Homemade moisturizer for face

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Homemade moisturizer for face
Create a homemade moisturiser for your face at home. (natural skin care elements image by rgbspace from Fotolia.com)

To create a spa-like treatment for your face, make a homemade moisturiser. For extremely dry and sensitive skin, you can whip up a natural skin cream to smooth and soften skin without petroleum and mineral oil. There's no need to spend a lot of money on a moisturiser--you can create a gentle and rich moisturiser that is inexpensive and effective.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • 1 cup liquid almond or avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup beeswax
  • Small pot
  • Stovetop
  • Wooden spoon
  • Wire whisk
  • Vitamin E capsules
  • Fragrant oils
  • Sterile glass or plastic jar

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Combine 1 cup of liquid avocado or almond oil and ½ cup of beeswax in a small pot over medium heat. Stir with a wooden spoon until melted.

  2. 2

    Remove from heat. Whisk until cool.

  3. 3

    Add the contents of three capsules of Vitamin E into the pot. Add fragrant oils like rose, sandalwood or lavender into the mixture. Stir until all ingredients are combined.

  4. 4

    Transfer the mixture to a sterile glass or plastic jar. Shake vigorously for 5 to 10 seconds to combine.

  5. 5

    Store the moisturiser in a dark, cool place for a maximum of 30 days. Refrigerate unused portions for an additional 15 to 20 days.

Tips and warnings

  • Use a circular, upward motion to lightly massage the moisturiser into the face.
  • The best time to apply moisturiser is right after a shower or bath, when the skin is damp. The moisturiser helps to seal in the moisture.
  • Store all aromatic and liquid oils in the refrigerator after initial use.
  • If you have food allergies, consult your physician or dermatologist before applying homemade moisturiser to your face.

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