This natural face moisturizer recipe is especially good for combination skin that's normal or dry in some spots and oily in others (usually the "T Zone" - forehead, nose and chin areas.)
It maintains healthy moisture levels and helps balance your skin's natural oil production.
Plus, its aromatic blend of sandalwood, lavender and ylang ylang supports your nerves and mind as well. Use it morning and night to start and end your day on a happy, gentle note.
Note: In the homemade facial moisturizer recipe below, use 1 tablespoon of emulsifying wax for a light moisturizing lotion or 2 tablespoons for a rich, creamy texture.
1 to 2 tablespoons (4 to 8g) Emulsifying wax
1 tablespoon (15ml) Aloe Vera
1/3 cup (75ml) Sandalwood Hydrosol (floral water)
1 teaspoon (5ml) Vitamin E
10 drops Grapefruit Seed extract
8 drops Lavender essential oil
1 drop Geranium essential oil
1 drop Ylang Ylang essential oil
For a thinner consistency, add less emulsifying wax; for a creamy thickness, add more.
If your skin is sensitive, leave out the aloe vera gel - some people find it irritates their skin.
Choosing carrier oils for your skin type: To meet the specific needs of your skin, you can customize your natural face moisturizer with small amounts of carrier oils.
For example, if your face is mostly normal but tends slightly towards oiliness, replace some of the jojoba with some Grapeseed oil.
You can also replace the hydrosol with other flower waters such as calendula, chamomile, lavender, rose geranium or rose. Or you can just use plain, distilled water.
My favorite supplier for aromatherapy recipe ingredients is Mountain Rose Herbs. I love their quality, prices and staff - they're all excellent! Here's some quick links to the ingredients you'll need to make this natural face moisturizer...
150 more recipes! This ebook, Naturally Skinsational: Rejuvenating Skin Care Recipes is a fabulous resource I found while researching my aromatherapy recipes.
While not strictly aromatherapy, these recipes follow the same healthy, natural principles.
Here's a snippet of what Sue Dolan (author) says: "When you do find a good skin care product it's the natural ingredients that do the work, not the fillers or chemical additives. They don't need to cost us 20 times more than they should."
I love that her recipes use natural, inexpensive ingredients that are so safe you can eat them. In fact, many of the ingredients are in your kitchen right now.
I totally believe in this - nature's products are by far the best, and they're so much less expensive than store stuff. It's why I got into aromatherapy in the first place and, over and over, my experience has proven that it's true.
Here's the basics of what Sue's ebook gives you:
135 most popular skincare recipes
15 firming mask recipes that help tighten your skin & reduce your pores
More than 56 skin care tips
Free e-course in 6 email sessions
Natural treatments for acne, rosacea & dry, flaky skin
12 additional anti-aging facial recipes
Click here to get more than 150 natural skincare recipes.
Here's a few easy, natural, fun to make facial recipes. Your skin will thank you!