13 Mar Homemade Lotion for Healthier, Smoother Skin
This is my favorite recipe. Contact me and I will order the oils for you and ship them to you!
Store-bought lotions often contain toxic chemicals and harsh ingredients that are easily absorbed through your skin. In fact, Americans are exposed to over 100 toxic chemicals each day from all of the personal care and cleaning products! That is a significant source of environmental toxins because these types of compounds are easily absorbed through your skin and go straight into the bloodstream. Fortunately, you can easily make your own nourishing lotion at home!
What You’ll Need:
1 part coconut oil
1 part shea butter
1/2 part beeswax or cocoa butter
An essential oil of choice (lavender or peppermint are great choices)
Combine all ingredients (except essential oils) in a double boiler, or alternatively you can use a glass jar in a pot. Fill the bottom pot with 1-2 inches of water. Turn the burner on and bring water to a boil. Stir ingredients constantly until they are melted and smooth.
Remove from heat and add the essential oils. Gently stir by hand until essential oils are incorporated. Carefully pour into molds or whatever you will be allowing the lotion bars to harden in. Enjoy your nourishing, hydrating, and soothing skin care product!