Easy-to-Make Moisturizer

Dear Annie,

Do you have a suggestion for an easy-to-make moisturizer? I am getting so wary about buying commercial products, what with all the news about personal care products and endocrine-disrupting chemicals! —Jenny, MI


I agree, when you make your own products you are assured of what you are getting, and when you use the truly pure natural ingredients you can get really beneficial skincare products.

Iíve selected a few easy-to-make moisturizing products for you to make. Each has their own benefits.

Cocoa Butter Antibacterial Moisturizing Lotion
Cocoa butter is naturally water repellent and thus protective of the skin, it is especially useful for dehydrated skin.
1 tablespoon cocoa butter
2 tablespoons jojoba
1 tablespoon aloe vera gel

Melt the cocoa butter and jojoba in a double boiler over medium heat. Once the cocoa butter is melted, stir in the aloe vera gel until thoroughly blended. Use by dabbing on your finger.
Makes about ľ cup.

Here is another moisturizer, this one doesnít take any heating.
Soft and Silky Moisturizer.


Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

susan k.
susan k.3 years ago

Sounds great thanks

Despina Vekris
Despina Vekris4 years ago


Kath R.
Kath P.4 years ago

Why not just use cocoa butter by itself?

Patty L.
Patty L.4 years ago

thanks, i will try them.

LM Sunshine


New G.
W. C.4 years ago

Thank you.

Joe Shults
Joe Shults4 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Lynn C.
Lyn n C.4 years ago

Thank you Annie, for the moisturizer recipe. Lost my source for the locally-made one I used. I'll try this one.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks for this article. Love it.