Tuesday, May 27, 2014

How to Make a Natural Body Lotion

If you haven't tried doing one yet, I can tell you that it's really easy and fun to do. Plus, one great perk is if you get to make an extra amount, you can put them in cute little containers and give them as gifts to your family and friends. They'd love your creation and appreciate the fact that it's a healthy product as well.
So here are the things that you'll need:
  • Three fourths cup of pure oil. Almond oil is what most people recommend because it's good in absorbing and doesn't leave a greasy feel. You can easily buy it in food stores as well.

  • One cup of water or if available, rose water.

  • Two tablespoons of shaved beeswax. Make sure what you buy is labeled shaved as most food stores have the plain beeswax. Moreover, other kinds of wax are petroleum byproducts.

  • Thirty drops of essential oils. Do refrain from buying fragrance as it's synthetic. Lavender is especially good because not only is it aromatic, it also comes with healing properties for any skin type and can soothe sunburns as well.

  • A covered glass jar for storage.
The things you'll need are just your blender, a glass bowl that's small or medium in size, a spatula and a little jar to store the lotion. Note though that the beeswax can leave some residues on both the blender and spatula so it would be better if you'll use them only for making aromatherapy products.
Part 1
  • Pour the pure oil into a measuring cup. Preferably a Pyrex one. Add in the shaved beeswax.
  • Set this up in a saucepan containing water that comes halfway up the side of the Pyrex cup.
  • Heat until the beeswax dissolves then immediately remove from the stove.
  • Let it cool for one to two minutes but not a minute longer as the beeswax would harden.
Part 2
  • Pour the water or rose water into the blender and blend at high speed with the lid on. Make sure there's a hole on the lid's left side where you'll add in the oil and beeswax mixture so that it's combined with the water or rose water.
  • As you pour the oil, the mixture will emulsify.
  • You will see it start to thicken when three quarters of the oil has already been poured.
  • Continue pouring the oil until it's completely incorporated into the water or rose water.
Part 3
  • Add in the 30 drops of your preferred essential oil.
  • Blend them to complete your lotion.
  • Pour the lotion into the glass jar for storage.
  • Wipe off any remaining lotion residue from the blender using a spatula.
This DIY lotion has a 6-month shelf life. Store it in a room with cool temperature or in your refrigerator so that it stays fresh all the time.
And that's about it. See, easy as pie huh? So go on and try making it for yourself and spread health and love by giving some to your family and friends. Have fun!By


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