How to Make Lotion | Calming Lavender
Ever wanted to know how to make lotion? This DIY lotion recipe shows you how easy it is to make homemade lotion. Simple to make and it only has three ingredients!
I read all the top DIY tutorials on how to make lotion, and I was actually a little bit skeptical when I first decided to try a homemade recipe for lotion. I couldn’t imagine why I really would want to go to the trouble to make lotion, especially when I read a few different ways to make it, and all the problems you could encounter with the different recipes. However, I had heard good things about homemade lotions, and I was determined to try it out and see if I could not master this one. Some of the sites I found had recipes that sounded difficult, and even clearly stated that it was easy to mess it up. I certainly did not want to be wasting the ingredients and my time on something I could not even use.
After doing all this research on lotion making, I also read that one of the benefits of making your own lotion is that you eliminate the risk of all kinds of unknown chemicals in your lotion. I was truly surprised when I found out what goes in some of the lotions I was using at home. I encourage you to read the labels of yours and do some research there. You may no longer want to be putting the stuff you thought was safe on yourself or your children. I certainly do not.
I am happy to say I have now made over fifteen batches of homemade lotion, and they all turned out great. This is one of my favorites, as it has lavender in it, which is known for its calming properties. I love to add extra lavender oil to mine, something you can not find in store bought lotions. The extra lavender really makes a difference. The amount of essential oil is completely up to you. I do not think you can really add too much.
Lavender is a natural scent that is known for its anti-anxiety properties and ability to promote relaxation, so a calming lavender lotion is perfect to lather on before you go to bed.
If you love this recipe, be sure to make it again with another essential oil you love. Have a recipe for lotion you like? I would love to try it out. Have feedback on this lotion recipe? We would love to hear that as well. Please share it with us in the comments section below.
Ingredients you need to make lotion:
1/3 Cup Coconut Oil
2 Tbsp Beeswax (1 2oz bar)
5 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
Supplies you need to make lotion:
1 Double Boiler
1 Electric Beater or a whisk and some patience
A jar or container to put your lotion in
Let’s get started! Here is How To Make Lotion:
Be sure to also check out our post on How to Make Lotion : Basic Lotion
Measure Your Ingredients. You need :
1/3 Cup Coconut Oil (you can buy this online and in some craft and soap supply stores)
2 Tbsp Beeswax (one 2 oz bar or 2 tablespoons of beeswax pastilles or grated beeswax)
5 or more Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
Using your double boiler, melt the coconut oil and beeswax. Once the mixture is melted, add in your lavender essential oil. Pour it into a bowl and let it cool completely.
Now let’s make sure the consistency is how we want it. To do this, grab your electric beater (you could use a hand held whisk if you prefer) and use it to whip the lotion mixture for about 10 minutes. This will help the coconut oil remain whipped even at room temperature.
Poor it in a jar of your choice and enjoy! Homemade lotions are good for a couple of months.
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