Skin care recipes - Moisturizer recipes for dry and oily skin

There is a rule when it comes to the use of a homemade moisturizer (body lotion): Always use it after you take a shower, especially if you have used a body scrub. The pores are open then and ready to soak in all the goodies that come in it.

Depending on the skin type, similar to face care, different essential oils are used.

Dry skin is best treated with rich oils such as sesame or olive oil.

Normal to oily skin should be treated with light oils such as jojoba, grapeseed, or avocado essential oils.

Here are two easy recipes:

Cocoa butter dry skin lotion


  • 1/2 cup of cocoa butter
  • 2 tablespoons of beeswax (grated)
  • 2 teaspoons of distilled water
  • 3 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil


  • Combine beeswax with water and melt over low heat
  • Add cocoa butter and blend
  • Gradually add coconut, sesame, and olive oil
  • Pour into a glass jar, the mix will thicken as it cools down
  • Apply on the body

Coconut oil is rich with vitamins and fats that soften the skin. Cocoa butter combined with coconut oil protect the skin from wind and cold. This moisturizer creates a protective layer on the skin’s surface.

Sesame oil is also a good way to protect from damaging sun rays as it can be used as a natural sun blocker. Olive oil moisturizes and smooths the skin.

Almond oil normal to oily skin lotion


  • 1/2 cup of almond oil
  • 2 tablespoons of beeswax (grated)
  • 1/4 cup of distilled water
  • 1/4 cup of rose water
  • 5 drops of galbanum essential oil
  • 4 drops of rose essential oil


  • Combine beeswax with distilled water and melt over low heat
  • When It is blended, pour it into a blender and blend on low speed
  • While the blender is still running, add gradually almond oil, rose water and the rest of the essential oils
  • The mix will look like frosting and will slowly thicken as it cools down
  • Pour it into a glass jar and use sparingly

This lotion can be used anywhere from 3-5 months, as long as it is kept in a cool and dry place.

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