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How to Make Sulfur Cream and Lotion – 4 Recipes for Youthful Skin

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There are many lotions and creams on the market that promise for more beautiful and youthful looking skin. But they can be very expensive, and sometimes they don’t even work.

Often times they are filled with synthetic chemicals and preservatives that can be harmful and toxic to your skin.

Your skin is your biggest organ and whatever you put on your it will get absorbed directly into your body.

That’s why I love making my own skin care products. I know exactly what goes into my homemade products, I can avoid the harsh chemicals, and I can be sure all of the ingredients I used are natural, organic and high quality.   

How to Make Sulfur Cream and Lotion -a container of cream

Did you know organic Sulfur (MSM) is actually an active ingredient in most moisturizers or anti-aging creams? If you would like to achieve youthful and beautiful skin, simply mix organic sulfur (MSM) along with a few other natural and organic ingredients.

In this post I will share with you the following:

  • How does organic sulfur benefit the skin?
  • How to make sulfur cream and lotion?
    •  4 Organic Sulfur MSM recipes for youthful skin
      • Recipe #1: Organic Sulfur (MSM) with Skin Cream/Lotion of Your Choice
      • Recipe #2: Organic Sulfur (MSM) with Homemade Skin Cream
      • Recipe #3: Organic sulfur (MSM) with Aloe Vera Butter
      • Recipe #4: Organic sulfur (MSM) with Aloe Vera Gel

How Does Organic Sulfur Benefit The Skin?

Organic sulfur (MSM) not only offers amazing health benefits when taken internally but also offers many skin benefits when applied topically.

MSM is also known as nature’s beauty mineral. 

It helps to increase collagen level, reduces signs of premature aging by fighting the damaging free radicals, and keeps your skin complexion looking healthy, clear and youthful.

Sulfur has a softening and deeply penetrating ability that makes it a wonderful ingredient for skin creams and lotions.

Its anti-inflammatory, repairing and healing properties make it very beneficial for individuals suffering from inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, acne, psoriasis, and dermatitis.

Organic Sulfur MSM recipes for youthful skin - How to Make Sulfur Cream and Lotion for Beautiful Skin?

Its ability to enhance the permeability of cell membranes helps to resolve scars by removing toxins from the skin and creating healthy new skin cells.

When skin cells become more permeable, this means the skin becomes more absorbent or penetrable. So other ingredients used along with MSM can penetrate deeply into the skin to provide a better, softer, smoother, and hydrating skin.

Research has shown that MSM can help improve skin tone, reduce redness, ease sensitivity, reduce discolorations, and treat other symptoms associated with rosacea. (Source)

It can also benefit people with skin disorders including dandruff, scabies, burns, diaper rash, age spots, and certain fungal infections (Source).

Now that you know how MSM benefits the skin, next I will share with you 4 of my favorite MSM recipes for a clear and youthful skin. I will provide you step by step instructions for each recipe, so you know exactly how to make each one.


How To Make Sulfur Cream And Lotion?

Recipe #1: Organic Sulfur (MSM) with Skin Cream/Lotion of your choice

Things you need:

  • Gold organic sulfur crystals (Where to get it)
  • Distilled water (You can get it from your local grocery store)
  • Water-soluble organic face cream (Where to get it)
  • Airless pump bottle (Where to get it) or pump dispenser (Where to get it)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk or electric hand mixer
  • Ziplock bag
  • Scissors
  • Spatula

Here is how to make it:

  1. Dissolve 15 ml (3 teaspoons) of gold standard organic sulfur in 2 tablespoons of hot distilled water.
  2. Add dissolved sulfur into a 100 ml of your favorite water-soluble organic face cream or lotion in a mixing bowl.
  3. Use a whisk or electric hand mixer to blend the ingredients. Add essential oils for fragrance as desired. I personally love the peppermint and sweet orange scent. Once the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, then it is time to transfer the mixture to a bottle.
  4. Use a spatula to transfer mixture to a ziplock bag. Cut off a corner of the bag and squeeze the lotion into an airless pump bottle or pump dispenser.

