. 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).

Making DIY wrinkle cream 3: Add your preservative

Step 7. Once the cream has reached room temperature add your chosen essential oils and the vitamin E, then give it another good stir. To stop the oil and water separating you need to stir until the cream has completely cooled.

Making DIY wrinkle cream 2: Add your Vitamin E

Step 8. Spoon into airtight jars to ensure the essential oils are well preserved, clear jars need to be kept in a cool, dark place.

Use this cream in the same way as shown in the first DIY night cream recipe or homemade face creams.

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Author: Angela Wills

Title: Founder and Author - Savvy Homemade

Expertise: Beauty Recipes, Skincare Formulation, Soapmaking, DIY Crafts, Parenting

Angela Wills is an author, founder, and the driving force behind Savvy Homemade. With over fifteen years of experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to every post she writes. She is fearlessly dedicated to creating tried and tested beauty recipes, skincare formulations, soap recipes, and many other DIY crafts that will work for everyone. Angela has a Diploma in Skincare Formulation, is a proud member of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild, and infuses each DIY product with her passion and expertise.

Discussion (15 Comments)

  1. Hi Angela,

    I just discovered your site and am excited to start making my own skincare products. Could I substitute beeswax pellets for the emulsifying wax? If so, would I use the same amount of beeswax as I would for the EW?

    Thank you ????

    • Hi Tina,

      That’s great to hear! Once you start making your own products, it can be quite addictive, lol.

      Unfortunately, beeswax is not an emulsifier, so the water and oil will always separate. I’ve seen loads of recipes on the internet suggesting that you can use beeswax as an emulsifier. Sadly, this is misinformation and will result in wasted ingredients.

      Best wishes,
      Angela x

  2. Ho Angela,

    Thank you for creating this amazing space and also for sharing these recipes with us. I have a quick question. the drops that you mentioned here, I am trying to convert them into gms. As the dropper size might differ. Any ideas on how to go about it? I know measuring drops from oil is quite a task and every time I measure I get different gms.


  3. Hello
    Have just discovered your website and love it!
    Is Neroli Hydrosol the same as Orange Blossom Water? Do they always have preservatives in them?
    Thanks, Sharon

    • Hi Sharon,

      Neroli Hydrosol and Orange Blossom Water/Hydrosol are related, but they aren’t the same. While both are good at increasing blood flow to the skin, as well as restoring some elasticity, Neroli goes a bit further with its anti-agining and hydrating benefit. In fact, I would say Neroli is a higher quality hydrosol all round.

      It’s a little more difficult to find, though, and also probably more expensive. You can pick up orange blossom water easily in your local grocery store, as it’s often used in baking.

      As for preservatives, if your hydrosol is commercially produced it’s very likely it will contain a preservative. Water is highly susceptible to microbial growth. If preservatives aren’t something you’re keen to use, you could make your own aqueous infusion using botanicals. While infusions and hydrosols are different, it is possible to get some of the same benefits. Take a look at my homemade infusion blog post for more detail.

      I will admit, it will probably be difficult to get hold of some neroli/bitter orange blossom, but you’d be surprised what you have in your garden that you could use to make herbal infusions.

  4. hi,
    love this site!!
    did i miss where to purchase orange blossom water or directions on how to make it myself?

    • You couldn’t make the hydrosol at home, however you can make an infusion. Otherwise, I would check on amazon.

  5. Hi Angela,These recipes are great but could I add less Emulsifying Wax as 12 grams is so much.Just want your opinion
    Thanks Jo

    • Hi Jo,

      This is a good question. Honestly, it depends on the emulsifying wax you’re using. If you have a specific emulsifying wax you want to use, check with the manufacturer guidelines. They should offer you a percentage that represents recommended usage rate. I always tell people to go by that percentage, rather than whatever a recipe says to use. Because you’ll notice as you try different e-waxes, they all need a different amount in order to achieve a stable emulsion.

      For anyone reading this comment who isn’t aware of how to do this, You can work this out by adding up all the other ingredients, dividing that number by 100, and then multiplying by the percentage of e-wax you need. E.g. 50g batch / 100 x 12% = 6g of e-wax.

  6. I just made the cream. It is not as thick as I think it should be, but maybe it won’t be any problem.
    But either you didn’t mention when to add the shea butter or I don’t see it?
    Could you please correct that?
    Thank you

    • Hi Yvonne,

      Thanks so much for spotting this. You would add it in the first step, along with your base oils and wax. Many apologies. I have amended my post to make it a bit more clear. Thanks again.


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