8 Best Ways To Make A Homemade Natural Moisturizer For Oily Skin In Summer & Winter

No one wants to get the oily skin because this skin complexion gives a dull & wishy-washy appearance. Although you cleanse your face very well, the oily skin also turns into a greasy texture for several hours. Also, people with the oily skin are prone to acne breakouts. In fact, many people with oily skin tend to avoid moisturizers. However, oily skin tends to be dehydrated, thus you must apply a little of high-quality moisturizer twice a day. A high-quality moisturizer is often expensive and contains some chemicals that are not good for the skin. Do you want to know the best ways to make a homemade natural moisturizer for oily skin in summer and winter? Today, Beauty Talk will share with you 8 simple-but-effective recipes that will aid you in making a natural moisturizer for oily skin at home!

8 Best Ways To Make Homemade Natural Moisturizer For Oily Skin In Summer & Winter

1. Moisturizer For Oily Skin – Recipe 1

Shea butter contains a skin nourishing property because it is rich in vitamin A. Apart from moisturizing the skin, it also helps to remove inflammation and boost the production of collagen. Besides, jojoba oil is considered as a great type of carrier oil for this moisturizer for oily skin. In addition, it is also a natural emollient. It helps to heal the skin, reduce wrinkles, fight infections, and remove excess oil buildup.

Tamanu oil is packed with polyphenols and contains an antimicrobial property, which makes it an excellent skin healer [1]. What about rosemary essential oil? It is a great ingredient for the oily skin thanks to its ability to aid in protecting skin cells from free radical damage. It also helps to lock moisture in the skin while improving blood flow [2].

In addition, you need to some drops of the peppermint essential oil that helps shrink the large skin pores thanks to its astringent properties. Plus, it offers a calming effect on an inflamed skin while it can also improve eczema & psoriasis.


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  • 3 ounces of jojoba oil
  • 1 ounce of tamanu oil
  • 1 ounce of shea butter
  • 3 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops of rosemary oil

Instructions to make this moisturizer for oily skin:

This recipe makes approximately 6 ounces of moisturizer for oily skin.

  • Firstly, place a heatproof bowl in a pan with hot water or you can also use a double boiler.
  • Then, scoop the shea butter and add it to the pan.
  • Next, add the jojoba oil to it and then blend them until the mixture melts.
  • Now, carefully remove it from heat and then add the tamanu oil to it.
  • After that, use a fork or spatula to blend the mixture.
  • Next, add the essential oils to it before blending them well.
  • Now, transfer the finished lotion to a small jar with a lid.
  • Finally, store the jar of moisturizer in a cool & dark place and it lasts for a few months.
  • To use it, apply it twice daily with a gentle upward stroke. Ideally, you should apply each morning after washing your face or taking a shower to retain moisture. Then, apply it again before bedtime.
2. Moisturizer For Oily Skin – Recipe 2

recipe 2

This homemade moisturizer for oily skin includes tea tree oil and peppermint oil that can help to rejuvenate the oil levels of your skin and remove bacteria causing acne. Both witch hazel and aloe vera calm irritation and promote the healthy skin.

Besides, jojoba oil is actually great in this recipe. When you apply this oil to your skin, your skin assumes that it’s producing enough oil. This will aid in limiting oil overproduction and balancing the oil production of your skin. And because it is non-comedogenic, you don’t worry about using it [3].


  • 75 ml of jojoba oil
  • 10 grams of Emulsifying wax
  • 1/2 teaspoon of stearic acid (stabilizer)
  • 25 ml of aloe vera gel
  • 5 ml of vitamin E
  • 125 ml of witch hazel or purified water
  • 10 drops of tea tree oil
  • 10 drops of peppermint oil
  • 10 drops of lemongrass oil
  • 1 drop of Ylang Ylang
  • 10 drops of grapefruit seed extract

Instructions to make this moisturizer for oily skin:

  • At first, stir the oil, emulsifying wax, & stearic acid together in a small glass heatproof measuring cup.
  • Next, place this cup in a small pot of water and then warm it slowly over low heat, stirring occasionally, till the wax is melted completely. Remove it from heat and add the Vitamin E to it.
  • Now, pour the aloe vera and witch hazel into a large glass heatproof measuring cup and stir them to combine.
  • Next, in another pot in the microwave or on the stove, gently warm the mixture of witch hazel & aloe vera until it is lukewarm. Never skip this step because your lotion will separate later if this mixture is too cold.
  • Now, slowly pour the oil combination into this mixture, stir constantly by using a wire whisk.
  • Then, stir it in the essential oils & the grapefruit seed extract.
  • After that, pour your homemade moisturizer for oily skin into a clean, sterilized dark glass jar and let it cool before closing it with the cap.
  • Remember to shake the jar occasionally when the lotion gets cool to prevent these ingredients from separating. You can store it in a cool & dark place.

