Hydrating DIY Aloe Vera Face Cream


Is Aloe Vera Gel a good face moisturizer? Yes, I show you how to use it with DIY Aloe Face Cream recipe!

Are you ready to get your hands on an all natural creamy hydrating face cream?

Look no further! This recipe for a DIY Aloe Vera Face Cream quenches the thirst in your skin and improves the oil the production.

We all know our skin is our largest detoxifying organ. What we put on our skin matters, as it affects the health of our skin and is absorbed into the body.

That’s why I’ve replaced all my skincare products loaded with chemicals for natural bath and body products. I find that making things at home not only solves that issue but the products last longer.

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This recipe makes more than double most face creams out there! It just might be worth its weight in gold as a highly effective moisturizer by combining:

  • coconut oil: an antibacterial and natural emollient
  • lavender essential oil: soothes and nourishes all skin types
  • jojoba oil: vitamins and minerals essential for healthy skin
  • aloe vera gel: antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and a natural humectant

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Ingredients for DIY Aloe Vera Face Cream:

How to make Aloe Vera Face Cream:

Add a half cup of coconut oil, two tablespoons jojoba oil, and one and a half tablespoons beeswax pastilles into a double boiler. If you do not have one, substitute for a glass or metal bowl over a pan of boiling water. Heat until melted, mixing with a whisk. Let mixture cool, approximately one to one and a half hours.

Once cooled slowly add one cup of aloe vera gel while blending with a hand mixer. Blend until light and fluffy. Add five to eight drops of lavender essential oil and blend once more. Spoon face cream into a glass jar.

Notes: This DIY aloe vera face cream recipe will last three to four months. Store a small amount in the bathroom for use and the remaining amount in the fridge to extend the shelf life. Yields: 5 ounces

DIY Aloe Vera Face Cream Ingredients

P.S. The step to completely cool the mixture is a must to create a smooth silky cream. However, if you’re short on time, speed up the cooling by placing it in the fridge.

It’s been more than a year since I started using this homemade aloe vera face cream. I am happy to report, my hormonal acne is under control and the oily sheen I used to get midday is a thing of the past!

I use this every day with my Cleansing Aloe Vera Face Wash. What natural changes have you made to improve your skin? New to essential oils? Find how I got started here.

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      Jeannee Taylor

      This is exactly what I need! You would pay a fortune in the stores for a product of this quality!Thanks for sharing! #HomeMattersParty

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        So so true and you only get a very small amount in store bought face cream too! Let me know how you like it.

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      Very nice! I have a need to try this face cream. Thanks a lot for sharing the great article.

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        You’ll love it, Amanda I’ve been using it for a long time.

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      Carla Geddes

      I tried to make this tonight… All my ingredients are pure, organic, however I could not get the aloe gel to mix with the coconut oilbeeswax mixture… Everything whipped into a ball, and the aloe remained almost liquid in the bottom?
      What am I doing wrong?

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        I’ve never had that happened Carla, and I’ve been making this for years. How long did you whip it? And did you use a hand mixer? A whisk will not work and it needs to be whipped for several minutes. It would also be easy to add the aloe vera too fast. You’ll want to whip the coconut oil-beeswax mixture for at least two minutes before beginning to add the aloe vera. Only add a tablespoon or two at a time and continuing to whip a hand mixer. I know it takes a bit of work, but the result is well worth and it’ll last you for months!

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      padma gantagoru

      Hello! Can the fresh aloe vera gel from the tree instead of the bottled ones?

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        Yes, you can! I have an aloe vera plant too.

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      Will this moisturizer work for an advanced age woman (nice way to say I’m upper 50’s) who has had acne breakouts since trying to switch to home made beauty products?
      Also, I don’t understand why it’s making me enter a website URL if I only want to leave a comment.

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        Bonnie, yes it could work for your skin. As for the breakout, your skin may be detoxing or you may be using the wrong natural ingredients for your skin type. I encourage you to take our skin type quiz. You may find out Clean Beauty School quite helpful as well as it teaches you to craft products unique to your skin.

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      Can I replace the beeswax pastilles by shea butter or would you prefer to remove it from the recipe

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        No, you cannot substitute the two or leave out the wax. If you are looking for a vegan alternative Candelilla wax can be swapped with beeswax for skin care.