DIY Moisturizing Cream: Nourish Your Skin with Coconut Oil & Shea Butter

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About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
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Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.

Looking for a natural way to keep your skin hydrated and glowing? Look no further than this DIY moisturizing cream!

Made with coconut oil, pure shea butter, jojoba oil, and essential oils like tea tree and almond, this cream is packed with nourishing ingredients that will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, and rejuvenated. Plus, it’s easy to make and customizable to your skin’s specific needs.

In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps to create your own DIY moisturizing cream, and share some tips for getting the most out of this all-natural beauty product. So let’s get started and give your skin the TLC — tender loving care — it deserves!

Ingredients Needed

  • Coconut oil
  • Pure shea butter
  • Jojoba oil
  • Tea tree essential oil
  • Almond essential oil

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products. Also, where an essential oil is included in my recipes, I utilize either of two types of essential oils: pure, if added in drops, or diluted, if mixed in grams.

Tools Needed

  • Measuring cup
  • bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • Container to store the cream

Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.

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Steps: DIY Moisturizing Cream

1- Measure ½ a cup (125 milliliters) of coconut oil and place it in a bowl.

DIY Moisturizing Cream. Add coconut oil
Add coconut oil

2- Add 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) of pure shea butter.

DIY Moisturizing Cream. Add shea butter
Add shea butter

3- Melt the contents partially in a hot water bath. A hot water bath is done by placing a bowl in a larger pot of hot steaming water. This will gradually melt whatever is inside the bowl without causing it to burn. We are melting the contents partially here (a minute or two might be enough), because we will use later the electric mixer to whip the contents to a creamy texture.

DIY Moisturizing Cream. The contents melted partially
The contents melted partially

4- Once the contents of the bowl have melted partially, add 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) of jojoba oil into the bowl. 

5- Add 5 drops of almond essential oil.

6- Add 5 drops of tea tree essential oil.

7- Mix the contents.

Note: Make sure not to exceed 5 drops of each essential oil.

8- Place the bowl in the fridge for 10 minutes to cool the contents.

DIY Moisturizing Cream. After the fridge and before using the electric mixer
After 10 min in the fridge

9- Using an electric mixer, blend the contents till you achieve a creamy texture.

10- Once all the ingredients have been blended together, store the completed face moisturizer in a container. 

Note: In summer, you have to store the DIY moisturizing cream in the fridge, because the coconut oil might melt in higher temperatures. In winter time, you can keep it out.

DIY Moisturizing Cream. Final product
DIY Moisturizing Cream. Final product

How To Use DIY Moisturizing Cream

Using your DIY moisturizing cream is simple and easy! Start by washing your face and hands with a gentle cleanser to remove any dirt or debris. Next, apply a small amount of the cream to your face and hands, using your fingertips to gently massage it into your skin. Be sure to focus on any dry or rough areas, such as around your nose, on your elbows, or on your hands.

The best time to use your moisturizing cream is after a shower or bath, when your skin is still slightly damp. This will help the cream absorb more easily into your skin, leaving it feeling soft and supple. You can also use the cream throughout the day as needed, especially during colder months or when your skin feels dry or itchy.

Remember, a little goes a long way with this DIY moisturizing cream, so start with a small amount and add more as needed. With regular use, you’ll notice your skin looking and feeling healthier, smoother, and more radiant.

Benefits of DIY Moisturizing Cream

  1. Hydrates and nourishes: The natural ingredients in the DIY moisturizing cream, such as coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil, provide deep hydration and nourishment to your skin, leaving it feeling soft, smooth, and moisturized.
  2. Soothes dry and itchy skin: If you suffer from dry or itchy skin, the DIY moisturizing cream can help to soothe and calm these symptoms, leaving your skin feeling more comfortable and less irritated.
  3. Improves skin tone and texture: Regular use of the moisturizing cream can help to improve the overall tone and texture of your skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and leaving your complexion looking more radiant and youthful.
  4. Protects against environmental damage: The antioxidants in natural ingredients like almond oil and tea tree oil can help to protect your skin against environmental damage from things like pollution and UV rays, helping to keep your skin healthy and youthful-looking.
  5. Cost-effective and customizable: Making your own moisturizing cream is a cost-effective way to take care of your skin, and you can customize the ingredients to suit your skin type and individual needs. Plus, it’s a fun and rewarding DIY project that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home!

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The steps to make the DIY moisturizing cream are demonstrated in this video.

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