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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 ~

Ingredients:

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

Spoon

Method:

  • 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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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Janet,

      I am sure you must be looking forward to spending some time with your husband when he is on leave! Hopefully you will have some nice weather too it always makes such a difference! Look forward to you rustling up a few of the recipes and love to get your verdict! Thanks for your visit and lovely comment!

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      I love the idea of making my homemade signature face moisturizer. Soon my husband will have some weeks leave. Then I should buy all the necessary ingredients and start trying out your recipes. Thank you for another beautiful and interesting hub.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Thelma,

      Sorry! I like to try to publish regularly when I can so all in your own time my friend, no worries I know how hard it is to keep with people. Good to know you enjoyed this one too, appreciate your votes, shares and pin you are a gem!

      Have a lovely relaxing weekend!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Vellur,

      Delighted you enjoyed and found the idea of making your own signature moisturizer appealing. Appreciate you commenting and for stopping by!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Kathryn,

      LOL oh my . . .hope it is a favorable review!! LOL I really love your enthusiasm for my stuff. Dying to hear what you thought in them all, great to know you made a few yesterday (apologies in delay in responding)

      So good to have a fan in you! I love going the homemade gift route too and it really helps save the pennies and give something really different at the same time.

      Have a great weekend in Boston my friend!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Hi Suzie,

      Another hub for me to try. As always, great ideas and advices for us to follow. I´m getting behind with trying your beauty tips as you published almost everyday. I have to make a "try" list of your beauty hubs. I still need more ingredients to buy online like beeswax, etc...Thanks for sharing. Voted this up, useful and pinned to my spa boards. Have a lovely weekend! Enjoy your Guinness;-)))

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Abby,

      It is so good to know you enjoy my tips, ideas and advice. I am sure you will get back into essential oils if you have used in homeopathic care before. Hope you start making your own potions soon! Appreciate your support greatly!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Great moisturizers made out of simple ingredients. They are easy to make and great for the skin. Thank you for sharing.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Suzie, actually, a review hub is coming up soon! Once I get a few more ingredients, and try a few more things, I will start it (or maybe I will start it earlier, and work on it a little at a time until it is complete). I'm excited about it, actually! Today I whipped up three of your pampering goodies, and used two of them. Tomorrow I want to use some of the scented bath salts I threw together.

      You're welcome. I am extremely interested in your hubs. They have added a fun aspect to my life, and fulfilled a desire to make things from scratch. I enjoy your friendship, too!

      These will definitely come in handy for the holidays. I doubt I will have much money this year, so a big part of my gift ideas will be various homemade gifts. It should be fun!

      It's almost the weekend! I hope you have a good one.

      ~ Kathryn

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rose,

      I really do hope you get to try a few recipes out and I have no doubts that a creative lady as yourself will have no problem in the homemade products! So many are easily doable and don't take long to make leaving plenty of time for other things. Thanks as always for your visit and comments, always love to hear from you!

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      Abby Campbell 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Good evening, Suzie.

      I love your advice for so many things. I use to really be into essential oils, especially for homeopathic care. I really would like to get back into it, and I would love to start making my own facial products. Thank you for providing such wonderful recipes for such. :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Kathryn,

      Delighted you enjoyed this diy moisturizer recipe! Me too! You can chop and change ingredients when your skin "demands a change" or these make a lovely gift for a good friend or family member. perfect too for teenagers whose skins are so changeable. Weather here has been dry and really warm so it is lovely to have a spell of "summer" and not rain, wind and cool days! LOL

      Looking forward to you making the scrub and others, maybe a review hub is coming!! LOL

      Cheers so much for your interest, really do love your enthusiasm and friendship Kathryn!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Stacy,

      Yes and everyone is different so the type of moisturizer is important. I have always preferred light lotions or balms but as I have aged and found the great ingredients in our kitchens, I have even used olive oil neat successfully. Jojoba oil is excellent too and much lighter than olive oil (good for night or winter I find, personally). Have fun!

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      As I become more confident in the kitchen, I take more risks with creating my own recipes. I would love to apply this technique to beauty products. How awesome to make a face moisturizer that is customized for your personal needs and preferences. Thanks for another great article!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I like how versatile this recipe is! I look forward to trying it once I have all of the ingredients for it.

      Thank you for sharing this with us! It is very useful to be able to make a moisturizer suitable for ones type of skin, and preferences.

      Have a fantastic day! It has been really foggy here in Boston, and cooler than usual (not even 70 degrees Fahrenheit). I think I might still make for a good day to walk.

      I will be making some of the homemade shower gel scrub very soon, and trying it out today. I look forward to it, and will let you know once I try it out :)

      ~ Kathryn

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      stacytm 4 years ago from London

      I didn't know that oily skin types have to moisturize their skin!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      Ah I am sure you will catch up on your schedule my friend and as always it is great to have your comment in whatever shape or form !!!! Humorous, serious or "acting the maggot" I will take it all gladly from 6000 miles away!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Carol,

      Great to see you as always! Hope you are enjoying your break away! Regarding the tablespoons and teaspoons in ML's it depends obviously whether it is liquid or not. For this recipe 130ml = 9 tablespoons (8.79) or 26 teaspoons (26.37). 80ml = 5 tablespoons (5.41) or 16 teaspoons (16.23). Hope that helps, delighted to know you have tried several recipes! Appreciate all your support, enthusiasm and for all the thumbs up by votes, shares and pin!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi zanaworld,

      Lovely to have you stop by this and good to know you found useful. Homemade is definitely the way to go in my opinion, thanks so much for your thumbs up!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi younghopes,

      Delighted you enjoyed this one, thanks for comment, votes and pin :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Sue,

      Cheers so much, really appreciate your votes and pin!!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Suzie, I am so far behind in my work that I just don't have the time to be silly today. Just wanted you to know I respect what you are doing and I am applauding from 6000 miles away. Well done my friend.

      bill

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      As always I absolutely love these recipes and wake up hoping a new one will appear. As I have said I have experimented with many of your recipes and they work well..However can you tell us how many tablespoons, teaspoons ML is. I am going to vote up, share and pin and all the good stuff....

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      SA Shameel 4 years ago from Bangalore

      Another very useful Hub from you. Homemade remedies are safer and more effective.

      I am voting up this hub, and marking it as useful.

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      Shadaan Alam 4 years ago from India

      great hub as usual, voted up and pinned

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      Susan Bailey 4 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

      Voted up and pinned