13 powerful DIY face moisturizers to easily combat dry skin

DIY face moisturizers

Are you fed up with trying all the available market products for your face but its dryness and tightness are refusing to go away? If the answer is ‘yes’, then I have got you covered. 

Let’s say goodbye to your expensive and ineffective over-the-counter chemical moisturizer and say hello to your homemade, DIY and purely natural face moisturizers made up of your simple kitchen and fridge ingredients.

It is pretty understandable because adequate moisturization of your face daily is key to its youthful and radiant look which has to cope with a host of hostile environmental toxins and other harsh chemicals in your beauty products.

But I promise once you try these purely organic and DIY face moisturizers, you would feel the instant softness,  deep hydration and adequate nourishment on your face making it youthful and fresh.

Let’s get started and check out some of the best organic face moisturizers straight from your kitchen!

1. DIY Aloe Vera – Essential oil deep face moisturizer

Aloe vera essential oil face mask

Ingredients you need

  • About a cup of Aloe vera in the form of gel or directly from its leaf
  • About half a tbsp of beeswax
  • About a ¼ cup of coconut oil
  • About a ¼ cup of almond oil
  • About 7- 10 drops of essential oils like (peppermint, sandalwood, lavender, rose oil, etc.)

How to make this moisturizing recipe?

  1. First, add the beeswax, coconut and almond oil together and let them melt in a double boiler
  2. Now, once they have melted and properly mixed with one another, leave them to cool down naturally.
  3. After a while, pour the essential oils and Aloe vera gel to the cooled down the mixture and shake or blend these well to get a uniform creamy mixture.
  4. Now, let this final mixture of all the ingredients to cool down and store them in a jar and put them in the refrigerator to be used for a longer period of time.
  5. Now, start using this natural, DIY moisturizer just as you would use your regular chemical moisturizer. 

Why it is effective for moisturization?

  • This homemade natural moisturizer is one of the best face moisturizers for a number of reasons. 
  • Aloe Vera is known as the standard for hydration and deep moisturization in the beauty industry. Also, it is an excellent skin soother that effectively checks inflammation-causing dryness and itchiness to make your face soft, fresh and deeply hydrated.
  • Similarly, the essential oils like coconut oil, almond oil and beeswax added into this natural face moisturizer are known to be very effective skin healers which not only protect your face from environmental damage but keep it hydrated and nourished to give your face an ever looking freshness and glow.

2. DIY honey & Glycerin face moisturizer

Honey and Glycerin face mask

Ingredients you need

  • About 1 tbsp of honey
  • About 2 tbsps of glycerin
  • About 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • About 2-3 tbsp of green tea

How to make this DIY moisturizing recipe?

  1. Mix all the ingredients glycerin, honey, lemon juice, and green tea together and make a homogenous mixture and store it into a jar.
  2. Now start using this mixture to massage your face gently at night before you go to sleep.
  3. The next morning, wash it off with slightly lukewarm water and keep using it regularly to find the stubborn dryness of your face to go away pretty quickly.

Why this natural moisturizer is effective?

  • Essentially, humectants, both glycerin, and honey are one of the best naturally known deep moisturizers and skin hydrates. 
  • Not only are these great moisturizers, but both are also very good at protecting the texture of skin by acting as a great antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent to keep your skin smooth, refreshing, and glowing.
  • Similarly, both lemon and green tea are excellent free-radical fighting agents that don’t let any external factors wear off the shine and glow of your facial skin.

Caution please!
Lemon might not be suitable for sensitive skin people and can cause you instant irritation and you are advised to patch test before using it on your face or you can completely ignore it as an ingredient.

3. DIY Hibiscus moisturizer for dry face

DIY Hibiscus moisturizer

Ingredients you need

  • About 2 tbsp of hibiscus tea
  • About 1 cup of extra virgin coconut oil

How to make this DIY facial recipe?

  1. Get some hibiscus tea and finely grind into powder
  2. Now, take some coconut oil and melt it in a boiler
  3. Now, add these 2 tbsps of hibiscus tea powder in coconut oil and leave it as it for a while.
  4. Now, strain out this oil by a fine cheesecloth and separate out the tea from oil and leave this mixture to cool down to get a solid shape and you can shake it well to mix it homogeneously.
  5. Finally, transfer this creamy paste to a clean, fine glass jar and start using it as a regular moisturizer.

Why this natural moisturizer is effective?

