This nourishing medicinal mushroom-infused face cream is a must to soothe and hydrate your skin. Including both tremella and reishi, what a perfect way to infuse some tonic herb magic into your skin care routine. This recipe is all natural and we strongly suggest you use 100% organic materials to make this beautiful face cream. Check out our Save Your Skin article for heaps more tips to keep your skin looking and feeling amazing!
Makes roughly 1 cup
Time - about 30 mins
30g shea butter
24g jojoba oil (you can also use macadamia oil, liquid coconut oil or sweet almond oil)
14g vegetable-derived emulsifying wax
120g filtered water
6g potato starch or arrowroot or tapioca
(aids the skin to hold moisture)
(powerful anti-aging compounds)
Optional: essential oils can also have an anti-aging effect, and provide a nice scent! Lavender, frankincense, tea tree and peppermint are some other beautiful options)
- Melt the shea butter, jojoba oil and emulsifying wax together in a double boiler.
- Allow to cool to about 40-45 degrees celsius.
- Heat the water to about 40-45 degrees celsius (either on the stove, kettle or microwave). Basically, the oil mixture and water need to be the similar temperatures.
- Transfer the water to a measuring jug or something that will be easy to use an immersion blender in. Add the potato starch and mushrooms to the water.
- Then add the oil mixture.
- Use an immersion blender to combine the oil and water mixture, it should emulsify into a beautiful face cream.
- Transfer the face cream to a jar and place in the fridge for a day. After 24 hours, stir through any essential oils you wish to use.
- You need to store the face cream in the fridge as there is no preservative or anti-bacterial agent in there (bacteria will grow as the cream is based in water). If you wish, you can use a natural preservative and then not store in the fridge.
- Use daily as a beautiful face cream!
Let us know how you go with this one guys. It's a great gift idea ;) And if you'd like to receive some more beauty recipes like a skin scrub and facial mask, using epic tonic herbs, then head over here to download our *free* Beauty Bible. You're going to love it!
About the author:
Penny Benjamin is a Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, chemical engineer, nutrition & cooking educator, whole-foods recipe developer, health-foodie, content creator, social media influencer, blogger, traveller as well as a netball player and crossfitter. Her broad and unique personal and professional experience and knowledge form the core of her logical, no-fuss approach to health. Penny is passionate about using her knowledge, easy-to-follow content and influential opinion to empower others to lead healthy lives.