Homemade Face Moisturizer – Only 3 Ingredients!

You’re probably sick by now of me going on and on and on about how much I LURVE using the Oil Cleansing Method to wash my face. In a nutshell, it’s easy to make, it’s super cheap (about $15 per YEAR), and I have gotten tons of compliments on my clear skin since I started using it.

The truth is, because the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM) is SO effective, I rarely need to use moisturizer. However, in the cold winter months when my skin tends to get much drier, I do like to use moisturizer, especially before I apply my makeup. Makeup goes on (and stays on!) much more smoothly when my skin is not dry and flaky.
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But I’m really bad at maintaining any kind of “regimen,” (and no, I don’t always wash my makeup off before I go to bed!)  so I started making my own moisturizer using some of my favorite ingredients I always have on hand.

Homemade Face Moisturizer

This recipe makes 1 bar of moisturizer. You can double, triple, or whatever this recipe if you want to make extras for yourself (store in the freezer) or for gifts.

  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil. I get mine from Nutiva.
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2-3 drops sweet orange oil (if you have oily skin, tea tree oil is a better choice, because it keeps pores unclogged)

Just mix all the ingredients together and spoon into a cupcake liner. Then place in the freezer until it is hard. I prefer to make it this way because it will come out as a frozen “cake,” that I can just smooth onto my skin. It is also easier to control the amount I want to apply that way.

If you like this, you may also want to try DIY Coconut Oil Hair Mask!

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  1. Penelope Jagessar Chaffer says:

    Wow that is such a great dea putting it in a liner and making a “cake”. I’m an oil freak too and this is such a good way of keeping it together. I usually use glass which works well but my last jar broke! Thanks for the tip! :)

  2. this sounds wonderful, I use coconut oil on my body and face all the time. AND I love the smell of wild orange. Thanks for sharing Sarah!

  3. That sounds wonderful, and I have all the ingerdients on hand right now. I might make some this evening! Do you store it in the freezer all the time, or just when you first make it? Thanks!

    • I store mine in the freezer all the time, but you could keep it in the fridge. Otherwise it would have to be in a jar or something b/c the coconut oil will melt.

  4. I love simple recipes like this!

  5. Candice says:

    When I tried this, the honey and oil separated. Do you have any suggestions on what I’m doing wrong? I really love this idea and what to try it out!

  6. Will this make my face break out since it has coconut oil and other oils inside of it?

    • I know, it seems like it would, but I have been using this for years, and I break out VERY rarely (it’s usually from going to be with my makeup on during my hormonal time!).

      It’s counterintuitive in that it actually keeps my skin at a healthy level of moisture – no breakouts!

  7. Are these products good for African American Skin? Thanks! Dry skin?

    • It’s GREAT for dry skin. I’m honestly not sure if it’s good for African American skin, but if you try it let me know how it goes!

  8. Mine came out frozen solid…I can’t rub onto my face solid. Is it supposed to be frozen solid? Or does it come out like a cream to rub ontoy face.

    • It’s GREAT for dry skin. I’m honestly not sure if it’s good for African American skin, but if you try it let me know how it goes!

    • Also, it can be solid, especially in the winter months. Rub it between your fingers for a few moments to liquefy it first. Or, you could just use it like a lotion bar.

  9. Just tried this as my first DIY moisturizer. I just put it on my skin and one it feels oily and then after it dried I think the honey is making it flaky. I expected a different outcome like a more moisturizing lotion effect but I think the honey makes it too thick. I was just trying to rub it in more and it’s crumbling up on my face if that makes sense. Is this normal? Or is this one you don’t want to rub in too much?

  10. reanna campbell says:

    Do you need the tea tree oil ?
    I don’t have any access to any.

  11. Do you wash this off?


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