For natural relief of irritated skin, this shea butter moisturizer made with powdered oats (also known as colloidal oatmeal) has an anti-inflammatory and protective effect on the epidermis. It’s an excellent option for those who have dry skin or are suffering from eczema, even if they are sensitive to other products.  

The recipe also features pure vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant proven to help heal scar tissue, minor cuts and abrasions, and even smooth out bumps and rough complexion spots.  

Ready in about 40 minutes 

Yields: about 1/3 c.  

About this recipe:  

  • Vegan
  • It doesn’t need to be sealed, but for long-term storage it should  

Here’s what you’ll need… 


  • ¼ c. shea butter 
  • 2 tsp apricot oil
  • 1 tsp pure vitamin E 
  • ¼ c. organic rolled oats 
  • 6-8 drops of Frankincense  


To Make: 

  1. Using a food processor (small bowl attachment), grind oats into a fine powder (2-3 mins), scraping sides of the bowl every 30 seconds.     
  1. In a medium glass mixing bowl carefully sitting over a small/medium saucepan filled halfway with water, (double boiler method) over medium heat, add shea butter, apricot, and vitamin E oils. Stir often until melted, this should take about 5 mins.   
  2. Once melted, slowly add in powdered oats while stirring. Allow the mixture to sit for 2-3 mins to absorb fully.
  3. Refrigerate bowl for 10 mins. Remove and stir in Frankincense. Refrigerate once more for an additional 10 mins. Scoop product into a jar for use. 

To Use: 

Use the shea butter moisturizer anywhere on the body to alleviate dry, irritated, or itchy skin.  

Note: If your processor is not able to pulverize the oats to a fine powder, the consistency of the salve may be a bit grainy. To fix this, you can use a super-fine mesh strainer to strain warm mixture before refrigerating.  

The vitamin e featured in this shea butter moisturizer helps protect the skin from the sun’s potentially damaging UV rays. It’s a natural partner for the skin-healing vitamin C found in Annie Mak’s Restore Vitamin C Serum. With an industry-leading 26% vitamin C content, and a generous helping of organic vitamin E, it helps repair facial wrinkles, increase skin elasticity, and smooth and tighten skin. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll see the difference that all-natural ingredients can make for your skin!

If you enjoyed this shea butter moisturizer, may we suggest another natural moisturizer recipe for your skin? Try our Anti-Aging Whipped Body Moisturizer. Or for another recipe that uses the naturally soothing power of rolled oats, why not enjoy the Skin Soothing Oatmeal Bath Soak?