DIY All Natural Daily Moisturizer

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DIY All Natural Daily Moisturizer

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diy all natural daily moisturizer

I love the feeling of a luxurious moisturizer in the morning. It makes your skin feel so soft and supple, and allows your foundation to go on smoothly. 

When I learned about the harsh chemicals in my moisturizer, I tossed it and decided to create my own. Now, I alternate using this recipe, a moisturizer from my essential oil company, and the Day and Night moisturizers from Beautycounter, just to mix it up. I feel like my skin does better with variety, and each moisturizer has its benefits.

Chemicals in “Regular” Moisturizers

Butylated Hydroxytoluene – under a regulatory ban and can cause immunotoxicity, respiratory toxicity, and skin toxicity
Phenoxyethanol – causes developmental, reproductive and skin toxicity
Hexamethylindanopyran – under a regulatory ban and can cause contact allergic reactions
Propyl Paraben – under a regulatory ban and can cause breast cancer and sense organ toxicity
Propylene Glycol – can cause immunotoxicity, as well as repiratory and skin toxicity, as well as dermatitis

These are just a few of the chemicals that could be hiding in your moisturizer. It is time to switch.

Benefits of Essential Oils for your Skin

You can make this recipe without using the essential oils listed. They are completely optional, but they do add a nice scent and they have many beneficial properties for your skin! I chose these oils because they are great for skin at any stage of life.


It smells great and is calming, plus it is one of the most common essential oils, so you probably already have some handy! Plus it can help heal skin irritation by reduce inflammation and redness.


Myrrh is a strong anti-inflammatory oil and is great for all skin types. It promotes healing, and also helps fight the signs of aging.


Frankincense does it all! It helps fight acne, reduces pore size and wrinkles, and helps heal scars. It is also great for a lot of other things, so I highly recommend you keeping Frankincense in your home on hand at all times. 

Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, or Geranium

These are less common oils, and aren’t necessary to the recipe, but they are great for skincare and smell nice. All three smooth out wrinkles and are great for aging skin. Geranium and Patchouli also fight acne, so you get a two-for-one with either of those. This is especially helpful for me. I used to have acne, which cleared up, but I still get breakouts occasionally, plus I am looking to get ahead of wrinkles and prevent them as long as possible!

Melaleuca (Tea Tree Oil)

Some people love the smell of melaleuca, but honestly, it is not my favorite. It made the cut because it so great for skin and helps cleanse and protect against environmental factors. It is also great for the immune system.

Ingredients Needed

Shea butter

Jojoba Oil

Glass container (if using essential oils)

Optional Essential Oils

I buy my essential oils here, but you can use any high quality essential oils.




Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, or Geranium (or a little of all if you have them readily available)


DIY All Natural Daily Moisturizer
A healthy, luxurious, all natural daily moisturizer recipe
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  1. 1/2 cup shea butter
  2. 3 tbsp jojoba oil
  3. 10-15 drops lavendar
  4. 5 drops myrrh
  5. 5 drops frankincense
  6. 5 drops patchouli, ylang ylang, or geranium (or a combination)
  7. 2 drops melaleuca
  1. Melt shea butter on low heat in a pan on the stove.
  2. Add in jojoba oil and stir.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Add to a glass container, if using essential oils. It can be any container if not.
  5. Once cooled, add in your essential oils and stir.
  6. Use as needed.
  1. You may want to briefly stick it in the fridge or freezer for it to cool down. Adding in essential oils when it is hot will destroy their healing properties. This also helps it firm up and have the consistency of "regular" moisturizer.
 I love having a DIY, all natural moisturizer in my rotation. I always have the ingredients on hand to whip some up, and it is very cost effective too. If you don’t want to whip up your own, I recommend going to the and finding a suitable alternative to escape all of those nasty chemicals, or trying Beautycounter’s moisturizer.



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  1. Holly M. says:

    Awesome! I love to use natural things like this whenever I can. Keeping all of those chemicals from getting into my skin is not very easy when you are buying store brand moisturizer. Thanks for this recipe!

  2. Anna says:

    I’ve been getting into all natural products lately and glad I stumbled across your blog. I use to be clueless on what I put on my skin but I’m learning now. I had no idea what it did to me. I’m definitely going to try out these lotions. Thanks 🙂

  3. Julie Sanders says:

    I love to use natural products, especially moisturizers. You can really feel the “real” oil in those products and at least you know it is not a product made from chemicals in a lab.

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