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Make Your Own Anti-Wrinkle Lotion in 15 Minutes

Updated on April 21, 2012

A session in front of the TV never passes without an advertisement for some anti-wrinkle or anti-aging product. The claims the manufacturers make always seem too good to be true, but some of these products do show results if used regularly. The downside to mass produced and commercial products is that it contains a lot of added preservatives and other potentially harmful chemicals. And, of course, the price tag may be enough to give you a few gray hairs!

Did you know that you could make your own anti-wrinkle lotion and anti-aging serums at home for a fraction of the cost? Best of all, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing exactly what went into the product as well.

2 Reasons to Make Your Own

The most important reason why homemade anti-aging products are such good choices is the fact that it can be all natural and preservative free. You’ll be sure of every single ingredient and this is especially important if you have sensitive skin, or if you suffer from allergies to specific chemicals.

Saving money is becoming a real priority for most cost-conscious consumers these days, and let’s face it, anti-wrinkle lotions are not becoming cheaper. Making your own means having a top-notch product at a fraction of the price you would pay at a beauty supply store or even at your local grocery store.

Anti-Wrinkle Lotion Recipe


1 Tablespoon cocoa butter

1.5 Teaspoons dark honey

4 drops apricot essential oil

3 drops sesame essential oil

How to Make the Lotion

This anti-aging lotion can be thrown together in 15 minutes or less, so it’s in actual fact faster than making a trip down to your local beauty supply store. All you need to do is to heat the cocoa butter until it’s melted down and then whisk in the rest of the ingredients.

Anti-aging Essential Oil Treatment


2 Teaspoons peanut oil

5 drops Rosehip seed oil


Pour the oils into a suitable container and shake well to mix them. This treatment can be used every day on the neck and jaw line to help prevent sagging and wrinkles. The vitamin E content of this oil is very high so it helps protect your skin against damage from free radicals and will also help nourish and moisturize the skin.

Once you know about the beauty benefits of some of the ingredients we all have in our kitchen cupboards, making your own anti-wrinkle lotion and other anti-aging products becomes easy. It’s fun to think up new combinations, and your skin is bound to thank you for it in the long run too.

If you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed, try to find a suitable alternative to make the product. It’s also best to do a test patch 24 hours before using the product for the first time, and avoid using the cream if irritation occurs.


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      Atell Rohlandt 5 years ago from South Africa

      Thank you so much Nan. I'm glad you found the tips and information helpful. :-)

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      Nan Mynatt 5 years ago

      Great hub, and I am going to try your advice on anti-aging. I marked you up!

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      Atell Rohlandt 5 years ago from South Africa

      LOL Good one! :-D I'm so glad you enjoyed the hub, Heather. Let me know what you think once you tried making it. Sounds like AZ is the perfect place to test it!

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      Heather Rode 5 years ago from Buckeye, Arizona

      But if they don't have preservatives then how will it keep our face looking young? Joke! Great hub. I'm going to try this. I can't afford the alternatives but I live in Arizona and I see first hand what it does to your face every time I see another AZ native twice my age. Scary!