DIY Skincare :: Make a Luscious Moisturizing Cream | Elizabeth Heck | Skillshare

DIY Skincare :: Make a Luscious Moisturizing Cream

Elizabeth Heck, Herbalist, Educator, Formulator

DIY Skincare :: Make a Luscious Moisturizing Cream

Elizabeth Heck, Herbalist, Educator, Formulator

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6 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. Introduction to creating your moisturizer

    • 2. Moisturizer Overview

    • 3. Moisturizer part 1

    • 4. Moisturizer part 2

    • 5. Moisturizer part 3

    • 6. Thank you

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About This Class

There are so many benefits to creating your own facial skincare you'll wonder why you didn't start sooner! It's easier than you think and anyone can do it. This course gives you all the skills you need to create a an amazing luscious moisturizer.

You will learn detailed information about making, using and storing your moisturizer.

Course benefits:

  • Avoid unsafe chemicals of commercial products
  • Create glowing, radiant skin
  • Deeply nourish the skin for long-term benefits

The course offers:

  • Learning from a professional formulator of natural botanical skincare
  • Easy step-by-step instructions to formulate your moisturizer
  • Detailed simple recipe
  • Understanding of the most beneficial and effective ingredients

This course is packed with insights from years of experience. You will never find better skincare than what you can make yourself. It will be fresher, far superior and above all, safe and healthy.

This course emphasizes healing botanicals. Botanicals offer profound nourishment inside and out. The cosmetic industry is catching on. Companies large and small are adopting plant-based formulations and revisiting botanical ingredients that have been used with great effectiveness for centuries. Yet what you pay at the counter largely covers the enormous costs for marketing, insurance, administration and retail overhead. Avoid the costs, preservatives and often unsafe chemicals by making your own skincare in lovingly wholesome small batches.

Crafting skincare in your own kitchen really is fun and it's creative. Most importantly, you'll be deeply caring for yourself each and every time you use your own creations.

Enroll now for the best skin of your life!

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Elizabeth Heck

Herbalist, Educator, Formulator


Elizabeth Heck is the founder and Director of the Home Herb School. The school offers a complete suite of herbalism courses empowering students to build confidence in working with plant medicines.

As Skillshare’s most qualified herbalism instructor, Elizabeth has a solid background in herbal medicine. She has a 25 year history as a land steward, medicinal herb grower and medicine formulator. She was the founder of Pure Dermacare, an herbal products company offering all natural, botanical-based skincare.

Elizabeth taught botanical and herbal curriculums as a naturalist at Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden for nearly a decade. She also makes speaking appearances at the top herbal conferences, teaching centers and events globally. Most notably, Elizabeth frequently presen... See full profile