Note:

  • I recommend thicker face cream or lotion because you will be adding the dissolved sulfur solution to the face cream/lotion, which will result in a thinner consistency. If the cream or lotion is already too thin to begin with, your final product might end up too runny.
  • Make sure you don’t add more than 15 grams (3 teaspoons) of organic sulfur for every 100 ml of cream. Too much sulfur crystals will not dissolve. It will re-crystallize and become gritty to use.
  • Not all organic sulfur products are created equal. I personally use and highly recommend gold standard organic sulfur. Read my review here.
  • Distilled water is preferred. Avoid tap water as it contains all sort of nasty microorganisms and other impurities which could decrease the shelf life of your homemade products.
  • In regards to storing your homemade products, I personally prefer airless pump bottle over regular pump dispenser. In the “How to Preserve Homemade Skin Care Products” article heading #7, I talked about several advantages of the airless pump bottle. Click here to read more.

Recipe #2: Organic Sulfur (MSM) with Homemade Skin Cream

Things you need:

Here is how to make it:

  1. Place the glass bowl over a pot of boiling water over medium heat. And then reduce the heat to a simmer.a small glass on top of a pan to create a double boiler on a stove
  2. Place 2 teaspoon of organic coconut oil and 2 teaspoons of emulsifying wax in the stainless steel bowl. Stir constantly until all ingredients are melted.
  3. Keep the mixture heated on the stove. Add 12 teaspoons (4 tablespoons) of distilled water to the melt coconut oil and emulsifying wax. The mixture will quickly emulsify into milk-like liquid.
  4. Add 2 teaspoons of gold standard organic sulfur crystals to the mixture (Organic sulfur properties are NOT affected by heat). Keep stirring the mixture for one to two minutes to make sure the sulfur crystal is completely dissolved.
  5. Once the sulfur crystals are completely dissolved. Next, remove the stainless steel bowl from the pot and turn off the stove.
  6. To cool the cream, you can do that in two ways:
    1. Put the cream in the refrigerator for a few minutes.
    2. Fill a large bowl with cold water and place the stainless steel bowl over the water. The mixture will slowly turn into a thin cream.
  7. Don’t worry about the cream being thin at the moment. It takes time for the ingredients to emulsify. In the next few hours, the consistency of the cream will start to thicken. Much like lotion consistency. 
  8. Once the mixture is cooled down. Add your favorite essential oil for fragrance. Use a whisk or electric hand mixture to blend the ingredients. Once the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, then it’s time to transfer the mixture to a bottle.
  9. Use a spatula to transfer mixture to a ziplock bag. Cut off a corner of the bag and squeeze the lotion into an airless pump bottle or pump dispenser. 
  10. Now you just made your own organic sulfur (MSM) face cream.

Recipe #3: Organic sulfur (MSM) with Aloe Vera Butter

Things you need:

Here is how to make it:

  1. Dissolve 15 ml (3 teaspoons) of organic sulfur in 2 tablespoons of hot water until completely dissolved.
  2. Add dissolved sulfur solution into 4 oz of organic aloe vera butter in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add your favorite essential oils for fragrance as desired.
  4. Mix the ingredients with a whisk or electric hand mixer.
  5. Place the mixture in the refrigerator for a couple of hours for it to thicken.
  6. Next, use a spatula to transfer mixture to a ziplock bag. Cut off a corner of the bag and squeeze the lotion into an airless pump bottle or pump dispenser. 

