Savvyhomemade is full of recipes for effective homemade moisturizers, but you can create your own amazing diy face moisturizer in a matter minutes without using any complicated methods or equipment.
By using essential oils you can make a lovely rich homemade moisturizer, and with a little know how you can mix several different combinations for different parts of the face and apply them just where they are needed!
And since essential oils are much finer and have a more natural affinity to the skin than commercial creams, they can penetrate the skin so much easier.
If that’s not enough to convince you just knowing that all your homemade moisturizers will be completely fresh, without any waste and without the large price tag has to be a big plus.
Applying Your Facial Moisturizer
The best way to apply your diy face moisturizer is with a massage; it only takes about 3 minutes and will help the moisturizer to penetrate the skin more quickly.
Always use sparingly as too much can often leave your skin looking greasy and a little shiny.
With your fingertips gently smooth the face moisturizer over your face, using upward strokes massage the moisturizer into the neck, cheeks and forehead, and then in circles for around the eyes starting from the inner to the outer corners of the eyes.
How To Make A DIY Face Moisturizer
Wheat Germ Oil and vitamin E are both natural preservatives and anti-oxidants, so they really do add extra benefits to the moisturizers, so I always add 1 teaspoon of wheat germ oil or 1 vitamin E capsule (unless of course you happen to be using wheat germ oil as your carrier oil).
Never use more than the suggested quantities, essential oils do not become more effective by using extra, in fact it may even have a counter effect.
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Plus 1 teaspoon of Wheat Germ Oil or the contents of 1 vitamin E capsule Always keep your moisturizer in a dark glass bottle to protect the essential oils from waning (clear glass is fine, as long as it’s kept in a dark place.)
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A diy face moisturizer can make an excellent gift for someone when placed in a pretty bottle with a ribbon. Just remember that essential oils do not like the light. So if you are giving this as a gift and using a clear glass bottle, put a label on it to let them know.