Making homemade face moisturizer will reduce your exposure
to the many toxic chemicals used in most store bought brands. These include preservatives
like BHT and parabens that mess with your hormones and formaldehyde releasing
preservatives like DMDM Hydantoin.
Other chemicals to avoid in face moisturizer are retinol
palmitate and siloxanes that are toxic to your body cells and organs and polyethylene
glycol derivatives (PEGS) that are often contaminated with carcinogens like
1,4-dioxane and ethylene oxide.
The recipes below make small batches of homemade face moisturizer.
Once you get the hang of it and find a recipe you like, you can double the
When using homemade face moisturizer, keep in mind that
recipes that use water have shorter shelf lives than all oil blends. Also, using jojoba oil, which is really a liquid wax and doesn't go rancid, will increase the shelf life of your face moisturizers.
blending oils and water is challenging. A blender stick is my favorite tool
when mixing oils and water.
Melt the first 3 ingredients in the microwave or double
boiler. In another pan heat the water and stir in borax until dissolved. Slowly
add the water/borax mix to the oils, stirring with a whisk or stick blender
until creamy. Add essential oil and blend. Use within 30 days or refrigerate.
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