Best Body Moisturizer Recipes for Dry Skin Relief
If you suffer from dry skin, learn how to make the best body moisturizer recipes for dry skin relief. These natural skin care recipes for dry skin creams, oils, lotions and balms are simple remedies you can make at home. They’re free of the ingredients you don’t want in your daily skin care regimen, so they don’t further exacerbate dry skin. Plus they won’t make itchy skin worse if you have sensitive skin prone to allergic reactions to over-the-counter body moisturizers.
Dry skin isn’t just a winter skin care concern. Dry air, irritating fragrances and other triggers can lead to tight and itchy skin throughout year. As can overexposure to sun, which strips skin of moisture. Of course, cold climates and winter can potentially cause further issues and lead to skin damage if you don’t take care to protect and moisturize skin that’s exposed to the elements. If you’ve been known to scratch your skin raw, then this post is a must read!
Learn how to help repair and moisturize dry skin naturally with this collection of the best body moisturizer recipes. They’re suited for both dry skin and eczema. So skin looks and feels healthy and moisturized. These natural body moisturizers are also a great way to soothe itchy skin, so you’re not constantly scratching.
Best Body Moisturizer Recipes for Dry Skin Relief
Dry skin is itchy and uncomfortable. Don’t suffer through it. Get dry skin relief today with this collection of the best body moisturizer recipes for dry skin relief. These natural skin care recipes are a great way to promote healing and restore the appearance of skin health, while also soothing dry, itchy skin. Keep reading to discover how to make 85+ of the best body moisturizer recipes — including body oils, dry skin salves, whipped body butters, homemade lotions, rich hand and body creams, solid and hard lotion bars and healing body balms.
Body Moisturizer Oil Recipes
Blending carrier oils with skin nourishing and hydrating properties is another way to create a homemade body moisturizer. These best body moisturizer oil recipes are formulated with a blend of moisturizing oils with specific properties so they don’t feel greasy on skin after application. They’re quick and easy to use as you simply spray them on, then massage into dry skin for instant relief.
This dry skin body oil recipe is one of my oldest body moisturizer oil recipes. However, it’s also one of my all time favorites. This body oil handled my dry, itchy skin when lotions weren’t working, and actually made my skin feel worse! The key ingredient in this moisturizing body oil recipe is hemp seed oil. And for good reason — it works beautifully at calming dry, irritated skin! Hemp seed oil is probably my favorite oil to use in skin care recipes for dry skin and eczema. Plus, because it’s considered a dry oil, you don’t have to worry about it feeling greasy or staining your clothing.
- Anti-Aging Body Oil Serum Recipe
- Edible Body Oil Recipe
- Pumpkin Spice Body Oil Recipe
- DIY Dry Oil Body Spray for Dry Skin
- Dry Oil Body Moisturizer Spray Recipe
- Calendula Face Oil Recipe
- Shea Body Butter Spray Recipe
- Cranberry Orange Body Oil Recipe
- After Sun Body Moisturizer Oil Recipe
Body Moisturizing Salve Recipes for Severely Dry Skin
Salves have a long history of medicinal use as natural home remedies for everything from scrapes and scratches to burns, bruises and sore muscles. Typically crafted from plant based ingredients that include a combination of carrier or herbal infused oils, essential oils and beeswax, these herbal salve recipes are also a wonderful skin protectant. So they not only work wonders as a body moisturizer for severely dry skin skin, they also help lock in moisture and protect skin from the elements. Following are some of my favorite homemade salve recipes for moisturizing and protecting extra dry or eczema prone skin. They also work wonders for cracked skin on hands, knuckles, elbows, knees and heels.
This healing salve recipe with essential oils is perfect for winter skin care. Used as a healing salve for dry hands, this natural body moisturizer hydrates and protects skin with all natural ingredients, including a simple blend of warming essential oils to help improve circulation and reduce inflammation. Due to the simple essential oil blend, it’s also helpful if you suffer from stiff joints, sore muscles or arthritis. A unique two-in-one product, this healing hand salve recipe offers both dry skin relief and pain relief without having to resort to using multiple products. Plus it naturally warms cold hands.
- Manuka Essential Oil Salve Recipe
- Winter Hand Salve Recipe
- Scar and Stretch Mark Treatment Salve
- Best Herbal Salve Recipes
- Homemade Salve Recipe for Eczema
This simple plantain salve recipe is naturally scented with a lovely cocoa mint fragrance. Lovingly crafted with ingredients like roasted cocoa butter and plantain herbal oil, this natural herbal salve is a must for your herbal apothecary. Use this multi-functional, natural skin care product on eczema prone or to moisturize dry skin. It can also help promote healing of minor cuts and scratches. Or use it as a natural lip balm for seasonal winter skin care.
