This moisturizing cream is cheap, lightweight and easy to make. And you only need 2 simple ingredients!
I can’t stop touching my skin. I swear you guys. My skin feels sooo soft. Thanks to my new DIY body lotion. You won’t believe what’s in this miracle cream. It’s not Irish moss extract, Marigold oil or the hair root of a unicorn. It only contains 2 simple ingredients you probably already have right now. The easiest frugal treat and the perfect cheapo gift. Shh, it’ll be our little secret.
What you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil
- 1/2 cup of aloe vera gel
Yup, that’s it.
Optional: a few drops of your favourite essential oils
1. Put your ingredients in a bowl
I just went ahead and added ½ cup of solid coconut oil and ½ cup of aloe vera gel to a large bowl.
I didn’t bother melting the coconut oil, because from experience I know the heat of oils changes the texture of the aloe vera gel a bit. I used a fork to mash the oil into little pieces.
With this method you can still feel little ‘beads’ of coconut oil in your lotion. For my next batch I’m going to try melting the coconut oil and let it cool down until it’s semi-solid. To be continued!
Get out your hand mixer and whip it all together. You can try using a whisk, but I think you’ll be left with bigger chunks of coconut oil in your cream. And it won’t have as much of a ‘whipped’ texture. And that’s just how we like our lotion, am I right?
That’s it, really.
You can add a few drops of essential oils before you mix it. I’d start with 3 and build my way up until you like the smell.
Because this recipe uses aloe vera gel this lotion will have a limited shelf life. Use preserved, store-bought aloe vera gel for this recipe.
Store this body lotion covered in the fridgeand use up right after you make it. Keep all water out of this homemade lotion.
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Wednesday 10th of January 2018
Make tiny batches, because the aloe vera gel has water in it, so it’ll begin to grow bacteria and mold right away. (It’ll be invisible at first, but as time goes on, you’ll see it.) Since the « scrubby » material will open tiny cuts in the skin, it’s the perfect vector for infection. Best prepare it as you need it, or leave the aloe Vera gel out altogether.
In the winter, I get extra-itchy from dry skin, so it’s time to make some scrubs so I can sleep at night without constantly having to scratch and then waking up to discover I’ve got bloody scratch marks everywhere! I love the suggestion of coconut oil. Thanks! I’ve been using honey, but I like the idea of oil a lot better! I’ll bet that calms my mad skin down immediately.
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