This natural recipe makes approximately 8 ounces of moisturizer for oily skin. You should use it after cleansing and toning your face in every morning.


In the producing process of this lotion for the oily skin; if the moisturizer gets too thin, make another little batch with 2 tsp. of oil, 1/2 to 1 tbsp. of emulsifying wax, and 1/2 tsp. of stearic acid. Melt as in the above-mentioned directions. Whisk in 3 tbsp. of warm water and pour this batch into the thin batch. Then, stir them together and allow them to set.

If your moisturizer gets too thick, produce another complete batch following the recipe above. However, this time reduces the amount of emulsifying wax to 1/2 tbsp. and skips the stearic acid. Then, mix this batch with the thick batch to have a more consistency.

3. Moisturizer For Oily Skin – Recipe 3

Jojoba oil is perfect for people with oily skin because it helps to balance oil production of the skin. It has also been known to aid in treating acne, psoriasis, chapped skin, and sunburn. Hemp seed oil helps to reduce the size of skin pores, blackheads, & acne. Also, it may prevent premature aging and effectively help to maintain moisture balance.


  • 2 tbsp. of hemp seed oil
  • 5 tbsp. of jojoba oil
  • 5 tsp. of beeswax
  • 1 tsp. of aloe vera gel
  • 5 drops of tea tree oil
  • 5 drops of rosemary oil
  • 5 drops of lavender oil
  • 5 drops of fennel oil

Instructions to make this moisturizer for oily skin:

  • Firstly, heat the jojoba, hemp seed oil, rosehip seed oil, and beeswax in a double broiler until combined.
  • After that, remove it from heat and allow it to cool a bit.
  • When the mixture starts to cool and solidify, you use a hand mixer to whip it up. While whipping, you add aloe vera gel & essential oils to it.
  • When it is whipped thoroughly, you have a natural moisturizer for oily skin!
4. Moisturizer For Oily Skin – Recipe 4

recipe 4

Beeswax is used to thicken this moisturizer for oily skin. It helps to protect against irritants and still allows the skin to breathe. Also, it locks moisture in the skin and has many healing benefits thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. Aloe vera is great for removing sunburn, treating acne, reducing inflammation in your skin, and healing your skin quickly & naturally. It also helps to reduce wrinkles thanks to its plethora of antioxidants such as beta-carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C.


  • 1 cup of aloe vera gel
  • 3/4 ounce of beeswax
  • 1/4 cup of almond oil
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 10 drops of grapeseed oil

Instructions to make this moisturizer for oily skin:

  • At first, melt the beeswax, coconut oil, and almond oil in a chocolate melting pot.
  • Then, pour this melted mixture into a blender and set it aside for 75 minutes to cool the mixture before blending it. If you don’t cool it, it will separate later.
  • After that, mix the essential oil in the cup of aloe vera.
  • Finally, fire up the blender and slowly pour the gel into this blender when it whips. It will transform from the thick oil into the light & fluffy white texture.
  • Now, you have your own homemade moisturizer for oily skin! Add the lotion into a small container and store it in the fridge. Remember that all lotions have a shelf life. Avoid using anything that looks wrong.
5. Moisturizer For Oily Skin – Recipe 5

Vegetable glycerin offers a lot of benefits for a beautiful skin. It can help to balances oily skin and seal moisture into the dry skin. It is non-comedogenic, which means that it will not clog skin pores. In addition, it aids in preventing the formation of acne breakouts and reducing an inflamed and red skin thanks to its cooling effects.


  • 2 tsp. of vegetable glycerin
  • 4 tsp. of aloe vera gel
  • 1 tsp. of argan oil
  • 7 drops of lavender essential oil

Instructions to make this moisturizer for oily skin:

  • Firstly, add vegetable glycerin, aloe vera gel, lavender essential oil, and argan oil to a bowl.
  • Then, stir them together with a whisk until you get a combined mixture.
  • Next, pour the mixture into a disc top dispenser bottle by using a small funnel.
  • Now, your homemade vegetable glycerin moisturizer for oily skin is ready! You just store it in a cool & dry place.
  • To use it, press a little of the lotion onto your palm, rub your palms together and then apply it to your clean skin. You should use it after toning the skin. For best results, you should use it after washing your skin when it is still wet and then pat it dry. This seals moisture in the skin!
6. Moisturizer For Oily Skin – Recipe 6

Being a stable type of oil, jojoba is very good for dry, oily, normal, aging, or even acne-prone skin. Besides, Moroccan has a fresh smell and it contains anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, & antioxidant properties that help to reduce redness and prevent premature aging.


