The key to making your own aloe vera lotion is to blend the ingredients thoroughly so that the mixture becomes smooth. Aloe lotion can be used all over the body every day and is gentle enough for children. It is also a good product to use for dry skin and for relief from sunburn.
Things You'll Need
- Microwavable bowl
- Plastic spatula
- Wooden spoon
- Glass bottles with lids
- 1 cup aloe vera gel
- 1 tsp. lanolin
- 1 tsp. vitamin E oil
- 1/3 cup of coconut oil
- 3/4 oz. of beeswax
- 3/4 cup of almond oil
- 1 tsp. essential oil of any fragrance
Put 1 cup aloe vera gel, 1 tsp. lanolin and 1 tsp. vitamin E oil in a blender.
Mix the ingredients on low until thoroughly combined.
Put 1/3 cup coconut oil and 3/4 oz. beeswax in a microwavable bowl.
Microwave for 30 seconds on high.
Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir the oil and beeswax together.
Microwave for another 10 seconds on high and restir. Repeat these two steps until the beeswax completely melts.
Stir 3/4 cup almond oil into the beeswax/coconut oil mixture.
Heat the mixture for 10 seconds in the microwave.
Turn the blender back on to medium speed, and slowly pour the beeswax and oil mixture into the blender.
Blend the contents until it achieves a texture like mayonnaise; this should happen fairly quickly.
Turn off the blender.
Add 1 teaspoon of an essential oil in a scent that you prefer. Lavender, vanilla and strawberry are some popular fragrances.
Set a funnel in the opening of the glass bottle that you'll use to store the lotion. It's a good idea to have two or three of them for storage, depending on the size of the bottles.
Scrape the lotion with a plastic spatula into the bottle. Do this quickly since the mixture will rapidly cool.
Store the lotion in a cool, dry place.