3 Ingredient Lemon Diy Lotion
When it comes to making your own beauty products, the key is simplicity. Focus on natural ingredients (like these three body butters) and go from there. And of course, this diy lotion follows that thought. It’s quick to whip up, simple, nourishing and based on quality.
When I was trying to get pregnant, I was researching everything I could find on how our hormones change by what we put in our bodies. But it wasn’t until I checked out wellnessmama.com that I learned that what we put ON our body counts too.
Our skin absorbs everything that is thrown at it. And notoriously, females put a lot of product on their skin. Scrubs, lotions, make ups etc.
By this point in my life I wasn’t really a make up person (it just doesn’t work when you’re sweaty from workouts all the time!) but I was a lotion and lip chap fanatic.
The more I read, the easier it sounded to make my own products.
So I tried it.
I’m still not sure how I effed up such simple recipes but crafts and whatnot had never really been my thing 😛
But I kept trying and but by bit I learned.
Even more impressive was how my skin responded. It looked better, felt more silky and cracked less (I loved the ingredients so much I trusted them when I finally DID get pregnant to help me prevent stretch marks. Check out my belly butter here).
Now that said, I was also eating a pretty awesome diet and drinking a ton of water.
But what I loved was that I was eliminating a ton of chemicals from my daily routine!
And so, this diy lotion is for all of you who were like me and struggled on the diy front.
This lemon lotion contains only three ingredients (four if you count using an essential oil!). It uses a base of shae butter which is extremely nourishing for your skin (especially things like cracked heels) and almond oil to keep your skin silky.
It’s completely optional how you scent this three ingredients diy lotion but know this: lemons rock at boosting your mood (any citrus oils do!). I personally love scenting with lemons as it gives you an immediate uplift on those days when you’re just crabby ?
One more quick note: I use a full tablespoon of beeswax and that keeps the lotion moderately firm. I like it this way because then I’m forced to rub it in (versus slap it on). But, you can easily use just under a tablespoon of beeswax and have it be a bit more liquid-y (that’s a word, right!?)
Ingredients In The Diy Lotion
- 1/8 cup Shae butter
- 1.5 tablespoons almond oil
- 1 tablespoon Beeswax (or just under)
- 10 drops lemon essential oil (optional)
How To Make The Homemade Lotion
In a small glass jar, place the butter, oil and beeswax. Bring a small pot of water (about an inch) to a rolling boil and place the jar in it. Heat the ingredients until everything is completely melted (especially that beeswax!).
Remove the jar from the heat and whisk in the essential oil.
If using unfiltered beeswax, strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer while pouring it into a holding container.
Let sit on the counter for 24 hours to firm up and the use frequently to show your feet some love!
Make one small jar.
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Use this simple, diy lotion whenever you need it. Not only is this lotion recipe simple but it’s effective. Let the quality of the ingredients help repair your skin, keep it nourished and feeling silky smooth! And add the lemon essential oil, trust me ?