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5 DIY Natural Moisturizers to Make Your Skin Healthier and Gorgeous

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Gone are the days of believing that beauty products need to be loaded with multiple ingredients and store-bought. Lately, simplicity has made its way to our cosmetics shelves, proving that with only a few ingredients found in our kitchens, we can create so many effective skincare products. Choosing to prepare your own moisturizer can be a fun experience. More importantly, your product will be free of preservatives or other ingredients that may not benefit your skin, such as alcohol, aluminum, mineral oils, or synthetic fragrances.

Using a moisturizer is a must, no matter your skin type. If your skin is dry, you’d need to lock in moisture with a thick consistency. A thin mixture will do great for normal skin, and a lighter one (watery) would be a good match for oily skin. We’ve prepped for you a recipe for a moisturizer for each type of skin and a lil’ surprise by the end of the article.

5 DIY Natural Moisturizers for Skin and Body

If you don’t know where to start, you are in the right spot. We’ll teach you how to how to make your organic moisturizer that’ll provide you with moisturizing and regenerating properties!


For dry skin
avocado oil natural moisturizer

How to make a natural moisturizer with avocado

Avocado is filled with antioxidants, omega-9, minerals, and vitamins (C and E). These nutrients can help boost collagen production and offer high moisturizing properties. The shea butter will create softer, hydrated, plumper skin, while vitamin E has an antioxidant role, supporting cell function and skin health.


  • One cup shea butter
  • Two tablespoons of avocado oil
  • Two or three capsules of vitamin E

Preparation and application

Put the shea butter in a container that you can then close tightly, preferably opaque, as this is where you’ll keep the resulting moisturizing cream. The next step is to add the avocado oil and stir well, then open the vitamin E capsules to extract the oil and pour it into the mixture. Stir until the ingredients are well integrated. When the cream looks homogeneous, it means it’s ready to be used. You can apply it daily or whenever you feel that your skin is starting to get dry or itchy, as this cream will deeply moisturize your dermis and calm it down.

For oily skin
aloe vera natural moisturizer

How to make moisturizer with aloe vera

Undoubtedly, aloe vera is one of the best natural sources of antioxidants beneficial for the skin. Its antibacterial properties help if your skin is prone to acne. Cucumbers are another great source of antioxidants, vitamin C, and folic acid, ideal for oily skin. They also have anti-inflammatory properties, useful for occasional pimples. Learn how to make organic aloe vera home moisturizer with this simple recipe:


  • The gel of 1 large aloe vera leaf
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • Three or four capsules of vitamin E

You can buy aloe vera gel, making sure that it’s labeled organic or ecological, or if you have a plant at home, you can cut it up and open a stalk or leaf.

Preparation and application

To remove the gel from the aloe vera leaf, you have to make a vertical cut on one side and split it in two. Remove the gel with a spoon. Wash and cut the half cucumber leaving the skin and crush it until you get a watery paste. Put the aloe vera gel in a jar, add the crushed cucumber, and mix. Puncture the vitamin E capsules, pouring their contents into the jar, and stir well again until the mixture is completely smooth. Apply the cream daily. If you have outbreaks or atopic skin, it will provide you with hydration, regeneration, and relief — just try.

For mature skin
coconut oil natural moisturizer

How to make moisturizer with coconut oil

Mature skin needs hydration. The in-vogue option for caring for mature skin is coconut oil. It brings excellent skin benefits such as nutrition, hydration, regeneration, and protection, mainly thanks to the variety of fatty acids it contains. In addition, adding some honey, it’ll bring extra contribution to nutrition and hydration. Follow these steps:



  • Ten tablespoons of organic coconut oil (for a large jar)
  • Two tablespoons of natural organic honey or 2 tablespoons of shea butter

Preparation and application

If the coconut oil is solidified, you will have to heat it up for a few seconds in the microwave or a few minutes in a bain-marie. When it is liquid, pour it into the and add the honey. Stir well until it’s evenly mixed. Apply this cream to your face whenever you need extra hydration.

For normal skin types
olive oil natural moisturizer

How to make a natural moisturizer with olive oil

All these ingredients have nourishing and skin regenerating properties for the skin. Normal skin is the easiest to take care of, yet it still needs proper hydration and healthy nourishment. These ingredients will do best.


  • The gel of 1 aloe vera leaf
  • Five tablespoons of olive oil
  • One tablespoon sweet almond oil
  • Two tablespoons of avocado oil

Preparation and how to apply it

Put the aloe vera gel in a large jar. Add the oils in the quantities indicated and mix well. When all the ingredients are well integrated, and you have a uniform cream, it’s ready to use.

For body
ground oats natural moisturizer

How to make a natural body moisturizer

This recipe gives you an idea of how to create a natural moisturizer that can be applied to your body with oats. Oats have fantastic benefits for the skin! If used in flakes or lightly ground oats, they are a good exfoliant and are very nourishing, soothing, and provide hydration. You also have to add olive oil, which is highly moisturizing and nourishing to the skin.


  • A half-cup of ground oats
  • Two tablespoons of shea butter or cocoa butter
  • One tablespoon of olive oil

Preparation and application

Choose a suitable jar or pot, better opaque, to put the ingredients directly into it. If you haven’t found any finely ground oats, first grind the oat flakes into a powder. In the pot or jar, add the shea butter or cocoa in the indicated amount, add the oats and the olive oil. Stir all the ingredients well to make them blend. If you think the oats are still too thick, you can crush them again, but this time with the ingredients already mixed.

You can apply this cream daily to the whole body and your face if this is the dry type.

These are our favorite DIY moisturizers for all skin types, which we bet your skin will love! But first, before you apply anything to your skin, make sure you’re aware of your allergies.

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