Some good lotion recipes include vanilla body lotion, non-greasy lotion and three-ingredient lotion. Good lotion recipes with specific uses include homemade calamine lotion, warming rub, sunscreen lotion and uplifting lotion. TheCrunchyMoose.com provides multiple lotion recipes in addition to body butter, serum and lotion bar recipes as of 2015. Most of these recipes include essential oils such as orange, lavender and myrrh.
The three-ingredient lotion on Mommypotamus.com requires an oil such as avocado, coconut or olive, beeswax, a water-based liquid such as water, rosewater or herbal tea, and an essential oil for fragrance. Once completed, this lotion lasts up to two weeks at room temperature or up to three months if refrigerated. If using coconut oil for this recipe, store at room temperature as coconut oil solidifies below 76 degrees.
To make Mommypotamus.com's three-ingredient lotion, grate three tablespoons of beeswax. Next, using a double-boiler system, mix the olive oil and beeswax in the top pot while bringing the water in the bottom pot to a boil. Stir until the beeswax melts and the mixture has a smooth consistency, then let it cool for two minutes. Next, add 3/4 cup of water or water-based liquid of choice to a food processor or blender, turn it on, and very slowly add the oil and beeswax mixture. This process allows the ingredients to emulsify, or thicken, creating a lotion consistency.