  • While hibiscus is a very good skin moisturizer, but it is more known as a great skin healer and protectant. Rich in anthocyanins and antioxidants, the acids are perfect for purifying your skin by improving cell turnover and removing dead skin cells.
  • Similarly, coconut oil is a natural deep moisturizer and exfoliator which calms your skin and makes it smooth and supple.

4. DIY beeswax moisturizer for dry face

DIY Beeswax moisturizer

Ingredients

  • About ¼ cup of beeswax pellets
  • About a half a cup of coconut oil
  • About a half cup of olive oil
  • About 7-10 drops of essential oil sandalwood, lavender or chamomile oil)

How to make this natural moisturizer recipe?

  1. Take the beeswax pellets and melt them in the double boiler and once it has melted, remove it from the boiler and let it cool down.
  2. Add the melted beeswax to the mixture of olive and coconut oil and mix these well.
  3. In this step, add drops of natural essential oil and mix this new mixture again to get a uniform mix and creamy texture.
  4. Once this mixture gets a uniform blend, transfer this to a clean jar to be stored for the future (don’t freeze it but keep at a lower cooling temperature) use as a regular moisturizer.

Why this natural moisturizer is effective?

  • While beeswax and olive oil are very good skin protectant against a common skin condition called atopic dermatitis (eczema) to keep your skin smooth textured and youthful, coconut oil. 
  • Another hand, Coconut oil is a wonderful deep moisturizer and other essential oils give the added benefit of skin healing and nourishment

5. DIY Shea butter moisturizer lotion for face

DIY shea butter moisturizer

Ingredients you need:

  • About half(½) a cup of shea butter
  • About 7-10 drops of rosehip seed oil 
  • About 6-7 drops of sea buckthorn oil
  • About 7-10 drops of geranium oil
  • About 1tbsp of avocado oil

How to make this shea butter cream lotion recipe?

  1. First, put the shea butter in a double boiler and let it melt until it becomes soft and then remove it and let it cool down a bit.
  2. Now, add the avocado oil to this softened and melted shea butter and mix it well.
  3. Now, add the essential oils mentioned above to the avocado and shea butter mixture and mix this well to get a uniform creamy mixture.
  4. Finally, let this cool down and pour it in a clean jar and start using this as your regular moisturizing cream.

Why this DIY facial is an effective moisturizer?

  • Shea butter is a one-man army against a host of skin concerns. Rich in vitamins A and F, it is a very potent force against dryness and makes your skin look young and hydrated by effectively moisturizing it.
  • Sea buckthorn oil is known for its effectiveness against various skin conditions like eczema and soothing skin dryness and itchiness.
  • Rosehip seed, geranium, and avocado oil are excellent deep moisturizers and dry skin protectants too.
  • Avocado oil is an excellent skin protectant as it filters harmful UV rays of the sun to preserve your skin moisture and glow.
  • Essential oils, like lavender, peppermint, etc while being excellent emollient, also have sun protection qualities to protect and preserve your skin glow.

6. DIY essential oil moisturizer for face

DIY essential oil moisturizer

Ingredients

  • About half (½ ) cup of jojoba, hemp seed or argan oil (choose any of these)
  • About ½ half tbsp of emu oil
  • About 5-7 drops of essential oil (like rose, geranium, chamomile, rosemary, lavender or peppermint oil)

How to make this moisturizing recipe?

  1. First take the argan, hemp seed or jojoba oil and pour into a clean glass bottle
  2. Now, add the other mentioned essentials oil (chose any of these) and mix well the new mixture until it becomes homogeneous and smooth.
  3. Finally, take the blend and store it as your regular moisturizer at a cooler place.

Why this natural moisturizer is effective?

  • First, argan oil is an excellent skin soother that helps effectively deal with any itchiness and dryness of your skin. 
  • Emu oil is a great natural emollient that gives your skin a natural shine and locks and seals in moisture that you would gain from argan oil.
  • Essential oils need no introduction as they are an established powerhouse for a range of skin benefits, especially for dry and sensitive skin like healing, moisturization and giving a radiant complexion.

DIY face moisturizing cream

DIY moisturizing cream

Below are some of the best DIY face moisturizing cream that you can make at home and save a good amount of money.

7. DIY Chamomile tea face moisturizing cream

Ingredients you need:

  • About 1 tbsp of chamomile tea( or you can use chamomile flowers)
  • About half a cup of water
  • About 1 tbsp of lanolin
  • About ½ cup of almond oil
  • About 1 capsule of Vitamin A
  • About 1 capsule of Vitamin E
  • About 3 drops of an essential oil

How to make this moisturizing cream?

