How to Make Lotion
We all could stand a little more moisture that works hard for us. But lotions are not just applied to the skin and left on – we rub it in and make sure it’s all absorbed well!
Your first clue that your lotion needs an update will be the length of the ingredient list. Lotion is a very basic product, actually, and a mile-long list of chemicals can only spell danger.
Look for all of the basic warning ingredients (parabens, fragrance, etc.) when replacing your standard lotion, but take a stab at making your own lotion, as well. Not only can you keep the ingredients reliably safe, but you can also choose essential oils for their health benefits as well.
DIY Essential Oil Hand Cream Lotion Recipe – Lotion-making techniques vary from simple to complex. Here’s an excellent starter DIY recipe. Simply combine a few ingredients:
- 1/4 cup shea butter
- 1/8 cup sweet almond oil
- 1 tablespoon beeswax
Carefully melt, then add 20-30 drops essential oils. Stir, then pour into sterilized jars. Adjust the amount of beeswax for a firmer or softer lotion. Try nourishing oils like lavender, chamomile, citrus, and myrrh.