Nov 22, 2019

Make Your Own Body Lotion

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Making homemade body lotion is a fun project that you can complete in less than an hour! The ingredients are easy to get your hands on and you can use a blender to combine them. This lotion recipe is gentle and fragrance-free, making it safe to use on sensitive skin, but you can easily incorporate a subtle scent using your favorite essential oils! If you’re making large batches of lotion to sell commercially, consider adding skin-safe mica, oxides, or specialty extracts to make your product colorful and unique.  
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Making homemade body lotion is a fun project that you can complete in less than an hour! The ingredients are easy to get your hands on and all you need is a blender to combine them. This recipe is gentle and fragrance-free, making it safe to use on sensitive skin, but you can easily incorporate a subtle scent using your favorite essential oils! If you’re making large batches of lotion to sell commercially, consider adding skin-safe mica, oxides, or specialty extracts to make your product colorful and unique.  
 
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== Ingredients ==  
 
== Ingredients ==  
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===Adding Scent, Color, and Extracts===  
 
===Adding Scent, Color, and Extracts===  
# Add 1 teaspoon (3 ml) of essential oil to the mixture, if desired. If you want to jazz up your lotion with a subtle scent, add your favorite essential oil to the mixture while it’s still in the blender. You can use a single essential oil or a combination of several—it's completely customizable. Be sure to use therapeutic-grade essential oil. If you aren’t sure what scents you like, you might try:<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io-OFhgRzm8&feature=youtu.be&t=344</ref>  
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# Add 1 teaspoon (3 ml) of essential oil to the mixture, if desired. If you want to jazz up your lotion with a subtle scent, add your favorite essential oil to the mixture while it’s still in the blender. You can use a single essential oil or a combination of several—it's completely customizable. If you aren’t sure what scents you like, you might try:<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io-OFhgRzm8&feature=youtu.be&t=344</ref>  
 
#* Lavender oil for a relaxing, slightly herbal scent  
 
#* Lavender oil for a relaxing, slightly herbal scent  
 
#* Rose oil for a classic floral fragrance  
 
#* Rose oil for a classic floral fragrance  
 
#* Citrus oils like sweet orange and grapefruit for a bright, energetic scent  
 
#* Citrus oils like sweet orange and grapefruit for a bright, energetic scent  
 
#* Patchouli or cedarwood oil for a deep, woody scent  
 
#* Patchouli or cedarwood oil for a deep, woody scent  
#* Myrrh, frankincense, or benzoin for a dramatic, resinous scent  
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#* Myrrh, frankincense, or benzoin for a dramatic, resinous scent
 
# Blend the lotion for 1-2 minutes to incorporate the essential oil. At this point, test the lotion on your hand to see how you like the fragrance. If you want a slightly stronger scent, add another teaspoon of essential oil and blend the mixture again. However, avoid using more than a total of 2 teaspoons (6 ml) of essential oil.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io-OFhgRzm8&feature=youtu.be&t=372</ref>  
 
# Blend the lotion for 1-2 minutes to incorporate the essential oil. At this point, test the lotion on your hand to see how you like the fragrance. If you want a slightly stronger scent, add another teaspoon of essential oil and blend the mixture again. However, avoid using more than a total of 2 teaspoons (6 ml) of essential oil.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io-OFhgRzm8&feature=youtu.be&t=372</ref>  
 
#*Essential oil is very concentrated and can irritate the skin if it isn’t properly diluted.  
 
#*Essential oil is very concentrated and can irritate the skin if it isn’t properly diluted.  


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