Recipe #4: Organic sulfur (MSM) with Aloe Vera Gel

Things you need:

 Here is how to make it:

  1. Take 15 ml (3 teaspoons) of organic sulfur and crush them down to a fine powder using a pestle and mortar or a very clean coffee grinder.
  2. Add the fine sulfur powder to 4 oz of organic aloe vera gel in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add your favorite essential oil for fragrance as desired.
  4. Mix the ingredients with a whisk or electric hand mixer.
  5. The sulfur should dissolve completely in aloe vera gel is about few minutes.
  6. Next, use a spatula to transfer mixture to a ziplock bag. Cut off a corner of the bag and squeeze the lotion into an airless pump bottle or pump dispenser

The Importance Of Preservatives In Homemade Products

Since water is added to these recipes, it’s important that you add a preservative to help increase their shelf life.

I know you may be thinking why do you need to add a preservative to your homemade product? Seems a bit counterintuitive, right?

After all, you make your own skin care products to avoid the harsh chemicals and the preservatives found in many of the commercial ones. So why would you use a preservative?

I totally understand why you would have these questions. In fact, I reacted the same way before. But I quickly learned that the benefits of preservative actually far outweigh the risk of using it. 

I have a couple of articles that talk about preservatives. I encourage you to check out the following articles for more information:

How to Preserve Homemade Skin Care Products? 

7 Things You Need to Know About Using Preservatives in Homemade Skin Care Products.


Conclusion

These are my favorite 4 MSM recipes. I personally use them to lighten up my old acne scars and also use them to keep my smooth and clear. 

I hope you found this article helpful and I would really appreciate it if you could kindly share this information with others.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please leave them in the comments below.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Hong

Comments

  1. Thanks Hong for the site. I’m just getting into using sulfur in my skincare routine and have found that making my own products is much more cost effective. I bought some organic sulfur powder and have been using it but I wasn’t aware of how many things I could do with it. I appreciate the detailed recipes and I’ll be using your tools and I’ll be sure to update you with my progress.

    1. Author

      Hi Shonuffgonza, thank you for visiting and for your comment. I am glad you found my website helpful. Yes, making your own skin care product is not only much more cost effective, it is also so much better for your skin.

      You know exactly what ingredients are used to make the products, so you can avoid many of the harmful chemicals and toxic ingredients that are used in many commercial skin care products.

      You are welcome for the recipes. I hope you like them and have fun making your products. I appreciate you keeping me update. Let me know if you have any questions.

      Have a great day!
      Hong

  2. Hi Hong,
    Very informative and helpful post. Amazing recipes! I am not aware that organic sulfur can help the skin. Organic sulfur should be a multi-resourceful substance! I am just getting to know I can now make my own sulfur lotions at home !
    I really gained something worthwhile in your previous posts and again this is another very useful and helpful info for me. It has added value to me and for which I need to implement the recipes ASAP
    While giving it a try, in case I miss anything out I won’t hesitate to get back to you Hong.
    Thanks for sharing this
    WealthyBen

    1. Author

      Hello Wealthyben, thank you for visiting. I’m glad you found this post helpful and informative. Organic sulfur is such a versatile substance. I use it for so many things. I break out occasionally. I used to use commercial creams and they made my skin oily and break out even more. I’ve been getting email newsletter from Dr. Ron Neer, the founder of the company that manufactures gold standard organic sulfur. One of his emails talked about using sulfur in a cream. So I went and experimented with different recipes and found the ones that work the best. They are in my humble opinion the best face cream I’ve ever used. Ever since I started using it, I definitely have noticed that my skin is not breaking out as much and my skin is a lot smoother and youthful looking. But this MSM cream can be used for many other things beside used to prevent break outs. If you decide to make this cream and have any question, feel free to leave me a comment.

      Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!
      Hong

  3. These recipes are awesome!
    Who knew you could actually make your own sulfur lotions at home !
    Since reading your posts i have payed more attention whether the products i use contain sulfur or not, as its truly amazing all the benefits organic sulfur provides.
    I will try these recipes ASAP
    I love how you explained the steps thoroughly, i don’t feel overwhelmed to make them as you have pointed out in detail how.
    Thank you so much Hong! Once i try them i will come back and let you know how it went 😀

    1. Author

      Hello Anne, I’m glad the information was helpful. If you have any question or need help, please reach out to me.