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1. Introduction to creating your moisturizer: moisturizing is the most effective way to get younger looking skin, so it's important that it be the best. Why Slatter on inferior, expensive, commercially made products laden with often dangerous chemicals and preservatives. Let's have fun making our own fabulous base cream. I'll show you how there's so many benefits to creating your own skin care. You might wonder why you didn't start sooner. You will never find better skin care than what you could make yourself at home in your own kitchen. It will be fresher, and it will be more effective, and it will be far superior to anything that you can purchase a store. And most importantly, it will be safe, and it will be healthy. Creating your own skin care is easier than you think, and anyone can do it. My name is Elizabeth Peck, Ivan herbalist, and I have my own line of all natural skincare. In this class, you'll learn what ingredients to use, where to purchase them and what each one of those ingredients is doing in the recipe. You also learn how to store your creation and how to use it. Your do it yourself skin care will make amazing gifts For others, creating your own skin care is easy, fun, creative and the cost savings are substantial to join me in this empowering course where we learn how to care for our beauty and our health. 2. Moisturizer Overview: we're going to be making a face cream, which is really one of the most important parts of our daily and weekly regimen. This last step is a little tricky, but if you've made everything else up to this point, you'll do just fine. We're going to be attempting to emulsify oil and water, which don't like to be mixed, but we're going to use a blender and some emulsify ing wax, and so that will do the trick for us. What is happening with the moisturizer is that it's hydrating with the water component of the cream and then with the oil component. It is lubricating and protecting and nourishing the skin and holding that water, that hydrating part in the skin. So we have two different components. 3. Moisturizer part 1: We're going to start with the oil component, and I have 2/3 of a cup of oil here that I'm going to put it in a pan that's on low heat. You can use a double boiler, but I'm just using low heat so you don't have to go out and buy a double boiler if you don't have one. And this is a variety of oils. You can use whatever oils work for you in the ingredient pdf that I have for the course. I have a number of different oils that are listed, and there are wonderful, nourishing oils. Some are fairly inexpensive, somewhere very expensive. Some of my favorites are grape seed oil, apricot oil, those air, the less expensive one. Some of the more expensive ones that are wonderful is pomegranate oil. I really like argon oil, so see what works for you and what works for your skin type. I do have recommendations outlined in your recipe that are appropriate for your skin type, so the next part of our oil components is 1/3 of a cup of the M falsifying wax you can use bees wax. I do like a multiplying lacks this emulsify ing wax is vegetable based. You want to make sure that it's vegetable based in that petroleum based comes in these little, uh, Tenney pits, which makes it really easy, whereas the bees wax sometimes comes in a nice big chunk and you have two great it up. So this works really nicely. It also really helps, too, stabilized the emotion and really helps to bind the oil and water a little bit more easily than the beeswax. So the abuse wax does do that to both of them, are thickening, are emulsion, and that's what makes your cream a little bit thicker. So if you like a sicker cream and a little bit more wax, if you like a center cream at a little less wax. So if you notice we have 2/3 oil in 1/3 of a cup of the wax, so that equals one cup. So we have one cup total of our oil component. I have this on low heat, so I let him You know this wax and shouldn't melt fairly quickly and well, that's melting. We're going to mix up our water component and our water component. We'll also include one cup. So we have an equal amount of our water component and our oil component, our water component is going to have two parts to it. So the first part is going to be Al. Oh, and Allah is pretty watery. So I'm putting it into the water component rather than the oil component. I'm gonna go ahead and put that right into my mixing cup, and I have about 1/4 cup of alot. Alot is wonderful. It's moisturizing. Its antioxidant helps firm and telling the skin it's a really nice component of your facial cream of your moisturizer. I'm going to go ahead and fill up the rest with this is distilled water. You want to make sure you use distilled water. Otherwise, you your cream can end up moulding sooner than you want it to. Distilled water will prevent that from happening too quickly. We're going to fill that right up to the one cup mark. And instead of water, you can also use a hydra Saul of your choice. Rose hide. Rosol is really nice, lavender hydro, Saul, depending on what you're looking for in your face cream but waterworks. Justus Well, I'm going to stir up my oil, which looks like it's ready to go. You just want toe heat until the wax melts. That's it. I'm going to take that off the heat and let that cool until it comes to room temperature. We wanted to be room temperature before we mix it with the water. Or what can happen is the emotion conception rate. So as long as it's room temperature and as long as you're waters room temperature, they will emulsify real nicely. So let's take a quick break and we will let this cool and we will be right back. 4. Moisturizer part 2: our oil is finally cooled down to room temperature. You can tell because it's getting sort of Ah, cloudy. Look to it as it cools. Gonna go ahead. Put that into the blender. Okay, we're going to add just a few additional ingredients. I didn't want to add those while the oil was still warm. It's much better to Adam once it's come down to room temperature. The first ingredient I'm going to add is vitamin E. Vitamin. You will help extend the shelf life. Your cream should last about a month or two longer fits in the refrigerator and longer if you add a little bit of vitamin E. So this is going to be one to spoon of vitamin E and vitamin D. It has a lot of benefits beats. Besides extending the shelf life, it's an age defying ingredients, so it will help prevent those fine lines. And wrinkles also helps boost the collagen, and it's high in antioxidants, very moistening, Lovely ingredient to add. I'm also going to add at this point now my essential oils, you can add any different essential oils. I've made recommendations for you, but there is also a number of other wonderful, essential oils, and I've listed the ones that I think really wonderful for skin care in your ingredient. Pdf. I'm going to be adding frankincense and Palma Rosa one ad about six drops of essential oil . So I'm going to add three of each. It's going to tip that over and tapped tech tap because it's not very strong. Palma, Rosa, Add three drops of that. Here we go. And all the oils that I've listed in your ingredient pdf, have a pretty long shelf life. I didn't in crude include any that have a really short shelf life like the rose hip oil, which is really, really nice. But it really does need to be refrigerated right when you receive it or right when you purchase it. So these have a much longer shelf life. I've also steered away from coconut oils. Anything to do with the coconuts there. They really are nice, nice oils, but they tend to clog the pores, so I tend not to use them. So you might notice that I didn't include those an ingredient pdf. All right, I'm gonna go ahead and start to mix this. It 5. Moisturizer part 3: so I have just finished mixing the cream. I poured the water in through the top very slowly and turned it on high. I could have also used a mixer something similar to this, or you could, even if you are motivated enough, actually use a whisk and whisk it by hand. But it's going to be a lot of work. It's a lot easier just to use a blender, so this has turned out nice and creamy and white. I'm going to go ahead and pour this into a storage container, and this will continue to solidify as it cools. It will get a little thicker over time. You just want use a tiny little bit That should be plenty and moisturize, using nice, gentle upward strokes. Having all skin. I do like to get my crow's feet. Some people stay away from the eyes. I do stay away from this area, but I do like to moisturize the crow's feet and get my neck. And be sure with, as with all of your other recipes, to go ahead and label your ingredients, the date and the name of your recipe and store that in a tape sealed container in a cool, dark place. 6. Thank you: thanks so much for joining the class. I hope you had great success in making your first face cream. If it didn't turn out quite the way you wanted, try again. It gets easier and easier each and every time. You'll want to keep the face cream for yourself. But it does make a fabulous gift, and I've made my project here for a friend's birthday. Please share your project with us so that we can collaborate and help each other. If you enjoy the class, check up mother classes and be sure to leave a review, which I find so helpful for more learning. You can also visit my website at www Botanical Home remedies dot com. Thanks again, and I look forward to seeing you in another class.