How To Make Cream At Home: My Go-To DIY Organic Cream
Read Time: 5 mins
Prep Time: 15 mins
Ever wondered how to make cream at home while gawking at the jaw-dropping price tags of some famed skin care creams or body butter?
You sure did.
- With DIYs catching steam
- Raw organic ingredients available at the click of a button
- Skyrocketing prices of so-called organic products
It’s time to show the door to laziness
Bring out your inner skin chef (who by the way will be a pro in no time – take my word)
Psss…the cream that you’ll concoct today is –
- An all-weather saviour
- Non-comedogenic (won’t clog skin’s pores and hence, trigger pimples or breakouts)
- Easy on pocket (when you do the math… okay, I will do it for you)
All set to make one?
Check out the recipe then!
How To Make Cream At Home: Ingredients
- Kokum Butter (50 g) – Buy here
- Flax seed oil (20 ml) – Buy here
- Lavender essential oil (5 ml) – Buy here
How To Make Cream At Home: Procedure
Step 1 – Make a double-boiler system. See this if you do not know what this apparently fancy-sounding phrase means.
You’ll laugh on knowing how simple it actually is!
Step 2 – Add the above stated quantities of Kokum butter and Flax seed oil in an iron bowl.
Switch on the stove. Keep it on low flame.
Step 3 – In less than 2 mins, everything will liquefy completely.
Switch off the stove, then.
Sprinkle 5 ml of lavender essential oil.
Step 4 – Transfer to a clean and dry bowl.
How To make it all-weather?
While the cream that you have made will last throughout winter, it will melt during summers.
To make it last during summers, simply add about 10 g of beeswax (buy here) during Step 2.
Rest everything is the same.
With that your all-weather DIY homemade organic cream/body butter is ready.
Here’s a virtual pat on your back!
Before We Wind Up
You’ve learnt how to make cream at home.
Chances are, you’d be bubbling with queries, right?
Q 1 – How long with this cream stay afresh?
A 1 – Unless a single drop of water falls into the cream, it’ll stay useable for at least a year easily.
It has only oils and a butter.
No aqua (water) base is added hence it doesn’t require any preservatives.
Q 2 – Who all can use it?
A 2 – Anyone willing to go au naturel and desirous of flaunting smooth, crack-free and supple skin – man, woman or child.
Q 3 – If I do not add beeswax, what am I losing out on?
A 3 – Beeswax is added to provide a mould to the cream.
If you do not add it, your cream will stay a liquid which is still useable.
However, carrying it while travelling won’t be possible then.
How To Make Cream At Home: Doing The Math
Sum of prices of all the ingredients = 600 + 180 + 300 = 1,080/- INR
Using 50 g of Kokum butter, 20 ml of Flaxseed oil and 5 ml of Lavender essential oil, cost of one jar of your cream = 60 + 36 + 100 = 196/- INR
If you add beeswax, cost = 216/- INR which is way less than what any organic cream in the market comes for.
Makes sense to make one at home?
With that we wrap up a slightly tedious DIY.
Now that you know how to make cream at home, give your pockets some respite too!