homemade, non-greasy lotion

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I like body butter, but I don’t like how greasy it leaves my skin – especially if I use it on my hands. I tried several different things to create a non-greasy lotion, and I finally found one I like! The recipe doesn’t use any butters or coconut oil, so it doesn’t leave your skin greasy. I use an immersion blender, but you could also use a hand mixer for this recipe. The essential oils are optional, but they add a nice fragrance and can have other benefits depending on which oils you choose. One other awesome thing about this lotion…it makes a great facial moisturizer as well! It works for all skin types. I like to include melaleuca, as my skin is a bit prone to breakouts.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup carrier oil of choice (Not sure which one to choose? Check out this post. I use grapeseed oil.)
  • 1.5 tbsp beeswax
  • 1 cup pure aloe vera gel
  • 10 drops essential oil of choice (Not sure which ones to choose? Check out this post. I like orange, lavender, and melaleuca.)

Make It:

  1. Melt beeswax and carrier oil together in microwave, approx 1.5 minutes.
  2. Pour melted beeswax and oil into a tall, cylindrical container (if using an immersion blender) or medium bowl (if using hand mixer).
  3. Begin blending, slowly adding aloe. Pause periodically to scrape the sides with a spatula.
  4. Add essential oils, and continue blending until you reach the desired consistency.
  5. Transfer to half-pint, wide-mouth jars for storage (yields two jars).
  6. Store in a cool, dark place. Unused jars can be stored in the refrigerator to extend life, up to eight weeks.

Cost Comparison:

  • This recipe = 36 cents per ounce
  • Aveeno at Walmart = 50 cents per ounce
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