DIY licorice cream for skin

DIY Licorice Cream for Skin: Boost Your Skincare Routine

About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.

If you’re looking for a natural way to revitalize your skin and give it a healthy glow, consider making your own DIY licorice cream for skin.

Licorice extract is known for its anti-inflammatory and skin-lightening properties, making it a great choice for people with sensitive or uneven skin. The good news is, you don’t have to spend a fortune on fancy creams to reap the benefits of licorice extract.

In this article, we’ll show you how to create a homemade cream with licorice extract that will leave your skin looking and feeling rejuvenated. So let’s dive in and learn how to make your own DIY licorice cream for skin!

Note: the DIY licorice cream for skin that we are making in this article has a core ingredient: licorice extract, and it should be prepared beforehand. It is very easy to make:

  • Add 2 tablespoons of ground licorice in a glass jar
  • Pour sweet almond oil over the licorice to fill up half the jar. Mix well.
  • Wrap the jar with aluminum foil and store it away for 30 days, shaking the jar every 3 days.
  • After 30 days, filter the extract repeatedly and thoroughly to remove any licorice residue.

Ingredients Needed

  • Cream base.

    Having a pre-made cream base simplifies the process greatly. The cream base comes free from any additives, such as oils, extracts, fragrance or coloring.

    The important thing to ask when you buy the cream base is how much additives – oils and extracts – can be added to the cream base. Why is it important? Because if more oils or extracts are added to the cream base, they might not be mixed properly and they might separate. In this product, I am using 50 grams of cream base, and I know that it can assimilate 20-25 grams of additives.

    The cream base also comes with a preservative already added.
  • Glycerine
  • Licorice extract as explained above
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Vitamin E capsule

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products. Also, where an essential oil is included in my recipes, I utilize either of two types of essential oils: pure, if added in drops, or diluted, if mixed in grams.

Tools Needed

  • Scale to weigh measurements
  • Bowl
  • Mixing utensil
  • Alcohol spray 70%
  • Jar

Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.


  • 50 grams of cream base = 1.76 oz
  • 1 gram of glycerine = 0.03 oz
  • 2 grams of licorice extract = 0.07 oz
  • 1 gram of lavender oil = 0.03 oz

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Steps: DIY Licorice Cream for Skin

1- Before starting, we need to ensure that the bowl and utensils are clean and sanitized. To do this, clean with water and soap and spray the bowl and mixing utensil with alcohol spray 70%. Dry with tissue.

2- Add 50 grams of cream base.

3- Add 1 gram of glycerine.

4- Add 2 grams of the licorice extract.

Add licorice extract. DIY licorice cream for skin
Add licorice extract.

5- Add 1 gram of the lavender essential oil.

6- Finally, squeeze the contents of one vitamin E capsule over the mix.

Add vitamin E. DIY licorice cream for skin
Add the contents of a vitamin E capsule

7- Now we mix all the ingredients thoroughly to make the cream.

After thorough mixing, this is the cream texture
After thorough mixing, this is the cream texture

8- Store your completed licorice cream in a jar. It is now ready to be used!

Our final product. DIY licorice cream for skin
Our final product. DIY licorice cream for skin

Benefits of The DIY Licorice Cream for Skin

  • Anti-inflammatory properties: Licorice extract contains compounds that can help reduce inflammation in the skin, making it a good choice for people with redness, irritation, or acne-prone skin.
  • Skin-lightening properties: Licorice extract can help reduce the appearance of dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and other forms of discoloration.
  • Antioxidant properties: Licorice extract is rich in antioxidants, which can help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals and other environmental stressors.
  • Moisturizing properties: Licorice extract is also believed to have hydrating properties, helping to soothe and moisturize dry, rough, or flaky skin.

Overall, incorporating licorice extract into your skincare routine can potentially help improve the overall appearance and health of your skin.

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Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World

The steps to make the DIY licorice cream for skin are demonstrated in this video.

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