Homemade Body Lotion for Glowing Skin

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Say goodbye to dry skin with my all-natural homemade body lotion for glowing skin!

The base for this DIY body lotion is made with all-natural ingredients, such as hydrating shea butter and cocoa butter, to leave skin feeling soft and supple.

You can customize the body lotion with essential oils, such as peppermint, lavender, vanilla, or grapefruit. The homemade body cream for glowing skin is also a lovely and inexpensive wedding or party favor.

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You guys loved my homemade body butter so much that I felt it was time for me to reformulate it with an even simpler recipe. This homemade body lotion for glowing skin melts to the touch and glides on like…well, lotion.

This easy DIY body lotion is perfect for your entire body and feels like store-bought lotion. This is the best body lotion recipe for glowing skin ever!

While many types of homemade body cream are thick and greasy, this natural body lotion recipe is light and quick-absorbing. It leaves no greasy after-feel and is excellent for all skin types.

Welcome to the most luxurious, easy homemade body lotion recipe. It looks like clouds from Heaven.

The Best Homemade Body Lotion for Glowing Skin

You won’t believe how easy this is to make! This is a DIY lotion recipe with shea butter. I’m a HUGE fan of shea butter. I love slathering it on after a hot bath or shower. I have extremely dry skin, especially in the winter, and my skin loves to soak up shea butter.

But for this easy homemade lotion recipe, you will also use sweet almond oil and cocoa butter.

This homemade body lotion for glowing skin is also perfect for your face. It is also great for baby skin, eczema, sensitive skin, and sunburn.

You will love this natural body cream! I created this fantastic-smelling, easy homemade lotion recipe because I am a lotion junkie! I love it – yummy-smelling lotions. And this is the best-smelling body lotion recipe ever!

I like to have a homemade body lotion that will keep my skin moisturized for hours…and of course, it needs to smell A-MAZING!!! So, I thought I would experiment and see if I could create my easy homemade lotion.

And bonus!

This homemade lotion recipe uses essential oils! Essential oils (fragrance oils) have so many fascinating properties. Not only do they smell amazing, but they can also help rejuvenate your skin.  

What Does a Body Lotion Do?

What are the benefits of body lotion? No matter how we try to protect our body (with clothes and skincare products), it’s regularly exposed to cold temperatures, wind, sun, and other environmental influences. Many store-bought soaps and shower gels dry out the skin further. Dryness can lead to inflamed and cracked skin.

A good quality body lotion is essential for healthy skin. And here comes the best part…you can make your own homemade body lotion at home.

Body Lotion vs Body Butter

Body lotions are made by creating a water-oil emulsion. An emulsion is a permanent mixture of two insoluble liquids, in this case, cornflower hydrosol and oils. It has a non-greasy feel, so it’s ideal for keeping your skin hydrated without being weighed down by oils.

Body lotions are a great moisturizing option for oily skin types. Since lotions are a mixture of oil and water, they can penetrate your skin better.

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Ingredients for DIY Body Lotion for Glowing Skin

A good body lotion contains shea butter (or mango butter), cocoa butter, emulsifier, hydrosol, essential oils, and carrier oil.

Shea Butter

Shea butter contains antioxidants and essential fatty acids for the skin. It is perfect for improving skin tone, boosting collagen production, reducing stretch marks and scarring, and signs of anti-aging.

Shea butter contains high levels of linoleic and oleic acid. These two acids balance each other out. That means shea butter is easy for your skin to absorb fully and won’t make your skin look oily after application.

It has vitamins A and E in it. All of which are vital for healthy, glowing skin. Shea butter can cleanse and purify the skin when used on the skin.

Cocoa Butter

Cocoa butter has great benefits for the skin and smells incredible. Cocoa butter is very hydrating and nourishing to the skin. Cocoa butter is known for helping with skin rashes and irritations.

Olivem 1000

Olivem 1000, an easy-to-use emulsifying wax, is needed to combine the water and oils for a homemade lotion that isn’t greasy.

Lavender water

The floral water is loaded with the skincare benefits of lavender and strengthens the hydrating effect in this DIY body butter.

Essential Oils

Essential oils lend a natural fragrance to the body lotion recipe and provide different skincare and aromatherapeutic benefits. You can experiment with different essential oils.

Carrier oil

A carrier oil is a vegetable, seed, or nut-based oil commonly used to dilute essential oils. Some of the most familiar carrier oils are fractionated coconut, grapeseed, apricot kernel, jojoba, sweet almond, and olive oil.
I am using sweet almond oil for this recipe because it is the best carrier oil for glowing skin. In addition, sweet almond oil has many skin benefits. It contains many good nutrients for the skin, such as vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and antioxidants.

