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What are ingredients for homemade body lotion?

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Ingredients for homemade body lotion are aloe vera gel, beeswax, sweet almond oil, vitamin E oil, and essential oil. Distilled water or strong-brewed herbal tea can be used in place of aloe vera gel, and grapeseed oil or jojoba oil can be used in place of sweet almond oil.

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If using aloe vera gel, it should be pure. Combine 1 cup of gel, water or tea in a medium-sized bowl, along with 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil and 15 drops of 100 percent essential oils. Set aside for later. This allows the mixture to become room temperature.

Next, add 1/2 cup of grated beeswax and sweet almond, grapeseed or jojoba oil to a glass measuring cup. Place the measuring cup in a small pot of water, and bring it to a gentle boil, stirring the mixture occasionally. When the beeswax has completely melted, carefully remove the measuring cup from the pot. Pour this mixture into the blender, and let cool.

Once cooled but still soft, turn the blender on low. Remove the lid, and pour the aloe vera mixture in slowly and continuously. Continue blending until the desired consistency is reached, stopping if necessary to remove ingredients from the side of the blender with a spatula. When finished, transfer lotion into a clean jar, and refrigerate any portion that will not be used within a few weeks.

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