  • 1/2 cup of jojoba oil
  • 1/4 cup of argan oil
  • 1 or 2 squirts of neem oil
  • 10 drops of Moroccan chamomile essential oil
  • 3 tablespoons of grated beeswax
  • 3/4 cup of warm purified water
  • 5 to 10 drops of essential oils

Instructions to make this moisturizer for oily skin:

  • Firstly, prepare a double boiler by putting a larger bowl over one pot of boiling water.
  • Now, melt the beeswax & oil in your double boiler.
  • When the beeswax is melted completely, turn off heat.
  • After that, add warm purified water to a food processor having the drip attachment on.
  • Now, turn on the processor and then add drop-by-drop the oil/beeswax liquid. The lotion will be well combined and creamy as finished. You can add essential oils (optional) pulse it until combined thoroughly.
  • Finally, transfer it to a glass jar and store it.

Note: Remember that because this natural moisturizer recipe doesn’t contain stabilizers and preservatives, it will not be shelf stable like its store bought ones. Therefore, you can use this homemade lotion for several weeks at the room temperature.

7. Moisturizer For Oily Skin – Recipe 7

recipe 7

Aloe vera is loaded with antibacterial & anti-inflammatory properties that make it excellent for soothing, disinfecting, and healing an acne prone skin. In addition, it hydrates and moisturizes the skin, especially when mixed with shea butter. Honey helps to reduce acne inflammation, kill bacteria causing acne, and keep the skin hydrated because it is a natural humectant, a substance that can draw the moisture from the surroundings and then lock it in the skin.

Besides, rose water hydrates the skin and gives it a fresh feeling instead of sticky and oily while tea tree essential oil has powerful antibacterial, antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial properties that help to heal acne and pimples naturally.


  • 4 tbsp. of shea butter
  • 1/2 tsp. of raw honey
  • 1 tsp. of rose water
  • 1 tsp. of pure aloe vera gel
  • 4 drops of tea tree oil
  • 4 drops of geranium oil
  • 4 drops of lavender oil

Instructions to make this moisturizer for oily skin:

  • Firstly, add all ingredients into a small blender and blend them for several seconds until you have a fluffy white mixture.
  • Then, transfer to a sterilized glass jar.
  • You should store in a cool & dry place and use it for up to three months.
  • To use it, wash your face, pat it dry and then apply it to the skin.
  • Always remember to use your clean fingertip to scoop this moisturizer for oily skin because this prevents germs from spreading to the skin.
8. Moisturizer For Oily Skin – Recipe 8

Jojoba oil is an excellent antioxidant while it also helps to clean your skin and moisturize it well. Aloe vera also has an ability to moisturize the skin without making it feel or look greasy, which is precisely what you want in one natural moisturizer for oily skin. It is also anti-inflammatory and has antioxidants, vitamin C, and vitamin E, all of which are known to promote the skin’s health and prevent premature aging. In this recipe, carnauba wax is responsible for softening the skin. Let’s try making this moisturizer for oily skin right now!


  • 3 tsp. of carnauba wax
  • 3 tbsp. of water
  • 3 drop of rose essential oil
  • 3 tsp. of aloe vera
  • 9 tbsp. of jojoba oil

Instructions to make this moisturizer for oily skin:

  • Firstly, add carnauba wax to a glass bowl.
  • Then, add jojoba oil and water to this bowl and mix them well.
  • Next, place this bowl on the top of boiling water to melt the mixture.
  • After that, remove the mixture from heat and allow it to cool down at room temperature.
  • Finally, add aloe vera gel and rose essential oil to it and mix them thoroughly.
  • Now, your cream is ready.

Above are the best ways to make a homemade natural moisturizer for oily skin in summer and winter that you can follow easily. If you know other recipes to make a moisturizer for oily skin, please share with us by leaving your comments at the end of this writing. For other natural recipes for beauty conditions, please visit our DIY Beauty page.

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