Anti Ageing/ Dark Spot and Pigmentation/ Lotion/Butter and Moisturizer

DIY Frankincense Anti-Aging Cream

Updated: March 24, 2019
Anti-Aging Cream

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Frankincense essential oil is considered as a most powerful oil for treating skin conditions. It is the best oil to beautify and rejuvenate skin when applied topically and to promote the cellular health of the skin. The important benefit of frankincense oil is to heal skin like treating wrinkles, scars and dark spots. So, why not add this oil to daily skin care regime and get a healthy and glowing skin. This frankincense anti-aging cream is the best way to give proper nutrients to your skin.

Let’s take a look on ingredients of anti-aging cream and how it can help.

Benefits Of DIY Frankincense Anti-Aging Cream

Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense is an antiseptic and disinfectant agent that has antimicrobial effects. It has the ability to treat acne or pimples and prevents future ones. It regenerates new skin cells at a faster rate which ultimately heals scars, wrinkles, stretch marks and even pregnancy marks. Frankincense oil lightens dark spots and exfoliates dead skin cells. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it heals and rejuvenates skin.

Is your skin experiencing dryness? Frankincense can help! Whenever your skin is feeling or looking unmoisturized or marred by harsh weather, apply this Frankincense anti-aging cream to help hydrate and rejuvenate the skin.

Shea Butter

Shea Butter has shown to be a superb moisturizer, with exceptional healing properties for the skin. It is an all natural healing Vitamin A cream and Vitamin A is very important for many skin conditions including wrinkles, acne, blemishes, and eczema. Vitamin E found in shea butter helps to bring the softness back into a rough and leathery complexion. It actually helps to mitigate the damaging effects of photoaging, which include dark spots and sagging skin.

Rosehip Oil

The rosehip oil has anti-aging benefits due to its antioxidant property. It is high in vitamin A and Vitamin C which are the perfect nutrients needed to remove fine lines and wrinkles. They encourage healthy skin cell production.

Argan Oil

Argan oil is rich in vitamin E, linoleic acids, and essential omega fatty acids which repairs and hydrates the skin. This oil makes an excellent moisturizer with anti-inflammatory qualities for red, reactive skin. It is an excellent oil for healing irritated or damaged skin.

Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium essential oil is one of the most potent and trustworthy essential oils when it comes to fighting signs of aging, wrinkles and puffy eyes. It regenerates new cells and makes skin firm and help reduce age spots and dark circles.

 Anti-Aging Cream

Procedure For Frankincense Anti-Aging Cream

Frankincense Anti-Aging Cream
Get your skin nourished with frankincense anti-aging cream which has many benefits. It removes wrinkle, scar, dark spots and firms skin.
Recipe type: Anti-Aging Cream
Cuisine: DIY, Beauty
How To Make
  1. Make sure that your blender or immersion blender, bowl, and all utensils are very clean when you make this. If they’re not fully sanitized, then your cream can grow bacteria or mold. Clean everything with hot soapy water, then swab with rubbing alcohol or vinegar and let air dry.
  2. Melt shea and cocoa butter using a double boiler system. When the butter has melted, add argan oil and rosehip oil in the melted butter and mix well.
  3. Let this mixture cool until it’s room temperature. It should look creamy, thick and opaque, but don’t let it get solid.
  4. Now, add all essential oils and vitamin e oil in the bowl and whip it on high speed until it becomes fluffy and creamy.
  5. It will take about 5 to 10 minutes or more for everything to fully incorporate.
  6. Now, transfer to an airtight jar. Store in a clean and dry place.
How To Apply
  1. Apply it twice a day on a cleansed face or wherever you want on the skin.
1. It contains essential oils so do a patch test before applying it.

2. You can store this cream for 3-4 months(depends on the weather) and keep it away from direct sunlight.

Update – Few readers have asked about the difference in the final texture of the creamy. For them, it’s less creamy and more liquidy. For that, I have added cocoa butter in the recipe which will provide more creamy texture to the recipe.

Now that you know how Frankincense oil can help you fight your Anti Aging issues, check out the 10 Best Essential Oils For Anti Aging Skin and How to use them.

 Anti-Aging Cream

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  • Reply
    July 24, 2018 at 7:56 am

    Thank you so much for your email. I love reading them.

