This DIY aloe vera and jojoba oil moisturizer for the face is perfect for all skin types and skin conditions, including oily skin. The easy yet luxurious face cream with aloe vera and jojoba oil is hydrating yet light enough for oily skin.
I love the non-oily texture of this cream, which leaves your skin feeling soft and hydrated. To make an antiaging face cream, you can mix aloe with an oil that is good for mature and dry skin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines..
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It is safe to say that we all want to age gracefully. I know I do, which is why I love non-toxic yet effective skincare and learned how to make a cream with aloe vera and jojoba oil for the face. It is great for sensitive skin as it is free of artificial fragrances and preservatives.
This jojoba oil and aloe vera moisturizer for oily skin is fragrance-free but you can add essential oils such as rose or geranium. I love the sweet-smelling essential oil of geranium. Adding a rose flower extract is another great way to scent your facial cream. The addition of tea tree oil can help acne-prone skin due to its antibacterial properties.
Aloe vera jojoba oil moisturizer ingredients:
- aloe vera gel
- Jojoba seed oil
- xanthan gum
- Nutra Organics Collagen Powder
This homemade aloe vera and jojoba oil moisturizer is great for oily skin as the consistency is not too heavy. It is made with natural ingredients and is a fantastic daily moisturizer that improves the skin’s softness.
The skin produces sebum to naturally moisturize and protect the skin, but excess sebum production or oil production can also cause clogged pores. Dry skin is a result of not having enough oil to moisturize and protect the skin. Jojoba oil is non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores which is great for acne-prone skin and resembles the body’s natural oil thus, it is readily absorbed.
Not to mention, jojoba oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help to fight free radicals. Excess free radicals age the skin and contribute to inflammation. Jojoba oil has proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and is resistant to oxidation and degradation.
I was exposed to many skincare lines during my studies to become an advanced dermal skincare specialist. I came to realize that while there are some great skincare lines out there, so many skincare products are overpriced and filled with a lot of garbage (toxic ingredients).
Many natural skincare products are not effective due to lacking active ingredients.
While no magic ingredient will stop the aging process, we can use some very nourishing ingredients on our skin to slow down the process. Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties that help to soothe red and inflamed skin and supports wound healing. Any kind of sun damage or skin irritation will benefit from the topical application of organic aloe to calm down inflammation.
Jojoba oil is one of the best oils for acne skin.
The skin is also a reflection of your internal health as the skin is the largest organ and the one that we visually see. Radiant and glowing skin is a result of good health and nourishing skincare with active ingredients to target your concerns topically.
Here are some examples of what your skin may be telling you.
Inflammation and redness in the skin can be due to food sensitivities, excess sugar, an overreactive immune system, and anything irritating to the body.
Eating an anti-inflammatory diet is the best way to combat inflammation in the skin through the diet. Eating antioxidant fruits also helps to reduce oxidative stress for healthy skin.
Acne or congested skin can be due to:
- poor digestive function
- a sluggish detoxification system
- hormone imbalances connected to puberty, stress and excess sugar
- sluggish gallbladder and poor fat digestion
Salicylic acid is the best active ingredient for oily and acne-prone skin.
Wrinkles are a combination of a breakdown of collagen (protein) and dehydration, so I would always ask the question, how is your hydration? Are you drinking enough water and getting your electrolytes?
Also, are you eating sufficient protein, and do you have optimal stomach acid levels to help digest protein? Amino acids from protein is needed to make collagen.
Consuming collagen powder is a great way to easily absorb amino acids into the body for healthy skin. I like to put collagen powder into my morning coffee or smoothie!
Vitamin C is required to help the body build collagen in the skin and prevent wrinkles. This DIY liposomal vitamin C serum complements this aloe vera and jojoba oil moisturizer recipe.
Remember that your skin will be one of the last places where your body sends nutrients as it has more important internal organs that it must nourish first.
Beauty that shines from the inside out is a result of internal health and happiness. And hey, we are all going to age. There is nothing wrong with lines of wisdom that tell a story.
Tips for making the DIY jojoba oil and aloe face cream.
Below is my super simple four-ingredient, DIY face cream made with aloe, jojoba oil, Nutra organics collagen, and xanthan gum.
This jojoba face cream is super easy to make. All you need is an immersion blender, two sterile mason jars, and a skincare container.
This recipe makes approximately 125 ml. This homemade face cream does not have preservatives such as sodium benzoate, so be sure to use it up within a month or two.
Before adding in xanthan gum to the recipe, I found that while I still loved this DIY face cream, it would often separate. Once I added in the xanthan gum, it no longer separated and moisturizes much better.
You also want to ensure that both the aloe and jojoba oil are at room temperature and the same temperature to emulsify together.
