Peach kernel DIY face moisturizer that will make your skin look… peachy!
I am not one of those people who buy some cheap face cream and then complain when it doesn’t work. I buy expensive cream and then complain when it doesn’t work.
And I’ve struggled with this my whole life. I stopped counting a long time ago how many different products I’ve tried out, with very disappointing results. So you can imagine how thrilled I was when I discovered I can make my own DIY face moisturizer and have complete control over what goes on my face on a daily basis.
There’s something very exciting for me in making my one face cream. The process itself, the smells, picking the oils, slowly melting everything and, as it thickens, watching as the magic happens.
And we are not talking here about mash-a-tomato-and-put-it-on-your-face kind of product. (Though, there’s nothing wrong with tomatoes.) We are talking about a highly luxurious product – this DIY face moisturizer can compete with very expensive, cosmetic-salon-type creams.
I keep trying out new oil combinations, but the recipe I’m sharing today is my personal favorite. It is light, nurturing and perfect for spring.
Peaches and almonds are such an amazing combination. Peach kernel oil contains vitamins A, E and B complex. It balances the skin, moisturizes it perfectly and has anti-ageing properties. Almond oil is light and the skin absorbs it easily. It contains vitamin E, proteins and zinc; it is full of antioxidants and it is often used for treating skin after sun exposure.
Peach-Almond DIY Face Moisturizer
- 10-15 g beeswax,
- 1.5 teaspoon mango butter,
- 20 ml peach kernel oil,
- 5 ml sweet almond oil,
- 50 ml orange blossom water,
- 5 drops orange essential oil,
- 5 drops vanilla essential oil.
Firstly, melt beeswax with mango butter. Do this in a double boiler and stir while everything is melting slowly. When the wax completely melts and everything looks smooth, remove from the heat and add the oils.
I am not adding the oils while it’s on the stove. I’m paying extra cash to buy them cold pressed, I’m not going to throw away all the good stuff they have by heating them up more than necessary. However, I am adding them as soon as I remove the mixture from the heat because it’s easier for the ingredients to blend with each other while they are still warm.
So, add the oils and orange blossom water and stir really well until the oil phase is combined with the water phase. When the mixture thickens a bit and everything cools down, add essential oils and mix everything well. All that is left for you to do is to pour your freshly made DIY face moisturizer into containers (previously sterilized in the oven).
This Peach-Almond DIY face moisturizer makes my skin velvety smooth and soft, and I don’t know how it does it, but it adds a little bit of natural blush into my cheeks, making my face look fresh and very young. It really makes my skin look peachy – there’s no better words for it!