  1. Start by putting chamomile (tea or flowers) in the water and let it heat for about 15 minutes, then take out the water.
  2. Now, take both lanolin and beeswax and mix them in a boiler by properly melting them, then add them with chamomile tea and leave this mixture to cool down while the chamomile tea brews.
  3. Now, pierce open the vitamin A and E capsule and pour the liquid in the mixture which has already cooled down a bit. 
  4. Shake and stir well and add the essential in it and keep stirring until you get a smooth creamy mixture.
  5. Once you see a homogenous creamy mixture, pour it into a separate glass jar and store it in a cooler place and start using it as regular moisture.

Why this creamy moisturizer is effective?

  • Chamomileone of the main ingredients of this moisturizing cream is deeply hydrating, skin softening, irritation protecting, and excellent anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Almond oil and beeswax included in this moisturizing cream while keeping your face deeply hydrated and keeping dryness at bay,  provide adequate nourishment to your skin to keep it smooth and supple all the time.

8. DIY moisturizing cream for wrinkles & aging skin

DIY moisturizing cream for wrinkles & aging

Ingredients you need

How to make this Homemade wrinkle cream?

  1. First throw beeswax, avocado and coconut oil and melt and properly melt them.
  2. When these have properly melted, keep stirring to let it get a uniform cream paste and get cooled down.
  3. While it is relatively in a liquid state, pour the essentials oil in it and mix well again to get a uniform creamy paste.
  4. When it has thoroughly mixed, collect in a separate clean container and start using it as regular cream at night ( night time is best in terms of effectiveness but you can use at daytime too)

Why this homemade anti-aging face moisturizer is effective?

  • Beeswax, coconut oil and avocado oil as part of this anti-aging cream are not only deep moisturizers that help you maintain your skin elasticity and health. 
  • Moreover, Beeswax is a very good sun protectant as it filters out harmful UV rays reaching your sensitive face skin thus saving it from dryness and irritation caused by dry patches of the face.
  • Similarly, coconut oil is a powerful natural skin exfoliator that keeps doing the job of your facial skin cells turnover regularly and removes any dead skin cells build up or dirt from your skin surface to preserve the texture, complexion, and youthfulness of your face.
  • Finally, the powerful moisturizing properties of essential oils coupled with natural exfoliation of coconut oil and environmental protection from beeswax combine to provide a powerhouse of youthfulness skin which always looks supple, well-hydrated and ever-glowing while effectively keeping any age spots or wrinkles at bay.
  • Last but not least, this homemade natural cream is very cost-efficient as its ingredients last for a long time and you don’t need to worry about its expiry any sooner.

Beautywised tip!
You can always replace any essential oil with another one, given its availability or an avocado oil can be replaced with olive oil or vice versa (but that would definitely diminish its effectiveness) and it is always safe to patch test before slathering all over your mouth as some of you might feel irritation or a serious allergic reaction to it.

Other useful DIY face moisturizer recipes

DIY moisturizing recipes

You don’t always need a mixture of two ingredients to cook up a perfect DIY moisturizer at home. Rather, there are many other natural ingredients that can be individually used as a natural homemade face moisturizer.

Let’s find out some of these…

9. DIY Buttermilk face moisturizer

Have you ever gone your skincare products and find Buttermilk being listed there as one of its ingredients?

It is indeed a part of a lot of your expensive skincare products and it is one of the best natural sources of keeping your skin rejuvenated by removing the accumulating dead skin cells and increasing the turnover rate of old cells while keeping your skin deeply moisturized at the same time.

To use it, just dip a piece of a washcloth in buttermilk and gently massage over your face and leave it for about 10-15 minutes before you wash it off with lukewarm water.

10. DIY Olive oil face moisturizer

DIY olive oil face moisturizer

You have olive oil as a part of a mixture of a lot of DIY face moisturizers above, but it can be used as a single individual moisturizer too due to its excellent skin-friendly properties.

While it has naturally been used as a moisturizer for ages but it is a great skin protectant too as the natural acids and antioxidants found in it act as a natural barrier against sun damage and other environmental pollutants.

To use it, just take a few drops of it and gently massage over your face or you can take another essential oil and mix both and get more out of your face moisturizing efforts.

11. DIY castor oil face moisturizer

DIY castor oil moisturizer

Similar to olive oil, castor oil is rich in fatty acids and lubricants which not only help it protect the skin from atmospheric hazards like pollution or sun damage but it is deeply hydrating qualities keep dry skin lubricated. 

