Homemade Facial Moisturizer

So I have already made moisturizer which although was good, finding a recipe that uses something other than Shea butter is on my ‘To-Do List’, but today I wanted to share how I have replaced my Olay Complete!

If you have been following my blog I’m sure you have picked up a couple things about me … selectively cheap {would usually rather make something than go to the store and pay for it} AND selectively lazy {would rather go without than run to the store}. I really love how we all have the liberty to be ‘selective’ 🙂 … however there does need to be balance though because any of these choices can go south and put priorities out of wak!

I’m sure you have all read or seen those Pinterest posts with the 101+ uses for coconut oil and this would be on most of them, so the cheap and lazy me decided to take my coconut oil from the kitchen {yes, the same stuff I’d use in my frying pan … don’t judge until you’ve tried it 😉 } and use it on my face.

Now, I will say it took a few days to get use to the initial greasier feeling than your typical face lotion, but I can honestly say I will never go back!

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Homemade Facial Moisturizer

1/4 of a teaspoon of coconut oil (more or less depending on your preference)
1 to 2 drops of frankincense oil (optional)
Pull coconut oil in the palm of your hand. Add frankincense oil. Rub together. Apply to face and neck evenly. Use morning and evening. 
Generally, I use plain coconut oil in the morning and add the frankincense in at night. 

So far my facial regime includes the Norwex cloth to wash my face, coconut oil to moisturize, store bought concealer, homemade powder foundation, store bought blush, store bought eye-shadow, store bought eye-liner, and depending on the day either store bought mascara or my homemade version. I did go through a phase when I first started switching over to homemade items I dealt with a few break outs; however, I sometimes wonder if it wasn’t my skin detoxing from all the other stuff I had been using for so long?!? I’ve been using my homemade powder foundation since July and it’s been about a month since I added in the homemade moisturizer.

All in all, I love how simple this is and the benefits of the coconut oil and frankincense are a great bonus!

Cost (per application): homemade facial moisturizer without the frankincense is less than $0.10  and with the frankincense is about $0.50. 

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  1. Brilliant post.Homemade facial moisturizer using frankincense oil is wounder idea.Mentioned recipe is much more easier to try and the cost of this process is lower so this recipe is gonna best way for preparing moisturizer at home.Thanks

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