Natural moisturizers and homemade beauty
are becoming more and more popular. Last year, I made an investment
into a number of natural oils and started making my own moisturizers. Using
natural oils completely changed the look and feel of my skin. If your skin has
suffered from the drying effects of winter, I implore you to try a DIY moisturizer. They are easy to make, all natural, and much cheaper than store brands. Judging by
the velvety way my skin feels now, I think they are definitely worth it. I have picked a few of my favorite natural homemade moisturizer recipes and hope they help your skin feel as soft as mine! After you pick which moisturizer you want to try, check out this DIY Facial Mask How-to
to complete your skin makeover.
Extra Rich and Moisturizing
Simple Natural Moisturizing Body Butter
This is a basic whipped body butter recipe that will get you started in the world of DIY beauty. Only 3 ingredients are used and they are easy to handle.
Whipped Shea Butter
Susan from Rawmazing shares her recipe on how to make a decadent body butter. She has great pictures and lots of details on the process.
Homemade Natural Eczema Cream
I have a bad spot of eczema near my elbow that gets terrible during the dry months. Not many things help it but I have found that the combination of oats and olive oil does a pretty good job of calming it down.
Cool and Refreshing
Whipped Peppermint Bark Body Butter
Peppermint is great for sore, dry and cracked areas of your skin. I love to use it on my feet. This body butter will give you a cooling sensation while healing your skin.
Eye Opening Aloe Mint Lotion
Need some extra healing power? Aloe may do the trick. This recipe has a large ratio of aloe in it which means it will really benefit your skin's health.
Bright and Uplifting Citrus
Ruby Red Grapefruit Lotion
This lotion is made with grapefruit and a hint of almond. The scent of grapefruit brings warmer weather to mind. It really brightens the senses too.
Lemon Cream Body Butter
The name of this body butter just makes my mouth water. Lemon beauty products smell amazing. This DIY Recipe sounds great for summer. A big thanks to Kari from GI 365 for sharing her creation.
Mango Citrus Body Butter
Mangos are just plain delicious. They perk me up and this body butter would be great for those days I am dragging my feet. Stephanie from Garden Therapy shares this recipe and a bonus apricot face scrub recipe on her blog.
Coffee Lovers Body Butter
I don't know about you, but I love coffee. Not only is it delicious, but the natural caffeine in it also has uses for skin care. Amanda from the Earthy Apothecary shows us how to make this body butter. She adds vanilla essential oil to her recipe to make it more of a latte body butter. Yum!
Lavender Body Butter
Lavender is a popular floral fragrance that evokes a calming effect. Dana from Bueno Vida shares this recipe and two other body butter recipes (rosemary and lemongrass) on her blog.
Coconut Rose Body Butter
Just thinking about this combination makes me melt. I love rose and coconut, so this would be the perfect moisturizer for me. Shannon Buck came up with this relaxing combo and shared it on her DIY beauty blog.
On The Move
Non-Greasy Homemade Moisturizer
Many of us have busy schedules and work with our hands. Slathering decadent lotions may not be the most practical option for everyday life. Don't worry though, Andrea from Frugally Sustainable came up with a non-greasy moisturizer recipe.
Don't forget to stop by our DIY Bath and Body Board on Pinterest for more DIY recipes and tutorials.