This Soothing Rosacea Cream recipe with black cumin seed oil not only soothes and calms rosacea, but it is also effective at fighting acne, calming eczema, and diminishing scars, dark spots, and the signs of aging.
This soothing rosacea cream recipe was mainly created for rosacea sufferers. A combination of skin soothing ingredients, including aloe vera gel, cucumber hydrosol and black cumin seed oil, work together to soothe irritated skin and reduce inflammation.
However, you don’t have to have rosacea in order to use this soothing rosacea cream. It’s also great for dry, irritated skin, maturing skin and even works well as an under eye cream for puffy eyes.
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What is Rosacea?
Estimated to affect around sixteen million people in the United States, rosacea is not only a burdensome skin condition but it also often negatively impacts the sufferer’s self confidence. And, despite it’s prevalence, there is currently no cure for this chronic inflammatory skin condition.
Characterized by flushing, redness and even visible blood vessels, rosacea is most common among fair-skinned people of Northern European and Eastern European descent. However, other ethnicities do suffer from rosacea as well. And while rosacea primarily affects women between 30 and 50, men as well as teenagers can also suffer from this skin condition.
Rosacea is believed to be hereditary and is often worsened by the consumption of alcohol, hot beverages and spicy food. Sun exposure, stress and both hot and cold weather are also common triggers.
What is Black Cumin Seed Oil?
One of the key ingredients in this soothing rosacea cream recipe is black cumin seed oil. While black cumin seed oil is a lesser known carrier oil, it does possess some pretty amazing skin care benefits that make it especially suited for someone who suffers from rosacea.
A highly potent super food, black cumin seed oil (Nigella Sativia) is rich in vitamins, minerals, oils, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and amino acids. Historically used for both its health and skin care benefits orally and topically, this amazing herb was found in Cleopatra’s tomb as well as the tomb of several other Egyptian Pharaohs.
Because of black cumin seed’s rich vitamin A and amino acid content, it helps to promote skin regeneration while its anti-inflammatory properties reduce swelling and skin irritation. Additionally, this highly moisturizing oil is also helpful at soothing sunburns and reducing acne as well as calming the inflammation caused by eczema and rosacea.
SOOTHING ROSACEA CREAM RECIPE
2 oz. refined shea butter
.75 oz. cucumber hydrosol
.5 oz. aloe vera gel
.25 oz. cocoa butter
.15 oz. emulsifying wax
.1 oz. vitamin E oil
20 drops carrot seed essential oil or frankincense essential oil
.3 oz black cumin seed oil
Using a digital scale to first weigh out the ingredients, combine the shea butter, cocoa butter and emulsifying wax in a double boiler and gently heat until melted.
Remove from heat then stir in the remaining ingredients. Place the soothing rosacea cream into the fridge and allow to cool slightly.
Then, using a stick blender or a stick blender with a whisk attachment, mix the cream for one to two minutes until well combined.
Pour the cream evenly into two 2.3 oz. thick-walled glass jars. Once your soothing rosacea cream has cooled to room temperature, screw the lids onto the jars.
Because of the water content in this soothing rosacea cream recipe, I highly recommend using a preservative of your choice (per manufacturer’s recommendations.) Otherwise, while the aloe vera gel does have a preservative and will offer some protection, I recommend keeping your rosacea cream refrigerated in between uses and discarding after 30 days.