Skincare Is Self-Care: DIY Night Creams That You Can Whip Up In Your Kitchen

Anandita MalhotraAnandita Malhotra  |  Sep 24, 2020
Skincare Is Self-Care: DIY Night Creams That You Can Whip Up In Your Kitchen


DIYs are having their moment ever since the lockdown began. People have been making hair masks, face masks, scrubs and a whole lot of other things in their kitchens and honestly, we’re here for it. These home remedies have been a part of the Indian culture for centuries with women swearing by them since time immemorial. If you are also someone who doesn’t like using chemicals on your face, then this is the way to go. You know the ingredients don’t have added preservatives and everything you’re putting into your skin is as organic and fresh as possible. So as a part of your night care routine, we’re listing down some homemade night creams so that you wake up with gorgeous skin every day.

DIY Night Creams That Are Easy To Make

Keep reading to find a DIY night cream that’s suitable for your skin type and skin concern.

  • Almond Oil Night Cream
  • Green Tea Night Cream
  • Turmeric Night Cream
  • Aloe Vera Night Cream
  • Olive Oil Night Cream
  • Apple Night Cream
  • Tea Tree Night Cream
  • Milk Cream Night Cream
  • Cocoa Butter Night Cream
  • Avocado Night Cream
  • Butter and Honey Night Cream
  • Glycerine Night Cream

Almond Oil Night Cream

When you are thinking of how to make night cream at home, we’ve got a super-easy one with almond oil. It’s nourishing and moisturising and you’ll wake up with healthy, radiant skin.

Almond oil Night Cream


Ingredients Needed

1 tbsp of almond oil

2 tbsp of cocoa butter

1 tbsp of honey

2 tsp rose water

How to make

Step 1: Melt the cocoa butter along with the almond oil.

Step 2: Take the mixture off the flame and add in the honey and rose water.

Step 3: Mix the concoction well and store in the fridge and use at night.

This is the perfect homemade night cream for dry skin.

Green Tea Night Cream

We already know that drinking green tea is magical for the skin and body and in the form of a DIY night cream too, it can be very helpful. Trust us, glowing and happy skin is just a few pamper sessions away. 

Ingredients Needed

2 tsp pure beeswax

½ tsp almond oil

½ tsp coconut oil

2 tsp of rosehip seed oil

1 green tea bag 

How to make

Step 1: To make this homemade night cream, double boil the beeswax, almond oil, coconut oil and rosehip oil.

Step 2: Open the green tea bag and brew it in a glass of water.

Step 3: Add the green tea solution to the double boiler and strain the mixture into a bowl.

Step 4: Whip this mixture with a hand blender until its consistency is fluffy. 

Step 5: Store it in a jar and apply every night after cleansing your face.

This is a great DIY night cream for glowing skin.

Turmeric Night Cream

Using haldi and dahi as a skincare regimen is every desi girl’s dream. This homemade night cream will ensure that your skin tone evens out and you’re your radiant best!

Ingredients Needed

15-20 almonds

1 tbsp of turmeric powder

1 tbsp of yoghurt

1 tbsp of sandalwood powder

1 tbsp of lemon


How to make

Step 1: Soak almonds overnight and grind them in the morning.

Step 2: Add the turmeric powder, yoghurt, sandalwood, lemon juice and saffron and mix into a smooth paste.

Step 3: Store in the fridge and your night cream for glowing skin is ready at home.

This is a great one for skin brightening too!

Aloe Vera Night Cream

When you’re thinking about how to make night cream, we’re pretty sure everyone’s fave DIY ingredient aloe vera comes to mind. It’s great for soothing irritated and sensitive skin.

Aloe Vera Homemade Night Cream


Ingredients Needed

2 tbsp aloe vera extracts

1 tsp lavender essential oil

1 tsp primrose oil

How to make

Step 1: To make this homemade night cream just scrape out the aloe vera extracts and add the lavender essential oil along with the primrose oil and blend.

Step 2: Keep the cream in a container and apply daily.

This is a great DIY night cream for acne-prone skin.

Olive Oil Night Cream

If you’re looking for a homemade night cream for skin that is flaky and dry then we’ve got just the concoction for you.

Ingredients Needed

½ cup of extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsps of coconut oil

1 tbsp of beeswax

2 Vitamin E capsules

How to make

Step 1: Heat the olive oil, coconut oil, beeswax and the cut-up Vitamin E capsules in a pan.

Step 2: Stir well and transfer into a container. Use it for a month for healthier and moisturized skin.

This is one of the best DIY night creams for dry skin.

Apple Night Cream

Say hello to happy and glowing skin with this DIY night cream that’s made with apples.

