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DIY lotion in a silver tin with a spatula beside it and sliced lemons, beeswax and a yellow linen behind it

3 Ingredient DIY Lotion Recipe

Use this ultra-simple, three-ingredient DIY lotion recipe to help nourish your skin and keep it silky smooth!
Keyword diy lotion, homemade lotion
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
1 day
Total Time 1 day 25 minutes
Servings 1 small jar


  • Double boiler or mason jar
  • Mini Whisk


  • cup shea butter
  • 1.5 tablespoons almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon beeswax or just under
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil optional


  • 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!


Check out a list of my favorite brands for DIY ingredients here. And if using essential oils you can grab kid-safe ones from Plant Therapy.
Remember that using a full tablespoon of beeswax will make the lotion firm up more. Using just under will keep it softer.