Best Homemade Moisturizer For Dry Sensitive Skin - Face & Hands Recipe
Homemade DIY face moisturizer made with mango butter, herb infused oil and a blend of essential oils. You'll find it an ultra hydrating DIY face moisturizer infused with some of the best skin healing ingredients. This recipe results in a delicately scented face moisturizer for those who prefer a gentle, less fragrant product. Use this homemade facial moisturizer after a shower or bath for best results!
Make the herbal infusion with the grape seed oil or olive oil:
Place your herbs into a glass jar and pour the grapeseed oil over the herbs. Make sure the herbs are completely covered by oil and set it in a sunny location for 3-4 weeks. Shake or stir daily. After 3-4 weeks, strain the herbs using a cheesecloth. Another (faster) way to use gentle heat is with a double boiler. Or you can place the jar with herbs in a pot with water and heat gently. It’s okay to allow the jar to be immersed in water as long as you keep the water at a low temperature – between 95° and 110°F. Just make sure there is water between the jar bottom and the pot. Let the oil infusion simmer slowly for 30 minutes to an hour each day for 3 days, stirring it occasionally. Strain.
Measure your infused oil and make sure you have 110-120 grams for the recipe, it's ok if you have a little more than that. Actually if you increase it to 200 grams you will get a much softer and liquid-ish cream.
Prepare the butter base:
In a separate glass container melt the mango butter (aprox. 200 grams) over a pot filled with hot water. You should get 1 cup of liquid butter. Set aside for 20 minutes in a cold place.
When it starts to solidify and it looks like half way hardened take out your electric hand mixer and blend until it gets fluffy like whipped cream.
Mix Everything Together To Form Your DIY Moisturizer:
Over the whipped mango butter pour in the infused oil and the essential oils (optional) and blend for a minute more to mix them in.
Store it in a sterilized glass jar and keep it in a cool, dark place. It should keep for about 4 months. The essential oil will help keep it even longer as they act as antibacterial and anti-fungal agents.
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Adding the essential oils to this DIY face moisturizer is totally optional, they are expensive but worth every dollar as they last for very long time and can be used for so many recipes. The scent is so calming and relaxing, it smells like a blossomed garden and lasts a long time. The containers I use: