One of the main reasons why most people consider homemade moisturizing lotion a better alternative to the store bought product is that they are safe for the skin. Made with natural ingredients and devoid of harsh chemicals they help in keeping the skin healthy and delay skin aging. However, as most of the natural moisturizing ingredients usually used for preparing homemade moisturizers tend to make the skin greasy, you may wonder whether it is possible to make a non-greasy moisturizer. Luckily, there are a few moisturizing lotion recipes that hydrate the skin without making it greasy.
Here Is How You Can Make Your Own Non-Greasy Moisturizing Lotion:
1. Jojoba Oil And Almond Oil:
Jojoba oil and sweet almond oil absorb rapidly into the skin. They are therefore among the best moisturizing ingredients for making moisturizing lotions.
One tablespoon jojoba oil
One tablespoon sweet almond oil
½-cup shea butter
10 to 15 drops of essential oils of your choice
Put the shea butter and the oils in the inner container of a double boiler. Melt the butter and mix it with the oils. Remove the pan from the heat and refrigerate the mixture for 10 to 15 minutes. When the mixture begins solidifying, remove it from the fridge and mix in the essential oils. With a hand blender, whip the mixture for 1 to 2 minutes until it becomes creamy. Your non-greasy moisturizing lotion is now ready for use.
2. Aloe Vera Moisturizing Lotion:
Aloe vera gel is known for its beauty benefits. It is a natural moisturizer and can be used for making non-greasy moisturizing lotion.
One cup aloe vera gel
½-cup sweet almond oil
One teaspoon vitamin E oil
¾ ounce grated beeswax
Put the grated beeswax and almond oil in a bowl and place the bowl over a pan containing simmering water. On low heat, melt the wax and mix it thoroughly with the oil. Remove the pan from the heat and let the mixture cool. At the point when it just starts to solidify, put it in a blender and whisk the mixture. In a separate bowl, combine the aloe vera gel with vitamin E oil. Mix the aloe vera and vitamin E mixture with the wax and almond oil mixture. Blend them well. Store the lotion in a clean dry jar.
3. Glycerin And Water:
Vegetable glycerin is an excellent moisturizer. As a humectant, it absorbs moisture from the air into the skin and keeps it soft. Here is how you can make non-greasy moisturizing lotion with glycerin.
1 teaspoon pure vegetable glycerin
10 teaspoons distilled or filtered water
Mix glycerin with water. Apply this to your face and hands.
4. Argan Oil:
Argan oil is lightweight oil that rapidly penetrates the skin. It is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin E. This non-greasy natural moisturizer is suitable for all types of skin.
¼-cup argan oil
½-cup jojoba oil
3 tablespoons of grated beeswax
5 to 10 drops of essential oils of your choice
¾-cup warm filtered water
Use a double boiler to melt the wax and mix it with the oils. Remove the pan from the heat. Pour warm water in a blender. Slowly add the wax and oil mixture and blend the ingredients. After the ingredients have mixed with each other and the mixture attains a creamy consistency, add the essential oils. Mix well and pour the lotion in a jar.
5. Moisturizing Lotion With Citrus Oils:
Essential oils extracted from citrus fruits such as lemon and orange help in reducing the excess oiliness of the skin. In your non-greasy moisturizing lotion recipe, add these essential oils.
¾-cup aloe vera juice
2 teaspoons coconut oil
¼-cup sweet almond oil
1/8-cup grated beeswax
½ teaspoon vitamin E oil
2 drops lemon essential oil
6 drops sweet orange essential oil
Use a double boiler to melt and combine the wax, coconut oil and almond oil. In a separate pan, warm the aloe vera juice. Pour the warm aloe vera juice and the wax and oil mixture in a blender and blend for a few minutes until the mixture becomes creamy. Now add vitamin E oil and the essential oils and mix well. Store the lotion in the fridge.
6. Moisturizing Lotion With Rose Water:
Rose water is good for the skin. It revitalizes the skin and its antiseptic property minimizes risk of skin problems.
1 cup rose water
¾ cup sweet almond oil
3 tablespoons grated beeswax
2 teaspoons vitamin E oil
In the inner pan of a double boiler, melt the beeswax and combine it with the almond oil and half cup of rose water. Remove the pan from the fire and let it cool for 5 minutes. Pour the remaining rose water in a blender and slowly add the wax and oil mixture. Blend slowly, until the mixture becomes creamy. Transfer the lotion to a jar.