Ingredients Needed

5 tbsps of rosewater

2 apples

1 tsp olive oil

How to make

Step 1: Peel and dice apples after removing the seeds.

Step 2: Put the apples into a blender along with the olive oil.

Step 3: Once blended, put the mixture into a pan and heat on low flame.

Step 4: Remove from the heat and once cooled, add in rosewater.

Step 5: Store in an airtight container and use it for a week.

This is another good DIY night cream for glowing skin.

Tea Tree Oil Night Cream

This homemade night cream is clarifying and infuses the skin with the goodness of natural ingredients.

Ingredients Needed

1 tbsp tea tree oil

2 tbsp petroleum jelly

How to make

Step 1: Heat the petroleum jelly on a double boiler and slowly add in the tea tree oil.

Step 2: Once the ingredients are combined, wait for it to cool and transfer into a container.

This is a wonderful anti-ageing homemade night cream.

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Milk Cream Night Cream

When you’re wondering how to make night cream at home, this one is an easy recipe to follow since it has ingredients available in all our homes. 

Ingredients needed

1 tbsp milk cream

1 tbsp glycerine

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp rosewater

How to make

Step 1: Take the milk cream, glycerine, olive oil and rosewater and mix well in a bowl.

Step 2: Keep in the fridge and use every night. 

This homemade night cream for dry skin will nourish the skin and provide it with hydration.

Cocoa Butter Night Cream

A DIY night cream with all the super moisturising ingredients for your skin is obviously a must-try, right?

Ingredients needed

2 tbsp cocoa butter

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp coconut oil

How to make

Step 1: Mix the cocoa butter, olive oil and coconut oil until smooth and well combined.

Step 2: Transfer into a container and use every night before bed.

This is a great homemade night cream for pigmentation and wrinkles.

Avocado Night Cream

Avocado diy night cream


We love avocado on toast and we love it in a DIY night cream too.

Ingredients needed

1 avocado

½ cup yoghurt

How to make

Step 1: Mash the avocado in a bowl till it becomes a paste.

Step 2: Mix in the yoghurt and blend the ingredients together.

Step 3: Transfer into an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place.

This DIY night cream for glowing skin gives great results.

Orange Peel Night Cream

When you’re thinking of how to make night cream at home, this one is fruity and enriched with Vitamin C.

Ingredients needed

Peels of 2 oranges

4 drops of orange oil

2 tbsps petroleum jelly

1 tsp glycerine

How to make

Step 1: Put the orange peels, orange oil, petroleum jelly and glycerine into a blender.

Step 2: Store in an airtight container and use at bedtime.

If you’re looking for a homemade night cream for oily skin, this one works well.

Butter And Honey Night Cream

People with flaky and dry skin are going to love this DIY night cream for sure!

Ingredients needed

1 tbsp clarified butter

1 tsp honey


How to make

Step 1: Mix the butter and honey in a bowl until a paste forms.

Step 2: Add in the saffron and fold the cream together.

Step 3: Put on your face, gently massaging the cream into your skin for 10-15 minutes daily.

This is one of the best homemade night creams for dry skin.

Glycerine Night Cream

A homemade night cream that will work well during the winter months is this one with glycerine, trust us!

Ingredients needed

2 tbsp coconut oil

2 tbsp rosewater

3 tbsp glycerine

2 tbsp almond oil

How to make

Step 1: Use the double boiler method to boil the almond oil and coconut oil.

Step 2: Take it off the flame once combined and wait for it to cool.

Step 3: Add the glycerine and rosewater and mix well.

This DIY night cream for dry skin helps reduce flakiness and also has anti-fungal properties.

So girls, all set to try them out? We are sure these homemade night creams will give you the results you’ve long been waiting for. Don’t forget to apply these homemade night creams after cleansing your skin. Dermatologists suggest that doing so helps the skincare ingredients sink in well and better!


homemade night cream


Can I apply night cream during the day?


Honestly, you can apply these DIY night creams even during the day but they work better at night cause the entire night your skin has time to absorb their goodness.

How to choose the perfect night cream ingredients for my skin concern?


When it comes to a homemade night cream, it’s important to choose ingredients that are specifically targeted to your skin concern. Ingredients that are heavier like cocoa butter, shea butter, clarified butter etc work well for dry skin because they moisturise well. Ingredients like tea tree, green tea are good detoxifying agents and ingredients like aloe vera soothe and calm irritated skin.

Why do we need to use a night cream?


Night creams are important to put back the moisture into your skin. Through the night it can work it’s magic and its rich texture can help add in hydration and nourishment that your skin needs for glowing, healthy and younger-looking skin.

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Who knew the best skincare products could come this easy?! So girls, all set to make your own cream at home? 

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