The amazing two-ingredient moisturiser for any skin type! 9



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Looking for a moisturiser that won’t break the bank and is effective? This two-ingredient homemade version will nourish and costs a fraction of the store-bought version.

Step 1: Choose a moisturising oil

  • Sunflower oil
  • Apricot kernel oil
  • Rosehip seed oil
  • Macadamia nut oil
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Olive oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Castor oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Shea butter
  • Cocoa butter

Step 2: Choose an essential oil according to your skin type:

  • All types: lavender, geranium, rose, and ylang ylang
  • Dry skin: jasmine, chamomile, rosewood, and myrrh
  • Oily skin: bergamot, patchouli, orange, and rosemary
  • Red/irritated skin: cedarwood, tea tree, lemon, and frankincense
  • Mature Skin: carrot seed, rose hip seed, clary sage, and neroli

Step 3: Make your moisturiser

In a small bowl with a whisk, mix 20-30 drops of your essential oils into 1/2 cup of your moisturising oil.

Transfer your moisturiser to a small jar or container with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate. Done! All you need to do is apply to the skin and rub in til dissolved.

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  1. It will cost me a fortune just to buy all these products. I have found one at DJs which is cheap and works well for me, and lasts.

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    • Helen – you don’t use them all !
      Choose the one that you think best suits your skin type from the moisturising list ( if you have dry skin the shea butter or cocoa butter would be the best choice )
      Then choose an essential oil from the other list which best describes both you & your skin type.
      Follow the instructions on mixing them & away you go.
      Too many bought products contain all sorts of other ingredients, mainly used as a preservative , to stop the product deteriorating + we have to pay a fortune for them.
      As a trained beauty therapist who has also had beauty chemistry training – believe me , these ideas are as good as what you are paying out for at the moment – however, should only be made up in small batches as there are no nasty preservatives in them. You can play around with them too – I would add avocado

  2. Totally agree but rather than two ingredients, I use one, the base oil. Be that either coconut, macadamia or olive oil. Use on face, body and hair. No chemicals, no petroleum oils, just one high quality natural oil. Works for me and has done for decades.

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    • It does Anne Webber. Give it a few moments and only use a little. Also remember that if using coconut or olive oils you are adding great nutrients to your body while you moisturise. Win win!!

  3. Just remember with no preservative these will only last about 2 weeks before spores start growing and they can do a lot of damage.Even if kept in fridge.

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