Simple Homemade Lotion Recipe

We are all looking for a way to keep our skin healthy and moisturized.  Did you know that lotion is very easy to make, requiring only a few ingredients?  No?  Well, I am here to tell you that there are lost of simple homemade lotion recipes available.   I will share a couple with you to demonstrate just how easy the process is.  Are you ready?

Simple Homemade Lotion Recipe

Both of these recipes are completely customizable by adding your favorite essential oil.

Body Lotion Recipe #1:

  1. 1/4 cup coconut oil (replace with she or cocoa butter to get a butter texture)
  2. 1/2 cup almond or olive oil
  3. 1/4 beeswax
  4. Options: 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil, 2 tablespoons shea or cocoa butter, essential oils, vanilla extract or other natural extracts.

Combine all of the ingredients into a large glass jar.  Fill a saucepan with about an inch of water, warm over medium heat.  Place a lid on the jar and put it in the water, this will cause the ingredients to melt together.  While melting, shake or stir the ingredients occasionally to make sure everything mixes together equally.  Once all ingredients are melted, you can transfer them into the container you’ll store the lotion in.


Body Lotion Recipe #2:

  1. 4 oz organic oil (coconut, olive, sesame, grapeseed)
  2. 2 oz aloe vera gel
  3. 2 oz lanolin
  4. Essential oil – you preference

Using a blender, mix the lanolin and organic oil, slowly add aloe.  Add in a few drops of essential oil.  Blend until texture is even and fully blended.
Pour mixture into the container you chose for storing.

Either of these recipes can be double, or tripled or quadrupled.  Make a large batch to give away for gifts, or make a small batch just for yourself.

That’s it!!  Two super simple recipes to make your own homemade body/ hand lotion.  Think of all the stuff you won’t be putting on your skin when you’re using one of these recipes compared to what you might buy in a store.

A one-stop shop – Carrier Oils and Essential Oils can be found at Mountain Rose Herbs:

I hope you find that these recipes will suit your needs.  If you have any ingredient suggestions or other lotion recipes, please share them in a comment below.  Until then, happy lotion making!!


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