Living in a dry climate, I have a serious need for lotion! It has to moisturize, it has to last all day, and it can’t be too heavy. But I haven’t been able to find quite the right “recipe” for me. There are just so many recipe out there! Heavy, light. Greasy, non-greasy. Scented, unscented. etc etc etc. To be honest I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted, but knew I would know it when I found it. Sure enough – I did!
I found this semi-homemade version on PatchworkTimes.com and thought it sounded like just the ticket for me. Simple, inexpensive ingredients and no melting or cooking required. I LOVE this lotion! It’s very moisturizing but not too heavy…and it smells heavenly! :-)
The original recipe called for: 16 oz. baby lotion; 8 oz. Vaseline; and 8 oz. Vitamin E Cream but I decided to try replacing the Vaseline with Coconut Oil. The result was lotion perfection! It’s thick, but not heavy, so it’s very moisturizing but doesn’t leave your hands (feet, etc) feeling greasy. Oh, and did I mention how good it smells!?
This recipe is “semi-homemade,” but if you’re looking for something that is ALL homemade, click here for an excellent body butter recipe.
Semi-Homemade Moisturizing Lotion
Mix together with handheld or stand mixer until it resembles icing.
Store in air tight containers, and slap on a quick little label for gift-giving!
I found some of these tiny jars at Michael’s and thought they would be the perfect purse-sized lotion holder!
- Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (16 oz jar) $7.00
- Dollar Store Baby Lotion $1.50
- Dollar Store Vitamin E Cream $1.50
I only used half the jar of coconut oil, the whole bottle of baby lotion and the whole jar of vitamin E Cream.
Approximate cost: $6.50 for roughly 32 ounces. Or $1.63 for each 8 ounce jar I filled!
If you’re looking for the perfect container for you new homemade lotion, try making your own mason jar dispenser! It’s easy, cheap, and looks great. :-)
What is your favorite lotion recipe?