Vegan Chamomile Face Cream

This is an excellent face or body cream adapted from Rosemary Gladstar’s classic cream recipe.

I personally find this face cream to be gentle, hydrating, and soothing. It isn’t greasy or heavy, yet it feels like it is deeply soothing and calming to my skin.

Vegan Chamomile Face Cream

  • 3/4 cup (180ml) Chamomile-infused sweet almond oil
  • 1/4 cup(60ml) Balm of Gilead -infused almond oil
  • 1/8 cup (30 ml) Shea butter
  • 1/8 cup (30 ml) Coconut oil
  • 1/8 cup (30 g) Candelilla wax or Carnauba wax
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) commercially prepared organic aloe vera gel
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) rose, lavender or orange blossom hydrosol
  • 10 drops of Vitamin E oil
  • A few drops of lavender essential oil

Combine the oils, butter and wax in a saucepan over very low heat until everything is melted together

Pour into a measuring cup or container and let cool until the mixture is somewhat firm, thick and creamy

Scrape the oil mixture into a blender.

In a separate bowl. Combine the hydrosol, gel and essential oil

Turn the blender in full speed and slowly drizzle the the water mixture into the vortex created by the blender

Continue blending until all the water mixture has been absorbed by the oil.

The blender should “choke” as the mixture thickens and becomes creamy

After turning off the blender, scoop the cream into small jars.

Store the cream in a cool dark place.

Medicinal Actions:
Chamomile: soothing, vulnerary, affinity for skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis, anti-inflammatory

Shea butter: moisturising, anti-inflammatory, aids in skin’s natural collagen production

Balm of Gilead: antioxidant, heals scars, clears up eczema and psoriasis, anti-inflammatory

Lavender: antibacterial, soothing, anti-inflammatory

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