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Oatmeal Honey Shea Butter Lotion // Clean Living

 Oatmeal and shea butter are both moisturizing and nutritious to your skin. This is a great lotion to use to get rid of the dry spell after these cold winter months. Enjoy!


1/4 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp almond oil
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tbsp emulsifying wax
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp Shea butter

Begin by soaking the oatmeal in the water for one to two hours. Once soaked, blend to a smooth texture. Next, heat the almond milk and oatmeal together on the stove top. Do not let it boil. In a separate pan, melt together the wax, oil, shea butter, and honey. Once completely melted, stir both mixtures together. Pour back into the blender and blend for three minutes. This will create a thick, consistent texture. Pour it into a sealable container. Once it cools the lotion with thicken even more. Use daily after showering for soft, silky skin!


  1. Wow I have to try making this. I think it could do wonders for anyone's skin!

    Krystal |

  2. Probably a stupid question but where do you buy the emulsifying wax? I love your homemade skincare remedies!

    1. You can find supplies like emulsifying wax, beeswax etc. on

  3. Ohhh! May have to try this. ;)

  4. I never would have thought to make my own lotion! I love it and can't wait to try it out! How much did this make roughly? And can you double/triple it?


  5. ooh this looks so lovely. I need to try this out.
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

  6. thank you for this post! i can't wait to get all the ingredients and try it out! i absolutely love shea butter! <3

    xo. Jasmine

  7. I never try these cause i never know how long they are good for :(

  8. This looks amazing Kinsey! I love it! Can't wait to make it!


  9. Cannot wait to try this!

  10. This sounds yummy^^!

  11. Sounds great, I will make this for sure! :) Thanks for the recipe, Kinsey!

  12. I have been looking for a blog that has natural products. This is a phenomenal idea and I can't wait to try it. Thank you so much for sharing! :-)

    Love and luck,

    Laurali Star

  13. Great recipe! I will substitute coconut milk & Organic Virgin coconut oil (I have a kid allergic to Peanuts/ Tree nuts--Coconut is a fruit by the way) add a few drops of concentrated Vitamin E oil to preserve the lotion.

    The original recipe, as written, would last how long?

  14. Adding an all natural preservative like Leucidal Liquid would make it last a lot longer too!


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