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Winter Wonder Cream Recipe

Winter Wonder Cream Recipe

This is my favorite cream for the cold winter months.  It’s rich and soothing and moisturizes painfully dry skin better than anything else I’ve found.  If you’re new to making skin care products, this is a good recipe to start with.  It’s easy to make and gives very good results.

Winter Wonder Cream (Time: 20 min hands on + 2 hrs to set)


  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) soybean oil
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz) coconut oil (extra virgin, unrefined)
  • 2 Tablespoons beeswax
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa butter
  • Small pan
  • Spoon
  • 8 oz jar or tin
  • Scoop all ingredients into a small pan and place over low heat.
  • Stir occasionally until all the ingredients are melted.  If you’re going crazy and it’s taking forever to melt, turn the heat up a little but don’t go above medium-low.
  • Remove mixture from heat and let it cool for 10 minutes.
  • Stir or whisk the mixture for several minutes until it becomes opaque.
  • Pour into your jar/tin and let it set for several hours before using.
Use: Apply a thin layer of balm wherever you have dry skin.  This is a deeply moisturizing balm and it’s easy to use too much, so start out slow!  I like to use it immediately after I get out of the shower.  It also makes a good hand cream, especially for the backs of my hands – but again, don’t over apply or you’ll leave fingerprints!
  • This balm is great in the winter but is too heavy for me during warmer months.  It works wonders for normal to dry skin but I wouldn’t recommend it if your skin is oily.
  • This product will keep longer if stored away from heat and direct sunlight.  In a relatively cool place it will last for up to a year.

For additional DIY bath and body recipes, please see:

This recipe is based on Stephanie Tourles’ Protection Cream recipe in her book, Organic Body Care Recipes  This book packed with over 175 homemade skin care recipes.  It’s a must read for anyone interested in making products of their own.

If you need help finding some of the supplies in this recipe, see my post on where to find the most common skincare ingredients:

Photo Credit: IMG_5436, a photo by miguelb on Flickr.


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