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Make Your Own Natural Body Lotion

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Make Your Own Natural Body Lotion

If you’re tired of all the chemicals and synthetic fragrances in most store-bought creams and lotions, you might want to consider making your own.  Most people think that making creams and body lotions is difficult but it’s actually fairly easy.  I frequently make my own and give them as gifts to friends and family members who seem to love them.

If you can, I recommend that you keep an old blender, a small- to medium-size glass bowl, and a spatula that you use solely for making natural aromatherapy products.   While you can use your kitchen blender, the beeswax found in natural creams can leave a residue on the blender and utensils used.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3/4 cup of pure oil (I like sweet almond oil since it absorbs well and doesn’t leave a greasy film.  It’s available in most health food stores
  • 1 cup of pure water (or you can use rose water–available in health food stores)
  • 2 Tablespoons of shaved beeswax (most health food stores sell plain beeswax.  Be sure to avoid other types of wax since they are made of petroleum byproducts)
  • 30 drops of essential oils (like lavender, ylang ylang, bergamot, or other oil.  Make sure you avoid “fragrance oil” since it is synthetic.  Lavender is a great one to start with since it is aromatic but also soothes sunburns, other types of burns, and is healing for most skin types).
  • a glass jar or small glass jars for storing the lotion
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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-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 Phytozyme Cure. 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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