How to Make Body Lotion
Very easy to make
Soothing, regenerating, and healing for the skin
Less expensive than store bought lotions.
How do you make body lotion?
With pure, healing ingredients and
of your time. which includes clean up.
With home made body lotion you can use the best ingredients. You can
use organic ingredients. Add in your favorite essential oils for
fragrance or medicinal effect, or make it plain
and mix in
your hand whatever essential oil you want in the moment .
Your own homemede body lotion will give you a very high quality product
for less than you'd pay for inferior products
Makes a great gift.
So here is how to make the body lotion:
Time to make:
Time to clean up:
usually double or triple the recipe, since it is almost no additional
work to do so and you get so much more. At holiday time and I
giving it as gifts, I make a couple of quadruple batches and gave it in
12 ounce mason jars.
4 oz oil
Many different oils are
Olive, grapeseed, sesame. You must make sure to use organic oil, or
else you will absorb the pesticides in the oil through your skin. (This
applies to store bought lotions as well).
2 oz lanolin
One of the ingredients in
some lip balms
has a deep moisturizing effect on skin and hair.It seals the skin to
prevent moisture from escaping and even absorbs moisture from the air.
It helps rejuvinate dry skin and relieves the pain of skin cracking.
2 oz aloe
Use this in place of
water. Although aloe is 99 percent water, aloe gel also contains
substances known as glycoproteins and polysaccharides. Glycoproteins
speed the healing process by stopping pain and inflammation, while
polysaccharides stimulate skin growth and repair. These substances may
also stimulate the immune system.
You can add any that you
want, but be
certain first that it will not irritate the skin. For example, lemon
grass oil will irritate, but lemon oil is fine. You may want
add a particular oil for its medicinal value. You will absorb it right
through your skin.
Popular oils are vanilla,
lavender, rose, and lemon.
is used to harden the
lotion for hands and face. Not needed for body lotion. But you need to
warm and soften it before blending it in - a bit more complicated.
A few teaspoons makes it
thinner and more lotion-y, but so does adding more aloe vera. Use aloe
Where to get the ingredients:
Organic oils and aloe vera
gel can be found in any health food store or Whole Foods, but lanolin
might be harder to find.
Consider buying lanolin online from Jeans
. The quality of their product is extremely high, and
the prices are very reasonable.
such thing as organic lanolin
yet exists, despite claims on
amazon.com and others.
Use a blender.
Mix the oil and lanolin, then slowly add the aloe as you
go wild with the blending. Just bring it to a nice even texture, fully
blended. I've noticed you can blend it to the point that it gets watery.
can be added anytime, and you can be liberal with them, since
they loose their scent over time.
Pour into a glass food jar
with a tight fitting lid, a mason jar, or similiar. Color of the jar is not important.
Make sure to scrape down the sides of the blender to get the lotion
that sticks there.
Lanolin is sticky. I know
of nothing to clean out the blender better than plain old soap and
If you are interested, click for a video on how to make body lotion
that uses beeswax and is a bit more complex to make.