You can certainly go to your local store and pick up some lotion, but expect to pay a pretty penny if you want a name brand with good quality. Unfortunately lotions get more and more expensive with name brands and with quality ingredients, which is why so many people buy cheap lotion. If you want to save money while still putting something nourishing on your skin, then making your own lotion is a great choice.
1. Soothing Aloe Lotion
- 1/2 cup almond oil
- 1 tablespoon natural cocoa butter (nothing else added in)
- 8 drops your choice essential oil
- 3/4 ounce grated beeswax
- 1 teaspoon vitamin e oil
- 1 cup natural aloe vera
To make this, first melt the beeswax in a double boiler that is set on low heat. Then, add in your oils and pour into a large bowl. Mix in your aloe vera after this, and then pour everything into a blender. Leave this to cool for a while, and then turn the blender on low. Blend until the mixture gets to the creamy consistency of lotion. When finished, pour into a glass jar and store in the fridge. You can make several batches of this with different oils, so it's very versatile!
2. Shea Butter Lotion
- 2/3 cup shea butter
- 1/4 cup beeswax
- 1/3 cup avocado butter
- 3/4 cup coconut oil
- 5 drops vanilla
- 3 drops of jojoba oil and 2 drops of sandalwood essential oil
Start by using a double boiler to melt all of your ingredients, except for the oils. Once this is finished melting, allow them to cool and then add in your oils. You might decide at this point that you want to add more to intensify the scent or change it, which is fine. Then, pour the liquid into glass jars and allow them to stay in the fridge to firm up. Use this whenever you want, but make sure to store it in the fridge.
3. Whipped Vanilla Lotion
- 1 cup cocoa butter (unrefined)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 3 drops vanilla
- 1/2 cup jojoba oil
Start out by melting the cocoa butter and coconut oil in a double boiler. After this, add in the oils and stir together. Next, pour this into a bowl and store in your fridge for a few hours. Once this has just firmed up, you will need to mix it with a hand mixer. From here, pour into a jar and use as you would like! Try to keep this away from kids, some may think it's frosting because it looks so delicious!
With any of these recipes you can add in different essential oils that you enjoy or that are great for your skin type. Just make sure you use a double boiler when cooking so that you don't ruin your cookware or end up burning the ingredients. These are all great for your skin and can save you quite a bit of money throughout the year.