Make Your Own Homemade Moisturizer

How to Make Moisturizer At Home

If you regularly use moisturizer, you may find yourself using it extensively and spending a lot of money. Or you may want to create your own moisturizer to find the perfect balance with your skin and the right scents. When you make it yourself, you also know exactly what is going in it, which is important for something you put on your skins on a regular basis. Whatever your reason, it is easy to make moisturizers at home – this article will give you a few sample recipes. The ingredients lists can usually be found in a pharmacy and/or a health food store.

Standard Moisturizer

Mix together 3 tablespoons of honey, 3 tablespoons of wheat germ, 1 ounce glycerin, ½ an ounce of rose water, and 1 ounce witch hazel. Apply morning and night after cleansing for a soothing, natural moisturizer.

Just Aloe Vera Moisturizer

Add one part Aloe Vera to one part mineral water. Heat these in a double boiler until they form into a cream. This becomes a wonderful cream especially good for dry, sore or sunburnt skin.

Cocoa Butter Moisturizer Lotion

Melt 1 tablespoon of Cocoa butter with 2 tablespoons of Jojoba in a double boiler over medium heat. Once it is melted, stir in 1 tablespoon of aloe Vera and stir until it is well mixed. This one is good for dehydrated skin.

Protein Moisturizer

Beat one egg yolk into a cup of milk. Keep beating it until it forms a paste, then put it in the refrigerator overnight.

moisturizer Make Your Own Homemade Moisturizer

These are just a few examples of recipes. You can use these, or you can experiment with different ingredients to make the moisturizer which is perfect for you. To make your own recipes, it is a good to have an understanding of the different types of ingredients that go into moisturizers. Humectants are ingredients like urea, glycerin, lactic acid, and others which absorb water from the air, and which help keep moisture in the skin. They also work to soften the skin.

The Finished Result

Emollients, such as butyl stearate, glycerin, lanolin, mineral oil, petrolatum, or others fill the spaces between skin cells, helping to smooth and lubricate the skin. These can be oil based or water based, with oil based creams lasting longer but being harder to apply. Fragrances are the parts of the moisturizer that give it its smell; these can also be the cause of skin irritation, so if you have problems with that this might be the thing not to add when making your moisturizer. If you use essential oils in your moisturizer, you should also be carefully not to use too much. Commercial moisturizers will also usually contain preservatives, which can be bad for the skin and which are not necessary if you are making your own to use right away.

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8 Responses to “Make Your Own Homemade Moisturizer”

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    Candice Says:

    I tried the standard moisturizer, however, it is gritty and very runny. I don’t imagine the wheat germ will dissolve, so is this how the recipe is supposed to turn out? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

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    Pamela Lowell Says:

    I added honey and oil to my hair conditioneer tonight. My head had been itching and driving me up a wall. After using it I am having no itching at all. Experiment with it. I was also bathing and some got on my skin. I have heard honey has antibacterial properties, so I am not worried about it getting on my skin. My skin feels relief from itching too. And it feels tighter. A little moisturizer on my face, lip balm, I feel better.

  3. 6
    B.VIJAYKUMAR Says:

    please give the details of moisfturizer materials and locla names of the same to buy in the market. Kindly help me

    with regards,
    Vijaykumar

  4. 5
    kathleen Says:

    I tried the milk and egg recipe could not get it to form a paste ….. maybe a cup of milk is to much…. can anyone help me with this

  5. 4
    yolande Says:

    how do you get rid of skin blemishes?

  6. 3
    Tina Says:

    Is it ok to add all the different liquid vitamins and minerals into one moisturizer vit. A,C,E. If so what else could I had

  7. 2
    Angel (I love rice moisturizer) Rice Says:

    Rice moisturizer is one natural moisturizers it helps protect the skin from being damaged by UVA and UVB which are the cause of melasma, freckle, and skin cancer. Because it has plentiful minerals, unsaturated fatty acid and vitamins especially the natural vitamin E which is in high quantity as Tocols (Tocopherol & Tocotrienol), Gamma-Qryzanol and Ceramide.

  8. 1
    PEGGY ANTEAU Says:

    Comment:WHERE WOULD ONE FIND THESE INGREDIENTS.

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