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I am very mindful about what I put inside my body. But I am just as vigilant about what I put on my body. I have this rule: “If I can’t put a spoon in it and put it into my body, I can’t put it on my body”! This philosophy has served me well, leading me into the wild and wonderful world of natural skin care products. We are really fortunate to have so many fantastic organic food-grade skin care products on the market today. However, I find that a lot of these products still have too many preservatives, coagulants, and emulsifiers for my liking.

So, you guessed it, I look to my kitchen, grab my blender for inspiration and always blend up homemade skincare that beats anything I can find on the grocery store shelf. “Fresh is best”. If make homemade skin care products and use them fresh, you are on a winning streak. Or the winning streak will be on you! Sometimes I don’t even blend anything! I just grab stuff organic food straight out of my fridge and pantry and slap it on! I use coconut oil as a natural body moisturizer, rose water as a toner, almond pulp as a scrub, and mashed avocado and lemon as a mask. 

I got this recipe from my friends Kim and Lou at their phenomenal homemade skin care workshop a few years ago. A group of us got together and took one of their classes, and came away with a wealth of knowledge, and some brilliant skincare recipes. This homemade moisturizer was the star attraction, and we have all been making it with joyful gratitude ever since.

Some girlfriends and I created a co-op, and we have been making this moisturizer, along with scrubs and lip balms ever since. We have had an annual Christmas party the last two years, where we have made these recipes for Christmas gifts. We have all received rave reviews. It is such a fun day! We all bring a dish and share a beautiful Christmas lunch after our hard work. It is a really great way to make this cream.

We buy the raw ingredients in bulk and share the cost. Then we all help make the mix, add in our desired aromatherapy blends, and jar them up ready to share. Each homemade moisturizer works out at about $5.00 each. What a fantastic inexpensive gift. Not bad for something that will rival anything you've tried on the market. I don’t know about you. But I always appreciate a thoughtful homemade gift.

Now, I am not an expert on the wonders of aromatherapy. But natural oils are miraculous. The health benefits are absolutely extraordinary. But, when it comes to pure essential oils, less is more! Don’t be fooled by those little drops. They pack a mighty powerful punch. You only need a few drops. You will want to refer to an aromatherapy guidebook in order to blend the right oils together for your specific purpose, and to learn more about using them safely and correctly. There are hundreds of sensational books out there. But one of my personal favorites is Valerie Ann Worwood’s book, The Fragrant Pharmacy. We sourced our raw products from New Directions in Australia. New Directions Aromatics is the site I use in America. It is the same fabulous company. You can buy all of the raw organic ingredients as well as the glass jars and lids.

Now, as far as actually making this recipe, let me share the wisdom of our experience with you. Be careful not to over blend the mixture. That will result in making the cream super runny. As soon as the mixture turns into the consistency of mayonnaise it is ready. Don’t be alarmed if the blend is not as thick as conventional creams. The mixture will thicken in the jars when you leave it to set in the counter top or in the fridge.

The first time we made this moisturizer we all panicked, only to realize later that all would be well. Kim and Lou suggested using a stick blender in a tall jug. This is a really good tip. You can control the blend by pulsing gradually and stirring in between each pulse. A stick blender with a variable speed dial is preferable so you can control the speed and pulse on low. We learnt this the hard way as our first batch of homemade cream flew all over the kitchen walls!

Another helpful hint when making this is to remember that this is a natural living product. It is best to store your moisturizer in the fridge to keep the natural oils at their peak. One thing I do: I make a batch of the basic mixture, and leave it in the fridge without any added essential oils. Then, when I need to make up a little jar of moisturizer for the week, I just add in the desired oils according to my needs. Then they are fresh, and I can change my oil blend depending on the weather and my mood.

This moisturizer mixture will keep in the fridge for up to six months. I seriously can't do this cream justice, except to say, blend it up! It is blendsational.

Thanks Kim and Lou! 

