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Homemade moisturizer for face

Updated February 16, 2017

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.

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  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. Remove from heat. Whisk until cool.

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

  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.

  6. Tip

    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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Things You'll 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

About the Author

Mimi Abney is a lifestyle writer specializing in online content for women. Her work has appeared in NewsOK.com and "Keepsake Magazine," among other publications. With over 15 years of writing and editing experience for the web and print, Abney is also a contributor to online health, beauty and fashion publications. She holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from Spelman College.

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