Simple Facial Moisturizer

EDIT: This one is my favorite BY FAR! You only need a little at a time, so it lasts a while, it goes in REALLY smooth, and smells great!  Not to mention, super easy to make.  No more store-bought moisturizers for me!

Sometimes, less is more, and this one has the base ingredients for a very smooth application, and it won’t clog your pores!  In addition, the oils in this recipe are all known to help with acne, so it made my PMS much less crappy by clearing my breakout and preventing more! 🙂

Here’s what I used:

Same how-to as always:

  1. Heat all the ingredients except for the glycerin and essential oils in a double-boiler (or as I do, in a Pyrex cup submerged partially in boiling water)
  2. Add the glycerin and essential oils
  3. Mix!!!
  4. Pour into your container
  5. Let cool in fridge
  6. Apply the wonderfulness!  You only need small amounts at a time, so this will last you a while 🙂

 

NOTE: The links to the products in this post and others are the ones I personally ordered and used, and are my favorite.  You are of course, welcome to purchase them from another source, or try a different brand, but please ensure you read some reviews first, and get quality, organic ingredients, for something you will be putting on your body.

 

 

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DIY Facial Moisturizer

This particular mix has essentially eliminated any acne.  Long story short, fill a saucepan halfway with water, and place a container inside, such as a pyrex measuring cup, or other container that is safe for high temperatures.  Let the water boil then bring it to a simmer.img_0935.jpg

Place 2 tablespoons of Ivory Raw Unrefined Shea Butter and 2 tablespoons of Raw Cocoa Butter into the inner container and watch it melt.

Once the butters have melted, add essential oils and mix them in.  For this particular one I went with 10 drops of each:

Organic Pure Safflower Oil

Lemongrass Oil

Natural Tea Tree Oil

Once it has cooled slightly, transfer mixture to the final container , an amber jar is recommended.   Feel free to put it in the fridge at this point to speed up the final cooling process.

Once it’s cooled and solid-ish, you’re good to go!  Apply to face/neck/anywhere.  It smells great too 🙂

Tip: if you want to skip a step and only use one container, I’ve used the pyrex small containers in the water bath and just mixed in the oils there, took them out, tossed the lid on, and done.

 

NOTE: The links to the products in this post and others are the ones I personally ordered and used, and are my favorite.  You are of course, welcome to purchase them from another source, or try a different brand, but please ensure you read some reviews first, and get quality, organic ingredients, for something you will be putting on your body.