- Cracked Heel Salve Recipe
- Natural Foot Repair Salve Recipe
- Rosemary & Neem Oil Foot Salve Recipe
- All Purpose Salve Recipe
- Lanolin & Neem Salve Recipe
- Natural Lanolin Salve Recipe for Dry Skin
Best Body Moisturizer Lotion Recipes
If you have acne prone or combination skin, you may find that using heavy body moisturizers causes breakouts. By opting for a lotion to relieve dry skin, you can moisturize without that concern. Lotion formulations are generally made with a considerable quantity of water or milk to hydrate skin. Due to this, they are often more lightweight than body creams, which have minimal water, or body butters, which contain no water. Therefore, they’re generally less likely to clog pores.
Because body lotions contain water, they also need an emulsifier to keep the oil and water from separating. That, combined, with controlled temperatures when mixing, ensure the perfect lotion.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that as body lotions contain water, they will need a preservative to keep bacteria, mold and other germs from growing and causing skin infections. If you aren’t comfortable using preservatives, but still want to make homemade body lotions, I recommend starting with a lotion base that can then be scented to your liking with either essential oils or a fragrance oil. Alternately, The Herbal Academy offers a seasonal course on working with both emulsifiers and preservatives in skin care which can be found here.
- Apple & Pumpkin Spice Lotion Recipe
- DIY Sprayable Shea Butter Lotion
- Easy Hand Lotion Recipe
- DIY Rose Body Lotion
- Winter Body Lotion Recipe for Dry Skin
- DIY Soothing Cucumber Lotion
- Homemade Calendula & Aloe Lotion Recipe
- Intense Berry Shea Butter Lotion Recipe
- Texas Cedarwood Hand Lotion Recipe
Best Body Moisturizer Cream Recipes for Dry Skin Care
If lotions are too lightweight for your dry skin, and body butters are too rich, then body creams are the perfect balance. Similar to lotions, body creams are a wonderful addition to your dry skin care routine to help soothe and nourish cracked or dry skin. Like salves, body creams often provide a skin protecting barrier that helps lock in moisture while also providing rich hydration to skin screaming for extra love during the winter season.
Contenders for the best moisturizer body cream recipes are my soothing moisture whip recipe for dry skin care and my whipped cucumber hand cream recipe. For dry hands, my whipped cucumber hand cream recipe with bergamot essential oil is a must have product. Not only does it hydrate and soothe dry skin, it can also help with sunburns and other skin care concerns. Even better, it can also be used on your face and body. Just keep in mind that bergamot essential oil is photosensitive. So be sure to use sunscreen if you’ll be spending time outdoors. Or opt for a use bergapten-free bergamot oil.
My soothing moisture whip recipe is an absolute dream for dry, parched skin. Crafted using natural ingredients, this ultra luxe moisturizer has a fluffy, cloud like texture that melts instantly into skin when applied. Skin soothing butters, aloe vera and witch hazel extract offer rich moisture that promote skin health while a calming essential oil blend lends its aromatherapeutic properties.
- Egyptian Magic Cream Recipe
- Cucumber Eye Cream Recipe
- Natural Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe
- Bee Pollen Skin Cream Recipe
Learn how to make this natural chocolate rose body moisturizer with coconut oil. This chocolate rose body cream recipe is scented with chocolate absolute and rose essential oil for a natural fragrance that will delight the senses. While a rich blend of hydrating coconut oil and other carrier oils deliver moisturizing relief for dry skin.
- Patchouli & Fir Needle Hand Cream Recipe
- After Sun Skin Soothing Cream Recipe
- Neem Cream Recipe for Eczema
- Rose Body Cream Recipe
- Lavender & Peppermint Foot Cream Recipe
Whipped Body Butter Recipes for Dry Skin
These whipped body butter recipes make delightful body moisturizers for winter skin care as well as homemade holiday gifts. Enriched with hydrating and moisturizing butters, these whipped body butter recipes are among my all time favorite body moisturizers for dry skin relief. Whipped with a blender or hand mixer, whipped body butters are just body butter with air whipped into them for a light, fluffy feel.
There’s no excuse to let dry skin leave your skin a raw, itchy mess this winter. Nourish it naturally instead with this hydrating whipped body butter recipe! This recipe for whipped body butter is the perfect addition to your winter skin care routine for natural, dry skin relief. Scented with an all-natural lemon creme fragrance oil, this intense body moisturizer is a favorite, homemade holiday gift idea.
