How to Make Skin Moisturizer With Vegetable Glycerin

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How to Make Skin Moisturizer With Vegetable Glycerin
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Vegetable glycerine is a by-product of the soap-making process. It is also a humectant, which means it adds moisture. For this reason, cosmetic manufacturers add it to skincare products. Glycerine works best as a moisturiser in humid climates. You can use store-bought moisturisers or make your own. The ingredients for homemade moisturiser are available at stores that specialise in soap-making and online retailers.

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Things you need

  • Measuring cups
  • Heat-safe ceramic bowl
  • 2/3 cup grape seed oil
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • Cling film
  • Wire whisk
  • 1 tbsp grated beeswax
  • 1 tsp jojoba oil
  • 20 drops vitamin E oil
  • 1 tsp vegetable glycerine
  • ½ cup spring water
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops chamomile essential oil
  • 5 to 2041gr jars

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  1. 1

    Add the grapeseed oil and the coconut oil to the heat-safe bowl. Cover the bowl with cling film and heat the bowl in the microwave in two-minute increments until hot.

  2. 2

    Whisk the grated beeswax into the hot oil. Add the jojoba, vitamin E and vegetable glycerine: Beat for one minute.

  3. 3

    Pour the spring water and essential oils into a blender. Blend on high for two minutes.

  4. 4

    Keep the blender running and slowly pour the oil mixture into the water. Continue blending, until you hear the blender skip or choke.

  5. 5

    Pour the moisturiser into the jars. Close the jars and store them in a cool dark place for up to six months.

Tips and warnings

  • Avoid using glycerine in dry climates. The glycerine may pull moisture from your skin, causing dryness and possibly blistering.
  • Do not allow 100 per cent glycerine to come in contact with your skin, it may cause blisters.

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