DIY Moisturizer

This is a homemade moisturizer made with simple ingredients and using common kitchenware. Some of my friends wanted to know how I make it, so I am posting this to share the ingredients and steps for making the moisturizer. Making moisturizer is a easy process, but it takes a bit of time; for me, it is worth the time to create a safe moisturizer that is free of chemicals.

One of my nieces is an expert in making all kinds of lotions and lip balms. One time she told me about this moisturizer. Afterwards, I tried it at home and agreed that it was a very good and moisturized the skin very well. When you are making it for the first time, make a little amount. Then you can adjust the measurements and experiment with different kinds of butters and essential oils.

whipped shea butter moisturizer

Things You Need

  • Shea butter ———————— 1/4 cup (approximately)
  • Mango butter ——————— 1/4 cup (approximately)
  • Cold press coconut oil —— 1/4 cup (approximately)
  • Essential oil ———————— few drops

How Do I Make

  • Place a steamer in medium heat
  • In a big glass bowl add the shea butter, mango butter and coconut oil
  • Place the bowl above the steamer plate
  • Steam it for about 10 minutes or until it melts, then turn off the stove
  • Now wait for the bowl to cool down to the room temperature
  • Then place the bowl in the freezer for about 30 minutes
  • You can notice that half of the mix has become thicker by then
  • Now take it out and beat it well using a hand mixer
  • Beat until it becomes smooth and fluffy
  • Now add few drops of essential oil and beat it again
  • Give short intervals and repeat the beating for three to four times
  • Then store it in a glass container and use it
  • If it is not beaten well, the moisturizer will become thick after few hours

Note:

  • Instead of steamer, you can use a double boiler as well

Published by Aji

I am from south India, but currently live in Minnesota with my husband, two daughters, and pet cat. I can't wait to share my cooking recipes, knitting projects, and garden photos with all of you!

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