30g /1oz Sweet Almond oil (alternative: Grapeseed or Sunflower oil)** NOW Foods Sweet Almond Oil, Moisturizing Oil, 16 ounce
10g* /0.35oz*** Neem oil 4 Oz Neem Oil Organic Pure Pure
1/4 tsp Vitamin E oil Nature's Bounty E Oil 30,000IU, 2.5 Ounce
1. Place the Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Castor oil, and Sweet Almond oil into a double-boiler. You can also place them in a metal or glass bowl which can be floated in a pan of hot water. The point of the double boiler (also known as a Bain-marie) is that you want to heat the oils slowly, evenly, and through an indirect heat source.
2. Melt the oils over a medium heat until they are completely liquid. Stir well and place the bowl in the freezer for five minutes or until the oils thicken to the consistency of Castor oil and become slightly opaque.
3. Take the bowl out and beat it with a whisk, adding the essential oil, vitamin E, and Neem oil. The Lavender essential oil will help mask the scent of the Neem and is also useful for encouraging skin cells to regenerate. Lavender essential oil is also soothing and anti-inflammatory so safe for those with dermatitis.
4. Spoon the finished product into a container that is fitted with a lid. You can use the cream immediately after it has set.