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Homemade Signature Face Moisturizers

Updated on June 28, 2013
Homemade Signature Face Moisturizers
Homemade Signature Face Moisturizers | Source

Be Individual and Unique ~

.Creating your very own signature face moisturizer is a unique skin care product designed by you, for you and consists of ingredients that will benefit you.

Signature fragrance or perfume is more commonly known about but I believe homemade skin care is all about having a unique product made up of ingredients best suited to your own needs.

Moisturizers are one type of homemade product that will help us all maintain a healthy and youthful skin no matter what our our sex, age or skin type. Other products include face cleanser, eye cream, face masks and hand creams.

Moisture Cream

moisturizer may be light or heavy in texture with a cream, lotion, salve, oil or balm consistency.
moisturizer may be light or heavy in texture with a cream, lotion, salve, oil or balm consistency. | Source

Suitable Moisturizer is Vital ~

So what are our needs when it comes to a moisturizer? Do we need a lotion, a moisture cream or a face balm? I have come up with a basic recipe that you may customize to suit your own skin’s needs.

Our skin is constantly changing and so what may be ideal for our skin in January is not necessarily the right choice in July and as we age through the years our skin changes.

One myth I am about to dispel is that oily or acne prone skin does not need some type of hydration. It does.

Often it is the one skin type that seems to be covered in a haze of controversy. Oily skin may still be dehydrated, hence the need for a suitable moisturizer, and I do stress suitable.

I am walking talking proof of this as I have a combination skin of a bit of oiliness and yet get dehydrated at certain times.

Patience is a virtue we are told and sometimes we expect overnight results from our face creams so should remember to be patient.

Our skins regenerate at different rates. Older mature skin is slower to regenerate fresh skin cells than younger skin. Normally results will be visible between 4 - 5 weeks of using a new moisturizer.

Beeswax Benefits

beeswax does not block the pores on the skin but just the opposite, it allows them to "breathe".
beeswax does not block the pores on the skin but just the opposite, it allows them to "breathe". | Source

4 Simple Ingredients ~

This recipe contains just 4 ingredients and 3 of them are open to changing to make your own signature face moisturizer. These ingredients are:

1. Beeswax – Adds the “body” or bulk to a moisturizer and provides a protective barrier on the skin against skin irritants while still allowing the skin to breathe. It is antibacterial, has healing properties, softens and re-hydrates the skin. Beeswax is the one ingredient that is used throughout all skin types.

2. Base or Carrier Oil – These oils are commonly used in culinary ways and in homemade beauty products. It is always recommended to use carrier oil when using essential oils for topical purposes as the oil literally “carries” the fragrant and volatile essential oils.

Best for Oily Skin:

Jojoba Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Hazelnut Oil, Rice Bran Oil, White Camelia Oil, Marula Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil and Sweet Almond Oil.

Best for Dry Skin:

Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Macadamia Oil, Apricot kernel Oil, Borage Seed Oil, Cranberry Seed Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil and Olive Oil.

Best for Sensitive Skin:

Apricot Kernel Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Argan Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil and Olive Oil.

Hydrosols or Floral Water

hugely popular lighter and cheaper alternative to essential oils with skin benefits.
hugely popular lighter and cheaper alternative to essential oils with skin benefits. | Source

How to Start ~

  1. Determine your skin type.
  2. See what you have on hand in the way of ingredients that are suggested from each of the 3 changeable lists.
  3. Pick 1 carrier oil, floral water and essential oil.
  4. Once you have these plus your beeswax you are ready to go!

3. Floral Water or Hydrosol – A lighter version of essential oil, this floral water has many therapeutic uses in aromatherapy and in skin care. Many of them may be used as face toners, face and body sprays or incorporated into other beauty products, such as moisturizers.

Best for Oily Skin:

Lavender, Lime and Rose Geranium.

Best for Dry Skin:

Rose, Lemon Verbena and Calendula.

Best for Sensitive Skin:

Chamomile, Cucumber and Rose.

4. Essential Oil – Aromatic essential oils have many uses in grooming products with a wide selection of therapeutic benefits and very specialized skin conditioning properties.

Best for Oily Skin:

Lavender, Tea Tree, Grapefruit, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Lemon, Cypress, Helichrysum, Bergamot, Lemongrass, Clary Sage, Frankincense and Rosemary.

.Best for Dry Skin:

Carrot Seed, Rose, Palma Rosa, Neroli, Lavender, Vetiver, Ylang-Ylang, Myrrh, Geranium, Clary Sage, Lemon, Yarrow, Roman Chamomile and Sandalwood.

Best for Sensitive Skin:

Roman and German Chamomile, Rose, Neroli, Rosewood, Helichrysum, Palma Rosa, Lavender, Carrot Seed, Jasmine and Geranium.

Geranium and Almond Face Moisturizer

Which Skin Type do you have?

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Ideal Recycled Jar

recycle old jam jars, sauce jars or baby food jars.clean and sterilize before using.
recycle old jam jars, sauce jars or baby food jars.clean and sterilize before using. | Source

Signature Face Moisturizer Recipe ~


15 g Beeswax Pellets (easier to melt)

130 ml Carrier Oil (Base Oil)

50 ml Floral Water (Hydrosol)

8 drops Essential Oil

You Will Need:

2 Saucepans

2 Heatproof Bowls (to sit inside the saucepans)

1 Airtight Glass Container (6 - 8 oz)

Hand Whisk or Electric Mixer



  • Fill two saucepans 1/3 of boiling water. Add the beeswax and carrier oil to one of the bowls and set into a saucepan. Allow the beeswax to melt completely.
  • Add the floral water to the other bowl and set into the remaining saucepan of boiling water to heat gently.
  • When the wax is fully melted, start adding in the floral water and whisk it slowly to combine all ingredients. When about a quarter of the floral water has been added, remove the bowl from the saucepan and continue mixing in the water until all is blended together.
  • Before the cream sets completely, add in the 8 drops of essential oil and blend in well.
  • Spoon your moisturizer into the container and allow cool before applying the lid.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks.
  • Use twice a day, morning and night.
  • While many of these ingredients do contain some natural sunscreen, use this recipe in conjunction with your sunscreen during the day or check out my homemade sunscreen recipe which gives more detail on SPF in specific ingredients.

"Creating health awareness through homemade beauty solutions"

Lavender and Rosemary Moisturizer

Author Info ~

Information on the author, her bio and full body of works available @ Suzie HQ

Credit to homesteadbound ~

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