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Homemade Body Lotion, How To Make Body Lotion

applying homemade body lotionMmmmm, Imagine the sensuous softness of lathering your skin with your own homemade body lotion. Body lotions are a luxurious form of supplying your skin with the hydrating moisture it needs to stay soft and supple.

Here you will find some interesting and simple body lotion recipes. When you make your own body lotions, you can create them with your favorite scents or in a particular scent especially for its healing properties.

You will be pleased with the results of these body lotion recipes, whether you are making them for your own special use or you are making them as gift items to add to gift basket for a special friend.

Homemade body lotions are very popular and are a well-appreciated gift by anyone who loves homemade products as well as those who simply love the feeling of a soothing body lotion for their skin.

The body lotion recipes you will find here for your use are made of simple and natural ingredients. Each may vary in their ingredients, however, some of the ingredients you may find useful in making your own homemade body lotions may include, various types and scents of essential oils, Aloe Vera, cocoa and Shea butters, various carrier oils, your favorite perfumes, colognes and herbs.

Essential oils useful for body lotion recipes may include, Rose, Lavender, and Chamomile, Patchouli as well as various other scents according to your preferences.

You and all the people on your gift list will be thrilled with the rich, scented texture of these body lotion recipes.

 

 

Homemade Body Lotion Recipes

 

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Almond Body Lotion Recipe
Ingredients
3 to 4 drops of orange Essential Oil ~ Can be omitted
1/8 teaspoon borax powder
1 teaspoon grated beeswax
1 teaspoon coconut oil
2 tablespoons honey
½ cup almond oil
½ cup water

Mix together borax and water until well mixed
In a glass measuring cup mix together almond oil, beeswax, coconut oil, and honey
 Place measuring cup with oils and beeswax mixture in a pan with about 1 to 2" of water for a hot water bath.
 Heat pan over medium heat until beeswax is melted stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes
 When beeswax is melted bring water and borax mixture almost to boiling by placing in microwave on high heat for about 1 minute or by a hot water bath
 Remove oil and beeswax mixture from heat source and pour into blender
Slowly add the water and borax mixture to the blender and whip
Allow the lotion mixture to cool completely; mixture will thicken as it cools
If you have chosen to use the orange essential oil add now
Pour lotion into container with lid  

Body Lotion Bars Recipe
These solid bars are a unique way to enjoy body lotions and are great for travel.

Solid Body Lotion Bars Recipe
Ingredients
2 to 3 drops Vitamin E ~ prick capsule and squeeze out oil
10 drops favorite  essential oil or perfume fragrance oil
1 teaspoon Jojoba Oil ~ To add color replace jojoba oil with colored jojoba beads
1 tablespoon Beeswax Beads ~ measure as beads
1 tablespoon Cocoa Butter ~ measured melted
1 tablespoon Palm Oil ~ measured melted

Melt beeswax, cocoa butter, Jojoba oil, and Palm oil together
Remove from heat
Add Vitamin E oil and fragrance
Pour into molds and allow to rest until set
If your bars do not remove from molds easily, simply place it in your freezer for about 1/2 hour
Hold your hand over the back of the mold and press gently to remove bar.

This recipe yields about 1 1/2 oz. but can be doubled or tripled with good results.
If your lotion bars are too hard, melt again and add a little more cocoa butter.
If your lotion bars are too soft, melt again and add a little more beeswax beads
Keep your body lotion bars well wrapped between uses so to keep clean; wax paper will work well for this

 

Homemade Body Lotion Recipes

Cherry Lovers Body Lotion Recipe
Ingredients
pinch of borax powder
1 tablespoon cherry juice squeezed from fresh cherries
one half tablespoon of grated beeswax
one half cup of distilled water
one half cup of almond oil

Gently heat oil and beeswax but do not allow to boil
Grate fresh cherries over small bowl and squeeze juice from the grated cherries until you have one full tablespoon
Combine cherry juice, water, and borax and heat but do not allow mixture to boil
Pour water mixture into blender and slowly add the oil mixture blending on low until mixed thoroughly
Then blend on high for 2 to t 3 minutes
Cool lotion completely and pour pour into clean dry container and cover.


