My favorite body lotion recipe comes together in 5 minutes, no special equipment required. It’s non greasy, smells great, and leaves my skin nourished and hydrated. I seriously can’t live without it!
We all dream of finding the perfect body products. Something that smells amazing, makes our skin soft, and doesn’t feel like an oil spill.
Former bath and body works shopper right here. Who can relate? Every mall trip had me bringing home bottles of fragrant creamy lotions.
I did the math and realized, I’m buying a mix of questionable ingredients. Maybe it wouldn’t have been an issue if my skin was glowing and healthy, but alas, it was lacking.
My skin was clearly not a fan of the ingredients given my reactions: itchy, dry skin and seasonal eczema. So I went on a quest to buy all natural products. No such thing; not 100% natural anyway. Shelf life is significantly reduced if preservatives aren’t in it to keep bacteria at bay.
The more I learned about skincare ingredients and irritants the more motivated I got to just make it myself, know what’s in it, and let that luscious combo work its magic. I’ve found the perfect combination of ingredients that works like a charm. If you want to save money and make something that would nourish your skin better than anything out there, let me share my favorite DIY Easy Body Lotion recipe. You will love it!
Here are just some of the benefits of the ingredients in this lotion.
Aloe vera benefits: anti-inflammatory, heals chronic skin problems such as psoriasis, acne and eczema. creates clearer and smoother skin, soothes sun burns
Coconut Oil benefits: antibacterial, efficient topical skin barrier that won’t clog pores, healing and soothing to the skin
Vitamin E oil benefits: blocks free radicals reducing wrinkles, nutrient and antioxidant properties, treats stretch marks, lightens scars, moisturizes the skin, soothes sun burns
Grapefruit Essential Oil benefits: loaded with vitamin C which fights premature aging, has antiviral and antimicrobial properties, works as a toning skin tonic, smells great
Easy Homemade Body Lotion: Makes about 8 oz
- ¾ c Aloe Vera GEL
- 2 Tbs Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 20 drops Vitamin E oil
- 10 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
How to: Whisk all ingredients together until well combined. Pour in to bottle of choice. This is the perfect after bath light moisturizer. Use it for face and body for amazing skin! Enjoy!
What homemade body products have you experimented making? Any success? What recipes would you love to have to replace some store bought products?
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