DIY Ginger Skin Cream by SwissMixIt

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Assemble Ingredients

Assemble all the ingredients. The first stage of the process is to melt the bees wax, which is done with a double boiler, or faster in a microwave.

Never put any metal (including the magnetic stir bar) in the microwave.

Never use an open flame to heat oil or wax.

All ingredients can be purchased on Amazon. If you don't have Rice Bran Oil (good source of Vitamin E), you can use more expensive Olive Oil or other vegetable oils. Cold press oils are the best, which preserve the most nutrients.

56 grams Rice Bran Oil (previously infused with ginger root) 56 percent of solution

42 grams Heated Distilled Water (1.48 oz) 42 percent of solution

5 ml Organic Bees Wax (1/2-1 teaspoon) 1-2 percent of solution

1 Small Mason Jar

1 Magnetic Mixer

1 Magnetic Stir Bar

Note: To infuse Rice Bran Oil with ginger combine into a Mason jar and magnetic mix for at least one day. Filter out ginger using a strainer or cloth.

Note: Add Zinc powder for a rich white creamy texture. The less water makes the solution a bit more oily, but more rich.

Ginger Health Benefits (research)

Rice Bran Oil Health Benefits


Measure Oil and Bees Wax

In the Mason jar or container, add measure and add the oil, then the bees wax. The bees wax is generally sold in small pellet form.

Pro Tip: Less beeswax will make formula more like a liquid, while more wax will result in a creamier, then solid formula. If you add too much wax, you will end up with a salve, instead of a cream, when it cools.

Kevala Rice Bran Oil, 1 Gallon, Premium Natural, Expeller Pressed (buy on Amazon)

Dried Ginger One Pound (buy on Amazon)

Organic Bees Wax (buy on Amazon)


Heat Mixture Until Melted

Heat up the mixture in the microwave for 30 seconds. If you have a digital thermometer (I use a laser non contact one), the temperature will be around 130F after first 30 seconds.

If the wax is not melted, heat another 30 seconds. After the second dose of heat, the solution will be around 190-223F. You do not want the temperature above this, since the wax melts at a lower temp.

Be careful since the glass jar will heat up quickly (very hot to the touch). When the wax is melted, remove from microwave.


Low Speed Mix

Put the jar and solution of heated oil and wax on the magnetic mixer. Carefully place the magnetic stir bar into the jar (try not to splash since the oil is hot).

Turn on the mixer on low and as the solution spins up, you will see a small vortex appear.

Make sure the solution is mixed and all the bees wax pellets are melted.


Mix Medium Speed

Continue to mix until powder is completely dissolved.

Check the temperature (if you have a thermometer) so that it is above 160F and confirm that all the bees wax is melted.


Add Heated Water

Slowly add the heated distilled water.

It doesn't matter what temperature it is at, as long is it's not cold (which will immediately solidify the wax instead of mixing into a creamy solution).

Pro Tip: Increase the mixer speed after adding water.



Turn up the mixer speed as the water is mixed with the solution. As the solution cools, the wax will start to solidify, and the entire solution will become less liquid, and the vortex will slowly disappear.

Turn up the mixer speed to maintain a good vortex. This stage will take around 20 minutes.


Continue Mixing

Continue to increase the mixer speed to maintain a vortex. Once again as the solution cools, it solidifies.

The appearance will turn into a lighter color. This stage will take another 10-20 minutes.

If you have a thermometer, the temperature will go down to around 115F within 30-40 minutes.

As the solution becomes more creamy, the mixer speed needs to be increased to maintain a good vortex.

The vortex is the spin, or mixing component, which is necessary for consistent formula and cream.


Remove Stir Bar

After about 45 minutes, the vortex is almost gone, and the temperature is around 100F.

Remove the stir bar, and place a lid on the solution.

Let cool.

Pro Tip: You can use the cream at any time, but as it cools, it gets creamier.


Cool and Enjoy

Let the solution cool.

You should have a silky, creamy skin lotion.

The temperature at this stage will be around 87F after an hour from the start.

The mixture is non-greasy, and amazing on the skin.

I found this mixture, when applied to a headache, gave me relief. You can also drink hot Ginger tea for same effect. But I found at night, when you don't need extra liquids, a topical headache solution is prefect.


Experiment with ingredients

You can experiment with different oils, fragrances, and organic flowers.

Many nutrients can be absorbed through the skin, which makes skin creams a fun and healthy at-home DIY project. Unless you plan on using a lot of skin cream, mix in a smaller 3 oz jar.

Oxidation and heat is the enemy of nutrients and skin creams.

If you make a large jar of cream, and it takes more than a month to use it, it's more than likely that many of the nutrients will diminish in quality and quantity. This is why commercial skin products use so many chemicals to preserve the nutrients.



We recommend you label your skin cream with the date mixed.

You can make fun labels if you have a label printer.

Organic Bees Wax Pellets

Organic Bees Wax Pellets

Mixer, mixer bar, and solution ready to start

Mixer, mixer bar, and solution ready to start

Bees wax pellets prior to heating

Bees wax pellets prior to heating

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