The ingredient list for the aloe vera jojoba oil moisturizer recipe
- 5 tbsp jojoba oil
- 5tbsp aloe vera gel
- 1 tsp Nutra Organics Collagen Powder (optional)
- 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
How to emulsify aloe vera and oil
*To mix the aloe vera gel with jojoba oil, ensure that the aloe and jojoba are at equal room temperature.
*Measure the jojoba, xanthan gum, and Nutra organics collagen powder in one mason jar.
*In another sterile mason jar or measuring cup, place the aloe.
*Place a handheld immersion blender at the bottom of the mason jar with the jojoba and start to blend. At the same and with your other hand, SLOWLY pour the aloe in with the jojoba oil.
*Blend for approximately one minute or until you notice that the oil and aloe are fully emulsified and has turned a creamy white color. The jojoba and aloe vera moisturizer should have the consistency of mayo.
I let my lotion sit for 5 minutes, then give it another quick blend if I notice that it has started to separate at all.
With the help of xanthan gum, you should have a luxurious, moisturizing creamy DIY jojoba and aloe vera face and body cream that you have just made!
Pour into a skincare bottle and give your skin some love!
Now that I am a busy mom with a toddler, I don’t prioritize making this lovely face cream anymore, but I do still mix aloe vera gel with jojoba oil and vitamin c powder in my hand that I then mix with loose powder to make a natural foundation.
I place 4-5 drops of jojoba oil in my hand, then add equal amounts of aloe vera. Using a finger, I mix it up until it emulsifies together and forms a whitish creamy texture. Sometimes it can seem as though the jojoba oil and aloe vera won’t mix together. In this case, I added a touch more aloe vera gel and continued to whip it up in the palm of my hand with one finger.
This homemade aloe vera moisturizer is fantastic for oily skin. I have oily skin, so I use jojoba seed oil, the closest oil to our body’s natural sebum, and moisturizes for anyone with an oily skin complexion.
If you have mature or dry skin, you can substitute the jojoba oil with another oil to better suit your skin.
Argon oil is nourishing and great for mature, dry skin.
Other oils that I love to use in homemade skin care include:
- rosehip seed oil
- hemp seed oil
- sea buckthorn oil
- avocado oil
Be sure to look for cold-pressed oils such as organic jojoba oil and store in a dark bottle away from sunlight.
While this aloe vera and jojoba oil face cream is simple, the fun part starts with adding active ingredients suited to your skin concerns.
Here are some of my favorite active skincare ingredients that you can add to this homemade aloe vera moisturizer
Vitamin C powder – helps to make collagen and fill in those wrinkles. You want this in a 10% concentration.
Hyaluronic Acid – This is a sugar molecule that our body produces but starts to diminish as we age. It holds approximately 1000 times its weight in water and is fantastic for hydrating the skin. Wrinkles are both a breakdown of collagen and dehydration.
Astaxanthin – This is a powerful antioxidant that is needed by the body to combat free radical damage from UV rays, stress, and exposure to environmental toxins.
These are some of my favorite active ingredients that I look for, but there are many more! You can order these active ingredients from Skin Actives in Australia or Bulk Actives in the United States.
I also make my own DIY vitamin C serum and love it underneath the aloe vera and jojoba oil moisturizer recipe.
All the Love Amber! Your page is inspiring!
I have a question. So I chose to leave some ingredients out. I use a fresh Aloe and grind it into a juice and separated the pulp 2 times. I add my jojoba oil and the next morning, the aloe turned pink and jojoba oil is still gold. Do you think you know why this happens?
Hi and thanks for your question, I am wondering if the issue is with making your own aloe vera juice? Also, the xantham gum is really important for keeping the face cream emulsified. Oil and water don’t like to blend together but the xantham gum helps to keep it emulsified. Kinda like how you can make a salad dressing with oil and vinegar. Initially, you can shake it and it will mix together but once it sits it will begin to separate. The key for me to get the creamy texture was to use an immersion blender and start blending the oil and xantham gum for a few seconds then slowly pour in the aloe as you continue to blend. As you continue to blend it should turn into a creamy texture that is slightly off white, like the consistency of mayo. If you try this and it continues to separate I would say you need to add in the xanthan gum. Hope that helps and good luck!
Hey there! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful simple blend. LOVE it already, just made it this morning. I do have a question. After applying it to my skin and letting it settle, I could feel a little bit of the xanthan gum or collagen powder. Is this normal?
Hi Alexis, I am glad you loved the moisturizer. I never noticed a feeling of xanthan gum or collagen on my skin although you could always try reducing the amount of collagen powder to see if that helps reduce the feeling ?