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.
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