Winter is beautiful, the sun is bright, big jackets are confy, hot chocolate is delicious, the snow is amazing; but, do you like your skin to feel like turtle’s skin? Seriously! Sometime I scratch my legs and flakes start falling off. This is exactly the reason why I researched for a good recipe for a fantastic rich body lotion, and then I made some adjustments. Before I used to use Eucerin, but now that I know the chemicals in commercial lotions, I rather skip them. If you still believe they’re not so bad, read this article 225 Chemicals You Put in your Body Daily in Beauty Products. I love this recipe because I know I need to moisture my skin and coconut oil is just not enough during winter time.
This lotion will be amazing to use it on
- Cracked heels
- Dry elbows
- Baby bumps
- Skin dry spots
- People with skin issues like eczema or psoriasis
What you’ll need
- 1/2 cup of Shea Butter. This is the one I found on Amazon: Shea Butter
- 1 TBSP of Organic Beeswax
- 2 TBSP of any of these oils: olive, avocado, almond or jojoba oil. The first time I made this recipe, I used 2 TBSP of jojoba oil, the next time I used 1 TBSP of each olive and avocado oil. I guess you can play with them, depending on what you want, like and have handy.
- Essential Oils. I recommend doTERRA’s essential oils because they have the highest quality in the market and you don’t want to make a natural lotion with bad essential oils. It totally defeats the purpose
- A glass or stainless steel container (with a lid)
How to make it?
First, put the Shea butter and the beeswax in a small pot, and let it melt at low heat. Once they’ve melted, you can add the jojoba, olive, almond or avocado oil. I wouldn’t add more than 2 TBSP total because this lotion is solid once it’s cold. Finally, take it off the heat and add the essential oils. I used 12 drops of each of the following: Lavender, Patchouli, Geranium, Turmeric, Frankincense and Cedar Wood. Mix it all together and transfer it to a container and let it cool down. You can leave the lid a little sideways during this process. After that, remember to keep it closed because essential oils are volatile compounds and you don’t want them to evaporate. You can click here to see my DIY Highlight on Instagram.
You’re going the right path by trying to find toxic-free recipes for daily-used products. Remember to avoid toxins and chemicals in every possible way. You might find these 2 articles interesting: 18 Worst Chemicals in Beauty Products and 18 Worst Additives in Food
Please tell me how you like this recipe and if you would like to add anything to it. Don’t forget it, knowledge is power,