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Mar
23

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes


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Lotion12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes

This blog was created to share with you 12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes that have been collected from the Natures Garden website. While you able to access these recipes on the website, it can be easy to miss a lotion you may actually really like when you are simply looking at pictures. I mean a picture may say a thousand words, but that picture is not going to tell you all of the benefits the lotion has for your skin. So, this blog will lay out each individual recipe to make it easier to find the best lotion for your specific skin care needs.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe

First of all, we have a recipe that is soft and perfect for sensitive skin. The Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe is a simple and light lotion that has a soft Chamomile scent. Apricot kernel oil is perfect for those with more sensitive skin and works to provide long lasting moisture for your skin. Additionally, Grapeseed Oil is another gentle oil that works well for sensitive skin and will absorb fairly quickly. Further, Vitamin E is an amazing natural oil for your skin.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe

Second, get ready for a fabulous mocha scented lotion. Using the Frappe Mocha Body Cream Recipe results in a lotion that is thick, moisturizing, and delicious. While the oils may sit on your skin for a moment, they will sink in within a minute or so. Although lotions that will instantly skin are more desired, this lotion is worth the very short wait. The aroma is a blend of the Fresh Brewed Coffee – WORLDS BEST and the Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oils that creates a truly intoxicating aroma that takes time to fade as you wear the lotion.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe

Next, you can check out a lotion that is thick and luscious. Lotion created using the Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe is not as oily and is a bit thicker than other kinds of lotion. Plus, this handmade cream has the nourishing benefits of sweet almond oil, Vitamin E, Cocoa butter, and Cocoa Powder. This makes this a perfect lotion for dry skin that is better able to sink into the skin.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Cucumber Cream Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Cucumber Cream Recipe

Now, try a recipe that is as cool as a cucumber. The Cucumber Cream Recipe creates lotions that are creamy and fairly thick. This fresh scented lotion soothes skin and is extremely moisturizing. The Mango Butter and Sodium Lactate moisturize and soothe, while the Rice Bran Oil, Coconut oil, and Vitamin E Oil provide you with the deep skin nourishment.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Sexy Edible Massage Bar Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Sexy Edible Massage Bar Recipe

Additionally, you can create a solid lotion bar that is edible and very sexy. If you are feeling up to a massage, then why not add the Sexy Edible Massage Bar to the mix? Not only will this lotion bar moisturize your skin with natural oils, but it tastes absolutely scrumptious. This lotion recipe utilizes chocolate, the flavoring Black Cherry BOOM, and edible oils to create the perfect lotion bar for a perfect night.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Glamour Girl Lotion Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Glamour Girl Lotion Recipe

Now, get ready for a lotion that has all the glitz and glam! Not only does this lotion have some amazingly nourishing oils, but the Glamour Girl Lotion Recipe includes the feminine and sexy Couture Hotness Fragrance Oil. Not only does this lotion contain nourishing Macadamia Nut Oil and Cocoa Butter, but both Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E Oil extra moisturizing and absorption power to this lotion. Overall, this makes this lotion extremely good for the skin and fairly quick to sink in.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe

Also, we all know that it takes a special kind of lotion to be trusted for our faces. This is why the Natural Facial Night Cream Recipe contains various oils that are not only safe for delicate face skin but benefit your skin through moisturizing, anti-aging, all around nourishment. Further, this delicate recipe has a herbal infusion of Calendula flowers, which are known to promote healthy skin and help with skin issues such as acne or varicose veins.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Rose Lotion Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Rose Lotion Recipe

Next, get ready for a wonderful floral creation. This lotion uses infused rose water to create a Rose Lotion Recipe that smells soft and fresh. Further, the various oils used combine to create a very moisturizing and nourishing lotion. So, this is a great moisturizer with an enjoyable scent.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

Also, you have the option to try out a nourishing and naturally colored lotion. The Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe creates some truly luxurious lotion. Not only does this recipe include a multitude of nourishing and moisturizing oils that are perfect for your skin, but includes an amazing herbal infusion. This herb is called Hibiscus Flowers and provides a couple different benefits to this recipe. First, this herb naturally provides the bright and pretty pink hue that you see in your lotion. Second, this herb has been shown to have some wrinkle smoothing properties as well as some skin soothing, softening and toning abilities.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Solid Lotion Bar Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

