Homemade Body Lotion Recipe

Before reaching out to buy that body lotion on the shelf, take a moment to read the ingredients on the back label. What do you see? No doubt, names of chemicals that are not only hard to read and remember, but also harsh on your skin that could cause it to dry out.

Why keep buying these products when they’re actually having the opposite effect to your skin? Why not try making a homemade body lotion? Apart from being easy to make, they’re sure to be safe because its ingredients are 100% pure natural. Plus there’s always the perk of getting to choose the herbs, essential oils, fragrance and texture you want to suit your taste.

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So comes the next question: how to make this body lotion? Well, we’ve got you covered with these body lotion recipes we have gathered from the internet.

a. Homemade Body Lotion – Soft Skin Lotion


  • 1 cup dried Chamomile
  • 4 tablespoons Honey
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 8 teaspoons Wheat Germ Oil


  1. Steep the chamomile in milk for 2 hours.
  2. Pour the mixture through a fine sieve or a coffee filter and discard the chamomile but keep the liquid in a small bowl.
  3. Stir through the honey and wheat germ and pour the entire mixture into a sealable bottle.
  4. Shake the mixture well to continue mixing.
  5. Smooth onto your skin before you shower.
  6. Leave the lotion on your skin for 5 minutes.
  7. Rinse it off with warm water under the shower.

The Result: Silky-smooth skin

b. Homemade Body Lotion – Deep Moisturizing Lotion


  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Sunflower Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Pureed Strawberries
  • 2 drops Vitamin E Oil


  1. Puree the strawberries on a food processor or blender and leave aside.
  2. Combine olive oil, coconut oil, vegetable oil and vitamin E by stirring together in a small bowl.
  3. Stir in the pureed strawberries.
  4. Pour your lotion into a sealable bottle or container.
  5. Massage the moisturizing lotion into your skin in slow, circular motions and leave on for 5 minutes.
  6. Rinse off by showering under warm water.

Result: Refreshed and rejuvenated skin.

These are just two of the many recipes there are for homemade body lotions. As you can see, it’s so quick and easy to do and it doesn’t cost you a lot. More importantly, the recipes consist of 100% pure natural ingredients so you can be sure it’s healthy and safe for daily use. Why don’t you try it and see the wonderful effects it will have on your skin?

Source: Savvy Homemade



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