How To Make A Non-Greasy Homemade Moisturizing Lotion
I would like to share with you a fantastic recipe for a non-greasy homemade moisturizing Lotion. Instead of buying expensive lotions at the store, which many times contain harmful chemical ingredients and preservatives,you can do it yourself at home. This Moisturising Lotion has NO chemicals. It is as pure as any healthy, nutritious food you would eat.
This Homemade Moisturising Lotion has nourishing natural ingredients, such as aloe vera, beewax and vitamin E oil, and the good thing about it is that it’s also non-greasy like many other lotions that leave your skin shiny and oily, so give it a try and get rid of your store bought lotions. I’m sure you will find it more economical and healthy.
Beside the fact that this homemade moisturising lotion has no chemicals, this lotion costs a fraction of the retail price when compared to it’s commercially-prepared counterparts.
This recipe was done by Andrea from frugallysustainable blog. Visit her great website to view more fantastic recipes and articles:
1 cup aloe vera gel
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
3/4 ounce beeswax, grated or broken into small pieces
1/2 cup almond or grapeseed oil
1 tablespoon cocoa butter (optional)
10 drops essential oils of your choice (optional)
Use a double boiler to melt beeswax and oils over low heat. In a medium-sized bowl, combine aloe vera gel, vitamin E oil, and essential oils. Then pour the melted oils into a blender and allow them to cool to room temperature. Andrea says that this is a vital step in order to prevent separation. Once cooled, slowly and continuously pour in aloe vera mixture using blender on low speed. Run a rubber spatula aganist the sides of the blender to incorporate all ingredients. According to Andrea’s instructions, you need to blend until the mixture has the look and feel of lotion. Andrea mentions that this step may also be performed in a mixing bowl with the use of a handheld electric mixer. The last stage is to pour the lotion into sterilized jars. Andrea keeps a jar on the bathroom counter and one in the refrigerator, and says that the lotion will keep for up to 6 weeks in the refrigerator.
If you love to make your own beauty products, you can find below how to make natural body lotions that require not more than 4 ingredients: