Mountain Rose Herbs. They sell bulk organic herbs, spices, and essential oils. Great reliable source.
The secret ingredient in this face cream? Rosehip seed oil.
Rosehip seed oil is the best oil available for anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation.
“Through testing, rosehip seed oil has been shown to regenerate the skin, reduce scars and wrinkles, prevent the advancement of wrinkles and aging, and help skin to regain its natural color and tone. After four months of applying rosehip seed oil daily, their wrinkles and sun spots had almost completely disappeared, and the skin had a fresher and healthier look. Today, rosehip seed oil is exported around the world, and is used by the medical community, as well as in fine facial and cosmetic care products.
Rosehip seed oil contains Vitamin A, which helps to delay the effects of skin aging, assists with cell regeneration, and promotes collagen and elastin levels to increase. This results in firmer, smoother, and more youthful skin with greater elasticity. Rosehip seed oil also contains a high amount of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, which further promotes healthy skin. Rosehip seed oil has been used successfully to treat the following skin problems: Stretch marks, UV damage from overexposure to the sun, Scars from surgery, burns, and acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Wrinkles and premature skin aging, Hyper-pigmentation, Dermatitis, Burns, including those from radiation and sunburns, and Age spots.” Source
Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream
2 tsp jojoba oil
1 tsp coconut oil
3 tsp apricot kernel oil
3 tsp Rosehip seed oil
5 drops carrot-seed essential oil (optional)
1 1/2 tsp beeswax pastilles
5 tsp rose-water
Place beeswax, jojoba, coconut, rosehip and essential oils (basically everything besides the rose water!) in a double boiler or right in a stainless steel pan (I have one just for making homemade skincare). Heat on low very gently to melt wax about 5-8 minutes. Stir well, remove from heat. Slowly stir in rose water. Place in fridge until set. Makes a small 2.5 oz jar. Use under eyes in the morning and evening.
Also bought these from Mountain Rose Herbs.
I tripled the batch and made 3 ~ 2 ounce tins. I used it all over my face. I love it.
If you want your cream to be more creamy like this:
After you you remove the ingredients from the stove. I let mine cool for a few minutes because it can be really hot. Place in blender (be careful bc this can be very tough to clean out after) and add in the rose water a little bit at a time (through the top of the blender). Pulse the blender a few times and you will have a nice fluffy cream. Remember the cleanup is MESSY! Still worth it though
My suggestion is to double or triple the batch (if you are doing the cream version)… place in refrigerator until ready to use. Enjoy!
Addition: If you have super oily skin, I would also double the rose water amount. I have yet to try this (very soon and will update), but a reader suggested this and it makes perfect sense. It will be lighter w/ more rose water… this applies to the cream version!! HTH!
An online friend and great resource for all homemade skin care related products. This formula was adapted from her homemade anti-wrinkle eye cream.
If you are looking for an organic non-toxic anti-wrinkle cream for sale check out this one. My favorite so far. It is called Anti-Aging Lift Serum. It is only $40 dollars and it it certified nonToxic and Organic.