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How to Make Calming Lavender Lotion

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How to Make Lotion: Calming Lavender

Ever wanted to know how to make lotion? This DIY lotion recipe shows you how easy it is to make homemade lotion. Simple to make and it only has three ingredients! One being lavender which is known for its calming effects.

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I read all the top DIY tutorials on how to make lotion, and  I was actually a little bit skeptical when I first decided to try a homemade recipe for lotion. I couldn’t imagine why I really would want to go to the trouble to make lotion, especially when I read a few different ways to make it, and all the problems you could encounter with the different recipes. However, I had heard good things about homemade lotions, and I was determined to try it out and see if I could not master this one.  Some of the sites I found had recipes that sounded difficult, and even clearly stated that it was easy to mess it up. I certainly did not want to be wasting the ingredients and my time on something I could not even use.

After doing all this research on lotion making, I also read that one of the benefits of making your own lotion is that you eliminate the risk of all kinds of unknown chemicals in your lotion. I was truly surprised when I found out what goes in some of the lotions I was using at home. I encourage you to read the labels of yours and do some research there. You may no longer want to be putting the stuff you thought was safe on yourself or your children. I certainly do not.

I am happy to say I have now made over fifteen batches of homemade lotion, and they all turned out great. This is one of my favorites, as it has lavender in it, which is known for its calming properties. I love to add extra lavender oil to mine, something you can not find in store bought lotions. The extra lavender really makes a difference. The amount of essential oil is completely up to you. I do not think you can really add too much.

Lavender is a natural scent that is known for its anti-anxiety properties and ability to promote relaxation, so a calming lavender lotion is perfect to lather on before you go to bed.

If you love this recipe, be sure to make it again with another essential oil you love. Have a recipe for lotion you like? I would love to try it out. Have feedback on this lotion recipe? We would love to hear that as well. Please share it with us in the comments section below.

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How to Make Lotion: It is simple. Add Beeswax, coconut oil and lavender essential oil, heat in a double boiler and stir.

 

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Ingredients you need to make lotion:

1/3 Cup Coconut Oil

2 Tbsp Beeswax (1 2oz bar)

5 Drops Lavender Essential Oil

Supplies you need to make lotion:

1 Double Boiler

1 Electric Beater or a whisk and some patience

A jar or container to put your lotion in

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How To Make Lavender Lotion: Ingredients You Need For Lotion – Coconut Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Beeswax and a clean jar to put your lotion in when you finish.
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How to Make Lotion: A note on beeswax- beeswax comes in several forms. You can buy these ingredients for lotion in a block (pictured on left) grated or shaved, or in pastille form. (pictured on right)

 

Let’s get started! Here is How To Make Lotion:

Be sure to also check out our post on How to Make Lotion : Basic Lotion

Step 1:

Measure Your Ingredients. You need :

1/3 Cup Coconut Oil (you can buy this online and in some craft and soap supply stores)

2 Tbsp Beeswax (one 2 oz bar or 2 tablespoons of beeswax pastilles or grated beeswax)

5 or more Drops of Lavender Essential Oil

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Measure 2 tablespoons of beeswax

Step 2:

Using your double boiler, melt the coconut oil and beeswax. Once the mixture is melted, add in your lavender essential oil. Pour it into a bowl and let it cool completely.

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How to Make Lotion At Home: Add Beeswax pastilles or grated beeswax to coconut oil.
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How To Make Lavender Lotion: Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the beeswax and coconut oil.
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How to Make Homemade Lotion: Follow the steps and instructions and your lotion will look like this once it has been heated.

Step 2:

Now let’s make sure the consistency is how we want it. To do this, grab your electric beater (you could use a hand held whisk if you prefer) and use it to whip the lotion mixture for about 10 minutes. This will help the coconut oil remain whipped even at room temperature.

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How To Make Lotion: After you melt all your ingredients, you may think your lotion does not look right. When it cools, it will. You need to whip it with an electric mixer or at least shake it vigorously in a jar as it cools so it will remain the right consistency.

 

Step 3:

Poor it in a jar of your choice and enjoy! Homemade lotions are good for a couple of months.

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How to Make Lavender Lotion: Once you mix your homemade lotion, it should last for a couple of months.

How did your homemade lotion turn out? We would love to hear. Let us know in the comments below.

I am going to be adding more of my favorite lotion recipes soon, so please check back.

Be sure to also check out our post on How to Make Lotion : Basic Lotion

 

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