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Homemade Face Moisturizer Recipe - DIY

Updated on February 3, 2016

DIY Face Moisturizer

All in One Face Cream Tutorial - DIY Face Moisturizer

It's simple to make an all in in one face cream with this step by step tutorial. This is a cream I usually put on my face but you can use it for your hands, your feet, your elbows, and all over your body. It is a great moisturizer and when you put it on it spreads easily to soften your skin. When you read the recipe you might think it is somewhat oily, but trust me, your thirsty skin is going to absorb it quickly. (at least mine does)

Put it on in the evening so you can see for yourself how your body and face react to it. This way you will know how long your skin takes to absorb this cream so you will know how long your beauty routine will take in the evening and how your skin will look ten minutes after you apply this moisturizer.

Choose only the best natural ingredients
Choose only the best natural ingredients


Natural oils are readily absorbed by the skin, so after a few minutes you won't look as though you have a moisturizing cream on your skin ... not like you did as soon as you put it on. When you put oils on your skin you actually start to create a balance with your body's own oil producing glands. The sebum that clogs your pores should react in a positive way and it's product should slow down some. That's good news for every skin type, but particularly good news for anyone who suffers with acne.

You will have the wonderful knowledge that the ingredients in this lotion are completely natural, because you will decide which ingredients to use. Wait until you see and feel the moisturizing and nourishing effect this lotion will have on your skin. Let's face it, homemade products, especially those made with natural ingredients rather than chemicals, have a very positive response from your skin.

Have you ever tried to read the label from a jar of commercial face moisturizers? I can't even pronounce half of those words, who knows what those ingredients actually are. Plus I find labels to be quite deceiving since they use multiple names for the same product. It makes it very difficult to actually know what's in those face creams.

Gather All Your Ingredients

Gather everything you need to make your moisturizer and be sure to look at the picture tutorial before you begin.
Gather everything you need to make your moisturizer and be sure to look at the picture tutorial before you begin.

Let's Make Your Moisturizer

There's no better time to start than the present! Here is what you will need to make this all in one face cream:

  • 2 tbsp cocoa butter
  • 2 tbsp shea butter
  • 1 tbsp vegetable glycerin
  • 20 drops Vitamin E oil
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 drops of your favorite essential oil (I used 8 drops Lavender and 2 drops Peppermint)
  • A double boiler or a pan and a glass bowl or jar
  • A spoon
  • An oven mitt

Read over all the ingredients you will need and then read the directions completely. And be sure to check out the pictures. They are an important part of this tutorial. Make sure you have what you need in front of you before you begin your homemade moisturizer lotion.

Heat The Cocoa Butter Shea Butter And Oil In A Double Boiler

Or if you don't have one you can see how I did it.  I put a pan filled partially with water on the stove and put a bowl with my ingredients inside it.
Or if you don't have one you can see how I did it. I put a pan filled partially with water on the stove and put a bowl with my ingredients inside it.


Mix the cocoa butter, the shea butter, and the olive oil in the top of a double boiler. If you don't have a double boiler, you can use a glass jar or bowl. Set the jar or bowl into a pot of water, make sure no water gets into your jar/bowl. Place the flame on low and let the water heat up to melt the ingredients in your jar/bowl. Check that the flame isn't too high, you don't want your water to boil away.


Cook Until The Butters Melt

Melt down your butters and then remove the pan from the heat.  Don't grab the container in the pot, it is very hot.  Let it cool and use an oven mitt.
Melt down your butters and then remove the pan from the heat. Don't grab the container in the pot, it is very hot. Let it cool and use an oven mitt.


After that, remove from heat and add all the other ingredients.

The mixture will cool and settle completely after about 12 hours.

If you like a fluffy consistency, just place the container in the freezer when you remove it from the hit and finish mixing it.

Let it start to solidify again and whip it with a hand mixer.

You may store it at room temperature as it will not melt unless it is very hot. Please keep it in a covered container. A jar with a lid would be a good idea.

Add Your Glycerin And Vitamin E Oil

Add in 1 tablespoon of vegetable glycerin and 20 drops of Vitamin E oil.  Mix
Add in 1 tablespoon of vegetable glycerin and 20 drops of Vitamin E oil. Mix

Add Your Essential Oils To The Mixture

Add in 10 drops of your favorite Essential Oil and stir well.
Add in 10 drops of your favorite Essential Oil and stir well.

Store Your Moisturizer In A Jar With A Lid

Store Your Moisturizer In A Jar With A Lid
Store Your Moisturizer In A Jar With A Lid

How to Make Whipped Body Butter

The List Of Essential Oils

Coconut Oil and Salt Scrub

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