Simple homemade moisturizer. Just three basic ingredients. Nourishes the skin, naturally.

I love simplicity.

What’s the opposite of simplicity?

Complicated.

Who’s got time for complicated?

Certainly not this mom.

I take this simple philosophy when it comes to my kitchen. I try to keep things simple and stress-free while still nourishing my family with the very best real food. This year I decided this approach to simplicity needed to transfer to more than just my kitchen. After all, I do write a blog called Live Simply. Simply being a key word.

I’ve been busy applying my goal of getting back to simplicity in all areas of life.  My focus these past few months has been in the bathroom and simplifying my beauty routine by making my own products. If you’ve been around here for a while, you know I am on quite a kick with this new endeavor. If it goes on my body, I am determined there must be an effective, clean, and simple way to make it. So far homemade foundation powder and a luxurious body wash have been keepers. Trust me there have been many failures. Body odor and greasy hair are no laughing matters.

Don’t worry.

I only share the recipes that leave me feeling civilized, clean, and odor-free.

Simple homemade moisturizer. Just three basic ingredients. Nourishes the skin, naturally.

Gone are the days of believing beauty products need to be complicated, store-bought, and loaded with multiple ingredients.  I’ve learned simplicity is usually the very best recipe one can find. Simplicity has been the name of the game for thousands of years, long before our modern age of complicated lists of ingredients which do more harm than good.

So, in the name of simplicity, I bring you a new tried-and-true beauty recipe, a homemade moisturizer. One which will leave you smelling of sweet lavender while at the same time moisturizes and heals your skin.  This homemade moisturizer consists of a mere three ingredients.  Yes, you heard that right. Three ingredients. And the best part? This recipe takes only seconds to whip up. Simplicity has never been, well, simpler.

Simplifying simplicity.

And smelling good while doing it.

Simple homemade moisturizer. Just three basic ingredients. Nourishes the skin, naturally.
homemade moisturizer
4.65 from 34 votes

Simple Homemade Moisturizer

This homemade moisturizer consists of a mere three ingredients. And the best part? This recipe takes only seconds to whip up. Simplicity has never been, well, simpler.
Kristin Marr
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course DIY
Cuisine Body
Servings 1 Jar

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine the coconut oil, vitamin E or tea tree oil, and lavender in a bowl. Now mix. That's it.
  • Apply the moisturizer to the skin. Store at room temperature between uses.
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!

If you’re making this moisturizer in the colder months, when coconut oil tends to be very solid (hard as a rock), you can whip these ingredients together with your hand mixer creating for a smooth, creamy product.

I use this moisturizer in the morning and the evening on my face. A tiny little dab goes a very long way. Avoid applying this wonderful moisturizer to your hair. Trust me.

I have very oily skin and find coconut oil provides my skin with the perfect moisture it needs without the greasy feeling I often get from store-bought moisturizers. The vitamin E and essential oil are both healing and refreshing.

Simplicity in a jar.

My kind of jar.

Simple homemade moisturizer. Just three basic ingredients. Nourishes the skin, naturally.

236 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I love reading and trying diy tips. Thanks for sharing this beautiful recipe. I am way too interested in trying it out.

  2. Hi,
    I wanted to ask you whether this recipe is good for oily skin or dry skin? Coz I’ve heard from a lot of people that coconut oil clogs the pores and it makes our face more oily. Actually I have a sebaceous skin, so tats why I’m asking this.

  3. 2 stars
    Though these oils are good for your skin, coconut oil is HORRIBLE , well not horrible, for the skin. Coconut oil leaves a residue under the skin that then causes acne. The residue left under the skin cannot be removed by regular cleansers sold from stores. To get this residue to go away through cleaning (and not a breakout) is through professional laser cleansing operations done by professionals for hundreds of dollars sooooooooo, trust me, you don’t really wanna use coconut oil, ask skin specialists.

    1. I’ve talked to many skincare specialist about this and just like anything coconut oil isn’t for everyone. It ranks high on the comedogenic scale so it can cause some folks to break out. For me, I can use it on my skin, just not my face or neck. That said, how the oil is produced also is a big factor. A great resource for this and skincare expert to consult about oils is Laurel Skincare.

      LS Team

  4. I want to try this recipe but I am confused , at the begining it says the ingredients are :
    1/2 cup coconut oil
    1 tsp vitamin E oil
    6 drops lavender essential oil and/or essential tea tree oil

    but at the recipe it says vitamin E or tea tree oil and lavender.
    Which one is optional, tea tree or vitamin e or lavender ?

    1. Hi Sarah,

      Everything except the coconut oil is optional. Coconut oil alone can be used as a moisturizer, and then from there you can just add to it if you want.

      LS Team

  5. Skin care is very important for both males and females. Your article has been enlightening and fun to read and I am grateful so thank you for sharing.

  6. Hello, I am almost 60 and am looking for the correct oil and recipe for cleaning my face at night and a recipe for essential oils to use as a facial moisturizer daily. In the summer I have normal to dry skin and in the winter I have dry skin. Thank You, 🙂

    Kelley

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