The natural skin moisturizers below are continued from Homemade Skin Moisturizers. Skip back there if you want to learn more on how to create a recipe.
Need something extra for those problem areas?
Not a problem, use the oils bellow to target the areas that you feel need it, and remember when making up these natural skin moisturizers, fresh is best.
However, you can make up some small bottles of mixed oils for convenience, but always add a vitamin E capsule or a teaspoon of wheat germ oil as a natural preservative.
This should give your oils at least six month shelf life if you store them in a dark glass bottle (you can use clear but you will need to protect them from daylight) and don't forget to label them!
Now you've got the hang of how to mix up your own natural skin moisturizers you can use them to create some other fantastic body treatments such as body exfoliates, body packs and body soaks.
I've covered the basic methods on each of these treatments bellow but it really is down to individual needs and preferences, so get creative and custom build your own.
Very rough areas (with sea salt)
Use sea salt for very rough areas such as heels knees and elbows.
Place the lid on the jar and give it a good shake then leave it over night before using.
Rub over damp skin in circular motions, rinse off with warm water and then apply a homemade skin moisturizer afterwards.
Dry course skin (with almonds)
Blend or finely chop 2 tablespoons of fresh almonds then add just enough of your chosen moisturizer mix to make a nice smooth paste.
Coarsely chop another 2 tablespoons of almonds and stir into the paste then use immediately.
Rub over damp skin in circular motions, rinse off with warm water and then apply a homemade moisturizer afterwards.
For a small area (with oatmeal)
This mix is ideal for spreading over small dry patches or spotty areas on the chest and back.
Place 2 teaspoon of your chosen body moisturizer mix into a small pot or jar then heat it up by placing the pot/jar into a larger container filled with boiling water.
Add enough fine oatmeal to the warmed natural skin moisturizer to make a good thick paste.
Always try to use the paste whilst it's still warm, this will give it an excellent drawing affect. Rinse of once cooled.
Large areas (with kaolin clay or fullers earth)
Great for treating cellulite, fluid retention and varicose veins
Mix enough kaolin clay or fullers earth powder to 12 teaspoons of your chosen body oil mix to make a soft smooth paste.
Immediately spread the pack thinly over the areas you are treating and then leave it to harden.
Rinse off with warm water and then apply natural skin moisturizers afterwards.
Skin softener for rough coarse areas
This soak is particularly good for softening nails before a manicure or pedicure along with treating rough dry areas of skin (you may need to use a pumice stone immediately after soaking on very rough skin).
Add about 6 teaspoons of natural skin moisturizer to a large bowl of hot water and immediately soak the areas you are treating.
For those tricky areas such as elbows and knees, soak a piece of cotton cloth in the bowl, wring it out then wrap the soaked cloth around the area you wish to treat.
Finish by applying a homemade moisturizer afterwards.
Check out our homemade face moisturizers for maintaining youthfull and well nourished skin!
Here's a great recipe for homemade bath salts added by Jade from Calgary.
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