Have you ever been curious about whether or not it is possible to make your own homemade moisturizing face cream? Well, I’m here to tell you it’s definitely possible. A few key ingredients are needed but it’s not overwhelming to make. This recipe is really simple. If you are adventurous and serious about making your own DIY skincare, this is one recipe that’s a must-try. Sounds like something you want to try making, keep reading!
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Having dull, dry irritated skin is something no one wants to have to deal with. What’s worse is having breakouts from a face moisturizer you purchased at the store and being unable to pinpoint the exact ingredient that caused the breakout. Can you say too many ingredients listed on the package?
Basically, this is the exact scenario that caused me to venture into making my own face moisturizer. Besides, all I wanted was a moisturizer that was moisturizing, wouldn’t clog my pores, and would leave me with a little glow.
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I’ve made this homemade moisturizing face cream several times and each time I love it more and more. The star of the show or shall I say the main ingredient is water. However, murumuru butter and jojoba oil are the co-stars and the main butter and oil that I used to make this face cream.
You already know how hydrating water is for our bodies and skin. In addition to being it being hydrating, it also plumps the skin making it look nice and supple. We’ll get into the benefits of murumuru butter and jojoba oil in just a few seconds.
If you are wondering if you can actually make this face moisturizer, the answer is yes. The recipe is listed below, all you have to do is simply follow the step-by-step instructions. It’s just that easy. You can also watch the video if you choose to.
WHAT IS MURUMURU BUTTER
Murumuru butter comes from a palm tree found in the Amazon rainforest. Like many kinds of plant-based butter, murumuru butter is extracted from the nut that falls from the palm tree. It contains many fatty acids which our skin loves, especially if the skin is on the drier side.
This butter is known to contain vitamins A, C, and E. As well as Omega 3, 6, and 9. It is a solid but soft butter that melts on contact with the skin. Additionally, it appears ivory or off-white in color and has a bit of a glossy film.
WHY USE MURUMURU BUTTER AS A FACE MOISTURIZER?
Murumuru has many benefits and listed below are some of my favorites.
WHAT IS JOJOBA OIL
Jojoba oil is the oil of choice for this recipe. It was one of the first oils I remember seeing, as a child, in skincare products. Jojoba is a very popular oil used in many different skincare products including lip care, hair care, and body care products. It’s one of my favorite oils to use on my skin. Jojoba oil comes from the seed of a shrub that grows in very dry regions. The oil is extracted from the seed of the plant.
I tend to use unrefined jojoba oil in my recipes and it has a beautiful golden color. However, the refined version can appear to be colorless. Jojoba oil does not clog the pores of the skin. Additionally, it’s known to balance the production of oil that our skin makes.
WHAT IS OLIVEM 1000
Olivem 1000 is the emulsifier I used for this moisturizing face cream. It’s a very easy emulsifier to work with. It should be used in oil-in-water concoctions like this one. It’s naturally derived from olive oil.
WHAT IS GLYCERIN
Glycerine is a clear, odorless compound this is derived from vegetables. It can also come from animal fat but I prefer to use vegetable-based glycerine. It’s also known as glycerol or glycerine.
WHAT IS XANTHAN GUM
Xanthan gum is a thickening and binding agent. It’s basically the sugar and bacteria that can form when plants undergo fermentation. It’s considered plant-derived.
HOW TO USE THIS HOMEMADE MOISTURIZING FACE CREAM
This face cream is easy to use. It’s lightweight and creamy. I normally scoop out a dime size amount and apply it to my face in a circular motion. I avoid the eye area. It’s best to test out the moisturizer on a small area before applying it all over the face. If you try this recipe and experience any irritation, discontinue use immediately. Also, if you are allergic to any of the ingredients it’s best not to use this moisturizer on your skin. Knowing your skin is super important.
Here is what you will need to get started with this homemade moisturizing face cream.
STEP BY STEP: HOW TO MAKE THIS LIGHT MOISTURIZING FACE CREAM
1: Measure out 8g of murumuru butter and add it to a heat-safe container.
2: Add 15g of jojoba oil to the same heat-safe container.
3: Add 5gm of Olivem 1000 to the murumuru butter and jojoba oil.
4: In a separate heat-safe container, measure out 5gm of glycerin.
5: Add 0.5gm of xantham gum to the glycerin and stir the mixture until it blended.
6: In a separate heat-safe container, measure out 60gm of distilled water.
