For many years, I spent quite a bit of money on skin care products– I wanted healthy, glowing skin so I made sure to get the best facial products that money could buy. The problem was that I didn’t the number of potentially unwanted ingredients that were found in some of those skin care products. I wasn’t aware of the chemicals and additives that are included in so many popular beauty products!
When I started to learn more about natural living, I knew that my facial skin care routine needed to change. The skin is a major source of absorption and waste removal, and I didn’t want to be putting myself at risk by exposing my skin to chemical based products on a daily basis.
Luckily, I had started using essential oils at this point, and realized that there were natural solutions to take care of my skin. I started using coconut oil and essential oils as a moisturizer after showering or washing my face… and I was amazing to see that I was not only saving money, but my skin tone improved!
So, there is no need to waste your money on expensive facial moisturizers any more. Instead, buy extra virgin coconut oil and combine it with a few drops of your favorite essential oils. This combination is dynamic for healthy skin, because it moisturizes and has antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal properties combined into one moisturizer. I haven’t been able to find a commercial face moisturizer which can do all of that!
How to Make Homemade Moisturizer with Essential Oils
1. First, place the desired amount of coconut oil in a glass jar. On the stove top, slowly heat a few inches of water in a shallow pan, and place the glass jar into the water. Allow it to sit in the warm water until you see that the coconut oil has turned to liquid. Extra virgin coconut oil is solid when it’s cold, but it turns to liquid with just a little bit of warmth. The extra virgin coconut oil alone has many healing properties, and adding essential oils makes it even better! It contains medium chain fatty acids which are great for you health, and they are absorbed thru the skin every time you use this moisturizer.
2. Next, add in a few drops of your favorite essential oils. I love to use frankincense to promote healing and even skin tones, and some people like to use it to prevent wrinkles. Melaleuca (tea tree) is a great option to kill acne-causing bacteria. Helichrysum is fantastic to use if scarring is present from past acne or other facial scars. Lavender and rosemary are both soothing and helpful to kill bacteria and promote healthy skin.
You don’t need to add all of these oils into your moisturizer– just pick one or two that you enjoy. You may test small batches at first to see which ones you like the best! My two favorites are frankincense and Melaleuca.
3. Store the moisturizer in a small, glass container and use it as often as you want! In the beginning, it may take some time to get used to using the coconut oil on your face because some people feel like it is too greasy. Remember that a little bit goes a looooooong way… so don’t over-do it! Start with a tiny amount and rub it in well so that it absorbs completely, and you won’t notice the greasy feeling that some people talk about.
That’s it! Making homemade facial moisturizer literally takes just a few moments, and using essential oils for the face is a great way to take care of yourself and your skin.
Keep in mind that healthy skin is also affected by your diet, and following a healthy diet is the next step to improving your skin tone. The body uses the skin to remove waste, so skin problems can sometimes be cleared by cleansing. I like to drink water with a few drops of lemon each day to cleanse my body from the inside-out.
Note About Hormonal Acne:
If you have hormonal acne, then Clary Sage is a great option to help balance the hormones and in turn get rid of the hormonal acne. Hormonal acne is most commonly found on the chin, and I tend to get it around THAT time of the month. I’m not particularly fond of the smell of Clary Sage, so I don’t like to mix it in with the big batch. Instead, I keep a small bottle of Clary Sage in my bathroom next to the moisturizer, and add a drop to my homemade moisturizer occasionally as needed. It’s easy to simply mix a drop of Clary Sage into the coconut oil in the palm of your hand.
I hope that you love this beauty recipe as much as I do, let me know how you like it!
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