How do you make homemade body lotion?


Quick Answer

To make your own homemade body lotion, you can use 1/2 cup of almond or olive oil, 1/4 cup of coconut oil and 1/4 cup of beeswax. The almond or olive oil can also be infused first with herbs if desired. Optional ingredients include one teaspoon of vitamin E oil, 2 tablespoons of shea butter or cocoa butter, essential oils, vanilla extract or other natural extracts.

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  1. Mix it up

    Combine all of the ingredients in a mason jar or similar jar. Make sure the jar is 1 pint or larger.

  2. Prepare your water

    Take a medium saucepan, and fill it up to 2 to 3 inches of water. Place the saucepan over medium heat.

  3. Prepare the jar

    Fit the jar with a lid, and place it in the heating water. As the ingredients in the jar start to meld together, occasionally shake the jar to allow them to mix evenly.

  4. Pour into a vessel

    After all of the ingredients are thoroughly melted together, choose a jar or similar container and slowly pour in the mixture. A container with a pump handle is not recommended, as this mixture may be too thick to pump effectively. Seal the container with a lid.

  5. Use your lotion

    This lotion mix lasts about six months, after which its moisturizing capability can diminish. Use the lotion in the same manner as any typical body lotion.

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