I found the holy grail combo for my teenager’s skin. Like many of her peers, my daughter has sensitive skin but started to need something more powerful than our usual skincare routine to keep her skin clear. We had tried various over the counter remedies, but they were either too harsh for her skin or didn’t work at all.


So, I did some research on different recipes for a DIY cream. It wasn’t hard to make at all and the results have been amazing! She even makes it a priority to use it, which is saying a ton for my low maintenance kid.


Here are the steps to make it yourself. If you are like me, you will soon have orders from your teen’s friends.


4 Tbs Shea Butter – here is a link to the kind I use

(They package in some information about how the shea butter is made and even include a handwritten thank you note.)

1 tsp Aloe Vera Gel or use some from an aloe plant if you have one – link to Aloe Vera Gel on Amazon

4 drops of Tea Tree essential oil

4 drops of Lavender essential oil

To order essential oils like mine, you can sign up as a Young Living distributor at this link and join my team: Starter Kit


I bought several small jars with lids on Amazon to use for my DIY creams. I love them! They are perfect for balms, creams and body butters. Here is a link to those: Amazon link

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I blended the Shea Butter and the Aloe in a thick glass measuring bowl inside a saucepan. I don’t have a double boiler, so this does the trick. I just stirred those together until they were melted and blended. Then I added the drops of Lavender and Tea Tree.


Then I poured the liquid into the jar and let it sit until it was solid and cool enough to use. It didn’t quite fill the jar, which is perfect, since we don’t want to make so much that we would have to worry about storing it in the fridge. If you make too much at once, you have to be careful to use it before you have any bacteria growth or mold. Since you aren’t using any preservatives, it’s something to be aware of when you make your own skincare.


I made another type of cream for my own skin which is drier than it once was and is often in need of hydration. I’ll share that recipe soon. My skin craves it and I think it’s time to go use it now and go to bed.