Lesson #1 from my first job, Bath & Body Works . . .
Do not climb the stockroom shelves like catwoman. Ever.
But is the solution homemade lotion??? That’s waaaay too complicated, right? Believe me, every other recipe I’ve seen is complicated, so when I found this simple recipe it seemed too good to be true. Folks, it WORKS! And it absorbs much more quickly than straight coconut oil, which is great if you’re dressing in a hurry. Louisa’s post is really worth the read if you want to give this a go, but since I like to SEE how things like this work Katie and I made this video tutorial for you. 🙂
UPDATE: Though I say in the video that this lotion can be stored at room temp for 3 months (based on the tutorial I linked to), that is not the case. Based on research I’ve done since then you can store at room temp for at the very most two weeks or keep in the fridge for up to 3 months. For info on how to keep at room temp for a longer period of time check out my new ebook, DIY Organic Beauty Recipes.
You will need:
- 3/4 cup oil (The video says one cup, but I’ve found that’s too much and can sometimes cause separation. Olive oil, avocado oil or coconut oil are great choices*)
- 3 tablespoons beeswax
- 3/4 cup water, rose water, or herbal tea – room temp or slightly warmer
- essential oil for fragrance (optional)
* If you use coconut oil keep the lotion you want to use at room temperature because it will become solid in the fridge.
Note: Use 3/4 cup water instead of the 1 cup water mentioned in the video. Though it may work, it is much more prone to separation.