Herb infused healing skin cream is something every home needs. This is the #1 recipe I am asked to share. Once people find out that I like to do most things naturally, they assume I make my own lotion, and their assumption is right. I have made all of my own body products for years, and I love it! I used to have terrible skin. Through diet, and changing to natural products, my skin has improved by wonders. I know this herb infused skin cream was helpful in my healing.
I use this recipe as I would a regular lotion. However, it can also replace products like neosporin, after sun lotion, rash cream and bag balm.
Herb Infused Oil
Infusing the oil with herbs adds many beneficial compounds to the finished product. There are many herbs that have great properties for our skin. The three I chose for this recipe are known to soothe the skin, and increase circulation. My oil of choice is coconut, olive and almond oil are a close second. Use what you know works great for your skin.
To make the infusion put equal parts of the herbs plantain, calendula, and st john’s wort in a quart sized jar filling it about 2/3 full. Poor in enough coconut oil to fill the jar. Put the jar in a warm and sunny spot for 3-4 weeks. Strain the herbs and your oil is ready to be made into skin cream!
If you are new to using medicinal herbs and want more information to get you started, check out this book.
Herb Infused Healing Skin Cream Recipe
- In a double broiler (or wide mouth pint jar in a small pot with a few inches of water) melt the oil, beeswax and cocoa butter slowly.
- When it is all melted pour into a wide mouth jar and add in vitamin E oil.
- Add essential oils. My preference is 5 drops peppermint, 5 drops frankincense, 2 drops carrot seed for more skin healing properties.
- Let cool for 5-10 minutes and then blend with a stick blender. (Optional, but it will guarantee the beeswax is mixed properly.)
- Apply in dime sized dollops, a little goes a long way.
This recipe is adapted from one I originally found from Wellness mama. You can view it here.