Homemade Organic Moisturizer

“Oh, Wow!” Organic Moisturizer

  • 35g cold pressed apricot kernal oil
  • 5g cold pressed jojoba oil
  • 15g cocoa butter
  • 5g shea butter
  • 15g vegetable glycerin
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons emulsifying wax
  • 225g filtered water
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E
  • 1 teaspoon grapefruit seed extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon rosehip oil
  • 5 drops carrot seed oil
  • 30-50 drops of your choice of essential oils (this is for the whole mix. If you are dividing into small jars you only need about 8 drops of oil in each jar)
  1. Combine the apricot oil, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, glycerin, and emulsifying wax into a small saucepan.
  2. On low heat, gently stir the ingredients until they are just melted. Do not use high heat, and never allow the mixture to boil. 
  3. Place the filtered water in a tall plastic jug, and place your stick blender firmly on the bottom. Slowly start pulsing the water, and gradually pour in the oil mixture in one steady stream while pulsing. A lovely white cream should start to form. When the mixture has thickened and become the consistency of mayonnaise, add in the vitamin E. Grapefruit Seed Extract, Rosehip Oil, Carrot Seed Oil to the cream. Just give a few short pulses to gently mix it. Be careful not to over mix or your cream will return to a runny consistency.
  4. Pour into individual jars and add in your desired essential oils. Stir each pot and allow to cool completely uncapped before sealing.
  5. Store in the fridge in a cool dark place to thicken and preserve.
  6. This recipe will make 300mls – about 6 small jars.
  7. ***You can use your high-speed blender to make this recipe. But you have to be very careful and blend on the absolute lowest speed. Or the cream will get too runny. 

Tip: the best way to clean your blender

After blending up something sticky, gooey or smelly, just place a few drops of soap in the carriage with some warm water and blend on high until all of the congealed food slips away from the blades and sides. Then repeat this process. Then rinse with water and presto! Clean carriage. 
If you have smells or stains repeat this process with some bicarbonate of soda or lemon juice and water. 
Check out the video on A No Hassle Way To Clean Your Blender that I did as part of the Chow Tips Series.

These make the best little stocking stuffers and thankyou presents. My friends love getting them and you can tailor the scents and oils to their personalities


Yes! These are the BEST presents!

these recipes all sound wonderful except for one very important fact: If you are using water to make these products, you need a preservative, otherwise it only lasts a few days in the fridge. Giving away your concoctions as gifts could be a real disaster if people keep them around for more than a few days and things start growing. Sometimes it can look perfectly good and even still smell good, but can be spoiled. You are on a slippery slope. If you don’t want to use any preservatives, it’s better to make anhydrous products. (water-free).  These can get contaminated also, but less chance.

I’m pretty sure vitamin E is a preservative as well as an antioxidant moisturizer. As long as it’s the stable version, vitamin E acetate.

I am one of the lucky friends who have made this cream at xmas time with Tess. I can honestly say that this moisturiser is the best moisturiser I have ever used on my skin. Nothing surpasses it, no matter what the label or the cost. It is the best. I cannot recommend it enough. Make it!!! And make a few for yourself and store them in the fridge so you don’t run out…


Oh, you are so lovely.
That was such a FANTASTIC day making all of presents and eating all of the delicious food. I LOVE YOU xx

Hi Tess :)

I love your blog and all of the great recipes. I have newly embraced the world of healthy, organic, gluten-free and awesome food!

I love the fact that you are passionate about coconut (what would the world be without it - I was practically raised on this stuff), chocolate (nom nom nom) and cashews (omg… best nuts ever!).

I also love this recipe for body cream - I suffer from psoriasis and other skin ailments so have been trawling the stores for a good moisturiser. I’ve decided that I best make my own given all the nasties.

May I ask, how long does a 50ml tub/jar last? I am thinking of making them as gifts as well and thought it might be better to give someone the whole 300ml. Is that too much?

