What Is The Difference Between Hydration and Moisture? With Recipes to Create Your Own Organic Product at Home.

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Many people think of hydration and moisture as two words that mean the same thing. In reality, a hydrator is completely different from a moisturizer.


A moisturizer’s effect on the skin is that it reduces the water lost by the epidermis forming a barrier over the surface. By doing so, moisturizers reduce the risk of evaporation of the existing moisture of your skin throughout the day.

One thing to mention is that healthy and normal skin is able to protect itself from moisture loss by producing lipid cells or what we call sebum.

While a moisturizer’s job is to keep the moisture inside the skin, a hydrating product is formulated to increase the water content of the skin. Ingredients are added to these products for their abilities to attract water from their surroundings through adsorption.

But… What Kind Of Ingredients Do These Product Include?

If you are worried about the commercial products found, well basically anywhere, and the ingredients they contain, you are right to worry! Every other day, news reports shine light on the harmful effects that ingredients used in our daily personal care products have on our health. But, the good news is, there is a way to ensure that the products you use are gentle on both your body and your environment.

You’ve Guessed It… By Making Your Own

There are many recipes to be found online on how to prepare these products. To make it easier for you to choose, we have listed some ingredients and recipes to get your started!

Recipe for an all-natural moisturizing face cream:


1/4 cup organic olive oil

1/4 cup organic sweet almond oil

¼ cup organic grapeseed oil

1/16 cup organic coconut oil

1/16 cup beeswax pastilles (for a vegan version, use carnauba wax)

1 cup organic hydrosol of your choice (You can use rose hydrosol, it smells gorgeous)

1/2 cup organic aloe vera gel

1/4 tsp vitamin E oil (a punctured capsule should be perfect)

8-15 drops of essential oil (lavender, rose, orange, neroli, or sandalwood all work well)

For more information on the step by step process, you can find it here.

Recipe for a hydrating bar soap:


1 cup coconut oil

1 cup shea butter, cocoa butter or mango butter (or a mix of all three)

1 cup beeswax

Optional: 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil

For more information on the step by step process, you can find it here.

If you believe you need both, make sure to apply the hydrating product first and the moisturizer second. By doing so, you are adding moisture to your skin and making sure it stays throughout the day.

If you have started making your own skin care products and are looking to try new recipes, we suggest you check out this for some ideas and recipes for: natural make up remover, lotions and moisturizers, exfoliators, and anti-aging products.

Share with us your favorite recipes in the comments!






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