5 Homemade Face Moisturizer Recipes

Moisturizers are a key part in keeping the skin smooth, supple, and young. Moisturizers, as the name suggests, keeps water locked in the skin and helps keep it hydrated.

Many moisturizers you find on the shelves contain many chemicals and other active agents that can cause irritation to the skin, especially for those with sensitive skin. While this is disturbing to some, to others, so long as it’s not being ingested, the skin will provide a suitable barrier.

What people forget is that harsh chemicals can still be absorbed through the skin. That’s why the safest way to moisturize your skin is to make your own moisturizers. Here are 5 homemade face moisturizer recipes with natural ingredients.

1. Homemade Face Moisturizer with Aloe Vera

The main ingredient of this moisturizer is aloe vera. Aloe vera can rejuvenate fibroblast cells in the skin, which helps keep skin looking young, and also protects against UV radiation which damages the skin.


Aloe vera isn’t the only amazing ingredient however, almond oil also has lots of great properties: it is rich in vitamin E and D, soothes irritated skin, relieves dry and chapped skin and helps delay the aging process.

Aloe vera and almond oil moisturizer will not only keep the skin soft and supple, but will help tighten up the skin and remove wrinkles. These two ingredients together form a wonderfully simple moisturizer for normal skin.

In order to make this homemade face moisturizer, you will need:

  • 4 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil
  • 2 tablespoons of almond oil


  • Simply take a clean cup or bowl and add the aloe gel and oils in, then mix it well.
  • Melt the coconut oil slowly and add it to the mixture.

2. Homemade Face Moisturizer with Coconut Oil

This moisturizer contains 5 ingredients: coconut oil, almond oil, cocoa butter, frankincense essential oil, and lavender essential oil.


Coconut oil moisturizes, softens, and has excellent anti-aging properties. Almond oil contains antioxidants and vitamin E. Cocoa butter delivers more moisture and antioxidants. Frankincense essential oil promotes regeneration of healthy cells. Last, but not least, lavender oil fights acne, reduces redness, and soothes skin.

Not only is this homemade face moisturizer awesome for you, it is super easy to make.

In order to make this homemade face moisturizer, you will need:

  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoon of almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa butter
  • 5 drops of frankincense essential oil
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil


  • Place all ingredients in the bowl of your stand mixer.
  • Whip on high for 4-5 minutes until it is light and fluffy, scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally to include all of it.
  • Transfer contents to a small jar with a tight fitting lid.
  • Use after each time you wash your face to moisturize.

Note: When left in very warm temperatures (like those in your bathroom) this moisturizer may soften to nearly melting. You can consider storing it in the refrigerator; it could be refreshing to the skin especially in the summer.

3. Homemade Face Moisturizer with Almond Oil

This is an easy-to-make homemade moisturizer for dry skin, with the main ingredient of almond oil.


In order to make this homemade moisturizer, you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of beeswax
  • 1/2 cup of almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon of rosewater or orange flower water
  • A combination of essential oils of your choice (plant extracts will also work and make your product unique)


  • In a clean saucepan on low heat, slowly melt the beeswax, stirring continuously so it doesn’t burn.
  • When fully melted, remove from heat, tip into almond oil and mix.
  • Let it cool for about 5 minutes, mix again and cool for another 5 minutes. As the mixture becomes exposed to the air, it will thicken and become milky in texture and colour.
  • Finally, mix a tablespoon of rosewater or orange flower water.
  • As the cream is starting to set, add six drops of your preferred essential oils. If you’re using a combination, add three drops of each oil.
  • Mix again and wait until cooled and set (up to 20 minutes), then spoon into your container.

Note: Keep it up to four months and out of direct sunlight.

4. Homemade Face Moisturizer with Cocoa Butter

This moisturizer looks like whipped cream, smells like white chocolate peppermint bark, and melts into your skin to provide lasting hydration and beneficial nutrients (without any icky chemicals, preservatives, or artificial colors). It can be used for dry skin.


In order to make this homemade face moisturizer, you will need:

  • 1/4 cup of cocoa butter
  • 1/4 cup of shea butter
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of vitamin E oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract


  • Measure the first four ingredients into a microwave-safe bowl. If you’re using the kind of cocoa butter that comes in a jar, heat it in the microwave until soft enough to scoop out, about two minutes.
  • Microwave all of the oils until melted, about three minutes. If any small solid pieces remain, stir until melted and incorporated.
  • Stir in peppermint extract.
  • Place bowl in the freezer and cool for 15 to 20 minutes, until about ¾ of the oil is solid but soft.
  • Transfer oils to the bowl of a stand mixer or mixing bowl and whip with whisk attachment or electric beaters on highest speed for 5 to 8 minutes, until light and fluffy, scraping the sides with a rubber spatula every two minutes or so.
  • Transfer to amason jaror other lidded glass container and store at room temperature. Enjoy!
5. Homemade Face Moisturizer with Jojoba Oil

This moisturizer is for normal and oily skin, and contains 4 ingredients: aloe vera, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, vegetable glycerin.


Aloe vera smooths and moisturizes your skin and has antioxidants which can help the skin repair sun damage.

Sweet almond oil has anti-aging properties. It helps reduce wrinkles, improves dark circle under the eyes, and smooths out the skin.  

Jojoba oil can trick your skin into producing less oils if you have oily skin. It also retains moisture deep into your pores.

Vegetable glycerin is a powerful moisturizer and has anti-aging properties as well as sweet almond oil. Unlike the other products, vegetable glycerin actually draws oxygen into the cells which helps you look more youthful.

In order to make this homemade face moisturizer, you will need:

  • 4 tablespoons of aloe vera juice (not gel)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sweet almond oil
  • 6 drops of jojoba oil
  • 1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin


  • Simple put the ingredients into a small mason jar, oil dispenser or a misting bottle.
  • Mix it well.
  • Make sure that you shake it a bit before you use it because the oils can separate.

This moisturizer typically lasts about a month at room temperature.

You can prolong the use of your jojoba moisturizer if you put it in the fridge and only take out small amounts at a time.


  • Always make sure that you are not allergic to any ingredients that you add to your moisturizer.
  • Also make sure that you buy high quality natural ingredients
  • Some people like to combine the mixture with essential oils, however, they can often leave you smelling too strongly whilst out and about.

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