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Shea Butter Face Cream and Anti-aging Essential Oil Synergy

Excerpted from Plant-Powered Beauty. Copyright © 2018 BenBella Books Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Active Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: DIY Beauty
Keyword: essential oils, face cream, shea butter
Yield: 2 fluid ounces
Author: Amy Galper & Christina Daigneault
Cost: $10


  • glass or stainless steel bowl
  • wooden stick or metal spoon
  • small stainless steel whisk
  • 1 (2-ounce) glass jar with a tight-fitting lid


Shea Butter Face Cream

Anti-aging Essential Oil Synergy


Shea Butter Face Cream

  • In a glass or stainless steel bowl, mash the shea butter using the back of a spoon or a wooden stick until there are no lumps visible and it is entirely smoothed out.
  • Begin whisking the shea butter until it starts getting creamier.
  • Slowly drizzle in the carrier oils as you continue to whisk the creamed shea butter, until a silky, smooth consistency emerges.
  • Add the synergy right into the cream and stir together.
  • Transfer the mixture to the glass jar, cap, and store away from heat. You can use the face cream for one month.

Anti-aging Essential Oil Synergy

  • Combine oils in a small, dark 5ml bottle with an orifice reducer.


Your shea butter face cream can be stored in an airtight container for 1-2 months. If you plan to keep it longer, store it in the refrigerator to keep the oils from deteriorating over time. 
Your essential oil synergy can be stored in the refrigerator indefinitely.