Essential Oils

DIY Face Moisturizer ~ All Natural

February 18, 2015

HOLY COW! This is awesome. Make your own DIY face moisturizer that is ALL NATURAL for a fraction of the price of what you are spending now. Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

I am SUPER excited to share this DIY face moisturizer tutorial with you.  It's ALL NATURAL, easy and so, so thrifty!

As I get older, I just notice the my skin needs more TLC than it used to.  I have cleansed my face with coconut oil and I love how gentle and moisturizing it is on my skin.  I have, however, continued to spend what feels like a small fortune on my favorite “mostly natural” moisturizers from Origins.  I knew there had to be a better solution, so I set out to make my own DIY face moisturizer and am in love with it!  Read on to learn how to make your own.  This post contains some affiliate links.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

DIY Face Moisturizer

HOLY COW! This is awesome. Make your own DIY face moisturizer that is ALL NATURAL for a fraction of the price of what you are spending now. Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

Ingredients:

  • Organic Coconut oil {I buy mine at Costco, but you can also find a great deal on the same Organic coconut oil on Amazon here}
  • Frankincense essential oil
  • Melaleuca Alternifolia {a.k.a. tea tree oil} essential oil
  • Hand or stand mixer

Now, before I move on to the steps, let me tell you why I chose to use Frankincense and Melaleuca Alternifolia essential oils in my moisturizer.

  • Frankincense essential oil has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin.  It is cytophylactic, which means that it helps protect existing cells and encourage new cell growth. For this reason, it is believed to help reduce wrinkles, tighten skin, and reduce the appearance of scars. It also helps soothe chapped, dry skin.
  • Tea tree essential oil is one of the more well-known essential oils for acne-prone skin. Its antibacterial properties help ward off acne-causing bacteria.  Fortunately, my acne prone high-school years are behind me, but I do have very mild rosacea {or so my dermatologist tells me} and tea tree oil is also thought to help with rosacea, which is an inflammatory condition.

There are LOADS of other essential oils that provide benefits for your skin, so you could certainly choose different oils or add more, but those are the two I decided to use for my particular skin “issues.”

HOLY COW! This is awesome. Make your own DIY face moisturizer that is ALL NATURAL for a fraction of the price of what you are spending now. Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

Steps:

1) Place 3/4 cup of coconut oil in a mixing bowl.  Using your mixer, beat the coconut oil for several minutes, until it reaches a light and airy “whipped” texture.  Note that you do not want to warm or melt your oil before mixing it!  It should be placed in the bowl in its solid state.

2) Add 10 drops EACH of your Frankincense and Melaleuca Alternifolia essential oils.  Mix until fully incorporated.

That's IT!  The end result is an unbelievably creamy moisturizer that is wonderful for your skin.

Cost:  

The HUGE 54 ounces (6.75 cups) of coconut oil is only $25 and will yield 9 batches of this face moisturizer.  And the oils are $29.00 and $26.00 each if you sign up for a wholesale membership (for 5 mL bottles–which contain about 80 drops each), so again, you should be able to get around 8 batches out of the oils as well.  So, if my math is correct, each batch costs less than $10.00!  And let me tell you, one tiny dime size drop of this moisturizer is all you need, so each batch should last at least 4 to 6 months!  All natural face moisturizer for around $20 a year–AWESOME!

HOLY COW! This is awesome. Make your own DIY face moisturizer that is ALL NATURAL for a fraction of the price of what you are spending now. Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!

How do you get the oils that you need for this moisturizer? You can order it retail from my Young Living page. It’s also one of the eleven bottles of oil in the Premium Starter Kit {which also comes with a diffuser to handle room odors and/or using the oils for wellness via inhalation}. I can’t recommend the Premium Starter Kit enough, it’s an incredible value for getting started with these amazing oils.  It's how I got started and now I am totally addicted! Learn more and order yours here!

Please know that NOT ALL ESSENTIAL OILS ARE CREATED EQUALLY!  You can order products called “essential oils” from Amazon.  They are not even comparable to Young Living essential oils, which are therapeutic grade.  You pay for you what you get and I have decided that only Young Living oils are pure enough to use on myself and my family.

I am soooooooo in love with the oils and the positive impact they have had on my family's health that I want to help others achieve that wellness also!  Check out my essential oils page for more information on how you can get these amazing oils in your hands too along with helpful freebies and tons of support:

10394652_10206780425775085_6753233253488698914_n

+ show Comments

- Hide Comments

add a comment

  1. Robin says:

    Is this light enough for daytime use too?

  2. Erin says:

    Do you apply at night?

  3. Shanell Valcin says:

    Hello…how do you store the moisturizer? I know that coconut oil tends to turn to liquid at room temperature.

  4. […] DIY Face Moisturizer from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body […]

  5. Cara says:

    Can you tell me what type of container to store it in?

  6. […] your own Face Moisturizer.  This face cream recipe can help reduce the appearance of fine lines.  Frankincense oil can help […]

  7. I love making my own skin care products! Love how you can scent the lotion however you would like. Thanks so much for the information about oils and the moisturizer recipe.
    ~ Ashley

  8. Tammy says:

    Wow! I love this! I actually have tea tree oil on hand…I will occasionally rub it into my scalp because I hear it’s really good for your roots and hair follicles. I will definitely be trying this out! Thank you for sharing.

    P.S.
    Do I have to re-whip this, or will it stay in it’s ‘creamy’ state? Thanks again!

    • Tasha A. says:

      Hi Tammy! So far, it’s still in its creamy state. I just have it in a bowl on my bathroom vanity, so it stays at room temperature. Hope that helps!

the affordable alternative to an interior designer

Designer in a Binder®

learn more

Browse By Room

Looking for room inspiration? Or for posts about a particular space in one of our homes? This should help!

Living Spaces

Kitchen

Dining Room

Bonus Room

Entryways

Laundry Room

Hallways

Bathrooms

Closets

Outdoor Spaces

Bedrooms

Kids Rooms

oh la la!

Overwhelmed by picking paint colors?

You NEED this free guide!

In this guide, I reveal the simple trick to understanding paint chips so that you can pick the right color the first time!

Get Our Free Guide to Kicking Ass on Social

Taiyaki occupy farm-to-table swag fashion axe four loko. Church-key palo santo selvage helvetica iceland tumblr.

GET THAT DOWNLOAD

Email

Name

"Margi's guide was kick-ass indeed and quite literally changed how I show up on social." - Jen Olmstead

oh la la!

I'm Tasha! If you love...

more about me

hey there!

color
DIY projects
ignoring trends &
stretching your budget

then we were meant to be friends.