DIY Night Cream

Last Updated on June 5, 2021 by Ellen Christian

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This DIY night cream has sweet orange oil for glowing skin. Learn how to make a homemade night cream at home that really works.

I learned how to make your own right cream years ago. And, have experimented with several different types over the past few years.

Making your own DIY beauty products is really easy to do. And, I love that I have full control over the ingredients that I use in my recipes.

This DIY night cream has sweet orange oil for glowing skin. Learn how to make a homemade night cream at home that really works.

DIY Night Cream

There are lots of different ways to make a homemade night cream. It’s fairly similar to making your own hand lotion. But, because your skin is much more sensitive, you need to really pay attention to the ingredients.

Whenever I make my own beauty products, I try to stick with natural ingredients. They are so much better for your skin than many of the ingredients found in stores.

If you want to make this DIY night cream with essential oils, it’s very important that you use essential oils that are gentle enough to be applied to your skin. That’s one of the reasons that I chose sweet orange oil.

a jar of white night cream with pearls and flowers

Best moisturizers for night cream

Typically, night cream will be a little bit heavier than a daytime moisturizing cream. That’s one of the reasons why I chose a  homemade night cream with coconut oil. It’s just so good for your skin.

But, there are lots of other moisturizers that would work well including shea butter and cocoa butter. You can adjust this DIY night cream as you need to based on your preferences.

This DIY night cream has sweet orange oil for glowing skin. Learn how to make a homemade night cream at home that really works.

How do you make a night time face cream?

This is very simple to make. All you need to do is to microwave the coconut oil and the cocoa butter until they melt. Let it cool and add Vitamin E and essential oils. Stir gently. Freeze for 20 minutes and then whip with a mixer for 5 minutes until it is light and creamy. 

This really only takes a few minutes to make from start to finish. And, you probably already have most of the ingredients for this DIY night cream on hand if you’ve ever made your own beauty products in the past. 

You may also want to try this Simply Face Night Oil.

This DIY night cream has sweet orange oil for glowing skin. Learn how to make a homemade night cream at home that really works.

How should I store this?

Because there are no preservatives, please store this in your refrigerator for 6 to 8 weeks.

Alternative essential oils for DIY Night Cream

If you love essential oils, you might want to check out these diffuser blends.

ingredients in glass bowls on a wooden board

Ingredients

step by step photos to make this project

Directions

  • Add cocoa butter and coconut oil to a microwave-safe dish and heat in 1-minute increments for about 3 minutes total, or until fully melted.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Add vitamin E oil and essential oil and stir.
  • Cover and freeze your DIY night cream for about 20 minutes, or until the mixture is starting to set, and no longer liquid.
  • Whip in a stand mixer or in a bowl with a hand-held mixer on high for 5 minutes, until mixture is light and creamy.
  • Add mixture to a jar and store in a cool, dry place.
  • Apply a small amount to your clean face at night.

This DIY night cream has sweet orange oil for glowing skin. Learn how to make a homemade night cream at home that really works.

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Yield: 1

DIY Night Cream

Add cocoa butter and coconut oil to a microwave safe dish and heat in 1 minute increments for about 3 minutes total, or until fully melted. Let cool for 5 minutes. Add vitamin E oil and essential oil and stir. Cover and freeze for about 20 minutes, or until mixture is starting to set, and no longer liquid. Whip in a stand mixer or in a bowl with hand held mixer on high for 5 minutes, until mixture is light and creamy. Add mixture to a jar and store in a cool, dry place. Apply a small amount to your face at night.

This DIY night cream has sweet orange oil for glowing skin. Learn how to make a homemade night cream at home that really works.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $15.00

Materials

  • ⅓ cup cocoa butter, chopped
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 2 tsp vitamin E oil
  • 6-8 drops sweet orange eo

Tools

  • Mixer

Instructions

  1. Add cocoa butter and coconut oil to a microwave safe dish and heat in 1 minute increments for about 3 minutes total, or until fully melted. 
  2. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Add vitamin E oil and essential oil and stir.
  4. Cover and freeze for about 20 minutes, or until mixture is starting to set, and no longer liquid.
  5. Whip in a stand mixer or in a bowl with hand held mixer on high for 5 minutes, until mixture is light and creamy.
  6. Add mixture to a jar and store in a cool, dry place.
  7. Apply a small amount to your face at night.

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