If you are reading this, you have most likely grown a fondness for making your own cosmetics—or in this case, a moisturiser. Perhaps, the lingering thought of wanting to have your own homemade recipe motivated you to give it a try this time. Well, you have come to the right blog.
As we all know, moisturising is necessary to keep our skin healthy and younger-looking. It is the most basic yet effective part of our skincare routine. And so, it would not come as a surprise if people these days choose to make their own moisturiser instead of those store-bought beauty products that are packed with an array of harmful ingredients, artificial colours, and so on.
Also, making your own moisturiser is cost-effective and it is worry-free. Aside from actually knowing each product and ingredient that you use and its benefits, you get to experience the fun and creative side of yourself. Though keep in mind, it is best to start with simple projects first and then progress to intermediate and advanced formulae as you gain more expertise, experience, materials, and equipment.
Is it safe to make your own DIY moisturiser?
If you are wondering if it is safe to make your own moisturiser, the answer would be yes, it is safe! Although, we would highly suggest that you will do an allergy patch test before using the moisturiser, or the ingredients itself. Just dab a small amount of the ingredients either on the inside of your wrist or elbow. If you don't notice any redness, itching, burning, or swelling after a few hours, the ingredient is probably safe to use. Still, you have to consider some precautions.
No worries. With our simple tips and easy-to-follow recipes, we are sure that you will not get enough of making just one, but perhaps many DIY moisturisers moving forward.
Have a clean workspace
Before you start, make sure to sanitise your workspace and most importantly, the tools you will be using. This is to avoid contaminating your natural ingredients and potentially ruining the formulations. Just be extra cautious.
5 Simple DIY recipes to make your own moisturiser
1. DIY Coconut Oil Moisturiser
If you are looking for a very simple DIY moisturiser recipe, you can certainly try and test the first recipe we have which consists of three ingredients only. It is indeed super easy to familiarise and get the hang of.
● 4 cup of Coconut Oil
● 2 tsp Vitamin E oil
● 2-4 drops of Geranium Essential Oil
● Combine the three ingredients: Coconut Oil, Vitamin E Oil and Geranium Essential Oil
● Mix the three ingredients properly
● Put it in an airtight jar once done
2. DIY Almond Oil Moisturiser
● 4 tbsp Pure Organic Unrefined Cocoa Butter
● 4 tsp Rose Floral Water
● 2 tbsp Sweet Almond Oil
● 2 tbsp Honey
● Combine 4 tbsp of Pure Organic Unrefined Cocoa Butter and 2 tbsp Sweet Almond Oil into a bowl.
● Start melting it all together
● Remove the bowl from the heat and start mixing it with Honey and Rose Floral Water.
● Once done, store it right away and carefully in an airtight container.
3. DIY Shea Butter Moisturiser
This third ingredient requires a bit more time and effort but it is definitely worth the try.
● 1 cup Cocoa Butter (Deodorised)
● 1 cup Organic Unrefined Shea Butter
● 2 tbsp Olive Oil
● First, melt the Cocoa Butter on the stovetop or even in the microwave.
● Add 1 cup of Organic Unrefined Shea Butter and 2 tbsp of Olive Oil to the bowl and mix it thoroughly.
● Let the mixture cool down. You may either put it in the fridge for a quicker process, but that would be totally up to you.
● For the final texture, stir it. Once it is solidified, stir the ingredients together again to reveal a buttery texture.
● Transfer mixture into a jar.
4. DIY Aloe Vera with Beeswax Moisturiser
● 4 cup Organic Aloe Vera Gel
● 3 tbsp Beeswax
● 1 cup Sweet Almond Oil
●1 cup Coconut oil
● In a pan, slowly pour 1 cup of Almond Oil.
● Add Beeswax and Coconut Oil altogether and melt it.
● Wait for the beeswax and melted oil to cool down.
● Once it is cooled, slowly pour the oils into a blender and then start as soon as you’re done pouring.
● Slowly add in the Organic Aloe Vera Gel
● The mixture would have shifted to a white fluffy lotion-like consistency at this stage.
● Pour it slowly in a clean container
● Make sure to keep it away from direct sunlight or heat.
5. DIY All Natural Moisturiser for day-to-day use
● 2 cup Coconut oil
● 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil
● 20 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
● 15 drops Lavender Essential Oil
● Using a double boiler, melt the Cocoa Butter, (or Shea Butter, whichever you prefer) and Coconut Oil together until it liquifies.
● Remove it from the heat.
● Wait for it to cool for about 30 minutes.
● Once it cools down, add both the Frankincense and Lavender Essential Oils.
● Mix it to (partially) solidify.
● If your place is humid, place it in the fridge for about 10 minutes.
● Whip it with your hand mixer for a few minutes until it shows a butter-like consistency.
● Store it right away and carefully in an airtight container or into a wide-lid glass jar
● This should keep for about 6-12 months.
● Again, if you’re in a humid place, it may cause the coconut oil to melt and so you may want to store it in a cool place or the fridge.
And there you have it. Our 5 Simple DIY recipes that you can use to make your own moisturisers at home.
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