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Easy-to-Make Moisturizer

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

Answer

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.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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3:09AM PST on Jan 30, 2013

Thank you :)

5:42AM PST on Nov 26, 2012

Sounds great thanks

6:09AM PDT on Jul 27, 2012

noted

3:17AM PDT on Jul 27, 2012

Why not just use cocoa butter by itself?

8:11PM PDT on Jul 26, 2012

thanks, i will try them.

6:12PM PST on Jan 22, 2012

thanks!

11:22PM PST on Jan 7, 2012

Thank you.

4:57PM PST on Dec 27, 2011

Thanks for sharing.

9:17AM PST on Dec 11, 2011

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

4:18PM PST on Dec 6, 2011

Thanks for this article. Love it.

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