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Make Your Own Natural Body Lotion

How to make the lotion:

Pour the oil into a Pyrex measuring cup and add the shaved beeswax.  Set it in a saucepan of water that reaches about halfway up the side of the Pyrex container.  Heat over the stove until the beeswax dissolves and remove from the stove immediately.  Allow to cool for a minute or two but not longer than that since the beeswax will begin to harden.

Pour the water into your blender and begin blending it on high speed with the lid on (with a hole left in the lid for pouring the beeswax-oil mixture).  Slowly pour the oil-beeswax mixture into the water.  It will begin to emulsify as you continue pouring the oil.  It normally begins to thicken after about three-quarters of the oil has been incorporated.  Continue adding the oil until you’ve incorporated all of it into the water.

Add the drops of essential oils you’ve selected.  Blend them into the lotion.

Pour the lotion into the glass jars you’ve selected for storing the cream.  Use the spatula to remove any remaining lotion from the blender.

The lotion lasts for about 6 months and is best kept at cool temperatures to prolong shelf life.  You can store it in the fridge if you choose to keep it fresh.

That’s it.  It’s not as hard as you might think and your skin and the rest of your body will thank you for giving it healing natural lotion rather than the harsh chemicals that are found in most creams and lotions.  Enjoy!

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and the upcoming book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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6:12AM PDT on Aug 22, 2014

I do something much more simple, I pour some coconut oil in a glass jar then add some lavender essential oil and then shake it, that is all.

5:48AM PDT on Aug 22, 2014

good idea :) thank you

4:08AM PST on Jan 13, 2014

Lovely - am going to try it when I get time!

12:03AM PST on Jan 11, 2014

Great!
Body lotions are expensive, and most of them unhealthy.
But we all need them, and here I have full control over all ingredients.
I love it :)

2:46AM PST on Dec 20, 2013

Thank you :)

12:08PM PST on Dec 5, 2013

Lovely idea - thanks!

6:24AM PDT on Oct 30, 2013

Beauty is for both the human and the environment

6:08AM PDT on Oct 30, 2013

This is FANTASTIC! I just came out with eczema and dermatitis for the first time and I hope this will help. I will definitely try a few times to do this.

8:19AM PDT on Jul 21, 2013

Thanks so much!

8:00AM PDT on Jul 21, 2013

You can get your own natural lotion without having to make it at http://www.care2.com/greenliving/make-your-own-natural-body-lotion.html. Theirs is the best I have used so far and it's completely natural and no harsh chemicals included.

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