3 DIY Winter Moisturizers

There’s a nip in the air. To quench my water thirsty skin, it’s time to add, mix and whip these 3 wonderful moisturizers in my kitchen. You could go au natural too with these fabulous, at home, DIY hydrators.

Hello to Peaches and Coconut: This moisturizer is great for normal to dry skin that needs TLC in the winter months. Things that you will need are:

  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • A teaspoon of almond oil
  • Quarter teaspoon of orange oil
  • A fresh, plump and very ripe peach
  • A teaspoon of rosewater

Peel the peach, scoop out the pit and mash it into a smooth pulpy paste. Strain this pulp through a strainer covered with a muslin cloth to get a really smooth and peachy extract. Add all of the other ingredients into this peach extract and whip till it starts to feel a little light and fluffy. Transfer to a glass jar and keep it in the fridge for use. Apply this moisturizer on cleansed skin for a smooth and supple feel. You can gently wipe off the excess moisturizer with a damp cotton ball.

The Goodness of Lime and Milk: This moisturizer is perfect for normal skin which tends to feel stretched during winter. This moisturizer also lends a glow to your face with regular application due to the nourishing properties of olive oil and the skin lightening properties of lemon juice. You will need:

  • Juice of one fresh lime
  • Quarter cup boiled full cream milk that has been cooled.
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

Ensure that the milk is cold when you add the ingredients together, else it will curdle. Gently mix all the ingredients using a wooden spoon and apply as required. You can store this moisturizer in your refrigerator for three days. Make fresh batches of this emollient every fourth day.

Its Beeswax and Shea butter: This is an intensive care moisturizer and takes care of extremely dry and flaky winter skin. You can source pure bees wax and Shea butter from organic stores. You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of bee wax
  • 2 tablespoons of shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of water

Melt the bees wax and shea butter and mix together when warm. Add the coconut oil and water and mix together with a wooden spoon. The shea butter will give you the intensive moisturization your skin needs and the coconut oil, bee wax and water will help seal in the moisture into your skin.

Make sure that you store your moisturizers in glass jars. Not only do they look pretty but also help in increasing the shelf life of the moisturizer. Since your homemade moisturizers don’t have any preservatives they will have a limited shelf life. Use up soon enough and reap in the benefits of going pure and DIY!

Have you made moisturizers at home? Write in and share your recipes with us.

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