Thursday, September 13, 2012

Super Simple Homemade Lotion Redo - If You Want...

I really enjoy making and using the Super Simple Homemade Lotion recipe. I used this lotion throughout the summer. It was super hot and humid outside, but my skin would get really dry (when I didn't put on lotion). Didn't understand, so I tried to keep lotionizing (Julia L., don't know if you read this blog, but this is a term I picked up from you at CCA).

One thing about this recipe was that the lotion had a bit of grittiness. It was due to the shea butter. But, let me tell you, as soon as you rubbed it onto your skin, the little, shea butter "grits" would melt into your skin. No problem. But, it could turn someone who has anal tendencies off.

The other day, I had to make more lotion, so I experimented. I took the coconut oil, shea butter, sweet almond oil, and aloe vera and melted it in a double boiler. Then, I let it cool on the counter until it was warm to the touch. I added the essential oil, and then mixed it together with the whisk attachment on my immersion blender. When everything cooled, I tried it out and the "grit" problem was solved.

So in conclusion, if you don't mind grit and don't like to be bothered with extra steps, just mix it together in your immersion blender. If you don't like those little grits and want them to go away, double boil, cool, and then mix. Hope this helps.

Super Easy Homemade Lotion Redo
adapted from

1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon shea butter
2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
2 teaspoons aloe vera gel
15 drops essential oil

1 dark colored glass container
rubbing alcohol
paper towel

1. Sterilize jar or bottle in boiling water or spray and wipe with alcohol.
2. Put coconut oil, shea butter, sweet almond oil, and aloe vera gel in a heatproof bowl.
3. Place on a double boiler.
4. Once all the ingredients are melted, take the bowl off of the double boiler.
5. Let cool.
6. Add essential oils.
7. Mix with whisk attachment in immersion blender.
8. Store in dark glass jar or bottle.

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