Optiphen Plus
Since this moisturizing body lotion contains water, you must use natural preservatives to avoid contamination from mould or bacteria. Optiphen Plus is a paraben-free preservative and will prolong the shelf life of our easy body lotion recipe.

How to choose essential oils for your body lotion recipe:

This easy homemade body lotion for glowing skin uses essential oils. While they aren’t necessary, adding them can turn your butter from simply moisturizing to something that addresses what is going on with your skin. For this DIY body lotion recipe you can use your favorite essential oil blends.

Dry or aging skin? Try rose and geranium.

Need to be energized and refreshed? Try lavender, lemon, and grapefruit.

Troubled skin like psoriasis or eczema? Try helichrysum, frankincense, lavender, sandalwood, chamomile, rose, or jasmine.

Want to avoid Stretch Marks? Try helichrysum, lavender, patchouli, neroli, rose, and geranium.

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How to make homemade body lotion for skin glow


*** Note that the oil and water phases must have the same temperature. Again, the water should be warm, not hot. Mild steam is okay, but not boiling.

  • Measure 1/4 cup (around 60 ml) of the sweet almond oil and 1 cup of lavender water (you can also use distilled water) and add both into two heatproof jars, glass bowl or containers.
  • Add the Olivem 1000, shea butter, and cocoa butter to the jar with the oil.
  • Warm both jars in a water bath (double boiler) until the Olivem 1000 and butters have melted. Stir occasionally to speed up the process.
  • Add your favorite essential oils to the oil phase and combine. Then, mix the Lavender water and Optiphen Plus. Keep whisking and slowly pour the warm hydrosol into the oil phase. Whisk the emulsion for 2 to 3 minutes until it is well-blended and has a creamy consistency.
  • Then, transfer it into a pump bottle, glass jar or an airtight container.

How to Store Homemade Body Cream for Glowing Skin

Store your homemade body lotion for glowing skin at room temperature, in a dark (avoid direct sunlight), or in a cool place such as a cupboard or cabinet. Bathrooms aren’t the best place to store lotion. The high humidity and temperature fluctuations can cause splitting and shorten the shelf life.

Homemade Body Lotion for Glowing Skin

Homemade Body Lotion for Glowing Skin

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

The base for this DIY body lotion is made with hydrating shea butter and cocoa butter to leave skin feeling soft and supple. You can customize the body lotion with essential oils, such as peppermint, lavender, vanilla, or grapefruit. The homemade body cream for glowing skin is also a lovely and inexpensive wedding or party favor.

Instructions

  • Measure 1/4 cup (around 60 ml) of the sweet almond oil and 1 cup of lavender water and add both into two heatproof jars or containers.
  • Add the Olivem 1000, shea butter, and cocoa butter to the jar with the oil.
  • Warm both jars in a water bath until the Olivem 1000 and butters have melted. Stir occasionally to speed up the process.
  • Add the essential oils to the oil phase and combine. Then, mix the Lavender water and Optiphen Plus. Keep whisking and slowly pour the warm hydrosol into the oil phase. Whisk the emulsion for 2 to 3 minutes until well blended.
  • Then Transfer it into a pump bottle or an airtight container.

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31 thoughts on “Homemade Body Lotion for Glowing Skin

  1. hemp cream says:

    Thank you for this amazing article. I am hopeful that this will help me with all that my body has been dealing with lately. I will share with my tiktok audience of 110K also ?

  2. Margaret Ahmed says:

    Your recipes are fantastic! I am into herbal organic cosmetics production. I tried your Home Made Lotion recipe and is fantastic.

  3. Katrina says:

    Hello do I need to add an emulsifier to prevent from separating? I’ve read other recipes which mentioned the lotion separating without the emulsifier.

  4. julie says:

    Hi ya in the top recipe you don’t mention beeswax but in the recipe at the end you do, and this necessary as don’t really wish to use beeswax

  5. NJAMNGANG Ivorita Ninjuh says:

    Sharing is caring! I will like to have a 1 on 1 with you and I will definitely try this homemade cream for my very dry and delicate skin. Can I also include neem oil to clear off scars that never clear off?
    God bless you.

  6. Kathy Stasis says:

    Can I use soy wax instead of beeswax? It’s what I have on hand. I imagine you’d use more soy since it’s softer

  7. Kathy Stasis says:

    Can I use soy wax instead of beeswax? It’s what I have on hand. I imagine you’d use more soy since it’s softer

  8. Ashley says:

    I just made this and so far, so good! Are the ingredients supposed to be whipped after they semi cool and before putting into the final jar, like other recipes? Your photo kind of looks whipped but I don’t see anything mentioned. Thanks!

  9. Lucky juliet says:

    Please i love the body lotion and i want to start selling it in my school,what kind of container do i need please.

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