Easy Homemade Natural Lotion Recipe

Sometimes it’s hard to remember that our skin is a vital organ and what we put on it is absorbed into our system. So, why would we putpetrochemicals and known carcinogens into our bodies through our skin? Very few would dothis on purpose, but many do it on a daily basis unknowingly.

The cosmetic and skincare industry is basically unregulated and they can put any old thing they want to on their labels, including words like “natural” and “organic.” When in fact, there may be few if any of these ingredients in the product. WTF, right?The Story of Stuff does an excellent video to help explain.

While there are legitimate organic and good natural skincare product companies out there, they can get expensive. So, we’ve tried a few different natural homemadelotion recipes, and this one is one of the easiest to make and your skin will feel like butta…

Note thatthis awesome lotiontends to go on a bit greasy, but once it settles in, the result is seriously velvety soft skin. Green Diva Meg recommends applying it(especially hands and feet) before bed. Wakeup and love how yourskin feels.

Homemade Natural Lotion


1 cup olive oil (or you can use sweet almond oil, or a combination)
1/2 cup organiccoconut oil
1/2 cup organic beeswax pastilles
1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil (optional)
about 20 drops of your favorite essential oil


  • Find a glass container (pint-sized mason jar or recycled container with a wide opening).
  • Place in saucepan to create a double-boiler effect.
  • Put olive oil, coconut oil and beeswax pastilles in the glass container.
  • Add water to the pan, but only about 3/4 of the way to top of glass container. You don’t want water to get into the mix!
  • Stir gently frequently until the pastilles all melt.
  • Remove from heat and cool to room temperature (you can place in refrigerator to accelerate the process). IMPORTANT to stir vigorously every 10 – 15 minutes until it is room temperature.
  • Add the vitamin E oil if you are using, mixing in well.
  • Add the essential oil, mixing in well.
  • Put a lid on it. Since there are no preservatives, it won’t last forever, but it should be good for a few months.
  • Apply liberally to skin for happy, soft luscious skin!

*original recipe from A Sonoma Garden


Julie Pham
Julie Pham9 months ago


Leong S
Leong S11 months ago


Jennifer F
Jennifer Fabout a year ago

Wonderful ideas here to make on our own and I came back for the directions again and shared it with family and friends.

Jim Ven
Jim Venabout a year ago

thanks for sharing.

Sarah Hill
Sarah Hillabout a year ago


Philippa Powers
Philippa Powersabout a year ago


Nellie K Adaba
Nellie K Adabaabout a year ago

I might need this, when I'm not able to always buy or use natural lotions

Jim Ven
Jim Venabout a year ago

thanks for sharing.

federico bortoletto
federico bortolettoabout a year ago


Jim Ven
Jim Venabout a year ago

thanks for sharing.