Are you suffering from dry, flaky, and cracking skin but are sick of paying for expensive moisturizers that you're not even sure you're going to like? This (surprisingly) easy and affordable DIY recipe for a hydrating face cream may be just the thing you've been waiting to cook up!


To make two 50 g jars, you'll need:

  • 25 ml Apricot Kernel Oil
  • 25 ml Jojoba Oil
  • 15 g Beeswax
  • 70 ml Bottled Water
  • 2 tbsp Rosewater
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
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    • Step 1: Take out a double boiler and place two cups of warm water in the bottom. Then add the jojoba oil, the apricot kernel oil, and the beeswax. Heat everything until the wax dissolves.
    • Step 2: While the mixture is still hot, pour it into a Pyrex bowl and leave it to cool.
    • Step 3: Next, add the bottled water, rosewater, and lemon juice into the boiler pan and heat it until it's warm. Turn off the heat, but leave the pot on the burner and add the oil and wax mixture to the pot.
    • Step 4: Stir frequently until everything becomes opaque and thick, adding more heat only if it begins to separate. Once it has thickened, it is recommended to store in a sealed container for no more than six weeks.

    Note: If you'd like, you can add one tsp. of apple cider vinegar to the recipe if you have blemished skin, two tsp. evening primrose oil if you have dry skin, two drops of tea tree oil if you have combination skin or one tsp. of witch hazel water if you have oily skin.