The day we decided to make lotion didn’t go as planned but the lotion stilled turned out great. It’s been almost a year since I made our last batch which goes to show me that my homemade lotion lasts just as long, if not longer, than store-bought lotion. I doubled the amount that you see in this video last year so I will be making some more next week. The 6 oz. jars can be purchased in your local grocery store where they sell canning supplies.
I used jojoba oil in this recipe because it moisturizes the skin, it helps to reduce oily skin, it acts as an inti-inflammatory to reduce acne and has antibacterial properties. It also doubles as a makeup remover and as a lip balm. My skin gets dry but not severely dry. If you have problems with severely dry skin, especially on your elbows and knees, I suggest replacing the jojoba oil with avocado oil.
Avocado is so healthy for your skin that it’s known for healing eczema and psoriasis. Avocado oil is deeply absorbed into the skin and increases the production of collagen which reduces the signs of aging. Avocado oil also speeds up the healing of a wound or burn and can be used for diaper rash. Technically, LOTS of oils could and should be used in place of store-bought chemical-filled diaper rash creams.
- 1 1/2 cups of jojoba oil or avocado oil
- 1/2 cup grated 100% organic beeswax (firmly pressed)
- 10-40 drops your choice of essential oil (optional)
- grate beeswax and pack firmly in measuring cup
- take a small pot and turn stove on to medium heat
- pour oil and beeswax in pot and heat until liquid
- pour liquid into two 8 oz. jars and allow to cool
- stir when liquid is no longer clear and lightens in color
- then stir every 10 minutes for 1 hour… then you’re done 😊
If you decide to try this lotion recipe or change up the ingredients with your favorite oils, I would love to hear about it in the comments! I hope you have a fantastic day! ❤