Sending you love, happiness and joy


Hey Lily!
Thankyou so much for your lovely comments.
Yes! LOVE coconut, avocados and chocolate! YUMMO!
This moisturizer makes fantastic gifts.
If you just use the cream on your face, a 50ml jar lasts about 3 months. If on your whole body, maybe a week or two.
So you could give the whole batch to someone if they are going to use it everywhere.
But it only lasts for 6 months and best to keep it in the fridge.
This is why I like to make 50 ml jars and share the batch around and make a fresh batch every couple of months.
Hope this helps.
Please let me know how you like this cream.
If you want some more suggestions for great natural products, please feel free to email me: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
I have tried lots of natural food-grade products!
I can also recommend some other recipes too.
Welcome to the piggy world =)


Hi Tess,

I recently started thinking about all the nasties they put into all the cosmetics I use (which when you add them all up is alot). So I’m now looking for home made alternatives, but they arent so easy to find. This recipe looks great, can’t wait to try it :)

I’m just wondering, do you just measure the ingredients on a scale (they are in g’s). And the new directions site measures in ml, so what size would be appropriate to get to make this recipe?

What essential oils would you recommend for starting with?

I would love to hear of your other home made cosmetic recipes!

Thanks :)


Hey Piggy Shae! You will be so happy when you make this recipe. It is just AMAZING and SOOO easy to make with a hand blender. You do use scales to measure the ingredients. gms to mls is a 1:1 ratio so buy the 100ml apricot oil and keep the amounts as small as possible so your ingredients stay fresh. This mixture makes about 6 jars and should last you six months if you keep the mixture in the fridge in glass jars. If you have any other questions let me know.
I will post more natural skin care recipes in the coming months. I would start with lavender oil because it is soothing and calming. But I also LOVE geranium oil. Having said that, different essential oils have different effects on the body. Do a search for the ones you like to see if they are appropriate for you. Also, a little goes a long way =)


Hi there Tess!  I came across your FABULOUS website about 6+ months ago. I tripped out when I saw your name…my 1 year old grandangel’s name is Tessa Faith Masters-Smith!  We call her Tess or Tessie most of the time. What a fun coincidence!  I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoy your site!  You truly do a fantastic job of keeping us healthy inside & out. Thank you so much for your knowledge and for the time and energy you devote to us…you ROCK!!

Ginger Masters ;)


Hey Piggy Ginger! Welcome!
Thankyou for your lovely message.
What a great connection. Everyone calls me Tessie too! I just LOVE that! xx

Just made my first batch of this cream and it is amaaaaaaazig! Had so much fun making it and cant wait to give it out as pressies to my friends! Thank you so much in helping me source the ingredients, it was invaluable.  Can’t wait to do my 2nd batch!  THANK YOU! x x x


Hey Piggy Deborah!
I am SO pleased you loved that cream as much as I do and the people at New Directions were so helpful. I will post some more home made skin care recipes in the coming months.
So wonderful to have you here!

Where would be the best place to purchase these ingredients?  Thanks!


Hey Kelsey,
I use New Directions. They have online stores in North America, Canada. UK and Australia.
They are a fantastic company and the link is below. You can get everything you need from raw ingredients to the glass jars.

This is so great! I was going to ask this question then thought I should see if someone else had asked it already. They sell in CANADA too!!! Woot woot!!! Super excited here. I suffer from psoriasis too and have yet to find a good cream and shampoo (have a recipe for that too?). Thanks a bundle Tess!

Yes! New directions sells in Canada!
I swear, this is the BEST website for your raw ingredients as well as jars etc.
The customer service is incredible.
I cannot wait to hear what you think of this cream. It is seriously unbelievable and SO easy!

I am going to take your advice and make this cream to give to my clients as Christmas presents. I got on the New Directions website and ordered all of my raw materials. I am excited!


