Make your own Facial Moisturizer
Raise your hand if you LOVE scrolling Pinterest for inspiration, DIY and how to's? This is totally me! I love to find new ways of doing things and a few months ago, after spending insane amounts of money on facial products, I started searching for ways to take better care of my skin for less.
That being said, I'm REALLY close to 40 so I wanted a safe, more natural way to moisturize but it had to work! I found a recipe, tweaked it just a bit and I've been using it a few months now. I wanted to use it for a while before I wrote a blog post on it because I wanted to give you some honest feedback, so here it goes.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
When I started using this new moisturizer, it took a few days for my face to adjust. It's very grease to the touch because of the coconut oil. At first, I mainly use it at night time. If I used it in the morning, I would give it time to sink in before applying make up.
Growing up, I never had problems with acne but after having kids, I started struggling with adult acne, so my skin can be pretty sensitive. However, after a few days of use, my skin was clear and I noticed it seemed softer and even a little firmer! When I ran out, I could tell a BIG difference so this time I tripled my recipe and started using it as a daily lotion for my body as well.
If your skin is sensitive, I suggest you start out small. Use it at night and give your skin time to adjust. Then you can add a small amount in the morning as well.
Last thing, a little goes a long way! Start with about a dime size and you can increase from there if needed.
What you'll need
1/2 cup Coconut Oil
2 tbsp almond oil
1 tbsp shea or cocoa butter
5 drops of frankincense essential oil
5 drops lavender essential oil (optional for smell)
4 oz jar
1. Place all ingredients in the bowl of your stand mixer - or handheld mixture if your like me and not cool enough to have a stand up. My handheld worked fine!
2. Whip on high for 4-5 minutes until it is light and fluffy, scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally so you don’t leave anything out, you want it all in there.
3. Transfer contents to a small jar with a tight fitting lid.
Use after each time you wash your face to moisturize.
That's it! It's simple to make and I really think you'll love it.
If you make it, let me know how you like it! And as always, please share this with a friend:)