Homemade Body Lotion Recipe
A cool, minty-sweet moisturizer for oily skin, sunburned skin, hot itchy skin...
This easy homemade body lotion recipe makes a cool, creamy moisturizer that refreshes and soothes hot, thirsty skin.
Peppermint Homemade Body Lotion Recipe
Ingredients1 - 2 tablespoons (4 to 8g) Emulsifying wax
1/3 cup (75ml) Grapeseed oil
1 tablespoon (15ml) Vegetable Glycerin
1/2 cup (125ml) distilled Water or Peppermint Hydrosol (peppermint floral water)
1 teaspoon (5ml) Vitamin E
18 drops Peppermint essential oil
10 drops Lavender essential oil
2 drops Palmarosa OR Ylang Ylang essential oil
10 drops Grapefruit Seed extract
This homemade body lotion recipe makes approximately 8oz (250ml) moisturizer for oily skin.
Storing Homemade Body Lotion - Important!I have found that whenever my homemade lotions, moisturizers or sunscreens get too hot they separate. Because they don't have the same chemicals as commercial products, these natural moisturizers really do need to be stored in a cool(ish) location.
Customizing Your Homemade Body Lotion RecipeFor a thicker consistency, (more like a cream) add a little more emulsifying wax (up to a half a teaspoon more.) For a thinner consistency, add just a little less.
Where to Buy Homemade Body Lotion IngredientsMy favorite supplier for aromatherapy recipe ingredients is Mountain Rose Herbs. Their quality, prices and staff are all excellent! Here's some quick links to the ingredients you'll need for this homemade body lotion recipe...
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What Next?Check out some more homemade body lotion recipes. Or visit the Lotion Making Help page if you're still looking for lotion recipe ideas or you have questions about making homemade body lotion.
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