Homemade Moisture Cream for Dry Skin
It is not always easy to find that one moisturizer that works on everything. It seems like this one has perfume, or that one doesn’t absorb easily. I would like to share my homemade moisture cream for dry skin. Containing only natural ingredients, it is safe for everyone. By purchasing each item online or on sale, we are able to have a high-quality product at a low cost.
These jars of homemade moisturizer are easy and fun to make. They are also a welcome gift for any occasion.
Family recipe for moisturizing cream
I found out about this family recipe when dealing with an outbreak of dry skin from my medication. I was visiting my cousin in Arizona. She brought out a fruit jar full of a thick and rich cream and began to massage it into my calves. They were broken out with red swollen bumps that lay on top of dry, scaly skin. It brought such relief that I asked her to send me home with some until I could get a batch made. She was eager to share her recipe and hopes that you will enjoy it too!
Ingredients for our homemade moisturizer:
- 1 Cup shea butter or cocoa butter
- ½ Cup coconut oil
- ½ Cup almond oil
- 2 Tablespoon vitamin E oil
- 6 – 10 drops of essential oils (optional)
How to make our homemade moisturizer:
- Melt the 1 cup solid butter in the top of a double boiler. As soon as it’s melted, remove from heat. Cool for about 30 minutes.
- Add in coconut oil, almond oil, vitamin E oil, and essential oils if desired. I transfer from the pan into a large glass mixing bowl.
- Stick in in the fridge or freezer to speed up the cooling process. Check on it to make sure it doesn’t get too hard.
- Get your mixer out and blend until it’s smooth. It will be uneven in the beginning. Sometimes I mix, let it rest, and then mix some more.
- Scoop it into smaller containers. You can use fruit jars, or old jelly jars. Avoid plastic during this phase. Later you can transfer the cooled product into plastic containers easily. I even use tiny little contact lens cases to keep in my pocket or in the car.
If you are like me and don’t have a double boiler, this can still work for you. I have a heavy glass measuring cup. It fits perfectly over the edge of a medium-sized pan. The handle prevents it from falling into the boiling water.
Testing for allergic reactions
You may want to do a skin test on essential oils first. Be sure that there are no allergic reactions. You might experiment by adding more to increase the scent. Each batch that you try something new. Add 2 tablespoons of local honey (and by adding that liquid, add ¼ cup more solid shea or cocoa butter.
With the holidays coming up, we like to get busy in the kitchen. It’s a little work at first. I think you will agree that it is totally worth the effort. Your family will love it too!
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