      Have a great day!
      Hong

  4. Hi Hong,

    Love your posts. This recipes sound amazing! I didn’t realise it can help the skin too the organic sulfur. It is a very versatile substance!

    My partner uses Nu Skin products but I think your recipes are going to be a lot healthier and more effective. Definitely give them a try Hong. Thank you,

    Kev

    1. Author

      Hi Kevin, thank you for visiting my site and for your comment. Yes, organic sulfur is so versatile; there are so many things you can do with it. Let me know how they turn out for you.

      Have a great day!
      Hong

  5. Awesome recipes, and so clearly laid out. I always appreciate your straightforward informative style. Also, I had no clue there was such thing as Aloe Vera Butter … and, I also had no idea that sulfur was an ingredient in most beauty products. but after reading this article, I can totally see why now!

    1. Author

      Hello Penelope, you are very welcome for the information. I’m glad you enjoyed and learned something new from my article. I hope you give these MSM recipes a try. I am confident that you are going to enjoy many of its benefits.

      Thank you for sopping by and have a great day!
      Hong

  6. These homemade sulfur creams look so beneficial and easy to make! I’ve never actually tried sulfur as a beauty product, but have heard that it holds many benefits for your skin. I particularly enjoyed how you first outlined what sulfur actually does to your pores. It gave me a much better understanding of HOW this organic product improves the health and quality of my skin. I may actually try this in the future…thanks for sharing!

    1. Author

      Hi Sarah, yes, sulfur has so many skin benefits. I’ve been using these recipes for few weeks now. I will tell you that they are the best face creams I’ve used, even better than the commercial ones. What I like about them the most is that they are all natural and chemical free. These MSM creams are fast absorbing which do not leave your skin greasy and shining, but it will leave your skin feeling hydrated and soft. I hope you give this recipe a try and let me know how they turn out for you.

      Thank you for visiting and have a great day!
      Hong

  7. Hi Hong,
    Hope your having a great day.

    Another awesome piece of work. I enjoyed reading this for a couple reasons..
    1. You source well researched information on what sulfur can do for skin care (which I was unaware til now) One more great benefit to add to the wonders of sulfur.
    2. You lay out in great detail exactly what products to use and precision step by step instructions on how to prepare them with several different recipe options.
    I really do intend to get around to trying out some of your DIY recipes. My weekends are more freed up lately so i’m going to plan on working it in.

    Cheers and God bless, Brad

    1. Author

      Hi Brad, glad to hear from you again. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. There is so much you can do with organic sulfur. It’s not only great when taken internally, it is so versatile and you can do so much more with it. I will post more recipes in the future. Let me know when you decide to give msm recipes a try.

      Have a great day!
      Hong

  8. Hi, Hong,

    Nice article about homemade organic sulfur. I have been looking online for these recipes. The best thing is that it has no preservatives, stabilizers and other stuff that could make a product loaded with side effects.

    Thanks for the information,

    Den

    1. Author

      Hi Ben, these recipes are all natural ingredients and chemical free. I hope you give these MSM recipes a try. I have been using them for few weeks now. I can already tell that my acne scars are slowly fading. I will continue to use this cream and write a post about my final result. Let me know if you have any question.

      Thank you for visiting and have a great day!
      Hong

  9. Hi Hong, There are so much information in your article. I really like your all natural cream and lotion. I will follow your DIY instruction to try out.
    Thank you.

    1. Author

      Hi Christine, thank you for visiting and for your comment. I’m glad you like my MSM recipes. I hope you give them a try and let me know how they turn out for you.

      Have a great day!
      Hong

    1. Author

      Hello Aleaha, thank you for your time and for your comment. I’m glad you like these homemade MSM recipes. I hope you give them a try. Let me know how they turn out for you.

      Have a great day!
      Hong

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