Super Simple Homemade Moisturizer

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Here’s how we came up with a super simple homemade moisturizer.

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We’ve all read the articles that solidify our concerns  about additives in cosmetics and skin care products. 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, and with that in mind we set about making a natural moisturizer.

homemade facial moisturizer with coconut oil

But, DIY doesn’t have to be complicated.

This simple homemade moisturizer uses just three ingredients! 

Here’s the main ingredients and why we used them:

Anti Aging. Again very, very moisturizing but also contains anti fungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Has similar effects on the skin to an antioxidant.
Scar healing. Vitamin E is known to really good at reducing scar tissue, acne and skin blemishes. It’s why it’s in popular scar and acne ‘over the counter’ treatments. Additionally, the oil helps hold this solution together.
Relaxing. Lavender oil is a well known antioxidant, helping to rid skin of free radicals. It’s a great overall muscle relaxer and it’s similar to vanilla in this respect.

Eczema Sufferer? You might want to check out our article on home remedies for eczema for a detailed look at what causes it and how to understand the difference between mere symptoms and the cause.

Ingredients

Method:

  1. Yes, you wanted simple! We warned you. Simply melt the coconut oil (by placing the jar into a bowl of warm water) and mix in the Vit E and Lavender, give it a mix up and let it set.
  2. Whip with a fork if you want.

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When the coconut solidifies, you’ll end up with a mixture that contains the health benefits of all the ingredients in one, quick and simple homemade moisturizer.

Further Reading: Cellulite busting body butter! This is another one of our top blog posts – using the power of cinnamon and vitamin E to help remove scars.

That’s it – Enjoy!

Need something to put this Homemade Moisturizer in?

Glass-jars

We use these retro looking glass jars that seal for freshness! In fact, they’re pretty good for anything and cheap too, but we use them just because it doesn’t clutter our cupboards and it makes body butters and moisturizers look far better! I don’t think we’d make it if it had to go in a bowl with kitchen foil and the like! What else could we put our moisturizer in!

I want a cool glass jar too!
If you’ve enjoyed this body butter recipe, you may want to read our article on coconut oil for shiny hair. Please share this on facebook and Pin the picture at the top of the page!
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56 Comments
  • Phthon

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    I made this. I had just spent a miserable weekend with my cheeks all red, swollen and dry. Nothing I had in the house worked at all, not even plain old petroleum jelly.

    I made it and even before it congealed again I rubbed it on my face. In a half and hour the redness, swelling and dryness were gone. YAY! Thank you!

  • Cheri Froelich

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    Could you leave out the lavender if you don’t want it to have a scent?

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      Of course!

  • Kayla J

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    how long does this stay good?

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      A good amount of time, to the date of the coconut oil, which lasts years for me

  • Emma

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    Hi,
    I was just wondering if you could clear up a little confusion for me, I love coconut oil and I really love it in my skin care products but however my mother is always telling me that using it (or any oil) in the day time will make my skin burn in the sun… is this a thing or is she just worrying for nothing? Please help!!

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      Never heard of that!

    • Tiffany

      I know this question isn’t recent, but I wanted to comment anyway. I use Extra Virgin Coconut Oil on my face every night and morning. I have had extremely oily skin all of my life until I started using the EVCO. I also use the EVCO as a sun screen all over. I have used it on myself and my small children regularly, and they have never had a burn, even my fair skin child. I have noticed that if I want to tan in the summer, I cannot use it on the rest of my body because it seems to act as a natural sun screen. I know there are a lot of skeptics out there, but it works for us.

  • Roslyn B

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    It says coconut oit is that unrefined coconut oil as I’m in Australia and we have a choice of refined or unrefined?

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      Use Unrefined if you can Roslyn!

  • Lori

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    I live in TX and my coconut oil is still liquefied! What would you recommend I add? Would Shea butter work to make it more solid?

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      Yes this would certainly help!

  • Kerry

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    i love this idea. thank you. i live in the warm tropics so should i store it in the fridge to keep it from liquifying?

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      Yes, storing in the fridge would make it harder.

  • Brenda

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    can you use coconut oil already in liquid form ?

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      Of course!

  • Shellie

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    I just made this moisturizer today. I love it. Thank you for the wonderful natural recipe. I plan on making this for Christmas presents this year.

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      No problem! Thanks for the comment!

  • Amélie

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    Can we use it for face only? Or is it too greasy?

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      You can use it anywhere on the body!

  • Harley

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    I’m really excited to try this but I don’t fancy lavender that much. Any other oils or scents you might recommend?

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      Cinnamon for cellulite and blood flow or rosemary for complexion

  • chammy

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    is it applied on night?or can i apply it in d morning after facewash?

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      Either one is great

  • Lexy

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    I have eczema. Is this safe for my skin?

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      Absolutely!

  • ritianne degabriele

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    pls this mositur can use it of any kind of skin espacialy int the face? thanku

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      Yes you can!

  • Alex

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    Can you use vanilla instead of lavender?

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      Of course you can! Thanks for you comment. Vanilla is really good for skin conditioning!

  • uygu

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    What you can tell me about price? If I buy in bulk, how much would this and the other moisturizer options cost me per day?

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      I cannot estimate how much this would cost per day! But it would certainly be a lot cheaper than buying store bought. The total ingredients, that could make a whole years worth of moisturizer comes to less than $40!

  • uygu

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    Hmm, Kinda wish I threw a “please” into that post to make it sound more polite. It sounds a little demanding as it is.

  • Amber

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    Hi! Will this solidify again like coconut oil usually does or does the vit e cause it to stay creamy? Thanks!! Also, I haven’t had much luck with the things I’ve been making holding the lovely essential oil smell. Does this smell like a nice lavender or should I add more than the amount you suggested? Thanks again

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      You can always add more if you want! It will solidify, but vitamin E helps it to stay liquid at lower temps.

  • Amber

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    Will this harden again or does the vitamin e help to keep it creamy? Thanks!

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      It might harder in cold temperatures, but vitamin E will keep the moisturizer’s hardening temp higher. Simply rub it in your palms and it will dissolve again.

  • Natasha

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    Can I use any other scent instead of lavender? If so what kind?

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      You can use any essential oil you want!

  • Katie O.

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    I have all the ingredients to make this, but before I go at it, will it clog my pores? Thanks

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      Nope! Quite the opposite!

  • Barbie

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    Is it possible to use Argon oil instead of vitamin E?

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      Of course!

  • Vera

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    Can i use tea tree instead of lavender ? I have very sensitive skin so the vit e oil won’t react , right ?

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      That should be fine!

  • Faith

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    Thank you for this recipe!
    Could I add liquid vitamin C to help with dark spots?

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      Sure!

  • Janet St. Laurent

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    Does this leave the skin oily?

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      Nope, this Super Simple Homemade Moisturizer should not be too greasy on the skin.

  • Gee

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    Can I add almond oil?

    • Natural and Healthy Living

      Yep, you can add almond oil to this simple homemade moisturizer!

  • Linda Ray

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    Unable to bring up Summer Citrus Hand & Body Moisturizer recipe.

  • Sawda

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    Can I use it day and night?

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