Moisturizing is an important part of your daily heath/skin/body care regime, especially so if you have dry skin.
Regularly purchasing moisturizer can be expensive and the products on the market often contain ingredients that can be harsh on the skin.
How to Make Your Own Homemade Face Moisturizer
Luckily, there are ways to make inexpensive and natural moisturizers for home use.
Another benefit of making your own natural moisturizer is that you know exactly what is in it and can tailor it to your personal preferences for example an oil free moisturizer.
Below, we’ll provide you with a few general recipes and tips on how to get started making your own homemade moisturizer.
How to Make Basic Homemade Moisturizer
1 part jojoba oil to 1 part olive oil
Pour these ingredients into a container of your choice. Add essential oils if desired.
This is a very basic moisturizer but the blend of jojoba and olive oil will rehydrate the skin and promote a healthy glow.
How to Make Cocoa Butter Moisturizer for Dry and Chapped Skin
Using a double broiler on your stove on medium to low heat, melt 1 tablespoon of cocoa butter with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
After those ingredients are melted, mix in 1 tablespoon of aloe vera.
Once well blended, you can take off the heat and store in a container.
This natural moisturizer is great for dry and chapped skin.
How to Make Almond and Rose Moisturizer
Add 10-15 drops of rose essential oil to 1 ounce of sweet almond oil
Almond oil is considered to be great for the skin because it is both an excellent emollient and moisturizer.
It is actually similar to the same oil that is naturally produced by baby’s skin to protect their delicate skin. It cannot be used by those with nut allergies.
Where to Store Homemade Moisturizers
It is best to store the oil based homemade moisturizers in a dark container and keep out of direct sunlight.
Oil can go rancid, so be sure to use your natural moisturizer daily. And check it if you have left it sitting and haven’t used it in a long time.
You can tell if an oil has gone rancid by smelling it.
Some essential oils have preservative qualities and therefore may enhance the shelf life of the carrier oil.
You can add an essential oil to any moisturizer that you create, for an added scent. This is completely optional.
You can experiment to create different scents that appeal to you or you can simply leave your moisturizer unscented.
You may want to test different oil free moisturizers and normal moisturizers until you find one that seems to work best for you.
On another note, you can use natural moisturizers like olive oil or coconut oil straight instead of making your own at home.
However, the benefit of designing your own personal moisturizer is that you can combine ingredients that complement each other to create a balanced moisturizer.