Recipes aren’t just for eating, you know! At The Vegan Corner, we know it can be tricky to find good vegan skincare products, so we’ve tried our hand at making our own, and we think you could too. The lovely smooth base of this body cream is created from soothing aloe gel mixed with whichever oil you think works for you (it’s likely you’ve already got a suitable oil in the house, which is a bonus). Then you can fragrance it in a way that is perfect for you with a unique blend of essential oils. Your skin will be feeling happy and healthy in no time, and you’ll be feeling guilt-free and proud of your efforts.
- Place the aloe gel into a bowl followed by half of the oil, and start mixing vigorously. Keep mixing until the ingredients form an emulsion.
- Add in the rest of the oil and stir once again to incorporate it.
- Add the essential oils into the bowl and mix them in to complete the cream.
- Bottled aloe gel contains a polymer called carbomer, which is why you won’t need an emulsifier to mix the oil and the gel together. Due to the fact that fresh aloe gel doesn’t have this ingredient, it cannot be used to make this recipe.