Simple Homemade Body Lotion That’ll Instantly Make Your Skin Glowing

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Say goodbye to dry skin with my all-natural 4-ingredient homemade body lotion for glowing skin!

The base for this beauty DIY is made with hydrating shea butter and coconut oil to leave lips feeling soft and supple. Bee wax creates a silky-smooth texture, helps to stabilize the balm, and further protects lips from drying out.

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

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3-ingredient homemade body lotion for instant glow

This homemade body lotion recipe is super nourishing, super versatile and super simple, and all-natural.

You guys loved my non-greasy body butter so much, that I felt it was high time for me to reformulate it with an even simpler recipe. This rose body butter melts to the touch and glides on like…well, butter.

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

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

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

Why It’s Time To Make Your Homemade Body Lotion

You’ve been wanting to make your own homemade body lotion for some time. And you really want to make your skin to be healthier and glowing.

Winter and cold weather really suck all the moisture out of you, especially your hands. You can use this DIY body lotion as a moisturizer.

Just massage it into the body skin and on the hands just right after your shower or whenever you need your skin to feel hydrated and happy and to be glowing of course. It’s very rich and lasts long too.

If you love gingerbread be sure to check out my Body Butter with Honey and Rose Body Butter.

The Hidden Homemade Body Lotion Benefits Nobody Tells You About

It’s also perfect for your face. It is also great for baby skin, eczema, and sunburns.

That’s why you will fall in love with this homemade body lotion for glowing skin! I created this awesome 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!

If you follow my blog series, you’ve probably seen that I had a lot of skin problems in the past. All these skin issues are because of endometriosis.

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

One of my favorite lotions smells is coconut almond (yes I like to imagine I’m on a tropical beach) so … I’m LOVING!

And bonus!

This homemade lotion recipe uses essential oils! There are so many fascinating properties of essential oils. Not only do they smell amazing, but they can also actually help rejuvenate your skin too.  

homemade body lotion for glowing skin

How Do You Make Homemade Body Lotion That Doesn’t Suck

Making a natural lotion recipe is not difficult at all. And this is a super easy body lotion recipe.

What you will love about this homemade body lotion for glowing skin is that the recipe is easily customizable. This homemade body lotion recipe uses ingredients that are already shelf-stable.

As such, you can store yours for about six months. You won’t believe how easy this is to make! This is a homemade lotion with coconut oil. I’m a HUGE fan of coconut oil. I love slathering it on after a hot bath or shower. I have really dry skin, especially in the winter, and my skin just loves to soak up the coconut oil.

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

You will love this easy homemade body lotion for glowing skin because it is:

  • non-greasy
  • super easy to make (no fancy tools–just melt, stir and pour)
  • smells great
  • has flexible ingredients (so you can pretty much use what you have on hand)


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 being simply moisturizing to something that really addresses what is going on with your skin.

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

For essential oils, use whatever you like with the suggestions above being good for different issues. I used rose, and orange, which were really heavenly smelling, especially combined with the fragrance of the coconut oil. Somehow I felt like a creamsicle :-).

I use also Lavander, which is very soothing, and geranium.

Don’t be scared if you miss some of the ingredients for this easy homemade lotion recipe.

If you are out of cocoa butter you can use extra coconut oil and shea butter.

Here’s the full list of ingredients and necessary equipment:

  • Organic Shea Butter
  • Organic Unrefined Raw Cocoa Butter
  • Organic Coconut Oil
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Rose Oil
  • Electric hand mixer
  • Small jar(s) or pump bottles for storage

If you’re looking for a homemade body lotion for glowing skin that will nourish your skin, look no further.

It’s time to put your new skills into action. You’ve learned how to make your homemade body lotion, so what’s next? Grab the ingredients and start making your body lotion. You’ll save money. You’ll be using only natural products. You’ll feel better. Your skin will be healthier and glowing.

This easy homemade lotion is a great gift idea too – perfect for mother’s day, birthdays, Christmas…

Let me know how you experience it!

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Homemade Body Lotion for Glowing Skin

homemade body lotion for glowing skin

Say goodbye to dry skin with my all-natural 4-ingredient homemade body lotion for glowing skin!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/8 sup shea butter
  • 1/8 cup cocoa butter
  • 2 Tbsp beeswax
  • 1 tbsp liquid oil of choice (I use almond oil)
  • 5-10 drops essential oils (I use rose, lavender, and geranium)
  • Cute container for storing. I like glass jars like


  1. Heat the shea butter, coconut oil, and cocoa butter over low heat until melted.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Melt wax and butter together then add oil.
  4. Stir well then allow to cool and add essential oils before the mixture sets.
  5. Pour into a container before cooling and allow it to set.

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27 thoughts on “Simple Homemade Body Lotion That’ll Instantly Make Your Skin Glowing

  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. 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!

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