I am excited FOR you!
This cream is AMAZING. Your clients will be very happy :)

How could have I missed your natural skin care lotion?! This *so* rings a bell, Tess! I’ve just decided a few weeks ago to start making more of my own skin care too—I find it so fascinating… days need to stretch to 48 hours ASAP though ;)
Here’s my very first hand lotion:
I’ve actually made several small jars to give as Xmas gifts :)
Just about a month ago, I also started making my own roll-on deo and toothpaste too… lovin’ it! Next on the list are lipbalm and bath bombs.
xoxo Magali


You are such an inspiration. Just amazing.
I cannot wait until your line of homemade skincare comes out on the market! He he he!
There is NOTHING you can’t do. I just LOVE it!

Great recipe & amazing ingredients. We at use aloe Vera gel in our products instead of water. Aloe Vera gel has great benefits on the skin & can be great substitute for the water.


Hey Purvi
THANKYOU for that amazing tip.
I am going to try that in my next recipe.
Your products are so wonderful.
Thankyou for sharing this with everyone.

Thanks for posting this. I was also wondering if you have any recipes for wrinkles around the eyes and mouth? Thanks so much !


I do have some anti wrinkle eye cream and lip recipe. I will post them next month.
But feel free to email me (email address in FAQ section of site) and I can send them to you sooner!

I am totally going to make this! I’ve been looking for a healthy moisturizer.  Thank you so much! I’m going to try Frankincense EO as I’ve read its really good for fine wrinkles.

So we really need to keep this in the fridge - all the time??


You are going to love this cream.
It is SO easy!
Yes, Frankincense is amazing in this cream.
My friend Beth made a blend using that and it was beautiful!
It is best to keep this cream in the fridge to preserve the precious natural oils.
But if you store it in a cool dark place that is good.
My mum doesn’t store her cream in the fridge and it is fine.

My hubby and 3 of our kids have psoriasis and I have been making all natural salves for them, as well as for for family & friends with skin issues for the past year. This seems a great recipe to add, thanks :)


This recipe IS amazing and SO easy!
I really look forward to hearing what you think.

Hi, this looks awesome, I can’t wait to try it out. Is it good for the face too? Or would it be to oily? Thanks!


Hey Stephanie,
Yes, you can use this on your face and it is divine. My mum has been using this on her face for two years now and won’t use anything else. My friend Beth also uses it on her face and loves it. I look forward to hearing what you think :)

I can not wait to try this recipe.  I would also recommend adding sacha inchi oil.  The oil has a high concentration of Omega 3 and vitamin E and been used by women in the Amazon to take care of their skin for centuries. Clarins and other cosmetic companies are starting to use it in their products.  If you are interested in learning more about sacha inchi oil you can check out


Thankyou! This is such an AWESOME tip.
Yes! LOVE sacha inchi seeds. I make milk and it is WONDERFUL.
Thankyou for sharing.

I can not wait to try this, I am actually preparing my list to purchase these items tomorrow! My question though is once I have stored in the fridge and it has thicken can I take it out and use it reguarly out of the fridge…while the surplus waits in the fridge or must I use and then place it back in the fridge after every use?


Hey Ann
As long as you keep the surplus in the fridge and keep the container you are using in a cool dark place you are fine.
I like to recommend keeping it in the fridge to keep the mixture fresh and preserve the delicate oils.
But my mum and most of my friends don’t keep their creams in the fridge and it is fine.
I have given this cream to literally hundreds of people and they ALL love it!
I hope you do too :)

Hello! I made this not long ago and it had the consistency of a thin milkshake. While I definitely ended up over-blending, the mixture wasn’t thickening at all to begin with. Aside from reducing the amount of water, do you have other tips for keeping this on the thicker side?


Hey Shelley,
I am sorry to hear that your mixture isn’t thickening. If you let it stand at room temperature and then allow to set in the fridge it should thicken. If it still doesn’t, try reducing the amount of apricot oil,  jojoba oil and glycerin just a tad.
Please feel free to email me about this (address in FAQ section of my blog) as I want to get this right for you. I have had many people make this and this has only happened once before. We can fix this, because it really is the BEST cream.

