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 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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This homemade body lotion recipe is nourishing, versatile, 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 homemade body lotion for glowing skin 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 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 on the planet. It looks like clouds from Heaven.

The Best Homemade Body Lotion for Glowing Skin

Making your own glowing skin body cream is simple and easy.

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.

You won’t believe how easy this is to make! This is a homemade lotion with shea butter . I’m a HUGE fan of shea butter. I love slathering it on after a hot bath or shower. I have really 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, and sunburn.

That’s why you will love this homemade body lotion for glowing skin! 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! There are so many fascinating properties of essential oils. 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 non-greasy body lotion recipe 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 better penetrate your skin.

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

  • non-greasy
  • Super easy to make (no fancy tools–melt, stir and pour)
  • smells great
  • Has flexible ingredients (so you can pretty much use what you have on hand)
homemade body lotion for glowing skin  ingredients

Ingredients for DIY Body Lotion for Glowing Skin

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

Shea Butter

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

Mango butter is very moisturizing and can help anyone who suffers from extremely dry skin.

Shea butter contains high levels of linoleic acid 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 some 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.

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 oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, 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 nutrients that are good for the skin, such as vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and antioxidants.

Optiphen Plus
Since this moisturizing body lotion contains water, you must use a preservative to avoid contamination from mold 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.

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 suitable for different issues. I used lavender, which was heavenly smelling, especially combined with the fragrance of the coconut oil. Somehow I felt like a creamsicle :-).

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

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

body butter for glowing skin

How to make homemade body lotion for glowing skin


*** Note that the oil and water phase 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 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.

How to Store Homemade Body Cream for Glowing Skin

Store your homemade body lotion for glowing skin in a dark, 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.

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Homemade Body Lotion for Glowing Skin

Homemade Body Lotion for Glowing Skin

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.

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

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. 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!

  7. 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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