DIY “Miracle” Night Cream

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This DIY “miracle” night cream is a natural remedy to help brighten, hydrate, and detoxify the skin and reduce puffiness, spots, and inflammation.

DIY Miracle Night Cream in a jar

Since starting a new job, studying for my RD exam, and preparing to do that whole moving thing, this lady has been super stressed out and tired all of the time. Boy, does my face start to show it! You know, that whole puffy eyes, dark circle thing. Not cool! I don’t even want to talk about what grad school did to my skin… So, I created this DIY “Miracle” night cream to freshen my skin, diminish spots, and help reduce inflammation.

I love what it has done to my skin. It feels so much more hydrated, brighter and inflammation has decreased.

The Natural Ingredients:

The recipe I am sharing with you today includes amazing ingredients.

  • Raw shea butter  and extra virgin coconut oil both are amazing moisturizers, skin protectors, and can help heal the skin.
  • Almond oil (I use this kind) has been shown to reduces puffy eyes and dark circles, and also has anti-aging properties.
  • Lemon essential oil (Like this one) is an astringent, detoxifier, brightener, and can help lighten skin spots.
  • Aloe vera gel (I use this kind) is a skin brightener, neutralizes free radicals, repairs damaged skin, can help aid skin issues like eczema, and slows down the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Bentonite clay helps absorb and remove toxins and impurities.
  • Vitamin E oil can help block free radicals, slow down the skin’s aging process, and help heal scar tissues and skin issues.

DIY “Miracle” Night Cream


*You can double the recipe


In a double boiler, crock pot, or microwave safe dish, place first four ingredients and heat slowly until melted. Pour into a blender and let cool.  In a separate bowl, mix together aloe vera gel, vitamin E oil, lemon essential oil, and honey. Once the beeswax oil mixture has completely cooled and become almost the texture of lip balm, mix it with a spoon a little to break it up and add the aloe mixture into the blender. Blend until well combined. Place back in a non-metal bowl and add 1/2 tsp bentonite clay and stir with a non-metal utensil (I love spatulas like these). DO NOT LET IT COME INTO CONTACT WITH METAL! You get the point :). Place cream in a glass (I use these) or plastic container and store in a cool, dry place.

I’ve been using this cream for a little while now, and I love the way it feels on my skin. I can see a difference in my skin, too! Brighter, hydrated, and the puffy eyes/dark circles have decreased a kit. Plus, you know exactly what ingredients are going in, and you don’t have to worry about harmful chemicals. I feel like I say this every time I do a DIY skin care recipe. It’s true, though!

The reason this is a night cream is because it contains lemon essential oil which can cause photosensitivity in the sun. If you want to make this a day time cream, just eliminate the lemon essential oil. You could make one cream for day and one for night!

Side note: Some people believe that aloe can boost hair growth. I could not find a scientific study proving this and from personal experience of using aloe vera on my face for a while, I have not grown facial hair! 
Aloe can increase absorption of steroid creams, so you may want to avoid aloe when taking them.

More info on aloe can be found here: Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

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Post updated march 2019


  1. I found your website from a post on pinterest! I love “everything”. Can’t wait to try them! Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Amy, this sounds like a lovely cream. I’ll be ordering the clay tomorrow and when I get it I’m going to make this recipe. 🙂 I think I’m going to make a couple of teaks though. Besides, when I make it just right and want to sell it I don’t want to use your exact recipe! lol I’m working on a website right now on learning how to live more “naturally” and I’ve also been making my own lotions, body butters, sugar scrubs, lip balms, etc. I’m so excited to start selling them!!! Anyway, this recipe has me intrigued. Thanks 🙂

  2. Thank you for sharing! I just have one question can I just use natural aloe vera? I have some at home and was wondering if I could just scrape it out of the plant and use it for the recipe

  3. Dear Mam
    Can you substitute lemon essential oil by orange essential oil?
    I don’t have bentonite clay, what should be the result if I don’t put it into the recipe? Does this cream make our face brighter?
    Thank you very much, Mam.

    1. You can substitute the lemon for orange. I don’t know the result if you don’t use the bentonite clay. My guess is that it will be very liquidy. Yes, it helps brighten and clear your skin.

  4. Hi,
    I am ordering the items needed and was wondering how much one batch of the recipe makes?
    Does all of it fit into the container on the picture?
    What size container is it an where did you buy it?



    1. It actually makes more than what is shown here. I got these containers from Walmart and they are pretty small. I would say it fits a 4oz jelly mason jar.

  5. Hi Amy,
    thanks for sharing such a wonderful thing. I have made this cream , al thgs r fine but its lit liquidy n it doesn’t get absorbed properly n start cumg out in layers.
    plz suggest what to do.

  6. I have been using this cream from few days now. But after applying it comes out in layers n I still feel dryness around my eyes.
    please suggest

  7. Omg please please please start selling this I know time can be a real enemy but I would so greatly appreciate it

    1. I really wish I could Brianna! Unfortunately right now my time is super limited. Sorry! Maybe in the future!

  8. I like the nightcream, but Lord, it stinks! Smells like saliva on your face. I tried adding some essential oils (besides the lemon) to it, but the cream ate them up and still stinks!

    1. I’m not sure why this would smell?? None of the ingredients should have a strong odor. Maybe one of your ingredients was bad? I’ve made this a bunch of times and never had a problem with smell!

  9. I made this, and it was a little runny. Did I slack on the beeswax? Or is it supposed to be a little on the thin side?

  10. I have tried so many facial night creams, I can’t recall them all. But for the money, I still love Made from Earth’s Olive Night Cream is the best. It goes on smoothly and soaks in quickly. I get told I look younger than my 47 years, and I think good genes and this have helped! I also love the very light fresh scent and so does my husband.

  11. Hi, I just got Aloe Vera Gel-concentrate 10:1 and ready to make a cream. But I wonder the Aloe Vera gel is liquid, althouth it’s said-Gel besides. Will that work for the cream and how much should I put into cream?

    1. Maybe try putting in a little less than then recipe calls for. See if you like the consistency and then if you would like it to be more liquidity than add some more aloe to it. Hope that helps

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