Hi Tess! Today I’m trying to find the recipe for homemade facial moisturizer because I just start to have some interests in carrier oil and essential oil, and find your blog coincidentally. You know what, your recipes is the only one that make me think “I really wanna use this recipe!” after I google all the day, as it looks not-so-hard, and “doable” for me.

But here I have some questions to ask you. I’m Southeast Asian and living in such a hot climate. I’m thinking that sweet almond oil causes my pore clogged. That’s so sad, but I’m not allergic to jojoba oil for sure. I never use essential oil before too. Can I change some of the oil ingredients? The only thing I afraid is if I change something, the texture of the cream will change -*-. Do you have any suggestions?
And is it possible if I want to add some titanium dioxide, or zinc oxide, for the UV protection?

Thank you in advance ^^


Hmmmm…...I have actually not experimented with switching the oils around with this moisturizer because it is so perfect the way it is, and hundreds of people love it.
I am thinking you could use another carrier oil in place of the sweet almond oil. You could also add in a little bit of titanium oxide or zinc oxide.
But yes, I am nervous about the texture.
It is already a delicate balance to get it right.
Check out Sophie Uliano’s home made sunscreen on You Tube.
I would make that and slap it on over the top of the moisturizer.
I hope this helps.

Emulsifying wax isn’t natural. What can I replace it with?


You can use natural emulsifiers.  Start with a combination of Beeswax, Liquid Lecithin, and Borax.  These ingredients create a stable emulsion of fats and waters. 80% Beeswax, 10% Borax, and 10% Liquid Lecithin should work.

Estimated elements body lotion products! Our body lotion is made with extra whipped body butter so it absorbs quickly into your skin without leaving a sticky residue. That makes your skin moisturized and soft.


Thanks for sharing your product.

Hi Tess, I tried making the lotion via your instructions but my result was very hard for some reason, and it takes some time for the butter matter to melt (via hand-rubbing) before I can apply it on my body. Is this meant to happen? Thank again Amdeep


Sorry to hear you are experiencing problems. You may need to keep it in a dark cupboard at room temperature. As long as it’s not really hot, the cream will be fine.

Hi tess , it sounds amazing am looking forward to trying it out. Do you mean carrot seed the carrier oil or carrot seed essential oil? Thank you


Sorry for the confusion Sally. I mean the essential oil.

Demand cruelty free products! These products are really latest natural products.  It makes you amazing philosophy and it will change your life. Get holds animal ingredient free products!


Thanks for posting again. We get it.

Has anyone tried this with aloe vera gel instead of the filtered water?  Just wondering how it turned out!


Linda, I have not tried using Aloe Vera Gel. I am sorry, I can’t guarantee the cream will turn out. If you tried it, please share your experience.

Yes, I actually did go ahead and use aloe Vera instead of water.  Since it was the first time I made it, I was unsure exactly how long to blend it.  I ended up blending for probably less than 2 minutes.  It never did firm up after refrigeration, although I wasn’t sure how firm it should get.  I would say it is the consistency of a lotion.  It’s actually very nice, but I think I was expecting more like a body butter.  Sorry to be so clueless about this, but it was my first attempt.  I’m excited to make it again and may try blending it longer.


Don’t be sorry. I would actually blend for a lot less time. The moment it turns into a mayonnaise-type consistency you stop blending. It is not very long at all. Blending for longer thins out the texture. Thanks for sharing your experience. I am going to try it with the aloe vera now!

Hi there! I’m really excited about making this moisturizing cream, as I’m in the process of eliminating harmful chemicals from my beauty and skincare regimen!  However, I’m more than a little leery of the grapefruit seed extract (GSE).

