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A Homemade Liquid Lotion Recipe

Make this pumpable, DIY natural lotion recipe that will nourish the body and face!
Prep Time3 mins
Active Time1 min
Keyword: homemade bodycare product, natural DIY lotion recipe
Yield: 1 C+
Author: Autumn


  • 1 C liquid carrier oil (avocado or sweet apricot kernel)
  • 1 Tablespoon shea butter
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons beeswax OR 0.20 oz beeswax pellets
  • 1/4 C distilled water
  • 15-20 drops skin-friend essential oil (optional)


  • Add water to your double boiler until 3/4 full of water.
  • Warm the water under medium-low heat and put top portion of double boiler in place.
  • Prepare and measure beeswax into double boiler, along with shea butter.
  • Warm over medium-low heat to gently melt the butter and beeswax
  • Once melted to liquid, add your oil to the beeswax and shea butter.
  • Warm all three together until everything is once again liquid (the wax may partially set up with the addition of cool oil).
  • When liquidized, pour the the warm goods into your kitchen blender.
  • Cover the top with a lid, then measure out your 1/4 C distilled water.
  • Turn the blender on and slowly pour water through the lid's opening.
  • After all the water has been added, run the mixer for another 15-20 seconds to emulsify the ingredients.
  • Using a small funnel, pour the warm lotion into a pump bottle.
  • Let cool with lid remove (to avoid condensation).
  • Cap and store for up to 2 years in a moderate-temperature home or bathroom.