How To Make Your Own Organic Homemade Lotions

Cosmetic companies are flooding the market with their many lines of lotions and creams but do you even know what you are applying to your face and body? Here’s a way to save some money and reward your body by making your own homemade lotions. You’ll find two homemade lotion recipes on this page, including a recipe for homemade hand lotion.

 How To Make Your Own Organic Homemade Lotions

Creating Lotions From Scratch

Isn’t it great to do something healthy for your body? You can say “no” to all those preservatives and additional chemicals when you make your first homemade lotion from scratch. Even better, this recipe helps prevent wrinkles.

You will need water and the following:

1 tbs (15 ml) Linden Flower Water
1 tsp (5 ml) Liquid Honey
2 tsp (10 ml or 7 g) Yellow Beeswax
1 tbs (15 ml) Shea Butter
2 tsp (10 ml) Wheat-germ Oil
1 tbs (15 ml) Almond Oil
3 drops Jasmine Essential Oil
2 drops Myrrh Essential Oil

1. In a large pot, pour about 2 cm (1 inch) of water and put it on low heat.

2. Fill a small bowl with the linden flower water and honey and place the bowl in the pot. Be careful not to spill the content of the bowl into the water.

3. Fill a medium bowl with the beeswax and place the bowl in the pot as well.

4. Once the beeswax has melted, add the shea butter and stir until it is fully melted.

5. Add the wheat-germ and almond oil and beat the mixture to incorporate all ingredients.

6. Both the small and medium bowls should now be at the same temperature. Gradually incorporate the linden flower water and honey to the medium bowl, one drop at a time. Whisk constantly.

7. Once the two bowls have been combined and are thoroughly mixed, remove from the heat and let the mixture cool by stirring it again.

8. Add the essential oils and mix well.

9. Pour the mixture into a glass jar.

10. Let the cream cool off then place the lid on and label your jar with Shea Butter Anti-Wrinkle Cream and today’s date.

Recipe for Homemade Hand Lotion

Here is a recipe that you’ll love. It’s really easy to make and if you like coconut, you may have problems keeping your hands away from your nose.

You will need:
5 tbs (75 ml) Coconut Oil
1.5 tbs (22 ml) Almond Oil
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
10 drops Lemon Essential Oil

1. Using a double-boiler, warm the coconut oil until it melts.

2. Mix in the almond oil and stir.

3. Turn off the heat and add the essential oils.

4. Mix well and pour your lotion into a glass jar.

5. Let the mixture cool before putting on the lid.

6. Label your hand lotion “Coconut Lotion” with today’s date.

There are many other recipes that you can make in the comfort of your home. Have fun and experiment with the essential oils that you love.

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7 Responses to “How To Make Your Own Organic Homemade Lotions”

  1. 7
    Maureen Johnlin Says:

    I made a coconut oil lotion using:
    Coconut oil, Emulsifying wax and rose water and it was rancid in two days, can anyone tell me how to prevent this and have a longer shelf life?

  2. 6
    mary Jane Says:

    regarding your lotion recipe above: You will need:
    5 tbs (75 ml) Coconut Oil
    1.5 tbs (22 ml) Almond Oil
    10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
    10 drops Lemon Essential Oil

    Where are the other ingredients? Oils alone do NOT make a lotion!

  3. 5
    Expert Says:

    Refined coconut oil has no fragrance, unrefined coconut oil does. Refined coconut oil also has less beneficial properties (vitamins, etc.) than unrefined coconut oil.

  4. 4
    leoanne Says:

    how can i make a lotion using green tea extract and coffee? can i simly substitute it to the percentage of the essential oils in my lotion?

  5. 3
    Cathy Says:

    Coconut oil actually has no odor, so it’s great for adding fragrances since it’s own fragrance will not interfere with the one you choose. I personally just set the jar in hot water in the bathroom sink to melt while I shower and then oil my whole body up. It soaks in fairly quickly and leaves my skin soft and smooth. Then I wipe my oily hands on my hair while wet to prevent frizz and add shine. I prefer no fragrance because I’m ultra sensitve to perfumes since the first time I got pregnant. So, it’s great for pregnant women who can’t tolerate fragrances.

  6. 2
    Rubini Salva Says:

    Hi Sarah,
    Thank you for this wonderful recipe! I can’t wait to make and use the lotion! Can you please recommend a website where I could buy the ingredients from (especially shea butter and beeswax).

  7. 1
    Frederick Says:

    Hello Sarah,

    Because coconut oil (CNO) has been used for the skin since time immemorial, it really makes sense to call CNO the world’s original lotion. Yup, I agree! “…if you like coconut, you may have problems keeping your hands away from your nose…” Good one…

    Take care.

    Your Drugstore in a Bottle

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