An All-purpose Natural Cream

BY Natalija Špeh, PhD

Are you keen on hand making?

There is a challenge for you: cook your own piece of cosmetics, a natural face-, body-, hand-, … generally speaking an always useful cream with no artificial (toxic) additives.

Besides, your innovative products can become an opportunity for business, or gifts for the very beginning.

Ingredients (you can adapt the measures/amounts of ingredients in suitable shares):

  • 31,6 g of oil (olive, sunflower; soaked St John’s Wort (macerate) turns the ordinary oil pink/red)
  • 3,5 g of natural (bee)wax (another natural type of wax is also sold in tiny balls in pharmacy)
  • 2-3 drops of essential oil (tea-tree and lavender are most recommended)


A basic cooking equipment is needed (see DIY deodorant video). Heat the oil of your choice gently and mix in the wax (you can grate beeswax, it will bind with the oil sooner). Mix well and add 2-6 drops of essential oil of your choice. Pour the cream into glass jars before it cools completely. You can also recycle and use empty cosmetics’ packaging. For a longlasting use try to keep the cream in fridge since it contains natural ingredients solely.

We used the simple scholar lab equipment, but you can make it in your kitchen, at home. We put the cream in the dark glass to save it (the natural ingredients) from the sun light impact.

If you add a few grams of coniferous resin (spruce, pine) scraped from the bark of a tree during a walk in the woods, the ointment acts as an antibacterial, soothes minor inflammations and helps heal scars.

GS tip: I’ve been using it for 6 months now and I can’t get enough of it. Just a small amount (scoop with finger or spatula). Cream in one palm, a little warm/hot water in the other palm and apply to cleans skin, preferably immediately after bathing. Just a little goes a long way, it’s good quality, it lasts, smells great and absorbs fairly quickly if you don’t overdo it with the amount. 🙂 You can use other oil than olive oil, or supplement it with more nourishing almond, jojoba or hemp oil. 🙂


  • Natalija Špeh, PhD

    Started her research work at ERICo Institute on interdisciplinary environmental issues since 1997, she has upgraded her geographic experiences at the Faculty of Environment Protection in Velenje, Slovenia. After finishing a job as a dean (2014), she has devoted to environmental research studies (on rural areas', water ecological studies and marine pollution).

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