The thing with commercial skin care products is that you can never be sure what really goes into making them.  These products may contain chemicals and other harsh ingredients that can harm your skin in the long run. Fortunately, there are safer ways to pamper and care for your skin, and that is by using natural ingredients and making your own beauty products. For instance, did you know that you can make your own body lotion at home?

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Try these homemade natural body lotion recipes for a healthy skin

Making your own body lotion is easier than you think! It is all about using the right ingredients. Many natural ingredients can help rejuvenate and protect your skin without causing any damage or side effects.

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Here are four healing and nourishing homemade body lotion recipes using natural ingredients that you can prepare within a few minutes.

Method 1: Homemade Moisturizing Lotion Recipe

This lotion comes with the benefits of aloe gel, beeswax, sweet almond oil, Vitamin E oil, and rose essential oil. Aloe Vera and Vitamin E have skin healing benefits.

Rose essential oil has many therapeutic qualities and is great for the skin. It has antioxidant, antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, and antibacterial properties, to name a few. It helps in keeping the skin hydrated and moisturized, fights signs of aging, acts as a toner, and protects the skin from sun damage. Rose essential oil can also help tackle skin problems like acne and works well for sensitive skin type.  It is also believed to be useful in reducing the appearance of blemishes, scars, and spots as well as in improving the skin tone.

Regular use of this lotion will give you a moisturized and healthy skin.

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Things you’ll need:

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List of items required to make this moisturizing body lotion
  • Aloe vera gel – 1/4 cup
  • Beeswax (grated) – 2 tablespoons
  • Sweet almond oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Vitamin E oil – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Rose essential oil – 4 to 5 drops

Step 1. Combine the aloe vera gel, essential oil, and vitamin E oil and mix

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In a bowl with aloe vera gel, add vitamin E and rose essential oil
  • Combine the aloe vera gel, rose essential oil, and vitamin E oil in a bowl.
  • Mix well using a hand blender.

Step 2. Melt the beeswax and add the almond oil

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Melt beeswax and almond oil
  • Set up a double boiler.
  • Put the beeswax in a heat-safe glass cup or bowl and place it in.
  • Bring the water to a boil.
  • Pour the almond oil into the beeswax.
  • Once the beeswax has melted, take the mixture off the double boiler.

Step 3. Combine the two mixtures and whisk it well

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Whisk the ingredients to attain a creamy texture
  • Combine the aloe vera gel, vitamin E oil, and rose essential oil mixture with the melted beeswax and almond oil.
  • Use a hand whisk to mix the solution.
  • It will take a cream-like form once the beeswax begins to cool.
  • Transfer the lotion in a jar.
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Your homemade lotion with natural ingredients is ready for use

It will stay good for a week. If you want to store the lotion for a longer period, put it in the refrigerator.

Method 2: Homemade Skin-Repairing Night Lotion Recipe

Aside from the goodness of jojoba oil, beeswax, coconut oil, and lavender essential oil, this lotion also contains chamomile essential oil.

Chamomile essential oil has a very relaxing and calming fragrance and is often used in aromatherapy products. It also offers several body care and skin care benefits owing to its antiseptic, antibiotic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, and analgesic properties.

Chamomile essential oil is used topically for the treatment of eczema, boils, dermatitis, cuts, bruises, etc. It also helps soothe, heal, and moisturize dry and damaged skin.

Use this calming and conditioning lotion daily before going to bed. Let it work its magic overnight and you will wake up to a smooth and supple skin!

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Things you’ll need:

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Get the ingredients for your homemade lotion
  • Jojoba oil – 4 tablespoons
  • Beeswax – 1 1/2 tablespoons
  • Coconut oil – 3 tablespoons
  • Chamomile essential oil – 10 drops
  • Lavender essential oil – 10 drops

Step 1. Prepare a double boiler and put in the ingredients

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To a double boiler, add beeswax and carrier oils
  • Prepare a double boiler.
  • Put in the beeswax, coconut oil, and jojoba oil in the boiler.
  • Stir and heat the ingredients until the wax has melted completely.
  • Take off the mixture from the stove.

Step 2. Add the essential oils and whisk

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Add essentials oils and whisk well
  • Add the chamomile and lavender essential oils.
  • Blend the mixture using a hand blender.
  • Transfer the lotion in a jar.
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Use this skin-repairing lotion before bedtime

Apply this lotion before going to sleep every night.

Method 3: Homemade Easy-to-Carry Lotion Bar Recipe

These convenient easy-to-carry lotion bars are very simple to make. They are made from a combination of moisturizing and healing ingredients, namely, beeswax, coconut oil, cocoa butter, and vanilla.

Other than having a “delicious” scent, vanilla offers several skin care benefits. Being rich in antioxidants, it will enhance the effectiveness of your lotion and give you a healthy, beautiful, and younger-looking skin.

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Things you’ll need:

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Items required to make body lotion bars
  • Beeswax –2 tablespoons
  • Coconut oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Cocoa butter – 2 tablespoons
  • Vanilla Essence – 1/2 teaspoon

Step 1. Melt the beeswax and cocoa butter and add coconut oil

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In a double boiler melt beeswax and cocoa butter
  • Take some water in a pan and place a glass measuring cup in it, preparing a double boiler.
  • Put in the cocoa butter and beeswax in the measuring cup.
  • Add in the coconut oil once beeswax and cocoa butter melt.
  • Stir the mix well.
  • Remove the measuring cup from the heat.

