How to Make a Natural Moisturizing Cream

Updated July 20, 2017

Homemade moisturising creams are economical and simple to create. All natural, organic oils can be used.This recipe can be can be customised to your skin type and your fragrance preferences . This is a rich cream that is very moisturising. The apricot kernal , jojoba and vitamin e oils serve as antioxidants to protect skin from ageing.

Heat the first 5 ingredients together in double boiler pan or in microwave until beeswax is melted. Let cool at room temperature for 2 hours.

Mix remaining ingredients in blender at high speed. While blender is running, slowly pour oil mixture into blender. Blend until creamy.

Pour into containers.

Store in a cool dark place.


Other oils you may use include:sesame,olive, hempseed, sweet almond and avacodo. You may substitute herb tea for the lavender water. Chamomile and calandula teas are noted for their soothing qualities. Other flower waters that you can try include rosewater and orange flower water. Essential oils may be added to further customise your blend.


Use caution when heating the oils and wax as they are flammable. Allergic reactions may occur.

Things You'll Need

  • Blender
  • Microwave oven or double boiler pan
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Spatula
  • (113gr. jars with lids
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup apricot kernal oil
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa butter
  • 28.4gr. grated beeswax
  • 1/3 cup lavender water
  • 2/3 cup aloe vera juice
  • 40 drops vitamin e oil
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Patricia Bratianu has been combining mainstream healing modalities with alternative therapies for more than 30 years. She has has been writing about health and nature for health care professionals as well as the general public for 20 years. A board-certified holistic registered nurse, Bratianu was granted a Ph.D. in natural health with high honors from Clayton College of Natural Health.