DIY Moisturizing Face Cream

I can’t wait to share with you this amazing recipe! It’s moisturizing and ultra-nourishing for your skin. It helps fight acne causing bacteria, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. I know, right?! This recipe is so good, it’s ridiculous! 

DIY Moisturizing Face Cream

This recipe has become my go-to gift for friends and family. It’s the best lotion I’ve ever used! It’s full of natural ingredients and moisturizes my skin like no other.

DIY Moisturizing Face Cream

This recipe is made up of, aloe vera gel (liquid won’t work), Lavender Hydrosol, beeswax, almond oil, coconut oil, and Frankincense and Clove Essential Oils. Let’s break it down. 

Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe vera gel is skin regenerative, antimicrobial, cooling, and soothing – preservatives used in the aloe vera gel will help your recipe last longer, and it’s thickening agents are going to act as our emulsifier (it’s going to allow us to blend water and oil together to create one substance)

Lavender Hydrosol

Lavender Hydrosol is soothing, calming, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and more – Lavender Hydrosol is a gentle way of adding the benefits of Lavender Essential Oil to your cream 


Beeswax moisturizes your face and helps protect it along with helping us create the right consistency for our cream 

Almond Oil

Almond Oil helps fight signs of aging, nourishes your skin, and won’t make your face feel greasy

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil naturally antibacterial and antifungal, as well as nourishing – your face will get majorly moisturized and protected

Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense Essential Oil is great for reducing skin damage created by the sun, keeping your skin clean to fight acne, and helping with your skin’s natural healing process*

Clove Essential Oil

Clove Essential Oil has high antioxidant activity, making it great for reducing sun damage. It’s also antibacterial and antifungal.* This oil can be skin irritating, but it’s very diluted in this recipe and likely won’t cause any irritation (I have very sensitive skin, and it hasn’t been a problem for me)

DIY Moisturizing Face Cream
DIY Moisturizing Face Cream

Always dilute essential oils before using it topically. Failing to do so can cause irritation, especially with spicy oils like clove. Check out this handy dilution chart we created for topical use. For this oil we recommend diluting at 0.5% or less. A skin test is always recommended.

This recipe is safe to use with children 10+.

Never ingest essential oils even if it is generally regarded as safe unless under the supervision of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils, check out this blog postClove Essential Oil could interfere with blood thinning medication if it is ingested. 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

DIY Moisturizing Face Cream

Recipe by Katie Veldkamp



  • Melt beeswax and coconut oil in a double boiler. 
  • Remove from heat, add almond oil, and stir. The oils may start to solidify as almond oil is added; stir until almond oil is well incorporated. Cool mixture to room temperature; you may use the fridge to make this process faster. Mixture will solidify. 
  • While your oils cool, add water, aloe vera gel, and hydrosol to blender (or similar machine). Blend until combined.
  • Once your oils have cooled to room temperature, stir the oils briefly so that they become creamy. Note: the oils and aloe vera mixture both need to be room temperature in order for them to blend together.
  • Add oil mixture in the blender and begin blending at a high speed.
  • Periodically, turn off the blender and stir the mixture to make sure all the water is getting incorporated into the cream and to remove air pockets that may form. 
  • Continue blending until the mixture is well blended into a lotion consistency. This can take several minutes. Remove from blender, stir in essential oils, and store lotion in a jar or a similar sealable container.
  • To use, gently apply a small amount to your face as needed.

Natural skin care can become addicting! Now that you have this DIY moisturizing face cream under your belt, what will be next added to your collection?? Let us know by commenting below or connecting with us on social media @fromsimplyearth!

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