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8 DIY Face Moisturizer Recipes

The pursuit of moist, youthful and acne-free skin traditionally means numerous trips to the cosmetics aisle or a beauty goods store. This may eat into your bank account. Also, there may be the issue of ingredients in moisturizers that violate your adherence to being vegetarian or vegan. We present this list of DIY face moisturizer projects in an effort to save you money and to prevent you from using the products that involve animals. You will see a variety of items that serve as the base to hold the creams, along with a number of essential oils and other ingredients that make these homemade products unique.

1. DIY Face Moisturizer for Acne-Prone Skin

This DIY face moisturizer relies on a foundation of shea butter with aloe vera to attack acne and the effects from it. This recipe involves primarily a few minutes of mixing ingredients, many of them being essential oils.

  • Raw shea butter: The raw shea butter is the base for this recipe. It provides a soothing the fact and moisturizes and nourishes skin.
  • Pure Aloe vera gel: You may have felt the soothing and healing power of aloe vera if you’ve experienced a sunburn or other irritant on your skin. Aloe vera helps this DIY natural face moisturizer remedy the acne on your skin and other dryness.
  • Raw honey: Honey doesn’t just taste sweet. When it comes to a homemade face moisturizer, this ingredient suppresses the inflammation from acne, attacks the bacteria it tries to leave, and draws surrounding moisturizer to your skin and locks it there.
  • Rose water: This component of this DIY face moisturizer contributes with a fresh smell, hydration, and a freshness free of oil anus and stickiness.
  • Tea tree essential oil: The healing powers of tea tree essential oils include its ability to clean infected areas, fight bacteria, and reduce inflammation.
  • Geranium essential oil: Geranium supplies the oils that soothe, relax and provide a refreshing scent in this moisturizer.
  • Lavender essential oil: This essential oil is another in the line of therapeutic and comforting ingredients for a DIY face moisturizer such as this.
  • Magic Bullet: A small blender such as this Magic Bullet mixes together all of these ingredients.
  • 4-oz amber glass jar: An amber tint for the jar can protect the mixture from the sun or other light and provides good decoration. Use a clean, sterile stick to get out the cream in order to prevent it from being contaminated.

2. DIY Aloe Vera & Almond Oil Face Moisturizer

If you have normal skin, try this DIY natural face moisturizer with aloe vera and almond oil. You will only need to spend a few minutes mixing and melting ingredients. The author of this recipe recommends that you leave out the essential oils because they may provide more fragrance than you want or need.

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  • Aloe vera gel: The cooling effect of aloe vera appears as a repeating theme in our list of dry face moisturizer recipes. Certain aloe vera products also contain vitamin E, one of the other components of this particular recipe.
  • Coconut oil: use a slow Rising Heat to melt the coconut oil and mix it with the other ingredients. The coconut oil has a light fragrance so that this homemade face moisturizer doesn’t overpower you.
  • Vitamin E oil: Especially in the natural form, vitamin E oil heals, reverses damage from wind, sun and other elements and affords nutrients for your face and other parts of your body.
  • Almond oil: This ingredient continues the theme of Lights sense and effectiveness in a comfortably felt skin.

3. DIY Honey & Avocado Moisturizer

On this DIY face moisturizer list, you see a number of unique ingredients that also find their ways into food. One such is this recipe using avocado. Blending the below ingredients affords a youthful and moist appearance for the face and the rest of your skin.

  • Avocado: This essential component for guacamole contains vitamins, body friendly fats, and antioxidants. For your face, avocado can moisturize, clean and stunt eruptions of acne. The avocado pulp is also a healing agent.
  • Fresh Cream: Apply some fresh cream to soften or liquefy the avocado and honey.
  • Honey: As we’ve mentioned in this DIY natural face moisturizer roster, the honey is an anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and healing ingredient.
  • Blender: Mix these ingredients within a good size blender. At the end of your process, you should have a smooth cream.

4. DIY Sensitive Skin Face Moisturizer

In this offering to our DIY face moisturizer list, you’ll see many of the same ingredients such as shea butter, vitamin E, and aloe vera gel. This solution for sensitive facial skin emphasizes items with a low comedogenic rating. The lower the number, especially at zero, the less likely you’ll have clogged pores. This concoction should take no more than 5 minutes to produce.

