DIY NAtural Moisturizer
Happy Easter! I hope you are enjoying your Easter Sunday today! After giving you my diy face moisturizer recipe last week, I am back with another diy natural moisturizer recipe for you to try. This one is even more moisturizing and great for dry skin or dry weather areas of the country. It can be used on the face, but is also a great option for dry hands or other dry spots.
In sticking with our theme of simplicity, this diy natural moisturizer recipe also only contains two ingredients. It’s natural. It’s inexpensive and simple to make. It has no melting or heat involved. It’s minimal clean-up: one bowl and one fork. It’s luxurious and deeply moisturizing. It leaves your skin feeling like a baby’s bottom.
One quick note, if you have acne-prone skin, this may not be the best option for your face, as coconut oil can clog pores for some people. For acne-prone skin, I would opt for my other face moisturizer.
Shall we begin?
DIY Natural Moisturizer Recipe
1 tablespoon coconut oil (extra virgin, unrefined)
3 tablespoon this shea butter*
1 small mason jar (the small half-size jelly jars)
*Shea is your best option with this recipe, because it is naturally softer than cocoa or mango butter, so it lends itself well to being mixed without melted. However, shea butter does not smell as pleasant as cocoa or mango. I don’t think it smells bad, just not as sweet and yummy. The one I use does not have a strong odor, and keep in mind that you can use essential oils to add a lovely smell. You can substitute cocoa or mango butter in this recipe, but you will have more bits and chunks that remain unmixed.
Learn more about how shea butter and coconut oil benefit your skin.
Step 1: Combine the coconut oil (no need to melt) and the shea butter in a small bowl.
Step 2: Use a fork to mash and mix the ingredients together as best you can. You want to make it as smooth as possible. It will look like a paste, but don’t worry, as your body temperature will melt it when you apply.
Step 3: Add any extra ingredients if you desire. Start with the base recipe and use that first, so that you can see what it is like on your skin. I like to add a few drops of tea tree or lavender essential oil to this recipe; because it is a thicker concoction, I like to use a more cleansing essential oil with it. But, my favorite for skin is frankincense, and sometimes I will add that. After adding essential oils, mix thoroughly.
Step 4: Put in to the mason jar and secure the lid.
How to Use the DIY Natural Moisturizer
And that’s it! Another simple moisturizer recipe with no melting involved. This is a heavier moisturizer than last week’s option and can be used sparingly. Apply a small amount to face and neck while still damp after washing and patting dry. I think this one is best at nighttime, when you want some extra moisturizing power. It is also great for dry hands, or any extra dry skin.
Bonus Tip: You will need to clean out the bowl and fork that you used to mix the ingredients. First, be sure to wipe them well and remove all of the mixture from both pieces – use the extra mixture on your hands to moisturize while you work. Then, add a pinch of baking soda to your dish sponge to make the job easier.
And there you have it! Another great simple moisturizer option. Hope you get a chance to try it out this week!
See you next Self Care Sunday! In the meantime…
Learn more about essential oils for skin care.