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Homemade Moisturizer Recipe

Made with all natural ingredients that you can easily find, this homemade moisturizer is perfect for the face and the body
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Skin Care
Cuisine: Moisturizer
Keyword: dry skin, home remedies, moisturizer, skin care
Cost: $5


  • Double boiler


  • 1/2 cup shea butter
  • 2 tbsp nourishing oil of your choice jojoba, avocado, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil, or apricot oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil optional
  • 5 drops rosemary essential oil optional
  • 3 drops tea tree oil optional
  • 3 drops carrot seed oil optional


  • In a double boiler, melt the shea butter on low heat. Then, stir in the nourishing oil.
  • To make a double boiler, simply fill a pot 1/4 of the way with water, and place a glass bowl over the pot. Place the shea butter in the bowl, and gently melt.
  • Once melted, pour the shea butter and oil into a bowl and place in the freezer for 15-20 minutes, or until solidified but not hard.
  • Once the mixture is slightly firm and opaque, take it out of the freezer and in the essential oils if using.
  • Using a whisk attachment for a stand mixer, whip the mixture for a few seconds. If you don't have a stand mixer, you can also do this by hand.
  • Store in a clean, airtight jar or container and use on the face and body.