10 Non-greasy Homemade Face Moisturizer Recipes

Greasy moisturizers can be a nightmare for people with oily and sensitive skin, instead, give a shot to these 10 non-greasy homemade face moisturizer recipes!

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Moisturizing your face is an important step in the skincare regime to keep wrinkles and fine lines at bay. Even though moisturizing helps and nourishes the skin, for many with oily, combination or sensitive skin, the healthy skincare habit may prove to be a root cause of breakouts. Fortunately, there are ways to hydrate the skin without clogging the pores and leaving a greasy residue. Let’s explore some non-greasy homemade face moisturizer creams and lotions that posses skin-hydrating properties without being greasy.

Non-greasy Homemade Face Moisturizer

#1 Tea Tree Oil Moisturizer

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You’ll need:

  1. Aloe vera gel – 1/2 cup
  2. Sweet almond oil – 1/2 cup
  3. 1/2 tablespoon jojoba oil
  4. 1/2 tablespoon of beeswax beads
  5. 10 drops of tea tree essential oil


  1. Heat the beeswax beads on low heat in a double boiler or microwave on a low setting. Add the other ingredients once the beeswax melts and mix it well.
  2. Remove the mixture from heat and let it cool down. The consistency would be solid but malleable.
  3. Blend the mixture with a hand mixer until it reaches the consistency you like. You can use the moisturizer in a lotion consistency as well as a whipped cream consistency.
  4. If you want it to be more creamy, add more aloe vera gel while blending in small quantities until you get the consistency you like.

#2 Frankincense Non-Greasy Moisturizer

You’ll need:

  1. Aloe vera gel – 1 cup
  2. 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
  3. 1/2 cup of beeswax beads
  4. Grapeseed oil- 1/2 cup
  5. 10 drops of frankincense essential oil


  1. Melt the beeswax beads using a double boiler method and add the grapeseed oil to it after it has melted.
  2. Prepare a separate mix of aloe vera gel, vitamin E oil, and Frankincense oil in a bowl. 
  3. Pour the melted beeswax mix in a blender and wait for the mixture to cool down at room temperature. 
  4. Once it cools, add the aloe vera gel mix to it to get the right consistency.
  5. Keep in a pump bottle and apply every morning for the best results.

#3 Geranium Oil Non-greasy Moisturizer

Geranium Oil Non-greasy Moisturizer

You’ll Need

  1. Jojoba oil- 1/2 cup
  2. Argan oil- 1/4 cup
  3. 3 tablespoon of grated beeswax
  4. 5-10 drops of geranium essential oil


  1. Using the double boiler method, melt and mix the beeswax, jojoba and argan oil. 
  2. With a 3/4th cup of warm water in a blender, add the oil mixture slowly. 
  3. The addition of the oil mix needs to be slow as the idea is to emulsify the mixture of oil and water. 
  4. Add geranium oil to the creamy blended mixture and keep in a glass jar for daily use.

Quick Fact: Jojoba and argan oil are highly absorbent, so they don’t leave a greasy residue on the skin and geranium essential oil prevents breakouts.

#4 Aloe Vera Non-Greasy Homemade Face Moisturizer

You’ll Need

  1. Aloe vera gel – 1 Cup
  2. 4 tablespoons of jojoba oil
  3. 6-8 drops of rose essential oil


  1. In a clean bowl, mix the aloe vera gel with the jojoba oil and the rose essential oil.
  2. Stir the mixture until everything is mixed well.
  3. Store in a clean jar for everyday use.

This non-greasy natural gel moisturizer is an ideal addition to your skincare regime.

#5 Milk-Based Moisturizer

Milk-Based Moisturizer

You’ll Need

  1. 1/4th cup of milk
  2. 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  3. 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice


  1. In a blender, add milk and extra virgin olive oil to emulsify them.
  2. Add lemon juice to the lotion and store it in a clean glass jar.

Note: The shelf life of this moisturizer is limited to a few days. Use in time and make new when required. You can also keep it in a refrigerator to increase its life.

#6 Coconut Oil Based Moisturizer

You’ll Need

  1. 4 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  2. 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
  3. 3 tablespoons coconut oil


  1. In a bowl, mix the aloe vera gel, coconut oil, and sweet almond oil properly and store it in a glass bottle.
  2. Use twice every day for the best results.

Quick Fact: The lightweight texture and anti-inflammatory properties of aloe vera moisturize the skin without leaving any trace of grease. Rich in fatty acids, sweet almond oil, and coconut oil helps to lock in the moisture of the skin. The combination thus results in hydrated and glowing skin

#7 Non-Greasy Homemade Face Moisturizer with Shea Butter

Homemade Face Moisturizer with Shea Butter

You’ll Need

  1. 1/4th cup of shea butter
  2. 1/8th cup of jojoba oil


  1. On low heat melt the shea butter and add jojoba oil to it.
  2. Mix them well and remove from the heat in a fresh clean bowl. 
  3. Refrigerate for one hour. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil.
  4. Whip with a hand blender till the mixture turns creamy and store in a clean glass jar.

Quick Fact: Shea butter is rich in vitamin E and A and has non-comedogenic properties that hydrate the skin without clogging the pores. Apply in a very small quantity every morning for moisturized glowing skin.

#8 Easy Two Ingredient Moisturizer 

You’ll need

  1. 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  2. 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel


  1. Add the ingredients in a bowl and blend with a hand mixer till you reach a fluffy whipped cream texture. 
  2. Store in a clean jar and apply before bedtime for best results.

Quick Fact: The coconut oil in the moisturizer locks in the skin moisture and treats scars and blemishes. The anti-microbial properties of aloe vera gel help avoid breakouts and clean your pores as well.

#9 Rose Non-Greasy Moisturizer

Rose Non-Greasy Moisturizer

You’ll Need

  1. 1 cup of aloe vera gel
  2. 1/4th cup of rose petals
  3. 2-3 drops of rose water


  1. Crush the rose petals in a hand mortar and add rose water to it.
  2. Mix it well with aloe vera gel and store it in a clean glass jar.
  3. Apply before bedtime for best results.

#10 Green Tea Moisturizer 

You’ll Need

  1. 6 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  2. 2 tablespoons green tea (soaked in warm water)
  3. 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  4. 1-2 drops of tea-tree essential oil/ peppermint essential oil


  1. Drain the green tea and blend it in a food processor.
  2. Mix the green tea juice with other ingredients in a clean bowl.
  3. Store in a clean jar and apply before bedtime for best results.

Even as all the moisturizer recipes are non-greasy and natural, try a small amount on your inner wrist to check if you are allergic to any ingredient. If yes, discontinue immediately and try some other homemade recipe for your face or switch the ingredient in your non-greasy homemade face moisturizer.


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