Cocoa Butter Body Lotion Recipe
Ingredients
2 drops vanilla extract
1 teaspoon honey
4 tablespoons Vitamin E oil
4 tablespoons vodka
4 tablespoons grated cocoa butter

Mix all ingredients except for the vodka
Heat muxture gently in microwave on low setting
Add vodka and mix thoroughly
Leave to cool completely
Pour into containers

Cucumber Lotion Recipe
Ingredients
1-2 large Cucumbers
1/3 Cup Elder-flower water
1/4 Cup Rectified spirits of wine or whisky


Peel Cucumbers and cut into slices
Place in a double boiler whith a closely covered lid
Cook slowly until cucumbers are soft
Place cucumber pieces into a fine linen bag squeezing until all
the juice has been extracted
Add the remaining ingredients and shake mixture well
Pour into small bottles and cover

Easy Cucumber Sunburn Lotion Recipe
Chop up a Cucumber and squeeze out the juice, a lemon-squeezer works well
Mix with equal parts of rose-water and glycerine

Use immediatly and do not store left over mixture more than a day in fridge.

Homemade Body Lotion Recipes

Geranium Body Lotion Recipe
A summertime treat

Ingredients
15 drops geranium essential oil
3/4 cup unscented body lotion
Mix the geranium oil and body lotion together thoroughly
Pour into a pretty bottle and cover

Lavender & Calendula Lotion Recipe
Ingredients:
1/8 teaspoon borax
1/2 teaspoon lavender essential oil
1 teaspoon beeswax
1/2 tablespoon aloe vera jelly
1 tablespoon calendula petals
1 tablespoon apricot kernel oil
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon jojoba oil
4 tablespoons almond oil
1/2 cup distilled water

Heat the almond oil, apricot kernal oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, aloe vera jelly, and beeswax until the beeswax is melted
Set oil mixture aside and allow to cool
Dissolve the borax in the distilled water
Heat it to a slow simmer
Pour the oil mixture into a blender
Turn on blender and slowly add the borax and water solution
Add lavender essential oil and the calendula petals
Continue to blend until well mixed and the lotion has thickened
Turn off blender once the mixture has cooled down to room temperature
Pour into a container and cover
Refridgerate and allow the lotion to set completly before use

Note
Keep refridgerated as this recipe does not contain preservatives.

Easy Lavender Body Lotion Recipe
Ingredients
1 ounce of glycerin
2 teaspoons essential oil of Lavender

Mix well by placing in blender or shaking hard in covered glass bottle or jar
Place into small borttles and cover

 

Homemade Body Lotion Recipes

Milk And Honey Body Lotion Recipe
Ingredients
1/4 Cup of milk or cream
1/4 Cup of honey

Mix honey and milk in a small glass or enamel pan
Warm just until the honey melts and remove from heat
When mixture is cool enough for you to tolerate, apply to your face, neck, and upper chest area
 Leave on for about 15 to 20 minutes
Rinse off in shower with warm water

This lotion works well as an entire body treatment to condition and refresh parched skin in summer.
You can double recipe keeping the unused portion refrigerated for 1 week

Homemade Body Lotion Recipes

Mint Body Lotion Recipe
Refreshing In Summer Heat
Ingredients
3 to 4 drops peppermint oil ~ optional
1/8 teaspoon. borax powder
1 teaspoon. coconut oil
1 teaspoon grated beeswax
1/2 cup mint water
1/2 cup sunflower oil

