Homemade Rose and Lavender Body Lotion
Creamy & Dreamy ~
This rich body lotion is pure luxury on the skin but won't cost you a luxury price tag.
Moisturizing, Nourishing and smells divine with lavender and rose geranium, it is a great addition for ultimate body care.
Skin loving coconut oil, vitamin E, jojoba oil and beeswax deliver ultimate skin softening and nourishing benefits that leave the skin super smooth and supple.
Lotions are a lighter way to moisturize without the heavy texture of a cream or butter although this recipe does boarder on being a cream, I could not resist leaving it this texture as “creamy and dreamy”.
Rose Geranium ( Pelargonium graveolens)
Rose Geranium ~
The best Rose Geranium essential oil is extracted from the geranium plant species Pelargonium graveolens.
There are over 700 varieties of Geranium but only 10 that produce essential oil of any great quantity.
The normal garden varieties of the plant do not produce enough oil. Originating on the African continent, it was not until the 17th century they made their way to Europe, most notably Italy, Spain and France.
Incredibly beneficial oil, it has great balancing properties both therapeutically and for the skin where it creates a balance between dry and oily skin. Used in creams and body lotions it helps keep the skin soft and supple. Further benefits on the skin are:
- Insect Repellent
- Treats Eczema
- Heals Burns, Ulcers
- Improves Sluggish Skin
Rose geranium is a crisp rosy scent that may be used in an oil burner, potpourri, shampoo, massage oil and any homemade skin care product.
The most widely cultivated species of lavender is Lavandula angustifolia and is the most popular species cultivated for essential oil from the flowers.
Top European exporters include France, Bulgaria and England but it is extensively grown throughout the world. It is not surprising that lavender is one of the most popular essential oils with its extensive qualities.
The light fresh aroma has universal appeal and dates back to Roman times where it was commonly used in bathwater. When used for the skin its benefits include:
- Heals Sunburn
- Insect Repellent, Insect Bites
- Skin Balancing
- Eczema, Dermatitis
Apart from using lavender in skin care products it may be use in oil burners, in massage oil, vaporizers, cold compresses, air fresheners, potpourri and as a general disinfectant around the home. Therapeutically it relieves stress, anxiety, migraine, sleeplessness and is used to help moodiness, allergies and induces calm and relaxation in a wonderful fragrant surround. Lavender blends particularly well with geranium, pine, cedarwood, nutmeg, clary sage and all the citrus oils.
Creamy Body Lotion
Body Lotion Recipe ~
1 cup Jojoba Oil
1/2 cup Coconut Oil
1/2 tsp Vitamin E Oil (or 1 capsule)
1/2 cup Beeswax White Pastilles
10 drops Rose Geranium Essential Oil
!0 drops Lavender Essential Oil
You Will Need:
Small Heatproof Glass Measuring Jug
1 x 16 oz Glass Jar with Secure Lid (pint sized canning jar) or 2 x 8oz jars.
- Add beeswax, coconut oil and jojoba oil into the glass jug.
- Place in saucepan and fill the pan with water, about a pint or two.
- Heat gently to melt all the ingredients, mixing as it melts.
- Keep an eye on this and do not allow it to boil.
- When fully melted, turn off the heat and remove the jug from the pan.
- Allow to stand and cool to room temperature, stirring every 10 minutes to help it emulsify.
- When it has thickened, add in the vitamin E and the essential oils.
- Mix thoroughly to combine evenly.
- Pour your lotion into the glass jar and secure with an airtight lid.
- This body lotion should last up to 6 months.
- Store in a cool dry place or leave it in the fridge in-between use.
Which texture do you prefer?
- How to Make Scented Body Spray out of Scented Lotion
Scented body spray may be easily made out of your scented body lotion so no need to buy two separate beauty products. Read on for a simple recipe for a body spray plus a blended body lotion and more.
Ideas & Tips ~
Recycle glass jars in the home such as pasta sauce, preservatives, baby food and coffee to use. Always wash, dry and sterilize well before reusing.
ALL these ingredients are versatile and are commonly used in homemade skin care, makeup and hygiene products. If you are planning on making different products it is worth checking out the larger or bulk buy options for better discount. This makes them extremely cost effective and if being used regularly, they are unlikely to expire any shelf life dates which all tend to be over a year.
This body lotion makes a perfect cost effective but luxurious gift which will go down a treat with friends, family or even to sell on Etsy or a market stall.
With Lavender and Rose you can make a collection of products for example bath salts, hair treatment, body scrub, face mask, face scrub, deodorant, hand cream and moisturizer. By substituting or adding essential oils in recipes you suddenly have your own range of matching scented products.
Make your own solid perfume or perfume using these scents and save a fortune on branded ones. Even a men’s eau-de-cologne is easily made with essential oils and jojoba oil as a base. While rose geranium may not suit the men, lavender certainly will.