How to Make the Best Body Lotion (Body Butter)
It’s the perfect time to share with you all a fabulous recipe for the best body lotion you will ever use! What makes it so great? Well, for one, when you make your own products, you know exactly what’s going into them and can ensure it’s safety. Many of you think it’s too much work to make your own body products….I used to think this too! I found a surprisingly easy recipe courtesy of one of my favorite green ladies, Tania Reuben a.k.a the Pure Natural Diva. Of course, I had to put my own spin on her recipe, but you can check out the original here.
This recipe has 5 simple ingredients and takes only a few minutes to make. When I found this recipe, I decided to make this as gifts for everyone! Another cool thing is that you can customize the scents with any combination of essential oils and make some really cool concoctions! In the video, I made a vanilla orange body lotion I like to call Orange Creamsicle. It smells absolutely heavenly! In the video, I also tell you where you can get all the ingredients (one of them is distilled water, which you can pick up at the local grocery store.) See below the video for written ingredients and directions.
Best Body Lotion (Body Butter)
2-3 Tbsp distilled water
1/2 cup grapeseed oil
2 Tbsp beeswax
Vitamin E oil or capsule
1. Combine grapeseed oil, Vitamin E oil, and beeswax. Melt over low heat on stove.
2. When beeswax is almost completely melted, remove from heat and place in glass bowl.
3. Add water, and beat with a hand mixer until it thickens a bit. If you want more of a lotion consistency, add water. I added 3 tablespoons and mine came out more like a lotion then a body butter.
4. Add essential oil or oils.
5. Let sit for 15-20 minutes to thicken some more then scoop into a glass jar (empty baby food jar or mason jar works well!)
Put some pretty ribbon (or use newspaper for curling ribbon to make this an extra eco-friendly gift.) Did you ever think it would be this easy to make the best body lotion (or body butter?) I had fun making this and I hope it showed through in the video. Now I have to go make some more!
Did you try this recipe out? What were the results? Do you have an even better body lotion or butter recipe? Share them in the comments section!
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UPDATE: Many of the lotions you buy in the store contain harmful preservatives- chemicals which increase the shelf life of the lotion yet carry harmful side effects. This homemade lotion is 100% natural and preservative free. That being said, I was recently made aware by Bubble & Bee Organic Owner Stephanie Greenwood that because this lotion lacks a preservative, it needs to be kept tightly closed and in the refrigerator to inhibit bacteria growth. I was under the impression that the Vitamin E served as a natural preservative, and it does keep the oil from turning rancid, however it doesn’t stop bacterial growth. I am now looking into adding a natural preservative to this mix, thanks to Stephanie for the feedback and tips! This is a learning process for me too and I’m so glad you are here with me on this journey.
Stay natural…stay beautiful…go green!
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