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DIY Lavender Lotion

Posted: December 4, 2017 by NaturalDeets

DIY Lavender Lotion

Winter is here and so is the Christmas season! Are you looking for a thoughtful, affordable, DIY gift for your friends and family? Well, I have just the thing for you!

It seems that as soon as winter arrives, any moisture in my skin instantly disappears. The cold air and hot showers make our skin dry and itchy! I know  this is a common issue and that is how I know that everyone would appreciate receiving this gift.

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Moisturizing Essentials

There are so many options when it comes to moisturizers that it can be overwhelming! I prefer to select items that are minimally processed and as close to nature as possible. However, over the years, I have found a handful of things that work better than others. This recipe utilizes several of these:

Cocoa Butter

Cocoa Butter is an often overlooked natural moisturizer. It melts with the heat of your body and spreads evenly! Cocoa Butter is known to prevent skin dryness and itching. It is a wonderful antiaging lotion and can heal minor burns and skin irritations. It is great for chapped lips and some say it can even help calm your nerves!

Shea Butter

Shea butter is a skin hero! In addition to many of the moisturizing benefits of Cocoa Butter, Shea also contains Vitamins A & E, stearic acid and essential fatty acids which are huge in the beauty industry right now! Shea butter is also an anti-inflamatory and has been said to help with arthritis.

Coconut Oil

The thing I love most about coconut oil is how well it is absorbed by the skin. In our cold climate, our coconut oil turns solid. I like to warm it in my hand until it turns in to a liquid then rub it in. As an added bonus, it is has natural antibacterial and antifungal benefits.

Lavender Essential Oils

So there is no moisturizing benefit in lavender essential oil, however it does do a great job in healing the skin. Dry skin included. There are so many benefits to lavender oil that I can’t cover them all here. However, I love to add it to lotions since it provides both aromatherapy and skin healing properties. It’s great for relaxation and there are very few people who are bothered by the scent.

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Lavender Body Lotion DIY

  • 1/2 cup almond or avocado oil
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa butter
  • 1 tablespoon shea butter
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil

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Directions

Prep all the ingredients.

In a small, heat proof jar (or double boiler), combine all ingredients except the essential oil.

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Place the jar into a small pot of water at a rolling boil.

Tip: make sure no water gets into the mixture as it will cause the lotions to expire quickly

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Heat until everything is fully melted and combined (about 12 minutes).

While the mixture is melting, get out your storage jars.

Once melted, remove the mixture form the heat. Let sit 1-2 minutes then whisk in the essential oil.

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Moving quickly, pour the mixture through a strainer and into the jarslavender lotion

Let sit on the counter for 23 hours to firm up.

Makes two small mason jars worth.

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Lavender Diy Body Lotion
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup almond or avocado oil
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa butter
  • 1 tablespoon shea butter
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil
Instructions
  1. Prep all the ingredients.
  2. In a small, heat proof jar (or double boiler), combine all ingredients except the essential oil.
  3. Place the jar into a small pot of water at a rolling boil.
  4. Tip: make sure no water gets into the mixture as it will cause the lotions to expire quickly
  5. Heat until everything is fully melted and combined (about 12 minutes).
  6. While the mixture is melting, get out your storage jars.
  7. Once melted, remove the mixture form the heat. Let sit 1-2 minutes then whisk in the essential oil.
  8. Moving quickly, pour the mixture into jars.
  9. Let sit on the counter for 23 hours to firm up.
  10. Makes two small mason jars worth.

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