Natural Face Moisturizer
A healthy homemade facial moisturizer that hydrates, protects and balances combination skin
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.
Natural Face Moisturizer Recipe
1 to 2 tablespoons (4 to 8g) Emulsifying wax
1/3 cup (75ml)
Jojoba or Apricot Kernel oil or
a combination of oils suited to your skin (see below for suggestions)
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 Rose Geranium essential oil
1 drop Ylang Ylang essential oil
- Stir together the oil and emulsifying wax in the top part of a double boiler, warming slowly over a low heat until the wax is melted.
Remove from heat and add the Vitamin E.
- In a separate pot on the stove or in the microwave, gently warm the hydrosol and aloe vera just until lukewarm.
- Slowly pour the hydrosol/aloe mixture into the oil, stirring constantly with a wire whisk until
the mixture is thick and smooth.
- Stir in the essential oils and the grapefruit seed extract.
Pour the homemade facial moisturizer into a clean, sterilized 6oz (175ml)
dark glass or PET plastic jar (use a bottle for lotion) and allow it to cool before putting the lid on.
- As it cools, stir or shake the moisturizer occasionally (at least once an hour) to prevent the ingredients from separating.
This can take up to 2 or 3 hours.
- Store your natural face moisturizer in a cool, dark place.
Customizing Your Homemade Facial Moisturizer Recipe
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
For example, if your face is mostly normal but tends slightly towards oiliness, replace some of the jojoba with some
If your skin tends a little towards dryness, replace up to 10% of the jojoba with
Kukui Nut or
Sweet Almond 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.
Where to Buy Natural Face Moisturizer Ingredients
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...
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