I love blogging because I can be real with you. I’ve had my ups and downs with the little experiments that I have done and this one was definitely a learning experience! I decided to make “DIY: Make Your Own All-Natural Moisturizing Face Cream” from Catherine with Inhabitat.com. I wanted to pair a DIY moisturizer with the DIY face wash we made last week. Catherine provided great instructions and I had high hopes in making some awesome moisturizer. Let’s just say, it was definitely a learning experience. Check out my video below to learn about my experience in attempting to make this recipe!

RIP, my baby Ninja bullet. You’ll be missed. So, it didn’t go as planned but that’s what DIY is all about! You just make adjustments, learn and try again. I am going to look into a different recipe to see if there is another one that I can make for you all! Stay tuned for that. Throughout this funny lesson, I learned that wax may NOT be the best ingredient to use. I guess the wax I bought will make some beautiful candles! For those of you who want to try this recipe, make sure to use an older blender  that you don’t mind getting messy. I’m still going to list the ingredients below for you guys, in case one of you wanted to try this recipe out. If it works for you, PLEASE teach me your ways!

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Before I talk about the ingredients in my video, I wanted to let you know that I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for Bold & Free to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. 

Ingredients

Candelilla-wax

1 tablespoon Candelilla wax or Caranuba wax (You can use Beeswax, if you do not want to make the recipe vegan). I misstated myself on the video and said you only need 1 teaspoon but the recipe I made actually used 1 tablespoon.

oil

2 tablespoons of olive oil, coconut oil and walnut oil. (You’ll want to use 2 tablespoons of each and feel free to substitute with what you have in your pantry).

aloe-vera-gel

1/4 cup 100% aloe vera gel.

rose-water

1/2 cup rose water. (Feel free to use another scent if rose is not what you like).

vitamin-e

1 punctured Vitamin E soft gel or 1/2 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil.

lavender-essential-oil

5 drops of your favorite essential oil. I used Lavender oil because it works well with the rose water.

You will also need a blender, 1 small saucepan, 1 small pot, a small bowl, mixing spoon and jars for your moisturizer.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, melt the wax under medium-low heat until melted through.
  2. Meanwhile, warm the olive oil, coconut oil and walnut oil together in a small pot over medium-low heat.
  3. Once both mixtures are warmed through, lower the temperature of each mixture to the lowest setting on your stove-top.
  4. In a small bowl, lightly mix the aloe vera gel, rose water, essential oil and Vitamin E oil. Once mixed, pour into the blender.
  5. Add the oils and wax to the blender.
  6. Blend for about 1 minute, until the mixture starts to thicken. The mixture will not be completely smooth so don’t be too concerned about the texture.
  7. Once blended, spoon the mixture into jars for immediate use. Make sure to date them and place them in the refrigerator. They can last up to 1 year but I would check on them each month. If they start to smell or discolor, be sure to discard them right away and make a new batch.

I would test the moisturizer on your forearm prior to using it on your face. This is just to ensure that your skin will not react negatively to it. I will most likely use the moisturizer that I made as a hand cream. If you find that the mixture is too oily for your face, you can use it as a hand cream or for any dry patches on your skin.

I’m going to be totally honest. This wasn’t my favorite recipe in the DIY series but I am glad I tried it. I am going to research other DIY moisturizers to see if I can find one that I like. It was a fun little experiment and I learned a lot but it’s just not my jam! Try it out and let me know what you think.

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