Luxurious Homemade Lotion Recipe for the Body

Like all the other spa products, there are million of recipes to try. This is one of our absolute favorites. Besides being all natural, this homemade lotion recipe contains ingredients that will help protect, soften, nourish, heal and rejuvenate the skin. Making your own homemade lotion is fun, rewarding, easy and your skin will love you for it.

Lavender Homemade Lotion Recipe – ingredient benefits:

Aloe vera gel benefits (skin):

  • Reduces scarring
  • Protects the skin by creating a natural barrier
  • Relieves sunburns
  • Destroys bacteria
  • Relieves inflammation and soreness
  • Helps heal burns, cuts and wounds
  • Sooths itchy skin
  • Helps sooth and heal psoriasis, eczema and acne
  • Moisturizes

Vitamin E oil benefits (skin):

  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sooths sun burns
  • Provides UV protection
  • Reduces scarring
  • Reduces stretch marks
  • Balances the skins natural oils
  • Moisturizes
  • Almond oil benefits:
  • Good for all skin types
  • Relieves dry itchy skin
  • Softens the skin
  • Good for sensitive or irritated skin
  • Excellent skin lubricant
  • Nourishes the skin

Lavender essential oil benefits (skin):

  • Good for all skin types
  • Regenerates skin cells
  • Helps prevent scarring and stretch marks
  • Slows the development of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Relieves and helps heal burns, cuts, wounds and skin infections
  • Tones and revitalizes
  • Relieves dry itchy skin
  • Helps sooth and heal pseczema

Lavender Homemade Lotion Recipe:


4 (4 oz) or 2 (8 oz) glass jars

Blender or food processor

2 cup measuring cup (microwave safe)


1 cup of aloe vera gel

1 teaspoon of pure vitamin E oil

1/3 cup of coconut oil

1/2 ounce of beeswax

3/4 cup of almond oil

Up to 1 ½ teaspoons of lavender essential oil

Lavender mica powder (cosmetic grade) for color. Optional

Place aloe vera gel and vitamin E oil in a blender or food processor. Place coconut oil and beeswax in a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup, microwave on high for 30 second and stir. Repeat in ten second blocks until fully melted (You can also heat by using a hot water bath).

Stir in almond oil, reheating if necessary. Run blender at low to medium speed, and then pour in melted oils in a thin stream. As the oils are blended in, the cream will turn white. As soon as you have a mayonnaise-like consistency, stop motor, add essential oils and mica (start with ¼ tsp) pulse blend. Do not over blend.

Transfer cream to glass jars while still warm because it thickens quickly. I use 4 oz decorative jelly jars. They are perfect as gifts, or as an addition to a spa gift basket.

In this homemade lotion recipe we used lavender essential oil, not just for its benefits for the skin, but for its fragrance. In aromatherapy, lavender essential oil is noted for its ability to relieve stress and anxiety and improve mood.  You can create your own custom homemade lotion recipe by just changing the essential oil and color.

Now go have fun and relax.

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