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Shea Butter Face Moisturizer 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 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: DIY Beauty
Cuisine: DIY
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


Anti-aging Essential Oil Synergy

Shea Butter Face Cream


Anti-aging Essential Oil Synergy

  • Combine the oils in a 5 ml bottle with an orifice reducer (if it takes you a while to use essential oil blends, then go ahead and store yours in a dark, amber bottle).
    Homemade Serum with Aloe and Jojoba Oil

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.
    Whisking shea butter for face moisturizer
  • Slowly drizzle in the carrier oils as you continue to whisk the creamed shea butter until a silky, smooth consistency emerges.
    Adding essential oils to shea butter moisturizer
  • Add the synergy right into the cream and stir together.
  • Transfer the mixture to the glass jar, cap it, and store it away from heat. You can use the face cream for 1–2 months.
    Natural Face Moisturizer with shea butter


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.