Wellness Mama Homemade Lotion

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This is a basic handmade lotion recipe by Julie at the Wellness Mama website. You can infuse whatever essential oils or herbs you want to include inside of it.

A little goes a long way! This lotion is incredibly nourishing and is also great for diaper rash on baby, for eczema and for preventing stretch marks![wpurp-searchable-recipe]Wellness Mama Homemade Lotion – Gather Supplies
Put dry ingredients in large mixing bowl and combine.
Add water and wait for fizzing to stop. Give the mixture another good stir.
Spoon mixture by the tablespoon into your ice cube tray or equivalent. I used mini silicone muffin cups. Press the spooned mixture down as flat as possible. Use the back of your spoon or scoop. Consider that the final shape needs to fit in your dishwasher’s dispensing compartment.
Set the tablets out to dry. I took mine outside and they dried in a few hours in our Florida heat.
Gently take the dried pods out of their molds and place in a storage container.
Use white vinegar as a rinse aid. – Kosher Salt, Washing Soda, Baking Soda, True Lemon, Gather Supplies
; Put dry ingredients in large mixing bowl and combine.
; Add water and wait for fizzing to stop. Give the mixture another good stir.; Spoon mixture by the tablespoon into your ice cube tray or equivalent. I used mini silicone muffin cups. Press the spooned mixture down as flat as possible. Use the back of your spoon or scoop. Consider that the final shape needs to fit in your dishwasher’s dispensing compartment.

; Set the tablets out to dry. I took mine outside and they dried in a few hours in our Florida heat.
; Gently take the dried pods out of their molds and place in a storage container.

; Use white vinegar as a rinse aid.; – <ol class="steps-list">
<li class="steps-item">Gather Supplies</li>
<li class="steps-item">Put dry ingredients in large mixing bowl and combine.</li>
<li class="steps-item">Add water and wait for fizzing to stop. Give the mixture another good stir.</li>
<li class="steps-item">Spoon mixture by the tablespoon into your ice cube tray or equivalent. I used mini silicone muffin cups. Press the spooned mixture down as flat as possible. Use the back of your spoon or scoop. Consider that the final shape needs to fit in your dishwasher’s dispensing compartment.</li>
<li class="steps-item">Set the tablets out to dry. I took mine outside and they dried in a few hours in our Florida heat.</li>
<li class="steps-item">Gently take the dried pods out of their molds and place in a storage container.</li>
<li class="steps-item">Use white vinegar as a rinse aid.</li>
</ol>[/wpurp-searchable-recipe]


Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup
    Almond or Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup
    Coconut Oil
  • 1/4
    Beeswax
  • 1 Teaspoon
    Vitamin E Oil (Optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons
    Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter (Optional)
  • Essential Oil, Vanilla Extract to suit (Optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients in a pint sized or larger glass jar. I have a mason jar that I keep just for making lotions and lotion bars, or you can even reuse a glass jar from pickles, olives or other foods.

  2. Fill a medium saucepan with a couple inches of water and place over medium heat.

  3. Put a lid on the jar loosely and place in the pan with the water.

  4. As the water heats, the ingredients in the jar will start to melt. Shake or stir occasionally to incorporate. When all ingredients are completely melted, pour into whatever jar or tin you will use for storage. Small mason jars (8 ounce) are great for this. It will not pump well in a lotion pump!

  5. Use as you would regular lotion. This has a longer shelf life than some homemade lotion recipes since all ingredients are already shelf stable and not water is added. Use within 6 months for best moisturizing benefits.

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