Aloe vera is a versatile ingredient which can be used in every skincare or haircare products. There are many market-based aloe vera gel creams available but do try making this DIY aloe vera multipurpose cream and you will never buy one from the market again!
Let me show you how to make your own Aloe Vera multipurpose cream which can be used as a hand cream, feet cream, anti-fungal cream, body lotion or cold cream.
Making this aloe Vera multipurpose cream is an extremely quick and easy method if you have all these ingredients handy.
1. The first thing we will be needing is freshly extracted aloe Vera gel (If you want to know how to extract Aloe Vera gel the correct way you can refer to my video here.)
2. Second thing we will be needing is either any hydrosols or herb-infused teas or rice water. Here I am using rose infusion which I got as a by-product while making rose water. You can also refer to that video here. And to know how to make hydrosol at home click here.
3. Third very important thing we will be needing is an emulsifier. Which can be an emulsifying wax or beeswax or Stearic acid.
4. Any preferred oil. I’m using jojoba oil.
You can take any of the below-mentioned oils;
- Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
- Argan Oil
- Tamanu Oil
- Moringa Oil
- Evening primrose Oil
- Apricot Kernel Oil
- Almond Oil
- Wheat Germ Oil
5. Any preferred Butters. I’m going to use Shea butter.
You can choose any of these butter instead;
- Shea butter
- Cocoa butter
- Mango butter
6. Essential oils for fragrance. I’m taking lavender essential oil.
7. A broad-spectrum preservative.
I’m using Phenoxy Ethanol.
And we will be requiring the equipment such as; a blender, glass bowl or a Pyrex cup to melt the oils and butters, measuring cups, measuring spoons, a double boiler set up and a food thermometer if you have otherwise it’s okay. It’s optional.
Okay so let’s begin making our aloe Vera hand cream.
The very first thing we have to do is to sanitize all the equipment we are going to use.
It is extremely necessary otherwise the germs present in the equipment will spoil our batch sooner than its expiry date.
I’ve thoroughly washed all the equipment and I’m spraying this rubbing alcohol over them and keeping them aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, if you don’t have aloe vera gel stored then cut and extract and strain your aloe Vera gel.
Now, take an induction cooktop and put a pot filled with water till 1/4. (You can also use a gas stove instead)
Let the water come to boiling and place a glass bowl over it. Make sure the glass bowl is not touching the water.
In this glass bowl add:
- 4 tbsp emulsifying wax
- 3 tbsp Shea butter
- And 1/4 cup jojoba oil and let them melt completely.
Once melt completely switch off the flame and put it aside to cool down.
In another cooking pot add 1 cup freshly extracted aloe vera gel and 1 cup rose infusion and switch on the flame. When it comes to the boiling temperature, switch off the flame and keep it aside.
Measure the temperature of both oil part and water part and when they both come to almost same temperature add 1/2 tsp of preservative to water part and 25 to 30 drops of essential oil to the oil mixture and stir well.
You can add preservative and essential oil at the last stage as well.
Transfer the oil part in a deep container, add water part to it slowly while continuously blending with an Emerson blender.
Blend continuously for almost 5 minutes.
And keep it aside for some time to let the mixture get solid.
Then again blend it until you get a creamy consistency.
Remember the cream will get thicker in a few hours so put it in a container with a wide mouth.
And that’s it!
Our super moisturising aloe Vera multipurpose cream is ready!
Make your batch and don’t forget to share your experience and feedback with me.
And if you have any questions or suggestions feel free to let me know in the comment section below.