How to make a homemade moisturizing cream (for dry skin)

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It is possible to easily prepare moisturizing creams at home to help hydrate the skin and improve its resequedad, because there are many natural ingredients that are easy to obtain to make them, such as coconut oil, avena, sábila and almond oil, for example. example. These ingredients penetrate the skin and help keep it moist, smooth and hydrated, as they contain humectant, moisturizing, soothing and anti-inflammatory properties.

In order for these creams to have the desired effect, it is recommended that they be used after taking a bath with tibia and neutral soap, so that the skin is clean and the pores are open to allow the cream to penetrate better, the skin can also be exfoliate the body to eliminate dead cells and prepare the skin for hydration. See how to make a homemade exfoliator for the face and body.

Before using the homemade moisturizing cream on the body, a test must be carried out, which consists of placing a well of cream on the back of the hand and waiting for a few minutes, if the skin reddens or becomes irritated, it means that you may have an allergy. to any component of the cream, having to not use it.

Some moisturizing creams that can be prepared at home are:

1. Coconut cream with avena

The coconut promotes skin hydration and, therefore, is a great ingredient to be used in creams for the treatment of dry skin. Furthermore, when associated with the skin, it is possible to nourish and protect the skin because the skin has properties that help with the renewal of skin cells, contributing to a smooth, soft and nourished skin.


  • 1 cup of grated coconut;
  • 1 spoonful of oat sage;
  • 1 cup of hot milk.

preparation method

Whisk all the ingredients in the blender until it becomes a uniform cream and place in all areas where the skin is quite dry. Leave to act for 15 minutes and rinse the continuation with tibia water.

2. Cream of Sábila with coconut oil

Sábila has moisturizing properties and helps to soothe skin irritation, quickly relieving acne and even skin burns associated with prolonged sun exposure. In addition, it also has properties that help to regenerate the skin and reduce inflammation. Know other benefits of the sábila.

The second ingredient in the moisturizing cream is coconut oil, which helps to improve the appearance of dry and rough skin, mainly due to its content of fatty acids.


  • 1/2 cup of sábila gel (aloe vera);
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.

preparation method

Wash the sábila hands very well, open and remove the pulp until 1/2 cup is obtained. It is necessary to mix the coconut oil until it forms a uniform paste, you can use the blender to mix the ingredients better. Place the cream in a container and keep the container away from sunlight.

3. Almendra and lavender oil cream

This recipe for preparing a homemade almond and lavender oil moisturizing cream is an excellent option for dry skin, as it has moisturizing properties that maintain balance, moisture and deep skin hydration.

In addition, thanks to the lavender in its composition, this cream also helps to improve the comezón, the reddening and the peeling of the skin, being able to be used by people who suffer from eczema or psoriasis. See all the benefits of lavender.


  • 2 spoonfuls of beeswax;
  • ¼ cup of cocoa butter;
  • 5 drops of almond oil;
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil;
  • Filtered water to give the consistency a la crema.

preparation method

Heat the beeswax and the cocoa butter in the baño maría, once the list has to be placed in the blender, let it cool a well and add water well by well, until it obtains the consistency of cream.

Next, add almond oil and essential lavender oil, remove and incorporate the oil into the cream. Finally, put the ready moisturizer in a clean and dry glass bottle. Use 2 to 3 times a week.

This cream should not be used by women who are embarrassed without medical advice, as it contains essential lavender oil. Nor should it be used by children.

4. Coconut oil, geranium and vitamin E cream

Homemade cream of coconut oil, geranium and vitamin E helps to keep the skin hydrated, keeping it soft and smooth, as the vitamin E oil has antioxidant action, which helps to prevent the damage that causes free radicals in the skin; geranio oil helps to reduce skin irritation and has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, and can be used in the treatment of dermatitis, eczema, acne and rosacea, and coconut oil keeps the skin hydrated. See what are the properties and uses of coconut oil.


  • ½ cup of almond oil or jojoba oil;
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil;
  • ¼ cup of beeswax;
  • 2 tablespoons of shea or cacao butter soup;
  • 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil;
  • 5 drops of essential geranium oil;
  • 2 to 3 drops of vanilla extract.

preparation method

Calentar the almond oil or the jojoba oil, the coconut oil, the beeswax and the shea butter or the cacao oil in a baño maría, stirring until it melts. Leave it to cool and add the vitamin E oil, the essential geranium oil and the vanilla extract.

Place the cream in a clean and dry glass bottle, and place a label with the preparation seal, as this homemade cream has an approximate validity of 6 months, must be kept in the fridge, and can be used daily throughout the body.

5. Palmarosa oil cream

The Palmarosa Home Moisturizing Cream helps to balance the oiliness of the skin, promoting the hydration of the damaged and dry skin, leaving the skin toned, hydrated and healthy.

In addition, this homemade moisturizer is an excellent option to help treat dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, pressure ulcers, also called scars, and acne. Discover other hydration options for dry and acne-prone skin.


  • 100 g of solid petroleum jelly;
  • 3 drops of Palmarosa essential oil.

preparation method

Mix the ingredients and apply in the areas where the skin is more dry, such as in the joints, hands or feet, 1 time a day.

6. Orange oil cream

The homemade orange oil moisturizing cream helps to keep the skin hydrated and smooth, and can be used in regions of the body where the skin is more dry, as is the case of joints, rods or pies.


  • ¼ cup of coconut oil;
  • ¼ cup of cocoa butter;
  • 3 drops of essential orange oil.

preparation method

Calentar the coconut oil and the cocoa butter in a baño maría until it melts. Let it cool down a little and add essential orange oil, store in a clean glass bottle and apply on dry skin daily.

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