I wanted to make a softer, creamier lotion than my usual body butter recipe, (which I love) . The oils
you choose for your homemade lotions/butters make all the difference. Research your oils and choose according to the properties you want in your lotion. Keeping the ratio at: 3/4 cup liquid oils and
1 cup distilled water and .5 oz (or 3TBL) beeswax
For this super creamy rich lotion I used:
1/4 cup sweet almond oil
2/4 cup grapeseed oil, incorporated into this amount was 1 TBL olive oil and 1/2 tsp vitamin E
.5 oz of beeswax (or 3TBL)
1 cup steeped chamomile with corn flower tea ( in distilled water)
The chamomile tea steeped to a strong brew and really scented this lotion. Smells really nice.
I put in a touch of tangerine essential oil to freshen it up, it complimented the tea, it lends a subtle
touch, quite nice.
Directions on "how to make" homemade lotion click my previous post HERE.
Please note: there are no preservatives in this all natural recipe, anytime you use water in a homemade product you have potential for bacteria. If I were going to sell this I would add a preservative like Optiphen from Brambleberry (is where I get it.) For my personal home use I make a batch size that I can use up in a month. Don't dip wet or dirty hands into container.
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