May
29
2014

Homemade Lotion Recipe

Posted at 9:10 PM on May 29, 2014 by I am THAT Lady: Lauren

May 29th, 2014

Are you looking for an easy homemade lotion recipe Here is a favorite of mine and it less than what you would pay in the store! #diy #essentialoils

 

I LOVE using homemade lotion, so I thought I would share with you my favorite homemade lotion recipe.

 

ingredients for lotion

You only need 3 ingredients.

  1. Unrefined Coconut Oil ( I got mine from Aldi for only $4.99 – a GREAT price!)
  2. Vitamin E capsules (they need to be liquid capsules or geltabs, so you can squeeze the Vitamin E out)
  3. Peppermint Essential Oils. (They must be therapeutic grade because this is absorbed into the skin.  I prefer to use Young Living brand)

 

whipping the coconut oil

You will first whip your coconut oil in mixer. I use my KitchenAid mixer because it is the easiest. Whip on medium high for 10 – 15 minutes.

Add 4 capsules of Vitamin E oil, I cut open the gel tabs and squeezed the oils out of them and into the coconut oil. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects and repairs your skin, so this is a great thing to add to your lotion.

Then add 15 -20 drops of Peppermint Essential Oils. I love this because it gives the lotion a slight cooling effect when you put it on.  It also helps nourishes dull skin and boosts the texture of oily skin.

Mix together for another minute.

Coconut Oil Jars

I like to pour these into small 4 oz canning jars and store at room temperature.

coconut oil lotion

What I love most about this lotion is that I know what is in it – there aren’t ingredients which I have no idea how to pronounce. It takes me around 15 minutes to make an entire batch and I feel great using it!

You can buy your Lavender Essential oils here at retail or you can buy them at wholesale for a 24% off discount.

For more homemade beauty products, you can check out my homemade detox bath recipe and my homemade sugar scrub.

Comments:

  • Nancy says...
    Posted at 9:34 pm by I am THAT Lady: Nancy
    Nancy
    May 29, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Thank You for sharing! I have been wanting to buy an organic lotion but haven’t been able to find any. This is so easy, I will be making my own too!

    • Lauren says...
      Posted at 8:49 am by I am THAT Lady: Lauren
      Lauren
      May 30, 2014 at 8:49 am

      Let me know how it turns out!

  • Shelly says...
    Posted at 12:39 pm by I am THAT Lady: Shelly
    Shelly
    May 30, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    I’ve made lotion for my kids with shea butter and sunflower oil. It helps their eczema. But I’m going to give your recipe a try too. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Kate says...
    Posted at 12:03 pm by I am THAT Lady: Kate
    Kate
    Jun 01, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    How much coconut oil did you use?

  • Jen says...
    Posted at 8:41 pm by I am THAT Lady: Jen
    Jen
    Jun 01, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    What a great idea! I have really sensitive skin and a lot of lotions feel like they burn when I put them on. Love this idea! I’ve got to try it.

  • Araina says...
    Posted at 7:58 am by I am THAT Lady: Araina
    Araina
    Jul 04, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Lotion recipes like this are great,but they don’t contain a preservative. So check your lotion every so often for mold.The vitamin E can also be used as a preservative but will not last as long as a natural one.Sounds like a simple enough recipe though!!!

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