How to make Homemade Lotion:3 Recipes
I have always loved the soft feel of my skin and the smell after lotion application. I could never go anywhere without hand lotion especially the scented one. I never minded spending money on different kinds of lotions. Then I started wondering how they were made and decided to try making some. I got my nice surprise when I found out that moisturizer is made with simple emulsion of oil and water. It is so easy and very cheap to make your own at home.Read along as I speak about the DIY homemade lotion recipes.
I am about to teach you how to make your own moisturizer at home. We will start with basic unscented lotion or moisturizer. It doesn’t really take time to do it and all ingredients will most definitely be available in your kitchen. Let us go!
I started with a plain and unscented lotion. By the way it is good for babies or people who don’t like scent s or are allergic to scents. Below is the recipe of the plain unscented lotion I started with.
DIY Homemade Lotion Recipes
Plain No- Scent Lotion
½ Cup Olive Oil
1 ½ Cup of water
½ Cup Emulsifying wax
2 Measuring cups (Big and small)
Large sauce pan
Mix wax and oil using a small measuring cup.
Fill pan with water and heat on medium heat.
Melt the mixture of oil and wax in the pan and stir well.
Boil water-1 1/2 cups and add the melted mixture of wax and oil. Your lotion should now look milky or cloudy.
Pour the lotion on the container of your choice whilst warm, before it hardens.
Leave the lotion to cool before use.
Aloe and Lavender Non Greasy Lotion
It is light, natural, and silky and absorbs into your skin well leaving it supple and non-greasy. It has a sweet smell as well. It is good for the whole family as well as the baby.
1 cup of Aloe Vera Juice
1/8 cup of beeswax
1/4 cup of Olive oil
2 T Lavender
1 t of Vitamin E oil
4 drops of Lemon essential oil
Boil water in a large sauce pan.
Mix beeswax, lavender and olive oil in a glass jar.
Take the jar and melt in the sauce pan.
Take a second jar and pour aloe Vera juice and heat up in the sauce pan as well.
Once your wax has melted into your oils take both jars out of the hot water.
Pour in the heated Aloe Vera juice into your melted wax mixture and stir very thoroughly. You have a choice of using a blender to mix it up.
Let the cream cool down a bit and then add the Essential Oil and Vitamin E Oil. Keep stirring. Pour you cream in a nice container and enjoy.
Coconut -Almond Hand Lotion
¼ cup beeswax
½ Cup of almond oil
½ cup of coconut oil
¼ cup of rosewater
Heat the beeswax slowly in a double boiler.
Add almond oil to the melted beeswax.
Stir in coconut oil and mix in rosewater and then mix thoroughly.
Pour the lotion in your chosen container whilst hot as it will harden.
How to Make your own Rose water
Take 1 cup of fresh rose petals and simmer in 1 ½ cup of water for 15 minutes.
Strain the flowers from the water.
If you don’t want to make your rose water, you can buy already made one at pharmacies, beauty stores or even online. My recommendations
Besides my love for creams and scents, I know we need to take care of our skin by moisturizing at daily basis because naturally the skin cells need to be fed so as to stay elastic, smooth and soft. Water plays role too. We are supposed to drink at least 8 glasses of water daily. So make sure you do drink lots of water!!
Essential Oils, Substitute Oils and other needed ingredients
Before I could go further on writing or giving more recipes about how to make your own lotion at home, let me make a little list of oils used to make lotion.
There are so many Essential Oil fragrances. Below is just a few of them. I will write more about Essential Oils later. Here are a few of them below:
Lemon, carrot seed, lavender, sandalwood, grapefruit, orange, peppermint and cinnamon essential oil.
Below are a few examples and fragranced substitute oils:
Almond, coconut, baby oil, olive, vitamin E, Jojoba, avocado, glycerin and sweet almond oil.