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What are some recipes for body lotion cream?

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Make an almond and jojoba body lotion using almond oil, jojoba oil and shea butter. Another simple lotion recipe uses aloe vera gel and beeswax to create a non-greasy moisturizing lotion. Make either kind of lotion at home using a stovetop and a blender.

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Sanitize all of the equipment with rubbing alcohol before starting to make the lotion; this helps to avoid contamination. For the first recipe, mix 336 grams distilled water, 2.3 grams citric acid and 20 grams glycerin, and heat the mixture to 160 degrees Fahrenheit. In a separate pan, melt down 36 grams almond oil, 18 grams jojoba oil, 14 grams shea butter and 18 grams emulsifying wax. Pour the bowl of oil into the bowl of water, and mix with a stick blender. Add a preservative and optional fragrance to the lotion before scooping it into a jar.

To make an aloe lotion, combine 1 cup aloe vera gel with 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil and 15 drops of essential oil. Allow the mixture to reach room temperature. Add 1/2 cup grated beeswax to a glass measuring cup, followed by 1/2 cup sweet almond or jojoba oil. Place the glass in a pot of hot water to melt the wax. Place the wax mixture in a blender, and once it has cooled slightly, begin blending on the lowest setting. Slowly pour the aloe mixture into the blender to make the finished lotion.

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