A nourishing, protective, healing moisturizer for dry, aged and damaged skin and for eczema and dermatitis. It also has some ultraviolet protection, approximately SPF-4, and makes an excellent night cream as well as a winter face cream. (The sun protection factor (SPF) is based on empirical research and not from laboratory testing.)
Liquid oils should total 6 oz.:
3 tablespoons jojoba oil,
2 tablespoons avocado oil,
2 tablespoons peanut oil,
2 tablespoons calendula-infused olive oil (see Lucious Lotion above),
2 tablespoons wheat germ oil,
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons burdock root-infused olive oil,
2 teaspoons lecithin Solid oils should total 3 oz.:
3 tablespoons shea butter,
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 oz. beeswax 25 drops lavender essential oil
9 oz. distilled water 8 drops geranium egypt essential oil
2 teaspoons vegetable glycerin 5 drops cedarwood essential oil
Note: Less beeswax is used in this recipe than in the Basic Cream Formula found in the Techniques and Definitions chapter. This is because the addition of lecithin helps emulsify creams and therefore can be used to replace some of the beeswax within a cream formula.
You can make your own calendula and burdock root-infused oils or you can purchase them (see Resources). To make burdock root-infused olive oil, use 3 oz. of burdock root, freshly dried and coarsely ground, and 12 oz. of cold pressed olive oil and follow Directions for Herbal-In-fused Oils with Dried Herbs. Makes about 9 oz. of oil.
Follow Directions for Creams. When making Skin Revival add the lecithin to the liquid oil component and the glycerin to the water component. This cream is very thick and rich and is harder to pour than other creams, so you will need to scoop it out. The more lecithin you add the thicker the cream, as lecithin is an emulsifier. It’s messy, but worth it. Skin Revival is also the most perishable of the creams and so should definitely be refrigerated. This cream’s consistency is not negatively affected by refrigeration. Makes 19 oz. of cream.