Moisturizers are extremely beneficial in rehydrating and lubricating mature skin. In the first chapter you will find some excellent choices for mature skin, such as Blue Chamomile Face Cream and Skin Revival. The following formula also serves as an invaluable moisturizer for dry, mature skin.
Facial Recovery Cream
This rich, reparative cream can be used for the body as well as the face.
Liquid oils should total 6 oz.:
3 tablespoons jojoba oil,
2 tablespoons avocado oil,
2 tablespoons peanut oil,
2 tablespoons St. Johnswort-infused olive oil ( 125), 2 tablespoons wheat germ oil, 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons comfrey root-infused olive oil ( 82), 2 teaspoons
Solid oils should total 3 oz.:
3 tablespoons shea butter,
3 tablespoons coconut oil 1/2 oz. beeswax
9 oz. comfrey root infusion (preferred) or distilled water
2 teaspoons vegetable glycerin 25 drops lavender essential oil 40 drops sandalwood essential oil
10 drops fennel essential oil lecithin
Note: Less beeswax is used in this recipe than in the Basic Cream Formula. 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.
Make comfrey root infusion with 2 tablespoons dried cut comfrey root and 8 oz. water. Let steep for 8 hours and strain.
Follow Directions for Creams on pp. 224-226 instructions. When making Facial Recovery Cream 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. Facial Recovery Cream is also one of the most perishable of the creams and so should definitely be refrigerated, especially since its consistency is not compromised by refrigeration. Makes 19 oz.