10 Recipes to Make
Face Moisturiser
April 24, 2013
By Sano Mag Staff
Face Moisturiser Recipes
Have you ever wondered what you are putting on your skin during your daily cleansing routine? Face moisturiser contains a range of toxic chemicals, many of which are absorbed directly into your body and lead to a range of cancers and other health problems.

With many commercial varieties of face moisturiser, you are actually smearing chemicals on your skin, your body's largest organ and a great transporter to other parts of your body.

In order to know exactly what you are putting on your skin, one of the best ways is to make your own face moisturiser.

With that in mind, Sano Magazine has prepared a list of 10 natural homemade face moisturiser recipes for you to choose from.

All the ingredients should be easily accessible, but send an email to info@sanomag.com.au if you are having trouble finding anything.

10 Natural Face Moisturiser Recipes

1. Honey Face Moisturiser
  • 2 teaspoons grated beeswax
  • 3 tablespoons distilled water
  • 3 tablespoons cold-pressed safflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
Melt the beeswax and safflower oil and over low heat, constantly stirring. After removing from the heat, slowly add the honey and then the water while beating. Drain the water after letting the mixture settle for a few minutes. Keep it in a glass jar in the fridge.

2. Vitamin E Moisturiser
  • 3 vitamin E capsules
  • 2 teaspoons plain yoghurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
Stir the yoghurt, honey and lemon juice in a bowl, then add the contents of the vitamin E capsules, folding it into the mix. Gently massage the vitamin E moisturiser into your skin. The moisturiser will keep for 3-4 days.

3. Dry Skin Moisturiser
  • 1/2 cup sesame seed oil
  • 2 teaspoons vitamin E oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons of grated beeswax
  • 3 drops of essential oil (grapefruit)
After blending the vitamin E oil, beeswax and sesame oil, heat the mixture over low heat until it's melted. In a separate pan, gently heat the water and essential oil. Combine the two mixtures and mix well.

4. Cocoa Butter Face Moisturiser
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 2½ tablespoons cocoa butter
  • ½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Melt the coconut oil by putting it in a container in a bowl of hot water. Then mix all the ingredients together in a double boiler and until the cocoa butter has just melted. Allow the mixture to cool slightly, pour into a jar and shake, leave for a few minutes then shake again. You only need a very little bit.

5. Anti-Wrinkle Face Moisturiser
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 3 teaspoon apricot kernel oil
  • 3 teaspoon rosehip seed oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon beeswax pastilles
  • 2 teaspoon jojoba oil
  • 5 teaspoon rose water
Heat all the ingredients apart from the rose water in a double boiler gently, for about 5 to 8 minutes. Stir well, remove the mix from heat, then slowly stir in the rose water. The moisturiser will set in the fridge. You can use the anti-wrinkle moisturiser on wrinkles and under your eyes in the morning and at night.

6. Ginger Face Moisturiser
  • 5cm piece of fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons vitamin E oil
  • 1/2 cup cocoa butter
  • 2 teaspoons light sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons apricot kernel oil
Finely grate the ginger. You need about 1/8 teaspoon of the juice. Heat all of the ingredients in a double boiler until the cocoa butter melts. Store in a cool, dry place.

7. Oatmeal and Honey Face Moisturiser
  • 1/4 cup of cooked oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
  • 2 tablespoons organic honey
Mix the ingredients together until they form a creamy consistency. The moisturiser will keep in the fridge for a few days

8. Peach and Cream Face Moisturiser
  • 1 fresh ripe peach
  • Heavy cream
Mash a peeled peach to a pulp. Strain it through a sieve to extract the juice. Mix the peach juice together with an equal quantity of heavy cream. Will keep for a few days in the fridge.

9. Aloe Vera Face Moisturiser
  • 1/3 cup aloe vera gel
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup apricot, almond, or grape seed oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon lanolin
  • 1-2 tablespoons grated beeswax
  • 2/3 cup distilled water
Mix the water and aloe vera together. Combine the oils, lanolin and beeswax in a double boiler over low heat until it just melts. Let them cool to room temperature in a blender then blend on high. Slowly add the water and aloe vera mix slowly as it's blending. The moisturiser is ready when the mixture is thick and creamy.

10. Lime and Milk Face Moisturiser
  • Juice of 1 fresh lime
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Boil the milk, add the lime juice, stir and then add the olive oil. This will keep for a few days in the fridge.

*Always do a skin test of the moisturisers before putting them on your face, particularly if you have known allergies. Bees wax is a common allergy, for example.

**For extra shelf life, store your face moisturisers in brown glass jars. It will last longer!

"With many commercial varieties of face moisturiser, you are actually smearing chemicals on your skin, your body's largest organ and a great transporter to other parts of your body."