Mix the mint water and borax together, stir until thoroughly mixed
In a glass meauring cup mix sunflower oil, coconut oil, and beeswax
Place the cup with the oils - beeswax mixture in a pan with about 1 to 2 inches of waterfor a hot water bath
Heat over medium heat for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally until the beeswax is melted then set aside
Bring the mint solution almost to boiling by placing in a glass cup and microwaving on high for about 1 minute or in a stove top hot water bath
Remove the oils beeswax mixture from the water bath
Slowly add the mint water and borax to the mixture in the blender
and whip.
Add peppermint oil if using
Allow the lotion to cool completely it will thicken as it cools so do not be concerned if it seems a bit thin
Pour the lotion into clean container and cover
Note:
To make mint water boil fresh or dried mint leaves in water and et cool
Strain mint leaves
Use 1 cup fresh mint or 1/4 cup dried mint leaves to 1 cup of water


Homemade Body Lotion Recipes

Rosewater And Glycerin Lotion Recipe
2 tablespoons glycerine
2 tablespoons corn flower (cornstarch)
2 tablespoons rosewater
1/2 cup distilled water

Mix together all ingredients in an ovenproof glass bowl or pitcher.
Heat until just boiling and thick, 1 to 2 minutes
in the microwave on High (stirring every 30 seconds), or on the stove top in a water bath
The lotion will be clear and jellylike; stir thoroughly and cool completely
When the lotion is cool, pour into a clean, airtight container

Note: If your lotion becomes too thick, you can thin it by adding water, one tablespoon at a time and stirring thoroughly

 

Rose And Rosemary Lotion Recipe
Note: This recipe must be kept in refrigerator
Ingredients
1 tablespoon of egg white
1 ounce rosemary tea
1 ounce rose petal tea or rose water

Mix in blender on medium high for about 1 minute
Pour into pretty bottle and cover

 

Rose Dreams Body Lotion Recipe
Ingredients
10 drops rose essential oil
3/4 cup unscented body lotion

Mix body lotion and rose oil together thoroughly
Pour into a pretty bottle with cap

Homemade Body Lotion Recipes

Shea Butter Body Loton Bar Recipe
Ingredients
2 to 3 drops Vitamin E ~ prick capsule and squeeze out oil
1 tablespoon Beeswax Beads ~ measure as beads
1 tablespoon Cocoa Butter ~ measured melted
1 tablespoon Shea Butter ~ measured melted

Melt beeswax, cocoa butter, and Shea Butter together
Remove from heat
Add Vitamin E oil
Pour into molds and allow to rest until set
If your bars do not remove from molds easily, simply place it in your freezer for about 1/2 hour
Hold your hand over the back of the mold and press gently to remove bar.

This recipe yields about 1 1/2 oz. but can be doubled or tripled with good results.
If your lotion bars are too hard, melt again and add a little more cocoa butter.
If your lotion bars are too soft, melt again and add a little more beeswax beads
Keep your body lotion bars well wrapped between uses so to keep clean; wax paper will work well for this

Homemade Body Lotion Recipes

Seaweed Body Lotion Recipe
Note: This recipe must be refrigerated
A wonderful treat for your skin during hot summer months
Ingredients
2 tablespoons almond oil
1 tablespoon powdered Irish moss ~ seaweed
1/4 cup aloe vera gel
1 cup distilled water

Thoroughly mix all ingredients
Store in a tightly covered jar

Homemade Body Lotion Recipes

Stretch Mark Body Lotion Recipe
These bars have a high emollient content and can help you minimize stretch marks during your pregnancy.
Ingredients
1 ounce sweet almond oil
1.5 ounces mango butter
1.5 ounces jojoba oil
2 ounces beeswax
2 ounces shea butter
2 ounces cocoa butter
1/2 teaspoon litsea cubeba essential oil
1 teaspoon ylang ylang essential oil

Place all ingredients into pot
Melt on a low to medium heat just until melted
Let cool down but not until mixture begins to solidify
Add the litsea cubeba and ylang ylang oil
Mix well and pour into 4 - 2.5 oz. sticks
Allow to set until mixture begins to solidify then close and cover

Homemade Body Lotion Recipes

 

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