Hey guys! I am so sorry this blog post is a behind the video. A reader had reminded me about this but DIYmas has been taking up my full attention and time. This was a DIY I worked on during fall but you can totally change the scent and color to something more fitting in the change of seasons. Now with winter and the holidays around the corner, I’m thinking a peppermint scented lotion sounds fantastic! The best part of making your own lotion is that you can use all natural ingredients, so that you know exactly what’s going on your skin. This is a very easy recipe, and great too if you’re looking for a special homemade gift.
So let’s get started!
- 2-4 tablespoons Coconut oil
- 4 oz natural butter -I use avocado and almond butter in the video below, but Shae, Mango, & Cocoa are also great choices and easy to find online or at your local stores
- 1/2 teaspoon fragrance oil of your choice or spices
- Jars of your choice
- Pump (optional)
- Glass measuring cup
- Hammer and nail (optional)
- Pliers (optional)
- Hot glue gun (optional)
1. Measure out your butters. I used two different types of butter and just made sure the total was 4 ozs. Add the coconut oil as needed for your butter. If your butter is denser add more oil to create a smoother texture.
2. Create a double boiler by boiling water on the stove in your pot, then placing the glass measuring cup in the boiling water to melt the butters and oils.
3. Once melted, pour in the bowl, add your spices and fragrances and mix together. Let set for 30 minutes or so until it becomes cloudy. Using a blender, whip in air until it’s light and fluffy and looks like whipped cream!
4. To create a pump jar, draw a circle big enough to fit your pump on the lid of your jar, then take a hammer and nail and perforate a hole by punching holes around the edge of your circle. Don’t forget to have a scrap board or thick cardboard under the lid! With pliers remove the center of the lid. Insert the pump, and use the hot glue gun on the underside to securely attach the pump to the jar. Trim the pump tube if it’s too long for your jar.
5. Decorate the jar!
Wow, isn’t that easy? FYI: as this is organic it’s best to make a fresh batch monthly and store it in a cool, dry, dark location. If you live a cold climate it might last two months but honestly it’s such a easy project don’t hang on to it too long. With no strange chemicals or stabilizers it won’t last as long as store bought lotions, but this way you get to try new scents throughout the year!
Until next time, Ciao!