DIY Moisturizing Night Cream for Dry Skin

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I told myself when I ran out of my last jar of moisturizing night cream, I would try making my own. I had all the ingredients on hand, so I was ready to try this DIY recipe I had found at The Lady Prefers 2 Save. It’s supposed to be similar to Oil of Olay Regenerist Face Cream, and since I have dry skin, that’s exactly what I needed! The original recipe uses Lavender essential oil but I used Tea Tree essential oil instead since it is so good for your skin.

This homemade night cream isn’t quite as smooth and creamy as the night cream you buy and it has an oilier feel to it, but it does feel great on my face at night! It’s definitely best for those of us who have dry skin–it would probably be too heavy of a moisturizer for normal skin. And it’s definitely for nighttime use. I’ve been using it for about a month now and since it’s so easy to make, I plan on continuing to use it. There’s something nice about making your own skin care products–you know exactly what’s in it and all the ingredients are natural and healthy! You do need to keep this night cream refrigerated, so keep that in mind.

DIY MOISTURIZING NIGHT CREAM FOR DRY SKIN adapted from The Lady Prefers 2 Save

Makes enough to fill a small 2 or 3-ounce jar

  • 1/4 cup Aloe Vera Gel (you can use purchased gel or use right from an Aloe Vera plant)
  • 1 Teaspoon Jojoba Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon (or 6 capsules) Vitamin E Oil
  • 3 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

Stir the Aloe Vera Gel, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, and Vitamin E Oil together, gently. Add the 3 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil, one at a time, stirring after each drop. Let the cream rest for 10 minutes. Put cream in a small jar (similar in size to a baby food jar), then refrigerate. The cream will last for six months in the refrigerator.

Apply nightly on clean, dry skin, avoiding eyes and mouth; also apply to neck in an upward motion.

Note: Here’s a helpful tip I got from one of my readers, Mary T.–Whip the ingredients with a hand mixer for 10 – 11 minutes on high before storing it in small jars. Whipping the mixture makes it a little lighter in texture.

There are other DIY skin care recipes I want to try–it’s great when you can make your own natural products and save money, too! I still use the Green Tea Toner I posted about a year ago. Have you ever tried making any homemade skin care products?

Linked to Inspire Me Monday at Create with Joy and Thursday Favorite Things at Katherine’s Corner.

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18 thoughts on “DIY Moisturizing Night Cream for Dry Skin

  1. Sandhya

    Hi Nancy,
    This cream sounds so good with all the ‘good for the skin’ ingredients. Thanks for posting this.

    Reply
  2. Shari

    This is great! It seems like it would be so much better for you since it has all natural ingredients in it. I used to make my own deodorant, and it really did work. I got lazy, though, but should start doing it again. It really was easy to make. Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. nancyc Post author

      You’re welcome, Shari! I’ve been thinking of trying to make homemade deodorant too–it’s good to know it works good and that it’s easy to make! 🙂

      Reply
  3. Roseyt

    Love this face recipe! I can’t wait to try it! I have the coconut oil and vitamin E. Where would I purchase the other three ingredients?

    Reply
    1. nancyc Post author

      You should be able to find them at any health food store, and drugstores or WalMart usually carry aloe vera gel in their pharmacy area.

      Reply
      1. liztiptopshape

        I have a hair mask recipe for you! It’s my absolute favorite – 1 cup coconut oil, 1 tbsp jojoba oil, 1 tsp vitamin E oil, 1 tbsp almond oil. Whisk it all together and put it on damp hair for one hour before rinsing – I usually wrap mine up with a towel. Not only does it smell amazing, but your hair is ridiculously soft afterwards!!

        Reply

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