Rosemary Gladstar’s Perfect Cream is rich in natural ingredients, deeply nourishing and fun to make.
This cream is a bit greasy upon application but quickly soaks into the skin leaving it smooth and soft. It is the perfect remedy for dry skin, which is mostly due to lack of water. This cream replenishes with ingredients that include water to hydrate and oils to coat, soothe and protect.
Definitely play with essential oils when concocting. The last batch we made we used about 6 drops of grapefruit oil, which has a crisp bright smell. We also love lavender and surprisingly the eucalyptus, which when combined into the mixture has a fresh clean smell. Play around with other oils as well, and use “refined” coconut oil if you do not want a coconut smell and “unrefined” if you want that slight scent of coconut. The other oil we use in combination with the coconut is apricot.
An important hint: read the directions carefully and add the oil into the blender first, before the water. The first time we made it we did it the other way around and it didn’t work out so well.
This recipe makes about ten 1.5 oz jars. Not only is this great for you, but also the perfect gift for friends! Refrigerate extra jars for later.