Homemade Moisturizer for Oily, Acne Prone Skin
Making your own facial moisturizer isn’t difficult, and it can save you a lot of money. Learn to make a homemade moisturizer for oily, acne prone skin, and control the quality of ingredients absorbed by your skin.
Servings 100 ml
Weigh out the distilled water and rose water, and heat them over a double boiler while you measure out the oils.
Weigh the oils and emulsifier on a scale. I like to use a double boiler insert for weighing them, which I can bring directly to the double boiler afterwards for melting and combining them.
Heat the oils and emulsifier until the emulsifier has melted and all are well combined.
Combine the hot oils and waters while hot, stirring until well combined. The mixture will thicken and become more opaque as it cools. (If your mixture isn't emulsifying well, it is usually a temperature problem. It can usually be fixed by stirring the mixture while heating it over a double boiler.)
Allow the mixture to cool before adding in the preservative and any essential oils you may decide to add.
Pour the facial cream into bottles. I love airless type dispensers like the ones in my photo because you can dispense the cream easily without contaminating the cream with bacteria from your fingers.
I was surprised by how fragrant my homemade moisturizer was with such a small amount of rose water. If you want a more pronounced rose scent, though, you can substitute part of the distilled water for more rose water. You can also change it out for another floral water or hydrosol of your choice.
I have the final amount listed as 100ml even though it is really a recipe that is measured in grams and not in milliliters. The oil component of ml to grams isn't exactly interchangeable, but the difference is so small that I left it in ml so that you could more easily find a container to hold your final product. You can adjust the amount of the recipe to suit whichever container you plan to use.