According to GSE manufacturers, the main constituent of their extract is “diphenol hydroxybenzene.”  First of all, that is not even the correct way to name a chemical compound. ‘Hydroxybenzene’ is a benzene ring with a hydroxy group attached, ‘phenol’ is also a benzene ring with a hydroxy group attached.  So ‘diphenol hydroxybenzene’ just loosely says that we have some benzene rings with hydroxy groups stuck on them somewhere.  What does this mean? Well, it’s highly likely that “diphenol hydroxybenzene” is an abbreviated name for another, unspecified chemical.

In a 2001 study supervised by chemist G. Takeoka, researchers found that the primary active ingredient in commercial preparations of grapefruit seed extract was benzethonium chloride or benzalkonium chloride, both synthetic compounds. Additional studies confirmed these results. The Environmental Working Group lists benzalkonium chloride as a known immune system toxin and respiratory toxin. It is commonly used in drain cleaner, disinfectants and other cleaning products.  Other synthetic chemicals/preservatives that have been found in grapefruit seed extract include Triclosan (a known endocrine disruptor that induces reproductive toxicity. It is also suspected to impair heart function and muscle function and known to be toxic at very low concentrations), and Methylparaben (linked to cancer, hormone disruption, reproductive toxicity, immunotoxicity, neurotoxicity and skin irritation).

GSE manufacturers responded to this finding by claiming that their mysterious “diphenol hydroxybenzene” – which I’d like to remind you is not listed in any of the databases you can search online – is just really easy to confuse for benzethonium chloride. Riiiiight. So all those machines and chemists must have just got it wrong then…...

Self-made pure GSE processed without solvents is prepared by grinding the grapefruit seed and juiceless pulp, then mixing with glycerin.  Commercially available GSE sold to consumers are made from the seed, pulp, glycerin, and synthetic preservatives all blended together.  Chemists and manufacturers can argue all day long about exactly what chemical compounds are in GSE, but it seems pretty clear they’re synthetic. Multiple studies have concluded that it is not the grapefruit seed extract, but instead the added preservatives that demonstrate antimicrobial activity: “Thus, it is concluded that the potent as well as nearly universal antimicrobial activity being attributed to grapefruit seed extract is merely due to the synthetic preservative agents contained within. ****Natural products with antimicrobial activity do not appear to be present.****” (source:

Even “pure organic” grapefruit seed extract contains roughly 60% of this mystery chemical, “diphenol hydroxybenzene,” because “organic” GSE is approved by The Soil Association.  The Soil Association is the European organic standard, and the requirements are much less strict than that of the USDA.  They will allow and certify a synthetic chemical like GSE if it meets certain criteria for biodegradability, aquatic toxicity and bioaccumulation.  So, since the grapefruits were organically grown, and it meets the requirements, they approve the extract as organic, even though it’s a synthetic chemical.  The Soil Association also approves Phenoxyethanol as a preservative ingredient.  The USDA will not certify GSE, or allow it in a certified organic product.

So. Personally, I will be excluding the grapefruit seed extract from my cream!  And perhaps, after reading this, some others might like to as well. I just thought people should be aware of what they’re putting in their DIY skin products, since if you care enough to make it yourself, you probably don’t want to unknowingly add synthetic chemicals and toxins to it! Just because something sounds “organic” and “natural” doesn’t mean it actually is. So do your research people, and keep fighting the good fight! :)



Yikes!  Thanks for that information Mallory.  I already have autoimmune issues, I don’t need more chemicals.

Thanks for sharing this information. I am going to look into this further.

I’m doing this research to help my wife with her Acne problems… After reading this it only reinforces my decision to avoid using moisturizers at all… I realize however women need/want to use them so I will hopefully convince my wife to stray from anything un-natural and either make her own or purchase from someone we trust that makes them… geez… this also reinforces my conspiracy theories about the US and it’s dependency on health issues to make money off of us in the form of medical treatment for cancer and other sicknesses derived from unhealthy products.  Once we are educated it is up to us to stop using the crap that these Large companies produce and stock our shelves with.  It is so sad that we need to be so careful with what we eat and put on our skin. It’s sad to know there are people out there causing health issues for the general population with no regard for human life just to put some money in their pocket. Sorry to rant on this blog, but dang… just sad.

