rose face cream

Homemade Rose Face Cream

This Rose Dream Facial Cream is a beautiful, soft, rose filled cream! Using rosewater, rosehip seed oil from wild roses and with the beautiful rosey smell of Geranium it will last longer than a bunch of flowers from your loved one!

This gorgeous homemade face cream is packed full of skin regenerating and rejuvenating ingredients so it’s wonderful for dry, normal or mature skin. Macadamia  is emollient, soothing, protective (especially against weather and outside conditions), and easily absorbed. Avocado is rich in vitamin E, healing and nourishing, encourages skin cell regeneration and has a wonderful soft, silky feel on the skin. Rosehip Oil is regenerating, rejuvenating, healing and the only vegetable oil to contain tretinoin (a form of vitamin A) which helps to repair damaged skin, acne, and reduce wrinkles and scars. Rose water is cooling, soothing, astringent and anti-inflammatory. Rose Geranium or  Geranium essential oil adds a rosey aroma and is great at balancing sebum (the skins natural oil). Bergamot FCF adds an uplifting touch.

 

Rose Face Cream Recipe

 

Oil phase

6g emulsifier  e.g. Olivem 1000 (INCI: Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate).

5g avocado oil

10g macadamia oil

5g rosehip oil

(or 20g vegetable oils of your choice)


Water phase

69g rosewater (rose hydrolate or hydrosol)

2.5g glycerine

 

Cooling phase

0.5g Vitamin E Oil

0.5g (approx 10 drops) rose geranium essential oil

0.5g (approx 10 drops) bergamot FCF essential oil

1g preservative* (or as manufacturers instructions)

* As this product contains water a broad spectrum preservative is necessary (Vitamin E, rosemary extract and grapefruit seed extract are NOT preservatives). Use your preservative according to the manufacturers instructions and adjust the recipe accordingly. We like using Preservative Eco (INCI Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Glycerine, Sorbic Acid) from Aromantic (UK) as it is an Ecocert certified preservative. This is also sold as Geogard™ ECT available from Voyageur Soap and Candle Company (USA) and Plantaserv M available from New Directions (Australia).

 

How to make the cream

1. Place the oil phase ingredients in a bain marie or water bath and allow ingredients to melt. Bring the temperature up to 70-75 degrees C.

2. Place the water phase ingredients (rosewater and glycerine) into a second bain marie or water bath and bring the temperature to 70-75 degrees C.

3. Check that both oil phase and water phase are the same temperature. They won’t emulsify properly if they are different temperatures.

4. Add the water phase to the oil phase and whisk / blend to emulsify the cream.

5. Allow it to cool, mixing periodically. As it cools it will start to thicken. Add the Preservative and other cooling phase ingredients and mix well.

6. Transfer into your packaging of choice. This should keep for 12 months.

 

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