So what is the difference between a store-bought tinted moisturizer and its natural homemade counterpart? Well, a DIY tinted moisturizer is less harmful to your skin and of course less heavy on your wallet. And being an option loaded with natural ingredients, it offers innumerable benefits too. Let’s explore two awesome recipes here:
DIY – Homemade Natural Tinted Moisturizer Recipes
This is a very basic version of homemade tinted moisturizer. However, you’ll need your favorite foundation for preparing this one. We’ve already showed you how to make natural powdered foundation in one of our previous posts. So, just give that a try and you’ll be ready with the base of your homemade natural tinted moisturizer.
- Homemade powdered foundation – 2 teaspoons
- Coconut oil – 4 tablespoons
- Vitamin E – 2 capsules
- Lavender essential oil – 20 drops
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- Pour coconut oil into a medium-sized mixing bowl. If it is in solid form, melt in a double boiler or microwave oven and cool down before using.
- Add homemade powdered foundation (check out the recipe) to the bowl and mix with a spoon. Adjust the amount of foundation depending on your desired shade. If you want your tinted moisturizer to be lighter, use it in moderation. For a darker shade, increase the amount accordingly.
- Add the content of vitamin E capsules to the bowl and blend well. It can also be replaced with 10 to 20 drops of other nourishing oils like sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, etc.
- Pour lavender essential oil to the mixture. This is needed for ensuring that the oily acne-prone skin doesn’t get affected by this moisturizer. If you have a normal skin, you may skip lavender essential oil.
- Blend all ingredients nicely with the help of a spoon or hand whisk. Keep the bowl aside until the mixture reaches the room temperature.
- Once again, whip the mixture well to ensure that there is no lump and the consistency is medium as well as smooth. If you want your tinted moisturizer to be a little thinner, add some more drops of nourishing oil to it.
- Pour the whole mixture into a container and your homemade tinted moisturizer is absolutely ready to use.
Want to go a bit more elaborate? Try out this super hydrating natural moisturizer recipe with beautiful natural tint. It will give you a beautiful glow along with a subtly made up look. However, the best part of this recipe is its ingredients, which contains raw shea butter and extra virgin coconut oil for keeping skin soft and supple, almond oil and vitamin E oil for fighting against the signs of aging, aloe vera gel for repairing damaged cells, Lemon essential oil for detoxifying and tightening skin, bentonite clay for deep cleansing and preparing the base and cocoa powder for a subtle color.
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- Beeswax – 1 teaspoon
- Shea butter – 1 teaspoon
- Almond oil – 4 tablespoons
- Extra virgin coconut oil – 2 teaspoons
- Pure honey – 2 teaspoons
- Vitamin E oil – 2 teaspoons
- Aloe vera gel – 6 tablespoons
- Bentonite clay – 1 teaspoon
- Cocoa powder – 1 teaspoon
- Lemon essential oil – 20 drops
- Pour beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil and almond oil into a double boiler. Heat it up slowly until all the ingredients form a melted mixture together. Allow it to cool down and transfer to a blender.
- Take a small mixing bowl and put aloe vera gel into it. Also, pour pure honey, vitamin E oil and lemon essential oil into the bowl. Whisk well to prepare a smooth mixture.
- Now, pour this aloe vera-honey mixture into the beeswax-shea butter mixture kept inside the blender. Blend well so that a mixture of medium consistency is prepared. If you find that the beeswax-oil mixture has turned into a lip balm-like substance, break it up gently with a spoon and then proceed with the blending.
- Once everything is well-combined, shift the mixture into a glass or high-grade plastic bowl. As you are going to use bentonite clay at this stage, using a metallic bowl will not be safe enough. So, put the clay in the bowl you’ve taken and also add cocoa powder to it. You may increase or decrease the quantity of cocoa powder to control the shade of your homemade moisturizer. For a darker tint, increase the amount and vice versa.
- Finally, store your freshly made tinted moisturizer in a plastic container and place it in a cool dry area.
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While making tinted moisturizer at your home, be sure about the shade that actually suits your skin. If you have a fair complexion, go for lighter shades while darker complexion needs comparatively darker shades of moisturizer. Also, you may want to go for an easier option by blending your bronzer with your favorite moisturizer. However, this will not come up with added benefits of natural ingredients.