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
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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