DIY Natural Products Lotion
Written By Renee Arbia
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If you have been following the blog along lately you will have noticed we started making our own products at home. There are many reasons to make your own products, our main reasons are because they contribute to our green living lifestyle and are better for us and the environment as well as being cheaper than alternatives and are fun to make. Check out some DIY Natural Product basic tips and our recipe for Laundry Detergent and Dish Soap.
Today’s DIY recipe is one of my personal favorites. My husband is a big fan of this lotion as well and we use it pretty much for everything. This lotion is gentle enough for babies or kids, sensitive skin, your face, acne prone skin and if you need a lotion to put on a rash. I usually make this lotion with Lavender Oil as it is soothing and calming and helps promote relaxation. It is perfect for your baby lotion instead of the store bought. I also make a smaller version of this lotion and use Tea Tree Oil instead of Lavender, the Tea Tree oil helps with acne prone skin and is good for extremely sensitive skin. This is a small amount, but you may want to test it before making a large amount as a little bit of this lotion goes a long way.
- ½ Coconut Oil
- ½ aloe vera gel
- 10 drops Lavender (or Tea Tree) essential oil
On the stove heat the coconut oil until is all one consistency and clear. Put in blender/food processor with aloe vera gel and essential oil and blend until smooth and well mixed. Put in a container with a lid.
The only thing about this lotion is that it will melt. I typically rotate putting it in the fridge over night and pulling it out during the day. It works well no matter if it is hot or cold it is just a preference for you. Even when it is really cold I find I can rub it in my hands and then use it easily. Try it for yourself and see how much you love it!
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