Step 2. Add the vanilla essence, mix and transfer it to silicon molds

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Add vanilla essence and transfer it to silicon molds
  • Add the vanilla essence.
  • Stir to mix well.
  • Pour the lotion in silicone molds.
  • Let it cool.
  • Take out the bars from the molds.
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Keep your skin moisturized with these easy-to-use lotion bars
  • Store in a cool place.
  • To apply, rub the bars over the skin and massage.

Method 4: Homemade Nourishing Day Lotion Recipe

This is the perfect solution to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized throughout the day. This nourishing day lotion will also help protect your skin from damage and make it glowing and radiant!

Things you’ll need:

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Things you will need for this recipe
  • Sweet almond oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Cocoa butter – 1 tablespoon
  • Beeswax – ¼ tablespoon
  • Vitamin E oil – ¼ teaspoon
  • Lavender essential oil – 5 to 10 drops
  • Distilled water - 2 tablespoons

Step 1. Prepare a double boiler to melt cocoa butter and beeswax

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Start by melting beeswax and cocoa butter
  • Prepare a double boiler and put the cocoa butter and beeswax pellets in it.
  • Add the sweet almond oil once the other two ingredients have melted.
  • Stir the ingredients to combine well.

Step 2. Add vitamin E oil and lavender essential oil and mix

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Add the rest of the oils and whisk well
  • Remove the mixture from the heat.
  • Add the vitamin E oil and lavender essential oil.
  • Mix well using a hand blender.

Step 3. Add distilled water

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Your lotion is ready for use after adding distilled water and another 2 min whisk
  • Add the distilled water slowly and keep blending the mixture simultaneously.
  • Continue blending for a few minutes.
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Nourish your skin with the goodness of this body lotion

Transfer the lotion in a jar and use.

About the Ingredients

Cocoa butter: Cocoa butter is basically the concentrated fat obtained from cocoa beans. It is easily absorbed by the skin and helps keep it hydrated and moisturized. It is rich in antioxidants that can fight free radical damage and keep your skin healthy.  This ingredient also improves the skin tone and texture and protects it from toxins and pollutants. Cocoa butter can be used for lightening scars and stretch marks, reducing pigmentation, and soothing the skin, to name a few.

Coconut oil: Coconut oil is made up of medium-chain fatty acids (caprylic, capric, and lauric acids), healthy saturated fats, minerals, vitamins, and other important nutrients that are needed for a healthy body as well as for a healthy skin. It also has a high level of antioxidants and possesses antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties.

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Coconut oil is capable of penetrating deep into the skin, keeping it hydrated, and making it soft and supple. It has very effective moisturizing benefits, which make it a popular ingredient for making creams, lotions, balms, etc. Stretch marks, dark spots, scars, sun damage, signs of aging, uneven skin tone, and skin infections are just a few of the many skin woes that can be treated with the help of coconut oil.  This ingredient works wonders for dry and damaged skin and helps in its healing process.

Aloe vera gel: Aloe vera contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, and many other beneficial compounds. What makes this ingredient great for the skin is its antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Aloe vera gel effectively nourishes and moisturizes the skin, reduces signs of premature aging, fights skin problems, prevents sun damage and infections, treats sunburns, and rejuvenates dull and damaged skin. It has healing and soothing properties. This ingredient is exactly what you need for a clear, smooth, and younger-looking skin.

Sweet almond oil: Almond oil helps in making the skin smooth, soft, and flawless. It can also help protect the skin from oxidative stress and sun damage. This light oil is easily absorbed by the skin and can help get rid of the dirt, impurities, oil, etc., that accumulate in the pores.  You may use this ingredient to reduce dark circles, remove suntan, treat skin ailments, cure rashes, and prevent the early signs of aging, among others.

Beeswax: Beeswax is a staple ingredient in the world of beauty and skin care.  It helps keep the skin moisturized and hydrated by creating a protective barrier over it. It also shields the skin from toxins and irritants and soothes itchy or inflamed skin.  The vitamin A content of beeswax plays a role in promoting skin cell regeneration. This nutrient-rich ingredient will help you get a healthy and nourished skin.

Beeswax also helps in stabilizing the lotion and prevents the other ingredients from separating.

Jojoba oil: Jojoba oil is very similar to the “sebum” produced by our skin glands.  Jojoba oil can be used to condition, heal, and protect the skin. It is effective in retaining moisture in the skin, thus keeping it fresh and hydrated.  Jojoba oil effectively fights signs of aging and helps protect the skin from sun damage. It can be used to treat various skin disorders. It is nongreasy and light, does not clog the pores, and works for all skin types.

Vitamin E: This powerful antioxidant is useful in fighting signs of aging, such as wrinkles and age spots, as it boosts collagen production and helps improve skin elasticity. It also offers anti-inflammatory and skin healing benefits.

Vitamin E is believed to be capable of reversing the damage caused by free radicals and UV rays. It also helps in reducing the appearance of scars, repairing damaged tissues, and keeping the skin moisturized.

Lavender essential oil: With more than 150 active constituents, this commonly used essential oil offers several physiological and psychological benefits. It has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties, and it can be used as a remedy for several skin problems.

Lavender oil has calming effects and is often used in massage oils. Owing to its antioxidant content, this oil can also be used for skin detoxification. It is also effective in healing minor cuts and wounds, relieving pain, treating acne, and toning the skin, to name a few.

Tips

  • It is best to prepare a fresh batch every month.
  • For hotter temperatures, make the bars firmer by increasing the ratio of beeswax to coconut oil and cocoa butter.
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