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5 DIY Natural Moisturizers to Make Your Skin Healthier and Gorgeous

DIY Natural Moisturizers for Skin
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Moisturizing the skin is vital for having a healthy overall look. In plus, it reduces the chances to develop skin conditions, helping to treat the existing ones at the same time.

Gone are the days of believing that beauty products need to be loaded with multiple ingredients and store-bought.

Lately, simplicity made its way to our cosmetics shelves, proving that with only a few ingredients found in our kitchens, we can create so many effective beauty products.

5 DIY Natural Moisturizers for Skin and Body

If you don’t know where to start, you are in the right place because, in this article, you’ll learn how to how to make your own organic moisturizer.

Sensitive, dry skin or skin conditions such as atopic skin or eczema are delicate to treat, so using products that are 100% natural is a smart idea. Most likely they’ll provide the right properties, such as moisturizing and regenerating.

However, before you apply anything on your skin, make sure you are aware of your allergies.

avocado oil natural moisturizer

How to make a natural moisturizer for your skin with avocado

Take a note on how to create a natural moisturizer for the face:


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

Preparation and application

Put the indicated amount of shea butter in a container that you can then close tightly, preferably opaque, as this is where you will keep the resulting moisturizing cream.

The next step is to add the avocado oil and stir well, then open the vitamin E capsules with a scissor to extract the oil and pour it into the mixture.

Stir well until the ingredients are well integrated.

When you have a cream that 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 because this cream will moisturize your dermis and calm it down.

ground oats natural moisturizer

How to make a natural body moisturizer

Another recipe for a natural moisturizer that can be applied on both face & body is one that includes oats. 

This cereal has fantastic benefits for the skin! If used in flakes or lightly ground oats are a good exfoliant and, also 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, including the face.

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. 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. With a spoon, remove the gel.

Wash and cut the half cucumber leaving the skin and crush it until it’s like a watery paste.

Put the aloe vera gel in a jar, add the crushed cucumber and mix well.

Puncture or cut 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 eczema outbreaks or atopic skin, it will provide you with hydration, regeneration, and relief.

coconut oil natural moisturizer

How to make a natural moisturizer with coconut oil

Another natural option that is in vogue for treating and caring for the skin is coconut oil. 

Coconut oil brings you great benefits such as nutrition, hydration, regeneration, and protection to the skin, mainly thanks to the variety of fatty acids it contains.

In addition, if you add honey, you will have an extra contribution of nutrition and hydration. To make a natural moisturizer with coconut oil follow these simple 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

As the coconut oil will be solidified, to make the natural cream, 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 or body whenever you need extra hydration for your skin. It’s ideal for very dry skin.

olive oil natural moisturizer

How to make a natural moisturizer with olive oil

Finally, we recommend using olive oil for skin that needs to be hydrated. Mix it, with sweet almond oil, avocado oil, and aloe vera. Preparing this natural moisturizer with olive oil and these other natural products is very simple:


  • 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 container.

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.

You can apply this extra moisturizing cream whenever you need it or treat specific problems. Use it at least once a day in the areas that need more hydration.


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To our readers

The information from this article is not entirely medical-grade level and should not be treated as a substitute for medical advice from your doctor. No one will know you, your medical history, the meds you’ve taken or are taking, your sensitivities and drug interactions, allergic reactions, and your lifestyle, but your doctor does.

Virginia Decker
Virginia Decker
Virginia Decker is one of the most experienced members of our team. With over 20 years of practice in the skincare field, she always shares the best and most transparent information to our community.