Skin-Soothing DIY Lavender Body Lotion Recipe

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Use calming lavender to make a simple skin-smoothing lotion.
Use calming lavender to make a simple skin-smoothing lotion.

Most of the ingredients in this DIY lavender body lotion can be found at your local natural-foods store.

  • 3/4 cup oil, such as sweet almond oil
  • 2 tablespoons shaved beeswax (avoid using waxes made with petroleum products)
  • 30 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 cup water
  • One 16-ounce glass jar or two 8-ounce glass jars, for storing lotion
  1. Add oil and beeswax to a small saucepan and heat over low heat until wax dissolves. Remove from heat immediately.
  2. Allow to cool for 1 to 2 minutes. Add lavender essential oil. Set aside.
  3. Pour water into a blender and begin blending on high speed with the lid on and the hole in it left open. With blender running, slowly add oil-wax mixture. It will begin to emulsify as you continue pouring in oil.
  4. Pour lotion into glass jars. It will last about 6 months and is best kept at cool temperatures, or even in the refrigerator.

Makes about 2 cups.

Interested in learning more about lavender? Read Growing Lavender: From Harvesting to Using.

Adapted with permission from the book Weekend Wonder Detox by Michelle Schoffro Cook.

  • Updated on Jan 14, 2022
  • Originally Published on Jun 3, 2014
Tagged with: Lotion, skin care
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