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3 Simple Recipes to Keep Your Hair Moisturized in Winter

Dry skin in the winter months is something we all deal with one way or another. No matter how much lotion is put on our body, it never seems like enough once we step outside into the cold, dry air. It’s important to keep the skin moisturized during the winter months because the lack of moisture in the air causes the skin to become dry and flaky, making it more prone to irritations due to easy access in the cracks.

Regular moisturizing and extra TLC combat the cold. This helps keep the skin smooth, supple, and healthy. There are plenty of lotions available at the store that help restore moisture but, of course, you can DIY some yourself that provide more than enough moisture and all the ingredients are either in your pantry or under your bathroom sink.

Try these 3 recipes and your skin will be smooth and moisturized in no time.

Coconut and Essential Oils

This moisturizer is simple to make; it only has 3 ingredients: coconut, vitamin E, and lavender oil. Coconut oil helps with anti-aging and has similar effects on skin like antioxidants while the vitamin E oil reduces skin blemishes and the lavender oil helps free the skin of free radicals.


½ cup coconut oil

1 tsp liquid vitamin E oil

12 drops lavender essential oil

How to Make:

  1. Melt all ingredients together in a bowl and let it set.
  2. Whip with a fork (optional).

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera restores the fibroblast cells which keeps the skin looking young and protects against UV rays. Almond oil is rich in vitamins D and E, soothes irritated skin, and relieves dry and chapped skin. This mixture will have the skin feeling smooth, supple, tight, and wrinkle-free in no time.


4 tbsp aloe vera gel

2 tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp liquid vitamin E oil

2 tbsp almond oil

How to Make:

  1. Mix aloe and oils in a cup or bowl.
  2. Melt coconut oil and add to mixture.

Coconut, Butters, and Oils

This mixture is super simple, versatile, and nourishing. It does become hard at room temperature but it melts easily in your hands and you can use whatever kind of essential oil you like.


¼ cup coconut oil

1/8 cup shea butter

1/8 cup cocoa butter

1 tbsp aloe vera juice

1 tbsp liquid oil of your choice(almond, jojoba, etc.)

5-10 drops of essential oils

How to Make:

  1. Melt shea butter, coconut oil, and cocoa butter over low heat.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Add aloe vera, liquid oil, and essential oils and stir.

What else do you use to keep your skin moisturized in the winter months?