Easy 3 Ingredient Homemade Moisturiser

Homemade Moisturiser

I used the recipe below to make some lovely homemade moisturiser. It cost approximately €5 to make a cup of moisturiser (half of recipe below), which is absolutely delicious on the skin. Our whole family has been using it for about 6 months and couldn’t go back to shop bought cream now.

  • Use a double boiler to melt half a cup of almond oil or grape seed oil and 20g of beeswax that has been either grated or cut into small pieces.
  • Mix 1 cup of aloe vera gel, a teaspoon of almond of Vitamin E oil and essential oils (optional).
  • Once the beeswax is melted in the almond oil, take the mixture off the heat and place on a tea-towel on a counter or table.
  • Whisk or blend the aloe vera gel mixture into the oil / beeswax mixture bit by bit.


This recipe is an edited version of one that i found on Remedies and Herbs.

I haven’t been able to make this recipe completely zero waste but i’ve been able to source the almond oil in refillable containers,  and aloe vera gel in a large recyclable plastic container. I’m not sure if the aloe vera gel container can be refilled but i’ll ask next time i’m in. I’ve also successfully sourced ‘naked’ beeswax from a local beekeeper but if you don’t have any i’ve seen it unwrapped in most health shops for less than 3euro.


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