Basic Natural Moisturizer Recipe

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Haven't you ever wanted a natural moisturizer that you could adapt for your own skincare needs?

Luxurious and costing much less than moisturizers that contain chemical enhancements, this basic natural moisturizer recipe can be customized to your skin type.

A homemade moisturizer is fun, inexpensive, AND effective.

Finally, you'll actually know exactly what's in your face and body cream!

Basic Recipe


  • 3 T Cold-pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Coconut Oil

  • 1 1/2 t Beeswax granules

  • 1 T purified water or hydrosol of your choice

  • 10 drops of essential oil, or combination of your choice


  • 2 small saucepans

  • 2 small metal bowls

  • whisk

  • Stove

  • 1 Jar with a Cover for storing cream


Fill both small saucepans with water and place on stove burners. Measure the olive oil and beeswax into one of the small metal bowls, and set it on top of one of the saucepans to make a double boiler. Warm over heated water until the wax is just melted. In the second small metal bowl, warm the hydrosol or purified water.

Remove both bowls from the heat and allow to cool until they are just about body temperature. Pour the water or hydrosol into the bowl with the oils and wax while whisking rapidly. Continue whisking until an emulsion forms. Pierce the vitamin E capsule and squeeze contents into emulsion. Add the essential oil(s). Continue to whisk until you have a smooth white cream.

With a small spatula, put the moisturizer cream in a pretty jar and cover. This cream is highly concentrated, so a little goes a long way


*The vitamin E is good for your skin and also acts as a short-term preservative. This homemade moisturizer should be used within 30 days if not refrigerated, and within 3 months if kept in the refrigerator.

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