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Homemade Lotion

Homemade Lotion: A Non-Greasy Moisturizer

This homemade lotion recipe will give you a creamy hand and body moisturizer that repairs dry skin and is all-natural. It's light and fluffy, never greasy!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 16 ounces
Author Betsy Jabs

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized bowl combine aloe vera gel, Vitamin E oil, and essential oils. Set aside for later, allowing it to come to room temp. (Sometimes it even helps to set this in a warm water bath to bring it closer to the temperature of the oil/wax mixture you'll be adding it to. This helps it emulsify.)
  2. Add grated beeswax and oil to a glass measuring cup. Place measuring cup in a saucepan of water and bring water to a gentle boil. Heat, stirring occasionally until beeswax is completely melted then carefully remove the measuring cup from the pot. 

  3. Pour beeswax/oil mixture into a blender and allow to cool. (Move on to step 4 when it has cooled down but is still soft.)
  4. Once cooled, turn the blender on LOW. Remove the top of the blender and pour aloe vera mixture in a SLOW, continuous stream.

  5. Stop blender as often as needed to run a spatula around sides to incorporate ingredients. If some liquid is pooling at the top, stop frequently to push it around with a spatula. (This step may take as long as 10-15 minutes, and patience is key!) Continue blending until desired consistency is reached. (We use and highly recommend a Vitamix blender.)
  6. Transfer moisturizer to clean jars and refrigerate any portion that will not be used up within a few weeks.