Raspberry Seed Face Moisturizer

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the skin on my face. Today I’m looking closely at Raspberry Seed Oil. It has loads of natural Vitamin E, which does wonderful things for the skin as well as gives the oil a longer shelf life.

Raspberry Seed Oil is high in natural tocopherols and essential fatty acids, with 30% omega 3, 54% omega 6, and 14% omega 9 profile. It’s fabulous!

To complement the Raspberry Seed Oil, I’m using the following:

Squalane Butter provides natural moisturizing and lubricating effects for happy skin.

Sea Buckthorn Extract is an antioxidant, anti-aging, acne, anti-inflammatory, emollient, cell healing, and regeneration agent.

Ivy Extract has long been known to be an astringent, stimulant, anti-cellulitis, anti-blotchiness, and a wonderful skin healer. It provides marvelous TLC for skin.

Orchid Extract, because orchids have long been used for reparative and protective properties, moisturizing, fighting free radicals, and reducing the appearance of fine lines.

Lavender Essential Oil gives a delightful calming fragrance as well as helping reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles.

Let’s go make up a test batch!

What You’ll Need


Distilled Water
Raspberry Seed Oil
Emulsifying Wax
Squalane Butter
Stearic Acid
Sea Buckthorn Extract
Ivy Extract
Orchid Extract
Liquid Germall Plus
Lavender Essential Oil


Microwave-safe container
Silicone Spatula
Stick Blender


72% Distilled Water
12% Raspberry Seed Oil
3% Glycerin
3% Emulsifying Wax
4% Squalane Butter
2% Stearic Acid
1% Sea Buckthorn Extract
1% Ivy Extract
1% Orchid Extract
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% Lavender Essential Oil

100-gram Test Batch

72 grams Distilled Water
12 grams Raspberry Seed Oil
3 grams Glycerin
3 grams Emulsifying Wax
4 grams Squalane Butter
2 grams Stearic Acid
1 gram Sea Buckthorn Extract
1 gram Ivy Extract
1 gram Orchid Extract
0.5 gram Liquid Germall Plus
0.5 gram Lavender Essential Oil


Weigh all ingredients but the extracts, preservative, and essential oil. Heat in the microwave using short time bursts until all ingredients are melted.

Stick blend to form the emulsion, then check the temperature. Allow the mixture to sit until the temperature falls below 120ºF. At that point, add extracts, preservative, and essential oil. Stick blend or stir well to combine.

The lotion will be getting thick at this point. I went ahead and poured it into jars, but it would have been a lot less messy to use a piping bag. (I do this to myself a lot!)

Allow the lotion to cool completely to room temperature before putting lids on the jars. Then label and enjoy!

Ingredients before melting.

Stirring in extracts, preservative, and essential oil.


I just love the warm hue of this lotion thanks to the Raspberry Seed Oil! Isn’t it just gorgeous?

The lotion goes on fairly light feeling, though it does have enough body to spread around the face before it soaks into the skin. It has a lovely dewy feel!

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About Denise

I'm a crazy goat lady who got into making my own soap with goat milk, found MMS to order supplies, and now I get to combine my love of creating skin care products with a job to pay the feed bill. I live in Alaska and greatly enjoy the unique aspects of my northern home - summer days when it never gets dark and the Northern Lights dancing above in winter. Favorite scents include Wild Mint and Ivy, Rhubarb & Sugar Cane, and Eucalyptus Spearmint.

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