You can now make variety of homemade lotions readily at home if you have the right ingredients. The natural ingredients available at your home would be ideal to make this exclusive lotion at home. Some of the lotion recipes are as under:
Butter body lotions are preferred by most of the women having intention to care their skin health during winter season. Since the butter extracts penetrate deeply inside the skin layers and makes your skin glowing and attractive. You must have used premium buttery body lotion in the market manufactured by leading brands. But, if these lotions include harmful chemicals, this might harm your skin. Thus, it has become important for individual to get an alternative way. Body lotion and body butter made at home are harmless as all natural ingredients are used in the process making.
Homemade body lotions for winter
Whipped body butter
The ingredients used in making this lotion are
- Coconut oil (1/2 cup)
- Cocoa butter ( 1 cup)
- Jojoba oil (1/2 cup)/ Almond oil/ Olive oil
First of all you have to take double boiler container where cocoa butter and coconut oil must be placed under the flame. Keep them above the flame till it becomes completely melted. After becoming liquid, you must stir the two oils and mix it. Now you need to keep this in a refrigerator so long the mixture of oil does not become firm. But remember to take this out from the refrigerator before it becomes completely solid. Now take the ingredients inside the mixer and whip the semi solid materials till it forms white peaks. Now you can place it in a container with lit and use it as a body butter or moisturizer.
When you are applying this homemade butter body lotion in your skin, it will not leave the thin layer of oil in your body. Rather, this will give you a deeper penetration with thick layer of moisture. Thus, this home remedy during the winter season will be very effective all together, You can be of any gender or any skin type, this homemade moisturizer will be a brilliant idea to jeep your skin healthy and beautiful throughout the winter season. You can store it in a moderate temperature and use it repeatedly to reduce dry skin.
Coconut oil and honey
You must have honey in adequate quantity at home. Coconut oil is quite common to get in your dresser. Take equal quantity of honey as well as coconut oil in a container. First of all put both above a flame so that it melts appropriately and get a mesmerized shape. Now put both the ingredients in a blender and get the desired lotion for your body to be used during the winter season.
If you are trying to make the homemade body lotion, you need to keep few things in your mind. Once you have made the lotion at home, you need to remember that it remains whipped in moderate temperature. If you have hot temperature inside your home, it will be important to keep the ingredients in a refrigerator. You must be careful to keep it in an appropriate temperature as otherwise the whipped cream will melt and will take the shape of oil.
- Beeswax (1/4th cup)
- Coconut oil (1/4th cup
- Almond oil (1/2 cup)
- Cocoa butter or shea butter (2 tablespoon)
- Vitamin E oil (1 teaspoon)
- Essential oils
First of all take a large glass jar and combine all the ingredients one by one as mentioned above. Now Take a saucepan of medium size and fill it up with an inch of water. Just set it for heat. Now take the jar where you have mixed all the ingredients and put it over the saucepan where water is heated. As soon as water gets heated, the contents of the jar will start melting. Once you can view that all the ingredients are melted, you need to pour it over the tin or any type of jar which you have thought of using as storage. It will be easier if you can store it in a container which has a push pump at its mouth. Your home made organic lotion is ready. You can use it as a regular body lotion.
Glycerin and honey lotion
- Glycerin (3 teaspoon)
- Distilled water ( ½ cup)
- Lemon essential oil (5 drops)
Pour all the ingredients in right quantity in a spritz bottle or a storage container and shake well. Now apply this lotion on your body or spray lightly over the places where there is a deficiency of moisturizing element. This is a wonderful body lotion that can create an excellent protection from the outdoor activities. If your body is exposed to wind or sun, this is the wonderful lotion to protect your skin during the winter season.
Apricot body lotion
- Apricot oil (1/4th cup)
- Anhydrous lanolin ( 1 teaspoon)
- Borax powder (1/2 teaspoon)
- Beewax (1 teaspoon)
Firstly you need to heat the oil, lanolin as well as the beeswax in a double boiler. Boil until it is liquefied. Now remove the boiler from heat. You will get a creamy consistency with the beeswax and lanolin. Now your lotion is ready to be applied. Store in a good place so that, you can use it every day.
Sweet Almond body lotion
- Sweet Almond oil (2 tablespoon)
- Beeswax ( 2 tsp)
- Distilled water ( 3 tablespoon)
- Borax powder ( ½ tsp)
- Helichrysum essential oil (8 drops)
- Echinacia tincture ( 1 tbspoon)
- Borax powder ( ½ tsp)
- Shea butter ( 2 teaspoon)
- Chamomile essential oil ( 8 drops)
Take a double boiler and heat the sweet almond oil with the beeswax and also shea butter. The temperature should be 140 degree F. Keep on heating till all the ingredients gets melted. Now take another pot and heat distilled water and Echinacia tincture to the temperature of 140 degree Fahrenheit. Now put the borax powder in it and stir it really well till it dissolves fully. Now the third pot and continue the process with the remaining oil and other ingredients. Now mix all the ingredients in three pots and cool it in a container. You can pour it in a lotion bottle which has become empty previously. You can use this homemade lotion for 2 months and get protected during the winter season.
Coconut oil and aloe vera body lotion
If you are planning to make your body lotion at home to avoid applying loads of chemicals on your skin, you can easily try out this recipe. It is a simple process and can be a good option for anyone willing to put in a bit more effort for a great skin. Here are the ingredients and the procedure for the body lotion preparation,
- Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – 1/2 cup
- Aloe Vera Juice –2 tbsp
- Rose or Geranium essential oil – 15-20 drops
Heat the extra virgin coconut oil in an open pan to melt it completely. Prepare Aloe Vera juice by grinding the Aloe Vera pulp extracted from fresh Aloe Vera leaves. Add the Aloe Vera juice with the warm coconut oil and mix well. Now remove the mixture from heat and keep aside for 5-8 minutes before adding the essential oil. The essential oil should not be added to the boiling or very hot mixture. Mix all the ingredients well and let it cool down completely. Store in a jar and your homemade body lotion is ready.
The Coconut oil and Aloe Vera body lotion with rose/geranium essential oil can be a perfect body lotion for treating skin dryness during harsh winter. Coconut oil has small chain fatty acids that penetrate into the skin easily keeping it hydrated. Aloe Vera not only nourishes the skin but also helps in soothing it, giving you freedom from the itchy feeling caused due to winter dryness. The rose/geranium essential oil is ideal for treating skin dryness and also to keep skin aging at bay. So, if you are tired of drying or aging skin particularly during winter months, this body lotion can be an ideal solution for your needs.
How to use
It is best to use this body lotion right after having your bath during the winter months. Take a small quantity of the lotion in your hands and rub in your palms to melt it and then apply with a slow circular motion. You should massage the lotion on your skin at least for 5-10 minutes. If you have oily skin, you might opt to remove the excess oil from the skin with a damp towel after 10-15 minutes of application.