Homemade Rose and Lavender Body Lotion

Updated on November 21, 2019
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Homemade Lavender and Rose Body Lotion
Homemade Lavender and Rose Body Lotion | Source

Creamy and 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 border on being a cream, I could not resist leaving it this texture as “creamy and dreamy”.

Rose and Lavender 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
  • Small Saucepan
  • 1 x 16 oz Glass Jar with Secure Lid (pint-sized canning jar) or 2 x 8oz jars.
  • Mixing Spoon


  1. Add beeswax, coconut oil and jojoba oil into the glass jug.
  2. Place in a saucepan and fill the pan with water, about a pint or two.
  3. Heat gently to melt all the ingredients, mixing as it melts.
  4. Keep an eye on this and do not allow it to boil.
  5. When fully melted, turn off the heat and remove the jug from the pan.
  6. Allow to stand and cool to room temperature, stirring every 10 minutes to help it emulsify.
  7. When it has thickened, add in the vitamin E and the essential oils.
  8. Mix thoroughly to combine evenly.
  9. Pour your lotion into the glass jar and secure with an airtight lid.
  10. This body lotion should last up to 6 months.
  11. Store in a cool dry place or leave it in the fridge in-between use.

Rose Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) one of ten species of geranium suitable for the production of essential oil.
Rose Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) one of ten species of geranium suitable for the production of essential oil. | Source

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.

This incredibly beneficial oil 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
  • Shingles
  • Cellulite
  • Ringworm
  • Sunburn

Rose geranium is a crisp rosy scent that may be used in an oil burner, potpourri, shampoo, massage oil and any homemade skincare product.

Ideal fragrance combinations with Rose Geranium include; Lavender, Bergamot, Lime, Carrot Seed, Angelica, Basil, Rosemary, Jasmine, Grapefruit, Citronella, Orange, Neroli and Cedarwood.

Lavender oil blends with the majority of all essential oils.
Lavender oil blends with the majority of all essential oils. | Source


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
  • Acne
  • Insect Repellent, Insect Bites
  • Skin Balancing
  • Soothing
  • Cooling
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • 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.

Your own scented body lotion at a fraction of the cost.
Your own scented body lotion at a fraction of the cost. | Source

Ideas and 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 skincare, makeup and hygiene products. If you are planning on making different products it is worth checking out the larger or bulk buy options for a 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.

You may play around with the carrier oils jojoba and coconut and substitute with other oils such as grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, baobab oil or

This body lotion makes a perfect cost-effective but luxurious gift that will go down a treat with friends, family or to even 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 oilsin 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.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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      2 years ago

      Can the beeswax be subbed for emulsifying wax nf?

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      7 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Janet,

      It is always a pleasure to share a recipe and then to receive comments like this makes it a bonus, thank you so much! I am so delighted to hear you tried the my Oatmeal Blackhead Buster and found it a success, I appreciate you taking the time to try it and let me know how you went, truly it is so rewarding for me. I really am so glad to hear you are finding a difference by switching gradually over to the "bright side" LOL Cheers again my friend, much appreciate your support, truly!

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      Janet Giessl 

      7 years ago from Georgia country

      I love this recipe as this certainly smells delicious. Thank you for sharing this. BTW, I have been trying out some more of your recipes. Yesterday I tried out the Oatmeal and Yogurt Blackhead Buster and it was fabulous! My face felt so clean afterwards. Since I switched to homemade beauty products - thanks to you - my skin and my hair have become better and better.

    • Suzie HQ profile imageAUTHOR

      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      7 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Gail,

      It is always great to have you visit! Buying them online is no problem and it depends on your stores where you live to be honest. health food stores, department stores, anywhere that does aromatherapy supplies, in cosmetic departments of stores and some craft shops may also stock them. Just make sure the essential oils are therapeutic grade and organic if possible. Mountain Rose Herbs.com are a great online stockist for them and virtually all the ingredients and containers you will find in my recipes so it is a good option. Hope that helps!

      Thanks so much for your interest and votes, pins!!

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      Gail Meyers 

      7 years ago from Johnson County, Kansas

      Thanks for another great recipe, Suzie. This sounds wonderful! Is it easier to buy essential oils at a local store or online? Voted up and pinned.

    • Suzie HQ profile imageAUTHOR

      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      7 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi North Wind,

      I appreciate your innterest and for taking time to comment. I love creating homemade beauty recipes having spent many years working within the cosmetic industry including work for some of the largest brands worldwide. Less chemicals, more beneficial ingredients and saving money all inspire me and I am glad you found the benefits here. Synthetic fragrance is often added into store bought creams so using the therapeutic, organic version of essential oils is the purest form of the true scent. Have fun experimenting and try it on a plain unscented lotion you have first (the essential oils) to see if you enjoy the combo.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      7 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rose,

      Many thanks for your lovely comment. Nice to know this fragrant combination is appealing to you, cheers again!

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      North Wind 

      7 years ago from The World (for now)

      Wonderful recipe. I never thought to make my own lotion or cream before. I suppose I could think up of my own scents that I would like and use them accordingly. Sometimes I find a cream or lotion that I like and either the scent is too mild or too strong but if I make my own I can control just how I want it to smell, I suppose. Very interesting hub!

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      Rose Clearfield 

      7 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Another superb beauty option! I'm sure that is smells and feels amazing. Thanks, Suzie!

    • Suzie HQ profile imageAUTHOR

      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      7 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Cheers Eddy,

      Much appreciate your thumbs up on this recipe!

    • Suzie HQ profile imageAUTHOR

      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      7 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi bravewarrior,

      So good to see this is a winner for you and if you have dry skin it is ultra moisturizing. You could replace the jojoba oil with other nourishing carrier oils such as olive oil, apricot kernel oil, sweet almond or argan oil.

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      7 years ago from Wales

      Love this one Suzie and have a great day.


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      Shauna L Bowling 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      This sounds devine, Suzi. I have very dry body skin and have to use lotion every day. This particular blend would make me smell delicious!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      7 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Thelma,

      Been so busy this past week, you know those type of weeks, not enough hours! Thanks so much, easy it is and the ingredients versatile which is what I try to think of with all my recipes while introducing new ones. Glad you will be giving it a go in the future i am sure you will love it!!!! Have a lovely weekend my friend!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      7 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rose,

      So good of you to drop in, love hearing from you! The two fragrances are well suited together and make a gorgeous scent combined that works in every type of product. So good to know my tips and info are appreciated. Cheers for your thumbs up, it means a great deal. Have a great weekend!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      7 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Cris,

      Thanks for visiting and for comment, appreciate you sharing and pinning my friend! Glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      7 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      Lavender is always a winner for you, I know! I live in hope . . .some day you will try one of these, I just know it!! LOL

      Have a great weekend, always appreciate you Yoda!! Love to Bev go have fun for the weekend!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      7 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Crystal,

      Appreciate your interest, thanks for checking it out!!

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      Thelma Alberts 

      7 years ago from Germany and Philippines

      Another brilliant recipe Suzie. It sounds easy to make and a gorgeous smell as well. I´ll try this when my bought body lotion is over. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely weekend!

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      rose-the planner 

      7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      This sounds absolutely heavenly! I loved the skin benefits you listed for the rose geranium and the lavender flowers. The lotion recipe looks amazing and not overly complicated. I also appreciated the ideas and tips you provided. Another excellent article! Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      7 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hmm...smells great! Pinning and sharing!

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      Bill Holland 

      7 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great information as always, Suzie!

      I hope you and the Mickster have a great weekend.

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      Crystal Tatum 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Ooh, this looks great!


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