Easy Moisturizing Lotion Recipe

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An example of bottles that can be used to place your homemade lotion.
An example of bottles that can be used to place your homemade lotion. (Image: lotion de bain image by Tilio & Paolo from Fotolia.com)

Making your own lotion saves money and is a particularly easy task to accomplish. Homemade lotion can be for personal use or given as a gift. Making your own moisturizing lotion will satisfy your dry skin and make your skin look healthier.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 Pans
  • 1/8 tsp Borax
  • 1/4 c. Distilled water
  • Whisk
  • 1/2 c. Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tbs grated beeswax
  • 1 tsp scented essential oil
  • 1/8 tsp lecithin
  • 1/2 c. Aloe Vera Gel
  • Funnel
  • Rubber spatula
  • Empty bottle

Combine the water and borax into a small pan. Place pan on stove and bring to almost boiling.

Mix the coconut oil and beeswax in a separate pan, and place on medium heat until the wax has melted. Beeswax is extremely moisturizing and has been used for centuries in lotions.

Whisk the water, borax, oil and beeswax together, being sure to slowly add in the water and borax. Mix this mixture until well combined.

Stir in the lecithin and scented essential oil of your choice. Add the scent slowly and adjust to your likings. The scent can be anything you would like.

Cool the mixture until it is room temperature.

Add the aloe vera gel to the mixture, and whisk until blended.

Whisk the mixture until all the ingredients are well combined.

Add the mixture into a clean empty bottle using a funnel and rubber spatula. Remember to label the bottle accordingly, and store at room temperature.

Tips & Warnings

  • Using an old lotion bottle is a great way to recycle.
  • If giving the lotion as a gift, add a colored scent to give the lotion some color.
  • A hand blender can be used as an alternative to the whisk.

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