Skin Softening Lotion

Winter can create havoc on my skin, and having super hard water makes it even worse! I love having lotion to rub on my hands, legs, and back. It just makes the harsh, cold winters easier to deal with when my hands are raw and bleeding.
Buying lotion at the store can be expensive.Making homemade lotion would seem to make more economic sense, right? Being able to control what I put in the homemade lotion is a plus. It really couldn’t be that hard to make homemade lotion, right?

Here’s my recipe for homemade lotion.

I started with 1/4 cup of beeswax pastiles, and 1 1/2 cups coconut oil melted together in a pint jar in a pan of simmering water.

Once completely melted, take out of the water, stir gently, and allow to cool.
Homemade lotion that will soothe the driest of skin! Easy to make, and ready to use within minutes! The Homesteading Hippy
As it is cooling, keep inserting a fork into the lotion, and “whip” it every so often. I went every 5 minutes, because I am OCD like that. 🙂
Homemade lotion that will soothe the driest of skin! Easy to make, and ready to use within minutes! The Homesteading Hippy
I then added 10 drops peppermint essential oil and 10 drops lavender essential oil, and whipped. Cover tightly. To use just scoop a quarter sized amount and soothe over desired areas.
This pint sized jar will last me about a week, depending on use.
This homemade lotion would also be great as a gift. Since there are no preservatives, and water will easily contaminate the jar, it would be best to make and give in small batches. I would suggest no more than 2-4 ounces in a jar at a time to help deal with mold issues.
Homemade lotion that will soothe the driest of skin! Easy to make, and ready to use within minutes! The Homesteading Hippy
Some other great scents to try in your homemade lotion

  • Rosemary
  • Peppermint
  • YlangYlang
  • Vanilla
  • Myrrh and Orange

What is your favorite way to naturally soothe dry skin? What scents would you use in your own homemade lotion? Be sure to pin this to your favorite board for later!

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22 thoughts on “Skin Softening Lotion”

  1. Great post! Your pursuit of toxic-free living will definitely have me coming back here for more!! Buying organic products is WAY beyond my budget, so I’ve recently fallen in love with making my own like you!

  2. This sounds great. We also have super hard water, the last few weeks my hands are so dry they hurt to even move. I will have to make some of this tomorrow hopefully it will help. I am beyond tired of this pain.

  3. This looks great! I haven’t tried using beeswax in any of my DIY products yet so this would be a great simple one to start with!

  4. Great recipe thank you. I have made my own stretch mark cream using coconut butter, almond oil, and vitamin E. It turned out fantastic and not a stretch mark yet 🙂

  5. I’ve never made any homemade beauty products but this looks easy. I like the idea of making it myself and knowing exactly what is in the product I’m putting on my skin.

  6. Very interesting! I too have skin problems and it definitely worsens during the winter. Skin care creams can be so expensive and many of them provide either temporary benefit or no benefit at all. I am going to try and find the ingredients and make an attempt at trying out your recipe!

  7. Thanks for sharing! I’ve made my own lotion with a similar recipe – I used shea butter instead of coconut oil. I like to add essential oils but the faint smell of beeswax is lovely on it’s own, too.

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