Which Moisture Agent Is Right For Me?

Which Moisture Agent Is Right For Me?

Here is a list of different moisture agents that are used in bath and body recipes - both liquids and oils.

What you need

Choose one that suits your skin requirements. You can always substitute different liquids for ones you have available and also substitute water for any of the following liquids below. You can also substitute any oils for the moisture oils below.


Moisture Liquids
Apple Cider Vinegar – Helps to heal bruises, soothes irritated skin
Glycerin – Deep skin moisturizer
Chamomile- Promotes relaxation and detoxifies
Witch Hazel- Skin toner and cleaner Goats Milk – Balances Ph levels in skin and exfoliates skin cells whilst moisturizing
Whole Cream Milk -Relieves dry and itchy skin and full of nutrients Fruit Juice – Full of Vitamins Yogurt – Soothes dry and irritated skin Lemon Juice -detoxifies and cleanses skin cells These essential oils are used to combat cellulite and detoxify the body

Moisture Oils 
Almond Oil – mature skin, sensitive or dry skin
Aloe Vera Oil- anti ageing, skin irritations, cuts and minor burns
Palm Oil – Moisturizing oil
Apricot Kernel Oil- Skin irritations, dry inflamed skin. Absorbs quickly.
Refined Emu Oil- repairs damaged and wrinkled skin, muscle and joint pain, repairs scar tissue.
Shea Oil – retains skins elasticity, moisturizes dry cracked skin
Sesame Oil- moisturizing, retains skins elasticity
Sunflower Oil- moisturizes, regenerate and condition skin
Soybean Oil- moisturizing oil filled with vitamin E
Evening primrose Oil- eczema, nourishes dry skin
Flaxseed Oil – eczema, psoriasis, acne and aging skin
Olive Oil- regenerate new skin cells, draws moisture to external skin cells
Macadamia Oil- Penetrates the skin quickly, anti oxidant
Rapeseed Oil – strengths skin tissue full of vitamins and minerals
Grapeseed Oil – Moisturizes, Tones the skin.


  1. I noticed you don’t mention jojoba oil in your list

  2. gaguilar says

    Will help me very much when I start making some of these projects.

  3. This is so informative! The more info we people get, the less we buy at the store with all the bad stuff in it! Thanks

  4. This is a very helpful list. Thanks!!

  5. How about avacado oil?

  6. Thanks for making this list, it was just what I was looking for.

  7. very helpful. thank you

  8. What about fractionated coconut oil.

  9. Great information!

  10. What about coconut, mustard & jojoba oil?

  11. What about grapeseed oil? I use it for all my bath items.

  12. Very interesting.

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