DIY: Vitamin E Nighttime Face Cream

DIY Vitamin E Night Cream- this super moisturizing face cream has healing, anti-aging Vitamin E. Wake up with better skin everyday! | The Refreshanista

I’m really excited about this beauty recipe! It’s the first face cream I’ve made and I’m really loving it. I’ve been using it every night and I wake up with soft, moisturized skin

For a while I had been using pure coconut oil as my nightly face moisturizer but I wanted something that did more than just hydrate.

This night cream has vitamin E in it to give an extra boost. Vitamin E is fantastic for skin and has anti-aging properties. It’s also good for softening skin and reducing the appearance of scars and dark spots.

The cocoa butter and coconut oil in this cream really hydrate your skin. Perfect for cooler months when our skin starts to get dry. I know I constantly battle with flaky skin in the winter but not any more 😉 I have a jar of this cream ready to go.

I also love that I know all of the ingredients in this face cream. They’re 100% natural and pure. And it’s also customizable! You can use any essential oil you want to add a scent to your cream. I chose lavender because it’s really calming and perfect for bedtime.

DIY Vitamin E Night Cream- this super moisturizing face cream has healing, anti-aging Vitamin E. Wake up with better skin everyday! | The Refreshanista

The face cream starts out as a liquid. All of the oils are melted so you can combine them really well. Then the melted oil mixture is refrigerated until it becomes a solid.

DIY Vitamin E Night Cream- this super moisturizing face cream has healing, anti-aging Vitamin E. Wake up with better skin everyday! | The Refreshanista

Then it’s double-whipped to become a light fluffy cream. It really feels luxurious once it’s all whipped.

DIY Vitamin E Night Cream- this super moisturizing face cream has healing, anti-aging Vitamin E. Wake up with better skin everyday! | The Refreshanista

Be sure to only apply this cream at night- it needs all night to absorb into your skin. If you don’t give it time your face will be pretty shiny! But when you apply it right before bed, you’ll wake up in the morning with super soft skin.



DIY: Vitamin E Nighttime Face Cream

Author Melanie Maxwell


  • 3 tablespoons cocoa butter
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • 4 drops your favourite essential oil {I used lavender}


  1. In a double-boiler, or a heat-safe bowl over a pot of boiling water, melt the cocoa butter and coconut oil. Whisk together to combine.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Whisk in vitamin E oil and essential oil.
  3. If you were using a pot, transfer your mixture to a medium-size bowl. Place the bowl, covered with plastic wrap, in the refrigerator for one hour.
  4. Then, whisk vigorously until the cream is light and fluffy. This is easiest done with an electric mixer but I managed whisking by hand so you can do it that way too!
  5. Cover bowl with plastic wrap again and refrigerate for half an hour.
  6. Whisk vigorously again until light and fluffy. Scoop into a quarter-pint size mason jar and cover tightly.
  7. Before bed, apply a small amount to a clean face.
  8. Wake up with great skin!

Totally easy to make yourself with pure, natural ingredients. Your skin will be happy 🙂

I hope you give this a try!

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32 thoughts on “DIY: Vitamin E Nighttime Face Cream

  1. Does it have to be kept in the fridge afterwards as well? Or after following the steps can I keep it in a seal tight jar at room temperature? Thanks!!

    1. I just noticed the pint mason jar. 🙂 That is a decent amount. Thanks for this recipe!

    1. Hi Roberta, I think you can but I haven’t tried it. It’s about the same hardness so it will give you a similar consistency. It will smell differently though. Hope that helps!

    1. Mine has kept for several months at room temperature, the vitamin E is a natural preservative. If you’re concerned about it lasting longer you could also keep it in the fridge.

  2. Do you have to melt the cocoa butter and coconut oil over boiling water or can you just put it in the microwave/oven?

    1. Hi Larissa, you can definitely melt them in the microwave if you want to 🙂 just take it out to whisk it several times. The cocoa butter will take longer to melt so you may even find it easier to melt that in the microwave separately and then add the coconut oil at the end. Hope that helps!

        1. I purchased my ingredients from Amazon. If you click the pictures of the ingredients at the bottom of the post it will take you directly to the page where you can buy them 🙂

  3. Hi, do you think I can add frankincense oil, lavender and rose hip oil? I’m want a cream that helps with my dry skin and prevents from wrinkling

  4. I have an oily skin tone. Which all ingredients should I use if I had to make a night cream?

    1. Hi Anuja, I’m not sure how you could adapt this recipe to oily skin since I haven’t tried it yet. I do know that coconut oil and cocoa butter are heavy moisturizers so they might be too much for oily skin. You could maybe replace the coconut oil with almond or grape seed oil because those oils are lighter and won’t clog pores. I hope that helps!

  5. I have Fruit of the Earth Vitamin E Skin Care cream so can I add coconut oil into it? Don’t have vitamin E oil bec cream already included vitamin E.

    1. Hi Carol, adding coconut oil to your face cream wouldn’t do much. If you like your face cream then I would suggest just using that one. If you want to make your own, coconut oil is a good ingredient to use as a base. Hope that helps 🙂

  6. Making it now and I have a question. How light and fluffy should it get during the first whipping session? I found that mine just re-liquified when I used the electric mixer…

    I now have it back in the fridge for it’s second cool/whipping period. Any suggestions?

    1. Hi Leslie! The cream shouldn’t liquify when you whip it- is it hot in your house? If it’s not solid then that means it’s not cold enough. Try cooling it longer in the fridge, and whip for only a couple minutes at a time- with fridge time in between- to make sure it doesn’t get too hot. Hope that helps- let me know!

  7. Do I need the cocoa butter or can I leave it out if not is there something I could substitue it with besides shea butter?

  8. Hi I made it up and it was soft and fluffy but after a short time in the jar it took on the same consistency as coconut oil from the jar. It’s hard but then melts in you hand. Is that the way it’s suppose to be?

    1. Hi Brigitte, so sorry! I looked into it and it appears my recipes were all broken on my site. Thank you for bringing this to my attention! The recipe should now be visible on the page.

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