7: Add 5gm of aloe vera juice to the distilled water.
8: Use a double boiler to create a water bath for each of the containers that hold your ingredients.
9: Place the container with the murumuru butter, jojoba oil, and olivem 1000 into a water bath over low heat until all the ingredients are completely melted.
10: Next, place the container with the distilled water in the same water bath over low heat to let it warm up.
11: Also, place the container with the glycerin and xantham gum into the same water bath over low heat to let it warm up.
12: Once all the ingredients are warm remove them from the water bath.
13: Pour the oil mixture into the jar that contains the distilled water and quickly stir the mixture.
14: Next, use an emulsion blender to blend the oil and water mixture until the mixture starts to thicken.
15: Once the mixture has thickened add-in the xantham gum/glycerin mix and mix with a spoon or blend it with a hand-held whisk.
16: Add 0.5gm of vitamin E into the mixture.
17: Add 1g of optiphen preservative into the mixture and stir or mix with a hand-held whisk.
18: Add to a 4 oz jar with a lid and store in a cool dry place.
WHAT TOOLS DO I NEED TO MAKE THIS HOMEMADE MOISTURIZER FACE CREAM?
Tools you’ll need
Murumuru Butter: A great substitution for murumuru butter is either mango butter or refined shea butter. Shea butter is a bit heavier than mango butter but both are still amazing choices for substitutions in this recipe.
Handy tip: Prepare Ahead!
I recommend having several oils and butters on hand to make DIY skincare. Especially if you really want to get creative and create a face cream that specifically works for your skin.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long will this homemade moisturizing face cream last? This moisturizing face cream will last up to 6 to 12 months. Keep in mind that it does depend on the expiration dates of the products you are using.
How can I store this face cream? This face cream can be stored at room temperature. You can also store it in the refrigerator if you like to keep your face creams in the refrigerator, but it’s not necessary.
Will this homemade moisturizer face cream work for my skin type? That’s a tuff one. But, I get this question all the time. To be honest, only you know your skin type with that said, I like to use ingredients that are non-comedogenic. This means they are non pore clogging. Ingredients that clog the pores are normally the culprit for skin breakouts.
TIP: If you are allergic to any of these ingredients don’t use them. Test out the moisturizer in a small amount in an inconspicuous place so that if you do get a break out it won’t be a biggie.
If you have a breakout STOP using the moisturizer right away. Lastly, please keep in mind that I am not a physician I make skincare for myself and when they turn out great I like to share them with you all because they just might be great for you as well.
EASY HOMEMADE MOISTURIZING FACE CREAM
- Measuring Scale
- Measuring Cup
- Mixing Bowls
- 3 heat safe containers
- Emulsion Blender w/ wisk
- Storage Jar
- Double Boiler
- 8 g Murumuru Butter
- 15 g Jojoba Oil
- 5 g Oliveum 1000
- 0.5 g Xanthan Gum
- 60 g Distilled Water
- 5 g Aloe Vera Juice
- Measure out 8g of murumuru butter and add it to a heat-safe container
- Add 15g of jojoba oil to the same heat-safe container
- Add 5gm of Olivem 1000 to the murumuru butter and jojoba oil
- In a separate heat-safe container, measure out 5gm of glycerin
- Add 0.5gm of xanthan gum to the glycerin and stir the mixture until it blended
- In a separate heat-safe container, measure out 60gm of distilled water
- Add 5gm of aloe vera juice to the distilled water
- Use a double boiler to create a water bath for each of the containers that hold your ingredients
- Place the container with the murumuru butter, jojoba oil, and olivem 1000 into a water bath over low heat until all the ingredients are completely melted
- Next, place the container with the distilled water in the same water bath over low heat to let it warm up
- Also, place the container with the glycerin and xantham gum into the same water bath over low heat to let it warm up
- Once all the ingredients are warm remove them from the water bath.
- Pour the oil mixture into the jar that contains the distilled water and quickly stir the mixture
- Next, use an emulsion blender to blend the oil and water mixture until the mixture starts to thicken
- Once the mixture has thickened add-in the xantham gum/glycerin mix and mix with a spoon or blend it with a hand-held whisk
- Add 0.5gm of vitamin E into the mixture
- Add 1g of optiphen preservative into the mixture and stir or mix with a hand-held whisk
- Add to a 4 oz jar with a lid and store in a cool dry place.
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