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How to Make Your Own Moisturizers

Updated on March 12, 2011

The beauty of making your own moisturizers is that by playing around with the propor­tions of oil and water you will hit upon the consistency that best suits your skin. Rose Petal Moisturizer is light yet protective and is designed to suit most skin types.

Rose Petal Moisturizer

  • 1 teaspoon white beeswax
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa butter
  • 1 teaspoon emulsifying wax
  • 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil, preferably organic
  • 1 tablespoon rose water
  • 1 tablespoon herb infusion
  • 1 capsule vitamin E oil
  • 1 capsule or 1/2 teaspoon evening primrose or borage oil
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerine
  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
  • 6 drops rose essential oil

Melt the beeswax, cocoa butter and emulsify­ing wax in a glass bowl over a saucepan of boiling water. Slowly pour in the almond oil, drop by drop, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon and then slowly add in the rose water and herbal infusion. Remove the bowl from the heat. Next, pierce the vitamin E capsule with a pin and squeeze the oil into the bowl. Stir in along with the evening primrose or borage oil and the vegetable glycerine.

Allow to cool, stirring occasionally. When the mixture is lukewarm, blend in the aloe vera gel a little at a time. Finally add your essential oil. Store in a tinted glass jar and keep cool. Keeps fresh for up to 4 weeks.

Rose smells wonderful and suits most skins but, if you love the aroma of lavender, using essential oil of lavender to scent your Moisturizer will really lift your spirits. Follow your instincts.

Rose And Aloe Eye Gel

  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
  • 15 drops carrot oil
  • 15 drops evening primrose oil
  • 1 capsule vitamin E oil
  • 2 drops rose essential oil 

Spoon the aloe vera gel into a small bowl (a ramekin is perfect) and drop in all the other ingredients. Stir to blend the ingredients together and spoon into a small glass jar. Keep chilled. Lasts for 4 weeks.

Jasmine Skin Drink

  • 1/2-l teaspoon cocoa butter
  • 1 teaspoon white beeswax
  • 1 teaspoon emulsifying wax
  • 3 tablespoons sweet almond oil
  • 3 tablespoons pure spring water
  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
  • 1 capsule vitamin E oil
  • 4 drops jasmine essential oil
  • 2 drops ylang ylang essential oil 

Melt the cocoa butter, beeswax and emulsify­ing wax in a glass bowl over a saucepan of boiling water. When liquid, gradually stir in the sweet almond oil with a wooden spoon. When blended slowly stir in the spring water. It should form a thin white emulsion. Remove the bowl from the heat, pierce the vitamin E capsule and add the oil droplets. Allow to cool, stirring from time to time. When lukewarm, blend in the aloe vera gel a little at a time, then add in the essential oils. 

Pour into a large-necked glass bottle and keep cool. Keeps fresh for up to 4 weeks.

Minty Lips

  • 1 teaspoon white beeswax
  • 3 teaspoons jojoba oil
  • 1 teaspoon carrot oil
  • 1 capsule of vitamin E oil
  • 5 drops St John's wort tincture
  • 1/2 teaspoon clear honey
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil 

Melt the beeswax in a glass bowl over a saucepan of boiling water. Slowly add in the jojoba and carrot oils, stirring all the time. Remove the bowl from the heat. Pierce the vitamin E capsule and squeeze in the oil, then drop in the St John's wort tincture. When cool, stir in the honey and add the peppermint essential oil. 

Spoon this golden balm into a small glass jar and use sparingly. Keeps fresh for up to 4 weeks.

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  • swedal profile imageAUTHOR

    swedal 

    7 years ago from Colorado

    Excellent robie2, let us know how it goes for you!

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    Roberta Kyle 

    7 years ago from Central New Jersey

    This is quite fascinating-- I just might try it. Thanks

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