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  • Apricot kernel oil: This ingredient to the recipe realize on it’s like nature and ability to moisturize in a gentle fashion. The apricot seed oil does not irritate your skin, making it a great DIY natural face moisturizer if you have sensitive skin. With the apricot having a rating of two, you might opt for hemp seed oil if you have skin susceptible to acne and breakouts.
  • Myrrh: With this essential oil comes an agent to provide relief from the reddening or dryness of the skin.
  • Clary Sage: When blended with the other ingredients, this herb based essential oil furnishes some sweetness and a Nutty fragrance for this homemade face moisturizer.
  • Helichrysum: This essential oil compliments the Clary Sage. The functions of helichrysum include fighting acne, aging, inflammation, rash and other blemishes on your face.
  • Hand mixer: A relatively inexpensive and simple hand mixer such as this lens the shea butter and all these other ingredients into a DIY face moisturizer.

If you need extra help in dealing with acne-prone skin, also check out our collection of DIY pimple masks!

5. DIY Milk & Olive Oil Moisturizer

This DIY natural face moisturizer recipe brings together an odd collection of ingredients. Represented in this creation or items that you would drink for strong healthy bones, oils you might apply to an Italian feast and the juices from a flavored fruit.

  • Milk: The lactic acid contained in milk makes this creation a nominee for our DIY face moisturizer for dry skin list. The acid makes the otherwise dry and rough face soft.
  • Extra virgin olive oil: This promotes a healthy skin.
  • Lime: Pour from a bottle of lime juice so that your moisturizer will clean your face. This happens by ridding your face of dead cells and acne.

This moisturizer works best after a gentle face scrub. Check out our collection of DIY face scrub recipes here!

6. DIY Bronzer Moisturizer for Dry Skin

When you create your own homemade face moisturizer, you can play with many types of ingredients. This bronzer lotion, which can be used on your face and the rest of your body, is such an example of a creative DIY natural face moisturizer. In addition to moisturising, you actually get some nice tone to your skin.

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  • Plain body lotion: For this DIY face moisturizer to have its optimal effect, you’ll need an unscented base. Plain body lotion does the work for this.
  • Cinnamon: The purpose of the cinnamon here is color, not taste. Use the cinnamon very sparingly, especially if your skin is sensitive.
  • Cocoa powder: Add cocoa powder to the mixture if you want a darker skin complexion.
  • Cornstarch: Cornstarch lightens the bronzer.

7. DIY Aloe Vera Gel & Essential Oils Moisturizer

The possibilities you have for a homemade face moisturizer are unique especially because of the essential oils that are used. In this DIY face moisturizer, we feature two of those oils not previously appearing on our list. You will recognize standard ingredients such as aloe vera gel that provides the base and holds the rest of the ingredients together.

  • Aloe vera gel: The cooling effect of aloe vera appears as a repeating theme in our list of dry face moisturizer recipes. Certain aloe vera products also contain vitamin E, one of the other components of this particular recipe.
  • Sesame oil: From the sesame oil comes the ability to moisten the skin.
  • Cedarwood essential oil: You will receive a natural, soothing, and calming influence from this essential oil. The forest-like scent compliments the lavender and balsamic aroma.
  • Other essential oils. You can add other oils depending on your skin’s needs and your own preferences.

Looking for more DIY ways to take care of your skin? Check out these DIY lotion recipes and DIY body scrubs! If you like these, you might also want to check out our collection of DIY sugar scrubs!

8. DIY Face Moisturizer with Beeswax for Dry Skin

For these contributions to the homemade face moisturizer list, we have featured a number of ingredients and bases that hold the cream together. Here we focus on the beeswax. Some melting and waiting may be involved. However, the extra time will help you get that effect of having a guard against escaping moisturizer and drying of your face.

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  • Beeswax pellets: Let these pieces of beeswax melts slowly. Thus, you want to apply a low heat.
  • Heatproof jug: A heat-proof, stainless steel jug or a large heat-proof jar holds the combination of beeswax, coconut oil, and olive oil. You place it in a saucepan. Then, fill the pan with water, using low heat on the stove.
  • Electric whisk: Whip your mixture with an electric whisk or a fork. You want to achieve a thick and creamy texture, so you may need to stir every five minutes.


We have furnished you some examples for DIY face moisturizer products. Many of these are things you can already find in your kitchen cabinet or were you keep Personal Care items. Let us know if any of these work for you or if you have other ideas to add to this DIY natural face moisturizer list.

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  1. organica December 3, 2018

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