Since I started doing DIYs I have discovered hand cream, candles, chapstick and most other things I use all day can be so easily made at home! I wanted to try my hand at handmade lotion and was so glad I did. This recipe is really simple and will help even the very driest skin.
I typically blog over at Practical and Pretty but I'm so happy to be sharing this idea here with you today!
What You Need for Your Handmaid Lotion
- 1 Cup shae butter
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- Essential oils (I used wild orange and lemon)
Start by whipping up your shea butter user a wisk attachment. You really can't over mix this so turn it on your highest setting and let it whip for a minute or so!
Once you have it nice and fluffy, add in ¼ cup of coconut oil and mix it in really well as well.
As it was whipping I put in 4-8 drops of essential oil. I first tried to put in some frankinsense but that wasn't the best lotion scent. (It's more of a room mist scent!) I opted for a more citrus scent with lemon and wild orange.
I used a spatula to put it into a small mason jar I found at the dollar spot, and I was done! How easy would this be to whip up for neighbor gifts for Christmas?! I think I'll be doing this along with some other home made things such as hand soap and bath salts for gifts.