Instructions to make your homemade face moisturiser with our kit in 15 min
2 glass beakers or 2 double boilers (we use 2 glass beakers in a hot water pot)
1 whisk and 1 spatula (to help transfer ingredients from one to another cup)
STEP 1: PREPARE THE WATER PHASE
- In the first glass beaker, pour the Flower water/Aloe Vera/Witch Hazel (1) and Glycerine (2),
- Put the glass beaker in the water pot (heated to 75°C, a little less than the boiling temperature).
STEP 2: PREPARE THE OILY PHASE
- In the second glass beaker, pour the oil (3) and the Vegetal emulsifier (4).
- Put it in the water pot, next to the other.
- If needed, whisk the mixture to help the Emulsifier to melt.
STEP3: MAKE THE EMULSION
- When the Emulsifier is fully melted in the Oil and water phase are at the same temperature (it takes a few minutes), Turn off the heat and without removing the beakers from the water pot , very slowly pour the oily phase (made in step 2) into the water phase (made in step 1) while stirring. Keep stirring quickly & continuously with whisk 5 min. The emulsion will form quickly.
Make sure to pour all the oily phase using a spatula.
- Remove glass beaker with blend from the hot water pot and place the beaker in the cold water pot with or without ice to speed up the cooling process (water with ice will cool process faster)
- You can stop mixing when the cream starts to solidify and when your whisk leaves soft peaks in the cream. It takes around 5 min
STEP 4: ADD THE FINAL INGREDIENTS
- Add the Essential oil (5), while stirring until it is fully incorporated into the mixture. - The last step: add the preservative (6) and then stir it a few seconds until it is homogeneous.
STEP 5: TRANSFER FACE MOISTURISER INTO THE JAR.
Wait 24 hours and start to apply into your skin. Finished moisturiser thickens up a little more over the next 24 hours.
FAQ & important tips:
- My oily phase (step 1) and my water phase (step 2) don't mix together (in step 3) or don't solidify after mixing for 5min. What should I do?
- First make sure the emulsifier is fully melted with the oil, and that the oily phase and water phase are approximately at the same temperature. If the oily phase is not melted and homogeneous you can observe lumps during the emulsion and the two phases won't mix. - Secondly, mix for a few more minutes, it should be good as soon as your whisk leaves some peaks in the cream.
2. What is Vegetal? Why should I use Vegetal? Is Vegetal natural?
- Vegetal is a PEG-free, non-ionic emulsifier with plant origin. It may be palm, coconut or corn derived. Vegetal creates lamellar structured emulsions with lovely skin feel and excellent stability. The lamellar structure is worth noting as it is said that it may help deliver active ingredients into the skin layers.It is safe and clinically tested to be hypoallergenic. In addition to blending the two phases together we use it because it is a excellent moisturizing, barrier-repairing and soothing ingredient!
3. How long can I preserve the DIY moisturizer? What is Preservative Eco? Is preservative mandatory?
- To ensure consumers' safety, every cosmetic product that contains water must be preserved in some way. The preservative will prevent the growth of bacteria, yeast, and mold in your product. Preservative ECO is a ECOCERT and COSMOS certified blend of 4 ingredients that allows it to be effective against all the bad bacterial activity mentioned. - The preservative is not mandatory but it allows you to keep your product for a longer period. Without it, you won't probably be able to keep your product for more than 2 weeks!
4. Why should I use essential oil in my homemade moisturizer?
- For a lot of reasons! First it gives a beautiful smell in your homemade product but every essential oil has its own properties that makes your product even more efficient.