How to Make Vitamin E Lotion

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Alicia Solario
Alicia Solario

Vitamin E lotion is especially good for dry, damaged and rough skin. It can be used on the face, hands and body, and leaves the skin silky and smooth. Use this simple method to make your own vitamin E lotion at home, using wax, oil, rosewater and vitamin E capsules. This recipe makes approximately 4 ounces of cream.

Things You'll Need

  • Double boiler
  • Beeswax
  • White wax
  • Lanolin
  • Sweet almond oil
  • Glass or stainless steel pan
  • Distilled water
  • Borax
  • Rose water
  • Electric beater
  • Vitamin E capsules
  • Tincture of benzoin
  • Low tub or jar

Combine 1 ½ teaspoon beeswax, 1 tablespoon white wax, and 1 tablespoon lanolin in a double boiler. Heat over low flame, and slowly add 3 ounces sweet almond oil.

Heat 1 ounce of distilled water, and 1 teaspoon borax in a glass or stainless steel pan, until the borax has completely dissolved. This will act as an emulsifier in the vitamin E lotion.

Add 1 ounce of rosewater to the borax mixture, heating until it is slightly warm. Add the rosewater and borax combination to the beeswax mixture, without allowing either pan to get cold.

Beat the mixture with an electric mixture until it has cooled to room temperature. Add a few drops of tincture of benzoin, which acts as a preservative to extend the shelf life of the oil and prevent rancidity.

Prick open 6 vitamin E capsules with a pin, and deposit the contents into the cream base. Mix with an electric beater until the vitamins are thoroughly combined. Store the vitamin E lotion in a low tub or jar, and use like any other lotion.

Tips & Warnings

  • If sweet almond oil is not available, avocado or safflower oil may be substituted. 2 ounces of rose water may be used in place of the 1 ounce of distilled water, if desired or necessary. Store the tub in the refrigerator to extend the shelf life of the vitamin E lotion even further. This way, it will keep for up to two months. All the ingredients needed to make this vitamin E lotion can be found at drugstores, natural health stores, craft and hobby stores, or ordered online from reputable retailers.

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