The best place to buy homemade lotion is at your local farmers' market. Many farmers' markets have vendors that sell natural skin care supplies, including body lotions and hand creams, made with natural ingredients. Other options are to make your own lotion or patronize a store that sells natural products.
Farmers markets are increasingly prevalent in the United States with more than 8,000 listed in directories in 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It is very common to find vendors selling homemade products such as lotions at farmers' markets. Some farmers' markets require vendors to list ingredients on labels or signs, and it is always a good idea to inspect the ingredients in any pre-packaged items.
Making your own lotion at home is simple and affordable. By making it yourself, you can customize the fragrance and consistency to your personal preference. The basic ingredients needed are beeswax, shea butter, almond oil or coconut oil. You can add essential oils or other natural products, such as tea, to create a personal recipe.
Some specialty franchise stores, such as The Body Shop and LUSH Handmade Cosmetics, specialize in all-natural body lotions and other beauty products that include organic, ethically-produced and vegan varieties.