- Whipped Body Butter Souffle Recipe
- Vanilla Whipped Body Butter Recipe
- Peppermint Whipped Body Butter Recipe
- Whipped Chocolate Body Butter Recipe
- Whipped Pumpkin Spice Body Butter Recipe
- Whipped Body Butter Recipe with Sea Buckthorn
Moisturizing Body Butter Recipes
This collection of rich, moisturizing body butter recipes are another great way to care for dry skin. Heavier than a cream or lotion, these homemade body butters penetrate deep into skin to hydrate and soothe dry or cracked skin. These body moisturizing recipes are well suited for winter skin care and also make lovely homemade winter gifts for friends and family.
This natural bacuri body butter recipe is the best body moisturizer for all skin types! Formulated to moisturize and nourish dry and maturing skin, this non-greasy bacuri body butter recipe is crafted using three simple ingredients from the Brazilian Amazon forest.
- Lavender Body Butter Recipe
- Orange Peppermint Body Butter Recipe with Essential Oils
- Cinnamon Sugar Body Butter Recipe
- Neem Oil Body Butter Recipe
- Chocolate Orange Body Butter Recipe
- Magnesium Body Butter Recipe
- Pumpkin Spice Body Butter Recipe
Looking for a DIY vegan friendly moisturizer? This rose body butter recipe is made without beeswax for a vegan body moisturizer suitable for daily dry skin care! Made with only natural ingredients, this natural skin care product is perfect for your green beauty regimen. Enriched with frankincense essential oil, this natural body butter isn’t greasy and is okay to use even if you have sensitive skin.
- Lavender Orange Body Butter Recipe
- Unicorn Body Butter Recipe
- Vanilla & Fig Non-Greasy Body Butter Recipe
- Homemade Cranberry Body Butter Recipe
- Shea Body Butter Recipe for Dry Skin
- Sugar Cookie Body Butter Recipe
- Green Tea Body Butter Recipe
- Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter Recipe
Best Body Moisturizing Balms for Dry Skin Relief
Body balms are soothing skin care preparations used to soothe skin and promote healing. These moisturizing body balm recipes make lovely body moisturizers to soothe itchy, dry skin and offer moisturizing, long term relief. Made from solidified carrier oils, this type of body moisturizer recipe is especially beneficial for dry skin especially in cold climates or where there is low humidity and dry air. These hydrating body balms can be used all over your body to tackle dry skin and eczema and also work well as homemade lip balms for double duty.
If you need natural dry skin and eczema relief, then you must try this homemade healing balm recipe and natural moisturizer with essential oils. This natural eczema treatment balm moisturizes skin and provides natural relief of itching and skin irritation associated with dry skin and eczema. It’s formulated using only natural ingredients known for their ability to help relieve inflammation, itching and dryness, in order to avoid further skin irritation and promote skin health.
- Natural Eczema Treatment Balm Recipe
- Homemade Callus Balm Recipe
- Bacuri Butter Body Balm Recipe
- Rose Body Balm Recipe
- Palmarose Lime Body Balm Recipe
This homemade, healing winter body balm recipe contains ingredients that work together to help promote healing for damaged skin while also locking in much needed moisture. You’ll love it on lips and problem skin areas, as well as an all over body moisturizer. This natural skin care product also makes wonderful homemade gifts for anyone who suffers from persistent skin conditions. It’s the perfect gift for people who wash their hands continuously throughout the day or work with their hands! So keep it in mind for hairdressers, crafters and teachers who work with children.
Solid Body Moisturizer Lotion Recipes
A body moisturizer doesn’t have to be an oil or cream to get the job done. Moisturizing lotions also come in solid form! Referred to as solid lotion bars or hard lotion bars, these body moisturizer lotion recipes are a solid version of your favorite skin care product. Made with a combination of wax, butters and oil, these solid lotion bar recipes melt onto skin when applied. Simply package them in a tin or a push up deodorant or lip balm container for portable packaging. Then drop them into your purse to take them on the go. These also make great stocking stuffers for the holidays.
This DIY matcha all over moisture stick is a simple and affordable remedy for dry skin relief. It’s homemade with just three natural ingredients that moisturize, nourish, condition and protects skin all over your body – lips included!
- Matcha All Over Moisture Stick Recipe
- Winter Snowflake Hard Lotion Bar Recipe
- Green Tea Solid Lotion Bar Recipe
- Bacuri Butter Solid Lotion Bar Recipe
- Cranberry Chutney Solid Lotion Bar Recipe
This lavender solid lotion bar recipe without beeswax is a vegan friendly body moisturizer made with soothing oat butter, plantain infused olive oil and lavender essential oil. It’s the perfect treat for dry or sunburned skin, and it works great on dry or rough feet, hands and elbows too!
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- Hemp Seed Butter Solid Lotion Bars
- Aloe After Sun Lotion Bar Recipe
- DIY Rose Lotion Bars
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