Hi, I’ve been making a lot of homemade skincare products for myself recently and am wanting to make more complex ones and also make more for gifts. There are plenty of great recipes out there and this one looks amazing, so I’m defiantly going to try it.
My question is what are the benefits of each ingredient? I’d like to understand why each ingredient is used and how I can alter recipes to different people.
Do you any any information on why you use those specific ingredients in this recipe? or other good ingredients to use in other skin care products and why?
thanks so much!


Thanks Rebecca,
I haven’t written up that information on this website. But, there are lots of great natural skin care sites and books out there with that info. Nature Purity has some good info about these ingredients:

Ms. Crys


OMG! I totally filled that out wrong! Hahah Anyways, I was wondering if you would be able to ship a jar to me? I face is rather sensitive and lately I’ve been doing a lot of research on natural and organic Korean facial products and somehow landed on your page. I really want to try out a small jar without having to make a whole patch or ordering all the ingredients and making it just to find it, it’s not for me. I really would like to try it out :)


I’m willing to pay for all cost of the moisturizer and shipping as well :)

Hey Crystal, I don’t ship or sell products just because of legal reasons. Sorry.

how long do homemade moisturizers typically last?  i made my own moisturizer a week ago, with coconut oil, vitamin e liquid, & lavender essential oil.  how long will it be good?


That combo should keep in the fridge for months. This recipe keeps in the fridge for 6 months.

I’m thinking of adding some pearl powder (from finely crushed fresh water pearls) in it. Do you think that would work?


I haven’t tried that so I’m not sure. But I love Pearl Powder. Why not!

Hi, I’m going to make a batch of your moisturizer and I wondered where you get the nice glass containers and what size to get?  Can they be put in the disgwasher between uses?  Thank you.


I get all of my ingredients and the jars and the lids from the New Directions Aromatics website. They have incredible customer service and have never let me down. The jar size is up to you. I get the Boston Round Jars. Click on the packaging tab. Make sure you buy the lids!
Also, yes, you can put the jars in the dishwasher or steralize them in boiling water.

Okay, so I made this cream without grapefruit seed extract and only put a few drops of essential oil (patchouli, lavender, and chamomile). I use it for my face, neck, and body in the morning and at night before bed, it’s amazing, very moisturizing! I like how it feels on my skin and absolutely LOVE how it looks: fresh dewy face. The BEST part is, I also applied this moisturizer on my daughter’s arms and wrists where she suffered from eczema for the past 3 years, within just one week, her eczema cleared up! Completely gone! I couldn’t believe it! I have a few small jars to give to my mother-in-law who suffers from psoriasis, my sister-in-law, and my best friend. Pretty sure they will love this stuff! THANK YOU for sharing the recipe. This is the best moisturizer ever!


Oh!!! That is just SO wonderful. Thankyou so much for sharing your story Maria. I am just so delighted this was such a hit and so effective with the eczema. Awesome!!

I have used every expensive lotion for the face from Kinerase to Clarins but the Made from Earth Vitamin Moisturizer really is the best. It has the crucial ingredients, collagen and elastin and really replenish my skin and make it look and feel like I am 20s again (I am 41). The scent is also very light and very pleasant as I am trying to avoid heavy, perfume laden creams and lotions.


Great. Thanks for sharing Melissa.

Can I purchase this already made?


Hi! Where do I get the ingredients??


I completely agree with your philosophy. I can somehow picture you dancing around your kitchen with all these ingredients on your face. Hehehe :) Thanks for the wonderful post!


I was given the Made from Earth Vitamin C Moisturizer as a gift - and I wasn’t disappointed - it lives up to all the claims the company makes!!! My skin was smooth, soft and brighter after just a couple of uses - I use it @ night - no unpleasant odors, or greasy feel. LOVE it!!!

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