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Homemade Facial Moisturizer

Written by Megan Porter

During our initial transition from conventional body care products to chemical free versions I fell in love with a safe (three easy to pronounce ingredients!), but pricey facial moisturizer. Paying over $20 for a tiny jar was a bit much for my frugal sensibilities, so I set out to make my own version. This recipe works out to be 1/4  or less than the cost per ounce of buying from the original retailer!

Here’s what you’ll need:

1/4 cup raw, organic shea butter – a “superfood” for your skin that heals, protects, and has anti-inflammatory properties

2 tsp Vitamin E oil – a powerful antioxidant that protects skin

1 TBS Organic Rosehip Seed Oil – works to prevent wrinkles, even skin tone, and combat sun damage

That’s it!

First, whip the shea butter in a stand mixer or using a hand mixer until it is nice and fluffy.

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Then, add in the oils and continue to whip the mixture until well combined. Since all natural ingredients may vary slightly in texture, you may need to add just a few more drops of oil or whip the mixture for a few extra minutes to achieve your desired consistency.

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Finally, transfer your face cream to a clean container with a tight fitting lid. Store the cream in a cool, dry place. 

Editor’s note:  If you like this recipe – check out Megan’s lotion bar recipe.  (This one has gone viral)

About the author

Megan Porter

Megan is a full time mom to seven kiddos age 11 and under. She enjoys reading, crafting, tree hugging, cooking, and chasing her goal of living “The Good Life” on a shoestring budget.