Homemade Frankincense Face Cream/After Shave

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Homemade Frankincense Face Cream/After Shave

This DIY skincare recipe doubles as face cream and after shave. Jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, cacao butter, and shea butter make this cream deeply nourishing. Witch hazel is a natural astringent which soothes the skin and cleans any cuts caused by shaving, while Frankincense and Tea Tree oils work their powerful anti-inflammatory magic. 


  • 2 tablespoons witch hazel
  • 2 tablespoons cacao butter
  • 2 tablespoons shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
  • 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
  • 1 teaspoon carrot oil
  • 5 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 5 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 5 drops sandalwood essential oil


  1. Melt the cacao butter and shea butter in a clean saucepan on the lowest possible heat. I usually remove the pan from heat before it’s entirely melted and let the residual heat do its work.
  2. Add all ingredients, including the melted cacao and shea butter to a mixing bowl and leave to cool down to room temperature (approx. one hour)
  3. Using a hand mixer with clean whisks, mix together the ingredients until it becomes lighter in color and creamy.
  4. Transfer the cream to a sterilised jar and it’s ready to use. You can keep this cream stored outside of the fridge for up to 6 months.


  • If you’d rather use different essential oils then you can easily replace the one’s listed in this recipe.