Wednesday

Clean Living // Organic Homemade Lotion

For my second clean living product, I decided to tackle making a lotion. This really goes great with the sugar scrub I made last week for incredibly soft skin. Here's how I did it:

Ingredients: 
1/2 cup organic cocoa butter
1/2 cup aloe vera gel
3/4 cup grapeseed oil (can substitute olive or sesame oil)

Optional*
 Essential oil- I used vanilla and lavender

To prep the cocoa butter, you may need to heat it to soften it.

Next, simply mix together all of the ingredients with the blender. The essential oils tend to fade over time, so you can be liberal when adding it. I added roughly two teaspoons, but there is no wrong or right amount to add. It's up the user on how strong you'd like the scent.

For the container, I used a small mason jar. I took the lid and punched a hole in the top, stuck a soap dispenser through and glued it in place with gorilla glue!

Hope your Wednesday is off to a lovely start.


27 comments:

  1. the mason jar/soap dispenser is a lovely idea. this is awesome!

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  2. That is such a cute container! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
    juliettelaura.blogspot.com

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  3. i must try this!! sweetest idea and i'm in love with the container!!!!

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  4. OOh how wonderful! Need to make this!

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  5. Love the all natural recipes you've been posting lately!

    Working with organics on a small income can be hard but I think it's well worth it and important. Glad to hear you've made the switch!

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  6. I love this and how few ingredients it is! I will definitely try this, thanks xo


    http://www.thecharleygirl.com

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  7. Ohhh this must smell lovey, def gotta try it :)

    XO, Adropofbliss.com

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  8. This is so lovely, Kinsey! That bottle is so pretty. I'm so excited to make this!

    Victoria

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  9. Vanilla and lavender = my favorite combo of scents!

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  10. I'm a huge fan of natural body products, and the ingredients in this one sounds great and as natural as you can get.
    I love mason jars - the possibilities with them are endless.

    M.

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  11. I love this. I'm a huge fan of wholesome living and oil definitely keeps your skin looking beautiful.
    x
    http://awholesomeblog.wordpress.com/

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  12. sounds amazing! need to try this x

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  13. Love this idea (especially because I have a huge bottle of aloe vera that I am just NOT making a dent in)! A few comments, though. If you're using edible aloe vera, you probably need to keep this refrigerated to keep it from going bad, or make small batches that you use up quickly. Some essential oils have antimicrobial properties, which could help with that (rosemary and lavender spring to mind). Also, DON'T USE VASELINE. Petroleum is its main ingredient, and that is in no way natural or clean.

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    1. Thank you for the tips! I'll be sure to update the ingredients list, leaving out the Vaseline. :)

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  14. I love this new feature that you have added to your blog!!!

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  15. looks great! i'm definitely going to try this.
    what did you use to punch a hole in the mason jar?!

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  16. This is such a great idea! And you know everything that is the lotion...which is a huge plus!
    Thanks for sharing this!
    http://ashtonanddiscourse.blogspot.com

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  17. I love how not only the lotion is organic and homemade, but the jar and dispenser itself are recycled. Really some of the best things in life are homemade, I think.

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  18. I love homemade lotions! Thanks for the recipe for this one!
    lynne, a.k.a., www.thebasketmakerswife.com

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  19. Hello,
    Love the jar where did you get it? How did you get that flower on? Its beautiful. Oh I also make handmade Lotions and their is limits to how much essential & Fragrance Oils you can use in your lotions or anything for that matter. Most suppliers should have a chart to let you know % & usage rates and if they are skin safe. Just thought id let you all know.

    Jess

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  20. Hello,
    Love the jar where did you get it? How did you get that flower on? Its beautiful. Oh I also make handmade Lotions and their is limits to how much essential & Fragrance Oils you can use in your lotions or anything for that matter. Most suppliers should have a chart to let you know % & usage rates and if they are skin safe. Just thought id let you all know.

    Jess

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  21. Hello,
    Love the jar & the flower. Where did you get them? I make handmade lotions and soaps and I just wanted to let you know that if you use any essential or fragrance oils in lotions or anything their is usage rates. Their should be a chart listed from the supplier you bought your oils from to let you know of the usage rates used in your products & if its skin safe. You can also find them online. Thanks for the recipe.

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  22. I was searching homemade and natural skin care products for my face. Thank you so much for this recipe for this one!

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  23. When I placed my lotion in a pump bottle, it solidified and won't pump. What did I do wrong? I added everything exactly to the measurements. Should I add more of one thing to soften it up?

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    1. Hi Heather! Hm, I'm not sure why you're having that issue! I would try remelting the oils and adding more aloe. If you're still having that issue you might try using it as a body cream instead of as a lotion!

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