Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Blogging Day 249: Simple Body Lotion Recipe

This is a simple lotion recipe that I use for my everyday body lotion.

Items you will need:

4 tbsps Shea butter
4 tbsps of coconut oil
1 tbsp jojoba oil
10 drops of essential oils(optional, it smells amazing with or without the oils)
**Jars to store

**I am using glass baby food jars. They say to use a dark jar because the oils will react to light and age faster, but the amount made with this will only last two weeks at my house. You could use plastic, just make sure it is a hard plastic and not a thin plastic. You do not want the heat of the melted lotion breaking down the plastic and mixing in with your lotion.

WHERE DID I GET EVERYTHING? You can get everything above from Whole Foods Grocery Store. If not there, there is always the Internet.

In a microwave safe bowl add the Shea butter, coconut oil, and the jojoba oil.

Microwave for 10 seconds, stir and then repeat until everything is melted.

DO NOT ALLOW THE LOTION TO GET HOT. It should always just be warm.

FYI: The Shea butter will be the last to melt down. You may need to use a fork to whisk the mixture.

When the mixture is all melted down add the 10 drops of essential oils and mix the scent in.

 I am using Geranium, which smells alot like roses.

FYI: Anything that smells like roses is most likely geranium scented. For the same bottle(as seen in picture, 10mL) of PURE rose essential oils has been priced around $140.00. 

Once finished pour your lotion into your jars and you are done!!!

This lotion is very creamy and will melt instantly on your skin.

This lotion is perfect for dry skin!

Two complaints:
1. The essential oils can smell over powering in the jar, but once applied to your skin it fades to a faint scent.
2. The lotion is oilyer then normal lotions, but after a minute or so your dry skin will suck in the oils and it will feel nice and smooth.
If you do make this lotion, leave a comment below on what you thought. Or if you try a variation let me know too!

<3 Zerila 

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