Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes

Whipping up your own homemade lotion recipes is much easier than you might think, which means that it is easy to make customized products for yourself and very thoughtful gifts for friends and family. In just a few minutes, you can create a batch of natural lotion perfectly geared to your personal skin care needs.

The foundation of every lotion is an oil- and water-based combination that comes together thanks to the addition of an emulsifier. You can use most any oil to make lotion. It is important to consider the properties of an oil to be sure you are picking the best one for your skin type. Some oils, such as almond oil, are lighter than others are and better for people who already have oily skin. Coconut oil, cocoa butter and avocado oil are all higher in fat and better for people who have dry skin.

Here is a very basic recipe to follow that can be modified as desired.

Ingredients You Will Need
1/4 cup olive oil1 1/4 cup water
1/4 cup shaved or grated beeswax


  • Fill a small saucepan with tap water and heat it over medium low to use as a water bath.
  • Mix the olive oil and beeswax together in a microwave and heatproof glass measuring cup.
  • Place the measuring cup containing the wax & oil mixture into the water bath and allow the wax to melt fully, stirring the two together completely.
  • Fill another microwave proof bowl or cup with 2 cups of water. Heat it in the microwave on high for 2 minutes or until boiling.
  • Add the boiling water to the wax/oil mixture. The lotion will now have the consistency of skim milk. If you wish to add an essential oil, do so now, mixing it in well by stirring with a spoon.
  • Allow the lotion to cool slightly. Stir with a spoon or whisk and pour the lotion into a container while it's still warm and easy to pour. Leave the container open to allow the lotion to cool completely. Store in the refrigerator.

Now that you have successfully made a batch of lotion you are on your way to making all kinds of beauty products, such as bath soap, masks or lip balms.

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