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    Miss Naseem Khan
    August 10, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Hi I think that this cream will do me a good , by removing all my dark spots on my cheeks and nose.I would like to know if you sell it on line.I am interested on trying it Thank you.

    • Reply
      August 11, 2018 at 8:52 am

      Hi Naseem,
      This cream will help in dark spots removal. Unfortunately, I don’t sell this online but you can make your own at home.

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    August 12, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    I just made this recipe but after 30 minutes on fast speed with a hand mixer/blender it is still runny. I followed the instructions. In step 3, I waited until mixture was room temperature, then continued. It wasn’t that thick when I continue. Did I not let mixture sit long enough? Recipe is still runny.

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      February 5, 2019 at 6:35 am

      Hi Sandra,
      Try adding 1-2 tablespoon of cocoa butter.

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    September 1, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    My mixture never got thick and creamy. I whipped oil everywhere. I made sure it was cool. any way to save my ingredients?

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      October 4, 2018 at 6:03 am

      Hi Fletcher, you can keep the oil mixture in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes and then whip the mixture to make it creamy.

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    September 1, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Does this recipe not need an emulsifier?

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      September 3, 2018 at 5:34 am

      Hi Katherine, This recipe does not contain emulsifying wax because it is made with only oils.

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    September 4, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    This cream sounds lovely! But the essential oils seems like way more that the 1-2% suggested amount to use in a base. Will it not become a bit harsh for the skin over time? Thanks.

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      October 5, 2018 at 2:42 pm

      Hi Denise,
      Thanks for pointing this out. The complete mixture is approximately 170 ml and I have used less than 2% essential oil in the recipe. There is nothing to worry about. It will not be harsh on your skin. Do let me know if you have any other query. Thanks again.

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    September 17, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    What size jar do you use for this recipe and how many jars does it make?

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      October 5, 2018 at 2:25 pm

      Hi Christine,
      I have used the 4oz size container and it will produce only 1 container.

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    September 28, 2018 at 6:57 am

    Thanks for sharing.Since this butter doesn’t contain water,cant it last for up to 6 months?

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      October 5, 2018 at 2:15 pm

      Hi Nnenna,
      The shelf life depends entirely on the weather and humidity. That’s why I recommend making this in small batches. For me, it generally lasts for around 2-3 months.

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    September 30, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    I am allergic to Shea butter could you use anything else

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      October 4, 2018 at 5:14 am

      Hi Colette, you can choose any butter like olive butter, cocoa butter, mango butter, almond butter, and kokum butter.

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    October 3, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    Hi, This sounds like a very nice “cream” but I would have called it a serum or salve because of the lack of water or other additives that can cause it to mold. The shelf life of this cream should be the shelf life if the least stable of oils in the recipe. (As long as the cream is not contaminated by use) I would imagine that the shelf life would be at least 6m- 1 yr. Am I wrong?

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      October 5, 2018 at 2:05 pm

      Hi, Saner,
      As I stay in a humid place which produces mold in shea butter. Due to this, I have recommended to make it in small batches and use it within 4-6 weeks. So the shelf life depends entirely on the weather at your place.

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    Alanna P
    October 13, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    I can’t get a creamy texture no matter how much I whip this … it remains oily and not what I was expecting and not what the photo portrays… I even tried putting the pyrex cup in cold water to help pit along while whipping.

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      February 5, 2019 at 6:47 am

      Hi Alanna, try adding more shea butter or add cocoa butter to thicken the cream.

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    Snow flakey
    November 3, 2018 at 5:02 am

    I keep it in fridge and use smaller amounts. I also add oils as I use it in the smaller amounts.

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    November 10, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    I noticed the frankincense oil that you order from Amazon is really cheap compared to Young Living. What is the difference? If I use the frankincense oil from Young Living and it’s 100% do I use the same amount?

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      November 21, 2018 at 2:58 pm

      Hi Shari,
      You can use your favorite brand of essential oil. Yes, you would use the same amount as in the recipe.

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    November 11, 2018 at 2:51 am

    Can you also add cbd, I think that’s what it’s called from marijuana. For Fibromyalgia relief?

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      November 21, 2018 at 2:57 pm

      Hi Linda,
      Sorry, I am not sure how CBD would go along with the recipe.

