How to Make Royal Jelly Face Cream
It's only been a few years since the previously unknown royal jelly entered mainstream knowledge for its skin and body benefits. Since then, it's started being sold all over and it can easily be found in drugstores and supermarkets. However, if you're looking for a chemical-free natural product, it's best to follow this recipe for homemade royal jelly. In this oneHOWTO article, you'll learn how to make royal jelly face cream for brighter, healthier, more elastic skin.
Learn about its properties. Before we begin, you should get to know a little about the beneficial properties of this gift from mother nature:
- The biggest benefit of royal jelly is its contribution to cell renewal. In other words, it helps regenerate new cells as the old cells die off.
- As an antioxidant, it helps fight diseases like arthritis and anemia.
- It contains vitamins B, C, D and E, minerals, enzymes and ethereal substances. Altogether, this makes royal jelly a truly powerful skin care product.
- More than 70% of its composition is water, so it keeps the skin fully hydrated.
The skin benefits of royal jelly do not end there. By helping the dermis to become more elastic, it slows the ageing process and strengthens the skin's defenses against harmful bacteria.
Prep the ingredients. Now that you know the great skin-care benefits of royal jelly, it's time to get started! The ingredients you'll need are:
- 5 grams (0.17 oz) royal jelly
- 3 grams (0.10 oz) of beeswax
- 3 grams (0.10 oz) cocoa butter
- 10 grams (0.35 oz) wheat germ oil
- 15 grams (0.5 oz) jojoba oil
- 10 grams (0.35) avocado oil
- 30 milliliters rosewater
- 5 milliliters distilled water
As you see, these ingredients are not widely available, but you can get them all from a herbalist. Note that the grams are a very small amount, so you'll need to use a kitchen scale to make sure you have the exact amount of each ingredient.
Got 'em all? Then let's get started making the face cream. First of all, don't let the amount of ingredients intimidate you. This recipe is affordable, quick and easy.
Begin by melting the beeswax and cocoa butter in a double boiler. When you see that the mixture is almost completely melted, add the three oils: wheat germ, jojoba and avocado. Stir it all together until a uniform paste is formed. Remove from heat.
Next, heat up the rose water and add it to the mix you've just made. Mix the distilled water and the royal jelly... and presto! It took only a few minutes and now you have the perfect face moisturiser to rejuvenate your skin. Let the cream cool for a few hours before applying it.
Before you use it, make sure to wash your face. Skin that is dirty or has make-up on will prevent the royal jelly moisturizer cream from penetrating well. Remember that the quantities in this recipe are for a small batch, so if you want to increase the numbers for a bigger batch you can go ahead. As long as you use the face cream within a few months, you're A-okay.
Keep in mind when and how to apply this royal jelly face cream. The recommendation is to apply it twice daily, once in the morning and once at night. Apply the cream with circular motions all over the face, with special attention to the areas where you have more wrinkles or blemishes.
You can apply more product at night, because you won't be touching your face so it has a greater effect. When applying it in the morning, don't put too much because it can make your face shiny.
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