Particularly, the linoleic acid found in it acts a solid barrier against moisture loss from your skin hence it can keep your face moisturized for a long time.

To use it, take 2-3 drops out of your bottle and gently massage over your face before going to bed at night.

12. DIY Coconut oil face moisturizer

DIY coconut oil moisturizer

Coconut oil is another well-known skin moisturizing powerhouse due to its amazing all-round skin-friendly properties. 

Firstly, it easily seeps deep into the skin to provide deep moisturization and hydration without causing any greasiness and lauric acid found in it is a strong collagen strengthener which helps your skin to maintain its strength and elasticity to look refreshed and supple. 

Moreover, its strong antibacterial and antimicrobial characteristics protect your skin from wearing off due to many environmental hazards hence preserving its youthfulness and complexion.

To use it, simply take raw coconut oil in your palms and rub up for a minute to slightly warm it up and gently massage over your face.

13. DIY Avocados face moisturizer

DIY avocado moisturizer

Avocados are simple yet effective sources to lubricate your skin to make it deeply moisturized. 

Also, the healthy dose of quality vitamins like A, D and E found in them make them an integral part of any solid skincare regimen, especially for moisturization and nourishment.

To use them for your skin moisturization efforts, simply break up an avocado and rub their inner part on your face and let its peeled residue to sit on your face for 15-20 minutes before washing it off with water.  

Important DIY moisturizer tips to remember

DIY moisturizer tips

  • You need to note that these handmade natural cosmetics are limited by their healthy long life which is something you need to take into account. 
  • You need to add some synthetic preservatives to prolong their shelf life otherwise they would expire and using them can give you more harm than good. 
  • Beeswax and other essential oil are natural strong preservatives but these two ingredients are not always there in every DIY moisturizer you prepare from scratch.
  • Moreover, don’t forget to use a clean container to store your amazing moisturizer and never try to let your dirty fingers to touch them and instead use some good sanitized stick to avoid adding some germs into them which can diminish their effectiveness.

FAQs

Q: What is the best homemade face moisturizer?

Ans: Following is a great list of some of the best homemade face moisturizer prepared from simply your kitchen.
1. DIY Aloe Vera and essential oil deep face moisturizer
2. DIY honey & Glycerin face moisturizer
3. DIY Hibiscus moisturizer for dry face
4. DIY beeswax moisturizer for dry face
5. DIY Shea butter moisturizer lotion for face
6. DIY essential oil moisturizer for face
7. DIY Chamomile tea face moisturizing cream

Q: What is the best natural face moisturizer?

Ans: Following is a list of some of the best natural face moisturizers made up of ingredients commonly found in your kitchen or shelf. You can find more details in the post
1. DIY Aloe Vera and essential oil deep face moisturizer
2. DIY honey & Glycerin face moisturizer 
3. DIY Hibiscus moisturizer for dry face
4. DIY beeswax moisturizer for dry face
5. DIY Shea butter moisturizer lotion for face
6. DIY essential oil moisturizer for face
7. DIY Chamomile tea face moisturizing cream
8. DIY Buttermilk face moisturizer
9. DIY Olive oil face moisturizer
10. DIY castor oil face moisturizer
11. DIY Coconut oil face moisturizer
12. DIY Avocados face moisturizer

Q: What can be used as a face moisturizer?

Ans: Anything which deeply hydrates your skin can be used as an excellent face moisturizer.
Following is a lit of very good natural face moisturizers.
1. DIY beeswax moisturizer for dry face
2. DIY Shea butter moisturizer lotion for face
3. DIY essential oil moisturizer for face
4. DIY Chamomile tea face moisturizing cream
5. DIY Buttermilk face moisturizer
6. DIY Olive oil face moisturizer
7. DIY castor oil face moisturizer
8. DIY Coconut oil face moisturizer
9.DIY Avocados face moisturizer

Q: Can I use coconut oil on my face as a moisturizer?

Ans: Absolutely, coconut oil is perhaps the face moisturizer found in our nature due to its number of skin-friendly properties.

Firstly, it easily seeps deep into the skin to provide deep moisturization and hydration without causing any greasiness and lauric acid found in it is a strong collagen strengthener which helps your skin to maintain its strength and elasticity to look refreshed and supple. 

Moreover, its strong antibacterial and antimicrobial characteristics protect your skin from wearing off due to many environmental hazards hence preserving its youthfulness and complexion.

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