Moisturizers act as a protective barrier between your skin and the environment. Although your skin manufactures its own oils, it is usually removed during the cleansing process. It is therefore necessary to replenish these natural oils.
DRY SKIN MOISTURIZER:
1/2 cocoa butter
2 tbsp of beeswax (grated)
2 tsps distilled water
3 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp olive oil
Combine beeswax with water and melt over low heat. Add cocoa butter and blend. Gradually add coconut, sesame, and olive oil. Pour into a glass jar...the mix will thicken as it cools down. Apply to face.
OILY ACNE-PRONE SKIN MOISTURIZER:
1/2 cup of almond oil
2 tbsp beeswax (grated)
1/4 c distilled water
1/4 cup rose water
5 drops galbanum essential oil
4 drops of rose essential oil
Combine beeswax with distilled water and melt over low heat. Pour mixture into a blender and blend on low speed. While the blender is still running, gradually add almond oil, rose water and the rest of the essential oils. The end product will look like frosting and will slowly thicken as it cools. Pour into glass jar and use sparingly.
This lotion can be used anywhere from 3-5 months, as long as it is kept in a cool and dry place.
NORMAL SKIN MOISTURIZER:
25 ml of apricot kernel oil (or almond oil)
25 ml of jojoba oil
15 g of beeswax
70 ml distilled water
2 tbsp rosewater
1 tsp lemon juice
Add jojoba oil, apricot kernel oil and the beeswax in double boiler and heat until wax has completely melted. Pour hot liquid into a bowl and leave it alone while it cools. Clean double boiler and heat water, rosewater and lemon juice until warm. Turn off the heat and leave the double boiler on the burner so it doesn't cool too fast.
Add the cooled mixture of jojoba oil to the water and lemon juice mixture.
Stir until think and opaque. If they start to separate you can add a little heat to help it combine.
Once the mixture thickens, apply it to the face. Lasts about six weeks.
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