Easy DIY Essential Oil Lotion – Healthy and Simple to Make
This is a terrific recipe for easy DIY essential oil lotion from a special friend of mine – Candace Crabtree from His Mercy is New. She shares from the heart about homemaking, homeschooling and most of all writes to encourage moms that the Mercies of God are available fresh and new each and every morning.
I just know you will love this easy DIY essential oil lotion as much as I do!
Here’s what you need to know:
- 1 1/4 cup hot water
- 1/4 cup emulsifying wax (this bag will make quite a few batches)
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 12-15 drops your favorite essential oils (I used 7 drops lavender, 7 drops tangerine and LOVE the scent! I do not like the scent to be very strong, so this was still a very light scent)
- 1/8 teaspoon of potassium sorbate (if you wish to add a preservative)
More Items Needed
- Small 4oz Ball glass jars – these are the jars I use if I’m giving as gifts. You may want a larger jar for yourself at home
- White plastic BPA-free lids – I prefer these lids to the ones that have 2 pieces
- Hand Pump Ball Jar – I eventually got this type of jar so I could have a hand pump on it. I love the ball jars! So pretty!
1. In a 2-cup pyrex measuring glass, melt the emulsifying wax WITH the coconut oil. (I have seen this recipe using olive oil as well, if you’d like to try that!) The coconut will be a little more white like the 2nd picture as opposed to the 3rd picture – the coconut oil lotion ends up being perfectly white, the olive oil is more of an off-white/creamy color. I put mine in the microwave for about 1 minute and then stirred. (The coconut oil will take a little bit longer to melt, just fyi.)
2. Fill a coffee mug or about 1 and 1/4 cup of water, heat in microwave, again, Heat for about 1 minute. (If you wish to add preservative – listed above under ingredients – you would add 1/8 a teaspoon to your water at this point!)
3. While water is heating, add your drops of essential oil. Add about 14-15 drops, the original recipe calls for more than that. It really depends on how smelly you like your lotion!
4. Pour the hot water into the oil mixture and stir.
5. Pour lotion into the small 4oz jars. Leave them open because you want to keep stirring the lotion so that it doesn’t separate. I basically left it on the counter and every time I walked through the kitchen, I stirred it a few times.
After a few hours you have wonderful, homemade lavender lotion!
(printable recipe card)
“I’m Candace, just a messed up mama in need of God’s fresh, new mercies daily. So very thankful that His mercies truly are new every morning. I’m praying for your encouragement as you read!”
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