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    November 12, 2018 at 10:14 am

    Where do you buy the butters? Is there a brand you use ? Can’t wait to try this! Thank you for sharing.

    • Reply
      November 21, 2018 at 2:55 pm

      Hi Cindy,
      You can buy the butters from Amazon or from your local department store.

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    November 12, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    Hi! I made the recipe and really like it! However, its texture turned out a little weird… it’s not creamy like in the picture but it’s pretty much the consistency of plain shea butter. I whipped it for ten minutes. Any suggestions for next time? Thanks!

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      November 21, 2018 at 2:49 pm

      Hi Vanessa,
      Few readers like you have asked about the difference in the final texture of the creamy. For them, it’s less creamy and more liquidy. For that, I have added cocoa butter in the recipe which will provide more creamy texture to the recipe. Although the less creamy texture is not a problem.

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    November 21, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    If I do not have all the oils can I just eliminate the ones I do not have or do you have other suggested oils to use?

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      January 11, 2019 at 5:52 am

      Hi Delia, Please tell the oils that you don’t have right now. I can suggest other oils to substitute them.

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    Margaret G Mc Kenna
    November 23, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Thank You for this lovely recipe, I have tried out this and found the cream to be very hard indeed ,
    What can i do to resolve this problem Please

    • Reply
      January 11, 2019 at 5:49 am

      Hi Margaret, you mix an extra 2-3 tablespoons of argan oil or any other your favorite carrier oil to make the cream smooth and creamy.

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    December 14, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Thanks for this recipe! I plan to use this for my first stab at homemade lotion/face cream. My question is… is cocoa butter ok to use on the face or will it clog pores? Should I use beeswax or cornstarch instead to thicken it? I’m curious to get your input on this. Thank you!

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      December 17, 2018 at 8:14 am

      Hi Heather, I recommend not to use cocoa butter recipes on your face if your skin is oily or acne-prone. You can use beeswax to thicken the consistency of cream.

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    January 29, 2019 at 7:16 am

    Thank you for the recipe! I did a first batch with cocoa butter added as you recommended and found it to be pretty dense/firm. I also added a few drops of rose oil – is that OK to use in this cream?
    I am almost out and plan to skip the cocoa butter. Will skipping this ingredient make the cream less effective? Having said that – I love the cream. I gave some away to try to friends and family. My daughter loves it too. I find that I like to add extra Frankincense oil or Lavender or Rose at the time of application. I hope I am not messing up my skin by adding more essential oils. Lol.
    Thanks again.

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      January 30, 2019 at 7:56 am

      Hi Yana,
      I am glad that you loved the recipe. You can skip the cocoa butter but the consistency of cream will be different from the previous one. The cream will be less firm. If it is ok for you then you can skip adding cocoa butter.
      Also, You can add different essential oils to your cream as per your skin need but the dilution percentage of essential oils should not be more than 2%-2.5%.


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    February 3, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Can I substitute Argan oil for avocado oil? Would it be better to lower the amount and increase rosehip oil?

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      February 4, 2019 at 5:16 am

      Hi Julia,
      Yes you can substitute argan oil for avocado oil. And, also You can increase the amount of rosehip oil by lowering the amount of avocado oil.

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        February 5, 2019 at 6:12 pm

        I was thinking that because the avocado can overpower blends that would be the reason to lower the amount and increase the rosehip. Just waiting for my new jars to arrive so that I can make this. Thank you

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    February 14, 2019 at 2:34 am

    I love the idea of this but I followed the instructions exactly and it is like water. Please tell me how to make it thick enough to use as a cream? Thank you

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      February 17, 2019 at 9:32 am

      Hi Stacey,
      You can add 2-3 tbsp shea butter or cocoa butter or beeswax to thicken the cream. Just melt everything and let it cool down and then whip the cream.

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    March 3, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Can the Shea butter be replaced by something else? I’m allergic to it, but would really like to try this recipe.

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      March 12, 2019 at 6:41 am

      Hi Chrissa,
      You can use mango butter.

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    March 3, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Thank you for this recipe. I would like to substitute something for cocoa butter. Do you have any suggestions? Would beeswax work? If so, how much?

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      March 12, 2019 at 6:18 am

      Hi Susan,
      Beeswax will work perfectly in the recipe. Just add 1 tablespoon grated beeswax in the recipe.

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