best moisturizer for sensitive skin
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We all have dealt with skin dryness at one point or another. With sensitive skin, it seems like every moisturizing cream or lotion on the shelf can cause itching, irritation, or a breakout. This is due to the list of active ingredients in them. Moisturizers works to hydrate the skin by locking in water resulting in supple, smooth skin. Commercially bought moisturizers contain water combined with various preservatives, emulsifiers and glycerin listed as main ingredients on the label while natural moisturizers are listed somewhere down in the middle or near the end as added ingredients. So, what are the best moisturizers for sensitive skin that you can make yourself?

One of the great benefits about DIY moisturizers is that you can fully customize them to your individual needs and preferences. Natural moisturizers contain ingredients that will not irritate sensitive skin. Not only are they cost-efficient but they are quick, easy to make, eco-friendly and are gentler on the skin.  

Natural moisturizers perform better because their ingredients are unfiltered. Even though you may not notice the effects right away, you will realize that skin care that contains natural ingredients work just as effectively as commercial products without the risk of applying chemicals that can possibly be harmful to the body. We pulled up some of the best DIY moisturizer recipes for every skin type, including sensitive skin, and here are the best moisturizers for sensitive skin that you can make yourself.

Best moisturizers for sensitive skin

Soothing Shea Butter Eczema Cream

Packed with antioxidants like vitamin E, pure shea butter contains polyphenols and phytonutrients. It has inflammatory properties that works well to moisturize and to heal problematic skin.


Shea Butter – ½ cup

Organic Coconut oil – 2 teaspoons

Rose Water – 3 tablespoons

Lavender Essential Oil – 5-10 drops

Whip ingredients with an egg beater or a mixer until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy (like cake batter). Spoon the cream into a clean container. Use as needed.

Homemade Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion without Coconut Oil

For those who do not like the smell or feel of coconut oil, try out this DIY recipe!


Pure shea butter – ½ cup

Any Nourishing Oil – 2 tablespoons (jojoba, avocado, olive, apricot or sweet almond oil)

Optional: 10 drops lavender, 5 drops rosemary, 3 drops of carrot seed and tea tree essential oils.

Melt shea butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add in the nourishing oils and turn off the heat. Pour into a bowl and place in the freezer. Allow it to cool for 15-20 minutes to return into a solid form. Do not freeze. Remove and add in the essential oils and whip the mixture until smooth and creamy. Do not overdo it. Scoop into a jar and store at room temperature. Use as needed. This recipe is one of the the best moisturizers for sensitive skin.


Homemade Face Moisturizer with Aloe Vera

Pure aloe vera gel works to heal inflammation and contains moisturizing properties for dry skin.


Aloe Vera gel – 4 tablespoons

Organic unrefined coconut oil – 2 tablespoons

Vitamin E Oil – 1 teaspoon

Almond oil – 2 tablespoons

Add the aloe gel and oils and blend well. Melt coconut oil and blend into the mixture. Store in a jar and use as needed.