If you have ever wondered how to make lotion, this post is for you! This simple DIY lotion is very easy to make and works great to restore moisture to dry skin. No worries about what all you are putting on your skin with this all natural homemade lotion.
How to make Lotion
We really struggle with dry skin. My daughter especially gets terrible dry skin all year round. Whether it is in the Summer or in the middle of Winter, we get tons of crazy dry patches. Regular body lotion just didn’t cut it and I didn’t like the idea of rubbing crazy medicated creams on her. Plus, has anyone noticed how expensive lotion is these days? Goodness some of those tiny tubes of lotion come with a hefty price tag!!!
I knew there had to be another solution so I started experimenting with homemade lotion. We have made DIY Body Scrub and Honey Body Wash and loved it so I thought we could give this easy homemade lotion a try.
We are trying to implement more and more all natural products into our home. It can be overwhelming so I just focus on one item a at time. I have learned in life that if I try to do it all at once, I will get frustrated. However, if I tackle my goals into bite size pieces that are more readily obtainable it’s so much easier! Plus, it’s so satisfying to mark it off my list and move on to something else the next week. Please tell me I’m not the only that gets overwhelmed with my to do list? You can also make DIY Face Moisturizer with ONLY 2 ingredients! Your skin will feel wonderful!
This week my goal is to learn how do you make a lotion from scratch?
By just focusing on one product, I don’t get overwhelmed. Plus, this homemade lotion recipe is so simple to make and requires so few ingredients you won’t ever buy store bought again! One week we focused on All Natural Cocoa Body Lotion and the next was The Best Natural Dandruff Shampoo. Slowly but surely we are working out way to all natural and actually knowing what is in our products! I feel so much better using all of these things on my kids. It’s a great feeling knowing and being able to pronounce all of the ingredients!
I finally made this DIY lotion and it works perfectly. We use it every single day right after shower or bath time and the dry patches stopped popping up. I know some people make a thicker homemade body lotion for summer and a lighter homemade body lotion for winter but this homemade lotion recipe seems to work for all seasons!
You might also want to try DIY Shaving Cream for Women. It’s so moisturizing!
Homemade Lotion Recipe ingredients:
- 1/3 cup coconut oil (I buy mine on Amazon or at Sam’s in bulk to save)
- 1/3 cup pure Shea butter
- 10 drops therapeutic grade lavender essential oil
- 8 oz mason jar (to store the DIY body lotion)
- 5 drops therapeutic grade chamomile essential oil (optional but I love it)
1. Place your Shea butter in the microwave to soften for about 30 seconds
2. Mix in your room temperature coconut oil (should be in a solid or soft state, not melted) with a hand or stand mixer for about 15 minutes until light and fluffy. Any mixer will do but I have a KitchenAid stand mixer that comes in so handy.
Now I only made an 8 oz mason jar worth when I first made it. However, now that I love it I mix up huge batches of it. I will triple or quadruple it and pour it into 3 or 4 8 oz mason jars. That way I have several made up with just one mess. It takes no more effort to make several.
Everyone always asks how do you make homemade lotion?
So we started giving jars of this homemade body lotion as gifts. They really make amazing and practical gifts for people. We have given them at Christmas time and we have given them as fun teacher gifts. You can also give them out for birthday gifts and more! Everyone loves how great it smells. We love using lavender essential oil. It’s so calming and it smells amazing. I bet you could experiment with other oils but we just love lavender. Essential Oils are just amazing and we use them for all sorts of things around here. I love these 6 Amazing Essential Oil Blends for Allergies!
I love to keep a small jar in my purse for dry hands. I use these smaller jars here that are so easy to just pop into my purse. This smaller size is also great for traveling! That way I can keep my large jar at home and just use this small one for on the go! So handy! It’s perfect to grab for dry elbows or hands and just dab a little and go!
Now that you know how to make your own body lotion, are you going to try it?
I promise if we can do it, you can too! I think you will love this homemade body lotion once you start making it. I bet you will never buy store bought lotion again. Whether you have sensitive skin, or just want a good natural body lotion make sure you make this easy recipe. The shea butter makes it so soft and just leaves your skin feeling so nourished and moisturized. Sometimes, I also add a little vitamin e oil. We just love homemade body lotion with coconut oil and these other moisturizing ingredients.
If you prefer almond oil, there is a Luxurious Homemade Lotion recipe that uses almond oil. I can’t wait to finally get rid of my dry skin!
Let us know how you like this homemade lotion!
It has truly changed things around here. I know that sounds sort of crazy but it really has. When my kid’s have severely dry skin, it makes them sort of cranky. They have trouble sleeping because they are tossing and turning from their skin feeling “itchy” as they call it. They wake up sleep deprived and the cycle just starts all over. Now, everyone sleeps so good and the lavender in the lotion has such a calming effect.
Do you know how to make makeup remover? It’s also very simple and works amazing!
Try these other natural ideas:
- Honey Body Wash
- The Best Natural Dandruff Shampoo
- 6 Amazing Essential Oil Blends for Allergies
- 25 of the Best Natural Moisturizers
- All Natural Cocoa Lip Balm