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Non-greasy Homemade Body Lotion for All Skin Types

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These days, shopping malls abound with lots of options when it comes to body lotion and other skin care products.

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But most of the time you discover that these lotions contain chemicals that are not healthy for your skin which is one reason why a few good people have decided to share their knowledge on how to make DIY beauty products online.

When it comes to homemade body lotion, you can bet there are numerous variations. But before we check out the recipes let us get a better understanding of why it is better to make your body lotion then pick one off the shelf.

Why make a body lotion when you can buy one?

Nobody likes to make things that require complicated ingredients and that end up making a mess that you would spend hours cleaning when it comes to homemade body lotions the recipe is easy, and it is way better than stressing yourself walking or driving all the way down to the store.

However, this is not the only reason why I prescribe the use of homemade beauty products. In reality, no products you buy can be 100% trusted, even those you pick off the “all natural” products shelf contain various harmful ingredients that you are unaware of.

If you take a good look at the ingredients used for most of these products, you realise they are toxic, and only a very small percentage of store-bought beauty items are worth your money.At the end of the end of the day, you understand that making your own body lotion at home is more cost effective and healthy.

You can customise your body lotion

Homemade Body Lotion

The good thing about making your own product is that you get to choose what you would like to be inside it and what she would instead remove according to your taste and your skin type. That way, you can easily figure out what works for your skin and what damages your skin as you experiment.

You can make use of any high-quality oil like coconut oil or olive oil that she already has in your pantry just for the sake of cost-effectiveness however you have to be careful if you know your skin is acne prone.

Jojoba oil is very cheap and wonderful on the skin so also is avocado oil. Once you know what kind of skin you have, selecting the right oil and measuring the right quantity would become easier.

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If you have a combination of both oily and dry skin that is ageing and acne prone the following oils are just perfect for you:

1. Jojoba oil

Jojoba oil is one of the most relatively stable body oils and works pretty well for any skin type, so you can easily add this to your recipe without fear.

2. Argan oil

Argan oil is also a very good body oil that works for almost any skin type, bucostly and not easily accessible in some places.Howeverr if you get access to argan oil make sure it is of good quality before you purchase it.

3. Neem Oil

Most people do not know about neem oil, but it is a very pleasant natural product that has a distinctive deadly smell which some people find nice. Neem oil possesses healing properties and anti-microbial properties, but you have to make use of it sparingly.  before you make use of 100% neem oil place it in a  cup of hot water so that it melts and liquefy first.

4. Moroccan chamomile essential oil

The Moroccan chamomile oil has a mild fresh fragrance and is wonderful because of its antioxidants anti-inflammatory and antibacterial qualities.

Now that we have identified some oils that are wonderful for the skin let us go ahead to check out the recipe to make a grease-free body lotion.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of grated beeswax
  • 3/4 cup of any of the above liquid oils
  • 3/4 cup of warm filtered water
  • 5 to 10 drops of essential oils

Method

  1. Create for yourself or double boiler by simply placing a plate inside a pot of boiling water
  2. Melt your beeswax and oil in your double boiler
  3. Turn off the heat once the beeswax is melted completely
  4. I had a 3/4 cup of already filtered water to your food processor and put the drip attachment on.
  5. Turn on your food processor and add the beeswax and oil mix drop by drop into the filtered water just the way you would if you were making mayonnaise. At the end of the process  your lotion will be creamy and nicely combined then you can decide to add additional essential oils if you like
  6. Pour your lotion into a glass jar and use

Shelf life

Bear in mind that a homemade body lotion will not have the kind of shelf like that a store-bought wedding lotion would have the recipe above would give you a body lotion that relax just a week and doesn’t work well with refrigeration so it’s best to make your lotion in small batches.

Disclaimer: This article is purely informative & educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

Emmanuella Ekokotu
Ekokotu Emmanuella is a sociologist and Anthropologist, writer, and fashion model who lives in Benin city, Edo state,Nigeria.
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