I've been searching for recipes for body lotions as I was nearing the end of my current plastic encased product. There are lots of recipes to choose from out there, but my criteria is simple...easy!
I wanted to limit the ingredients and choose a recipe that had ingredients that I could use for multiple products because, quite honestly...the costs were adding up. Once you start down the road of Essential Oils...ooh la la! So here it is - I will bold the choices that I made - but there are options with how you make it.
Place close attention to Step #5 - make sure to warm up your rose water, distilled water or aloe vera juice. I didn't do this well enough and the melted part of my lotion hardened pretty quick midstream. :( My lotion therefore has lumps that might not be there if you follow the instructions correctly! However, I can say that it is extremely effective and keeps my hands and body better moisturized than my store bought plastic encased brand. My yield was 2 small mason jars and I would call it more of a body butter than a lotion, but it works well! Cost was about $9 and yes I would make it again.
Less Oily Homemade Lotion
• 1 cup rose water (You can also use distilled water or aloe vera juice)
• 1/2 cup beeswax
• 1/4 cup coconut oil
• 1/4 cup jojoba (You can also use sweet almond oil, olive oil or avocado oil)
• 1 tsp vitamin E oil (Optional)
• Essential oils ( I chose Frankincense and Sweet Orange)
Recipe source: Delicious Obsessions
April 3, 2020 - Update - it's a great lotion, I would make again and pay closer attention to the heated rose water part and I think I probably didn't whip it long enough. But it is not a pump'able lotion!
Sharing the discoveries of how to #ditchtheplastic in our lives.