DIY “Miracle” Night Cream

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 love the sound of this cream, and can’t wait to try it , can I use another wax? Because bees wax irritates my skin

  2. The night cream looks great but I am vegan and wonder if you have an alternative to beeswax or can it be left out altogether?

    Thank you. I look forward to trying this if I can!

  3. great cream. but how do you blend in the clay? i cant get it blended well enough with my plastic spoon :-). and when i put it on, some of the cream comes of in layers. do you know what i have been doing wrong? 🙂

  4. I think this will make a nice cream for my forehead, it tends to get dry in all weather but esp. during winter….thanks for the recipe!

  5. So I tried making this a few days ago and since I had a hard time finding some good aloe vera in my small town I figured I would just use fresh from a plant. Well, after spending about 30 mins milking a 1/4cup from my poor plant it all came out the texture of snot. Not Appealing. So I ended up throwing away that batch and making a trip to our local health food store and found some good aloe vera there. Thank goodness! My newest batch came out really good! Not the texture of snot at all! Just wanted to put a warning out to anyone who might be wanting to try using fresh aloe vera: unless you like the feeling of smearing snot on your face, stick to the gel aloe vera!

  6. What do you use for a cleanser with this? I’ve been cleansing with a mix of olive oil and castor oil, but I’m looking for other things as I’m not totally sold on this.

    1. You should try washing your face with honey. It has done wonders for my skin.

      I also do a bentonite clay mask every night with apple cider vinegar and ylang ylang & lanvender EO.

      Hope that helps!

  7. I hate to be a negative Nancy here, but both glycerin( as was suggested as an alternative to the aloe) and aloe gel itself are water based, and as such will require a preservative. Vitamin E is not a preservative, it is an antioxidant and wll only serve to extend the shelf life of the oils, as well as its skin benefits.

  8. Just made the DIY miracle night cream and it got soupy looking , it did not set up . Wondering if the aloe vera gel that I used was the wrong kind ? I used the Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Gel brand . I also used raw organic honey . Feedback would be welcomed . Thank you .

  9. What consistency is this cream supposed to be? I’ve tried it twice now and it’s more of a “snot” texture from the Aloe Vera Gel. However, my skin does feel nice once absorbed but it’s not really a cream as such :/ I used Apricot Kernal oil instead of Almond….

  10. i am a hairy creature. i use an aloe vera based skin gel on my face. it has not increased my charming mustache. lol. just saying…

  11. I was just wondering approximately how much this makes, I can’t seem to find it anywhere…am I missing something? Thanks and can’t wait to try this!!

  12. I made this today and just used it. The clay seems to be making my skin shed. Not sure if it’s because it’s my first time using it and I had a lot of dead skin. It feels kinds of icky though and the clay feels sandy, is that normal?

  13. Hello, thankyou so much for this organic recipe!! I just finished making it but it did not mix well. I did excatly as you said to mix two different batches and then mix those in blender. The blending part didnt go very well. The melted ingredients stayed seperated from aloe ingredients… I added clay at the end hoping that will help mix it but no luck. I am going to use it by mixing it well on my hands before applying. But suggestions will be appreciated for future. Love!

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