Here Are 5 Great Homemade Moisturizer Recipes!

Moisturizer is especially important during the holiday season when the air is cooler and dryer, at least in the Northern Hemisphere. It is also important, however, in any region where and when the air is particularly dry. If you need to powder your face within 15 minutes of washing it, this means your skin is oily and you will need very little if any moisturizer due to overactive oil glands. Providing the skin with a little moisturizer even when you have oily skin will allow your body to realize it can stop overproducing oil due to the provisions you are giving it, especially when you use fully natural (meaning ingredients you could eat if you liked the taste) ingredients.

Over 70% of everything you put on your skin actually gets absorbed by it into your bloodstream, so if you don’t want all sorts of toxic products going through your organs for filtration and getting stored in fat tissue due to problematic elimination, you should use food-grade ingredients as explained in the following 5 variations on a wonderful moisturizer recipe.

When applying the following moisturizers, always be gentle with your skin — there is no need to ‘press’it in.Your skin will absorb what it needs easily on its own.

5 Vanilla Vixen

Ingredients: 2 T. coconut oil, softened 5 drops vanilla essential oil Vanilla is many a woman’s favorite scent. It is deep, nurturing yet sexy in its own right, matching the way women often want to feel themselves. It is a lovely smell that most men love on a woman as well. You can use vanilla at any time you like without over-using it, and although during the winter it will have you feeling cozy and warm, during the summer it is simply divine. Use this in the morning, afternoon or evening, year-round, world-wide.If you enjoy vanilla as most do, use it as you fancy.

4 Peppermint Patty

Ingredients: 2 T. coconut oil, softened 5 drops peppermint essential oil Peppermint is the best scent for late fall and winter. It is a refreshing scent on a winter morning as you sip a hot cocoa, or before a bath. Unless the food you are eating at the time compliments the minty smell, I would suggest applying it as far from meals as possible, as they could clash and overwhelm your senses. Before bed is also a nice time to apply this, as it doesn’t keep you up as lemon might.

3 Mandarin Mistress

Ingredients: 2 T. coconut oil, softened 5 drops mandarin essential oil Mandarin is a powerful feminine scent, one that is sexy and fresh. I like to use this on summer dates with my partner, or going out with the girls. Unlike lemon, this is more of an ‘action-packed’ scent – it’s very present at all times but this is a lovely thing if you’re in a need-to-be-present scenario (like a date or going out with friends).

2 French Lavendar La Rue

Ingredients: T. coconut oil, softened 5 drops lavender essential oil Lavender is amazing when it is real, and often quite sickening when synthesized. Organic lavender oil is just wonderful before a warm bath, reading in the evening, a night with your lover or any time you want to feel nurtured. It is a ‘motherly’ scent in the sense that you will feel spiritually cozy so it is excellent specifically for situations where you would like to feel this way. Overusing it will separate you from that feeling so try not to use it all day every day.

1 Lemon Love

Ingredients: 2 T. coconut oil, softened 5 drops lemon essential oil Lemon is beautiful refreshing and clarifying. I love to start my day with this, especially in spring and summer when it’s warm out, as it brings that zing that I need mentally to match the brightening days.

Making sure the coconut oil is raw and the oils are organic is important if you want the highest quality ingredients on your skin as possible. These are beautiful recipes for hydrating your skin on a deep and nourishing level, and the oils will have you feeling lusciously cared for.

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