Diy Hand Lotion
All Natural & Organic
DIY Hand Lotion
*It's important in this recipe to measure your ingredients with a measuring scale so that the lotion comes out at the right consistency and to have all your measuring bowls and spoons thoroughly cleaned beforehand.
1 oz. beeswax pellets
1 oz. mango butter or cocoa butter (I used mango butter)
1 1/2 oz. coconut oil
3/4 cup almond oil
3 1/2 oz. filtered water
20 drops of geranium essential oil (you can add more or less depending on how strong you like your lotion)
15 drop Lime Essential Oil
In a double boiler, melt your beeswax pellets on low or medium heat.
Add your mango butter or cocoa butter, coconut oil, and almond oil and heat just enough until it is all melted together. (Do not bring your mixture to a boil. It will take forever to cool down. I even turned the heat off before everything was completely melted and gently stirred it until it was all melted.) Heat your oils slowly so that your mixture won't become grainy later, and stir occasionally.
Pour your oils into a large glass bowl and let it cool until it is at room temperature.
Once at room temperature mix water, and oils together in a glass measuring cup.
Begin blending mixture with your hand mixer and SLOWLY DRIZZLE your water mixture into your oil mixture while you blend. When everything seems mixed together I'd recommend scraping the sides of your bowl with a rubber spatula, and then blending one more time to make sure mixture is completely blended.
Mixture should be thick and creamy when finished.
Scoop mixture into small glass jars, and store until ready for use. It should fill 3 (4 oz jars)
*I love the smell of this lotion, it's almost like it has a natural perfume smell, it's a combination of fruity and flowery. You'll love it, but also feel free to mix and match different essential oils with this recipe.
*When you are ready to use your lotion, you do not have to store it in the fridge. Just store your lotion in a dry, cool place.
*It's really important that you use organic ingredients in this recipe to avoid harmful toxins that could be absorbed into your skin.
**This recipe has been adapted from Maria Noel Groves' book, Body into Balance. Her book is amazing and I would highly recommend it!