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Today we’re making a super luxurious, homemade lotion, free of chemicals and preservatives, and it’s SO easy, you’ll never buy lotion again.
Mariah here from mariahdolan.com, your busy mom headquarters to help you love the skin you’re in and I’m so excited to be making lotion today because we are OUT!
So why even bother making lotion when you can buy it, right?
Our skin is our largest organ, and anything you put on it gets absorbed directly into the bloodstream.
The problem is most commercial skin care products are filled with
- preservatives such as formaldehyde and parabens
Our already overburdened liver then needs to filter all of that garbage in order for us to stay well.
So think of it this way…
Don’t put anything on your skin, that you wouldn’t eat.
Let’s get to it.
I’ll put a link below where I get all of the ingredients.
Start off combining all of the ingredients into a medium glass bowl. If you have a double boiler you can use that too, but I don’t, so I just make due with what I have.
We’re going to add ⅓ cup coconut oil, ⅓ cup cocoa butter, ⅓ cup shea butter, ⅓ cup sweet almond oil. Stir to combine over medium heat until the oils have melted.
Now the oils have melted, and we’re going to add 1 tsp. of Vitamin E oil and 15 or so drops of your favorite essential oil.
I use lavender oil because we use this on our baby’s butt as a diaper rash cream.
Lavender oil is safe for babies from birth on, as well as chamomile. Calendula oil is also good, but only from 6 months on.
Let’s put that in, give it a stir, then pop this into the refrigerator for about an hour or two. You want the mixture to firm up but not get hard.
Here we are with the cooled and slightly firmed up mixture, and all we need to do now is whip it up with a mixer.
And there you have it! Just scoop it in a glass jar and it should last for up to 6-12 months since all of the ingredients are shelf stable to begin with.
Do you have a homemade lotion recipe you love? Are you willing to give this a try? Let me know in the comments below.
Cheers to your health,