Learn how to make essential oil lotions that will nourish your skin and smell amazing with these essential oil lotion recipes. Here you will find lotions suited to a variety of skin types, with fragrances to suit every taste. If you enjoy natural products you might really benefit from these lotions that you can make in the comfort of your own home.
Natural ingredients can offer a store worthy final product and DIY lotion doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. You can make a little bit of your own lotion for personal use or make batches to gift for the holidays. It makes a lovely, useful and personal gift.
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This hand cream is a thicker texture which is going to really hydrate your skin and leave it feeling silky smooth. A little will go a long way with this hand cream. It has a mix of essential oils and beeswax, mango butter and more. The secret ingredient in this recipe is Babassu Oil which means that this hand cream is solid at room temperature. If you can't get hold of that don't worry you can also use olive oil.
This beeswax lotion is made with vitamin e oil, shea butter, almond oil and more. Made with lavender essential oil this is a soothing aroma perfect for using at bedtime. It is a one pan recipe and the basic recipe makes enough for a small portion for one, but you can double or even triple the recipe if you want to make more.
This is a pump-able lotion that is made with an essential oil blend to give you the aroma of fresh sugar cookies baking in the oven. A wonderful lotion to use for the fall and winter months when you want the fall themed scents. This makes a particularly great gift too at Christmas - who doesn't want to smell like sugar cookies! Made using the amazing smelling and moisturising cocoa butter the secret ingredient to this lotion is gold mica for giving a subtle sheen to your skin.
This face cream only needs 4 ingredients to make. The main ingredient is calendula infused oil but you can also use a different carrier oil if you wish. Calendula is an edible and medicinal plant. It is known for its healing properties as it is anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. It is used topically for stings, rashes, sunburns, swelling and eczema. This is a great healing face cream which is nice and thick and perfect for dry skin.
This goat milk lotion can be used as a body lotion that you can use all over. A perfect recipe if you have your own homestead with a goat to get fresh, raw milk from. The ingredients are very light so this is a good one for those who have sensitive skin. This lotion recipe takes no time to make, just grab a blender and get to mixing. Store in a mason jar until you are ready to use it and if you use the recommended preservatives it will last a while.
Spray lotion is a lighter lotion that you spray on and then rub into the skin. Perfect for summer when your skin needs moisture but you want it to be lightweight. Using distilled water, pure vegetable glycerine, vitamin E and grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, or hazelnut oil. Make this, pop it in a spray bottle and moisturise your skin whenever it needs it. My favourite ingredient in this spray lotion is the grapeseed oil as grapefruit seed extract is an ingredient purported to have the effect of reducing the severity of skin cancer.
Shea is known for creating a simple lotion that locks in moisture. Shea can also be used for those dry winter months when you need extra hydration from the extremely cold weather. This is a good option for a whole body lotion and has a lovely soft whipped texture. Made from simple ingredients, shea butter, jojoba oil and essential oils this recipe is perfect for those of you wanting to get away from products with artificial and chemical ingredients. Because it doesn't contain any natural preservatives it does have a short shelf life so make just a little at a time.
This is a liquid oil instead of a full-on lotion but it is packed full of essential oils. These are going to help release tension on the back, neck and other troubled areas on the body. Give it a try to have on hand for a lovely massage to help warm up the body temperature and release the aches from the body. The base ingredients for this oil are herbal infused oils which add an extra depth. You only need a small amount so a little will last a long time.
A whipped consistency gives this multi-coloured body lotion a creamy and hydrating texture. Dyed different colours using mica powder this amazing looking whipped body lotion makes a gorgeous gift. Whip the healthy ingredients together in a glass bowl and watch them all come together to create a body cream that kids and adults will enjoy using.
Hydrate your feet with this thick foot butter, which is both hydrating and refreshing. Keep in a cool place in a sealed container and use whenever your feet are needing a little extra TLC. If you haven't tried putting a peppermint cream on your feet after a long day you absolutely have to give this a go - it will bring your feet back to life and is the best way to help your feet recover from a long walk or run!
Coconut oil has many health benefits - it reduces skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. It also softens the skin and relieves dryness and flaking. Applied topically it helps to prevent wrinkles, saggy skin, and age spots. This lotion bar recipe has only three ingredients and are really easy to make using a double boiler. Again, it makes a lovely gift.
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