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DIY face moisturizer

DIY Face Moisturizer with Shea Butter

  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 30 applications 1x


You need a daily face moisturizer that includes key nutrients to enhance the skin. These have some of the best ingredients, and it’s surprisingly easy to make!


  • ½ cup shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon argan oil
  • 1 tablespoon carrot seed oil (NOT carrot seed essential oil; and can substitute jojoba oil)
  • 5 drops lemongrass oil
  • 10 drops lavender oil
  • 6 drops chamomile oil


  1. Pour argan oil and shea butter into a heat-safe bowl.
  2. Place the bowl in a pan of warm-to-hot water.
  3. Allow the shea butter to melt and blend the two ingredients.
  4. Carefully remove from heat and add the carrot seed oil. Blend well.
  5. Add the essential oils and blend again.
  6. Store in a glass container with a wide mouth.
  7. Apply to a clean face (wash it well with my homemade face wash) in the morning and at night.


Store it in a cool, dark place and it should last a few months; I sometimes keep my products in the fridge.

  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Method: Blending

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