How to Make an Oil-Free Facial Lotion

by Natalie Schwab

Keep your skin fresh and moisturized with natural ingredients.

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Luxury facial lotions are expensive and can actually clog your pores and leave you with blemishes and oily skin. If you suffer from naturally oily skin, you want a facial lotion that does not contain oil. Try making your own facial lotion at home with natural ingredients to avoid the harsh chemicals and heavy oils that are often found in store-bought lotions. A simple mix of natural ingredients will give you the moisture you need to keep your skin healthy and glowing.

Items you will need

  • Glycerine Lotion:
  • 1/2 cup rose water
  • 1/4 cup glycerine
  • Orange Blossom Lotion:
  • Stainless steel saucepan
  • 1 tbsp. skin lotion herb blend (see Resources)
  • 1 tbsp. and 2 tsp. of orange blossom floral water
  • 2 tbsp. skin care complex (see Resources)
  • 4 tsp. soy blend wax
  • Mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer

Glycerine Lotion

Step 1

Pour 1/2 cup of rose water into a medium-sized mixing bowl.

Step 2

Slowly stir in 1/4 cup of glycerine.

Step 3

Whisk the ingredients until they are mixed well.

Step 4

Apply nightly to your face.

Step 5

Store for no more than one week.

Orange Blossom Lotion

Step 1

Boil water and pour it over the herbs.

Step 2

Steep the herbs for 15 minutes. Strain the water and set it aside.

Step 3

Pour the water into a saucepan and slowly add the soy blend wax. Turn the heat to medium and stir until the wax has melted.

Step 4

Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl. Beat in the skin care complex and orange blossom water.

Step 5

Beat until the ingredients are creamy. Apply at night or in the morning under makeup. This lotion will last six months in the refrigerator.

Tips

  • Both lotions need to be stored in the refrigerator, as they contain no preservatives.

Photo Credits

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About the Author

Natalie Schwab is a professional writer with a bachelor's degree in journalism and business from the University of Arizona. She has copy edited for her university newspaper, the "Arizona Daily Wildcat," conducted legislative research as an intern at Project Vote Smart and reported on the environment for the "Tombstone Epitaph."