Now, take a look at a solid lotion that is super easy to apply. The lotion bars created from the Solid Lotion Bar Recipe are simple to use and very good for the skin. While only a few oils are used, great ones that absorb well and are super moisturizing, such as Jojoba Oil are included. So, this recipe is simple to make, yet effective in keeping your skin soft and well cared for.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Tropical Lotion Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Tropical Lotion Recipe

Additionally, you can try out a lotion that is fun and smells delightful. The Tropical Lotion Recipe uses a variety of moisturizing oils and butters as well as the Papaya Dragon Fruit Fragrance Oil. Firstly, this fragrance oil is an exotic and fruit filled paradise that is absolutely perfect for a lotion. Secondly, the variety of oils all have a slightly different purpose that leads to a lotion that is great for keeping skin well cared for through moisturizing, softening, and overall nourishment.

12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Wine Lotion Recipe12 Easy Homemade Lotion Recipes: Wine Lotion Recipe

Last, but not least we have a wine scented lotion recipe. The Wine Lotion Recipe is one that is perfect for taking care of skin as well as a perfect scent to wear. The scent of this lotion is Shiraz, which is a finest and best know red wine in Australia. So, we had to create a lotion that lived up to the namesake of this aroma. The Grapeseed Oil is light, easy to absorb, and moisturizes the skin.  The Cocoa Butter is a luxury butter that is perfect for moisturizing. The Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E Oil both nourish the skin and sink in, to truly moisturize. Plus, these oils shouldn’t leave much of a greasy feeling compared to other lotions. Overall, this is quite a luxurious lotion recipe.

Mar
22

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit


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Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter KitBlack Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit

The Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit is a great way to create some homemade lotions that are perfect for the skin. This recipe takes you through a few easy to follow steps and leads you to create four perfect and fluffy body butters. Since this recipe is quick and simple to make, it is a perfect lotion making kit for those of you just beginning to make lotion or those looking for a simple craft. Not only is this recipe simple, but it has a wonderful scent and makes for great skin care. The black raspberry fragrance oil has a light and delightful vanilla scent with bright fruity and floral notes that blend to create a perfect lotion scent. Plus, once the butters and oils sink in it leaves your sink feeling soft and very moisturized. Overall, this kit is a perfect choice for those looking to create their own body butter that is simple and perfect!

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter KitBlack Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Ingredients from Natures Garden

Natures Garden’s Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit

 

 

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Ingredients Provided in the Kit

Cocoa Butter Deodorized
Shea Butter
Grapeseed Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
Vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol T-50)
Black Raspberry Vanilla Fragrance Oil
Clear 4-ounce PET Jars
58/400 Lids

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Weights of Ingredients

156 grams of Cocoa Butter
155 grams of Shea Butter
24 grams of Grapeseed Oil
65 grams of Apricot Kernel Oil
4 grams of Vitamin E Oil
10 grams of Black Raspberry Vanilla Fragrance Oil

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Other Supplies You Will Need

Stove Top
Mixing Bowl
Stick Blender
Stainless Steel Spoon
Medium Pot
Large Pot

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Clean and Sanitize

It is imperative that you make sure your equipment and work area are clean and ready to use. First, make sure all the supplies that you will be using are sanitized and nearby for you to use when needed. Also, you should sanitize the area you will be working on, including the stove top. This way you will have a more pleasurable experience making your body butter and prevent any possible contamination of your finished product.

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Creating a Double Boiler

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Creating a Double BoilerBefore you get into creating your lotion you will need to create a double boiler. Now, take your large pot and add water. You will need to add several inches. You will want enough water in the large pot to touch the bottom of the small pot. Begin heating the water on your stove top over medium heat. I should mention, you will want to make sure that you don’t have too much water in your large pot. If you have too much water in the pot, then you may have some water get into your oils. Make sure you keep an eye on the water level as you melt your oils and butters. Later, you will set the small pot into the large pot to melt your oils and butters.

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Weighing Out Your Ingredients for Melting

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Weighing Out Your Ingredients for MeltingFirst, we are going to weigh out some of our ingredients. Take your scale and tare the weight of a medium-sized mixing bowl. You will need your Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Grapeseed Oil, and Apricot Kernel Oil. Weigh out and add 156 grams of the Cocoa Butter and 155 grams of the Shea Butter to your bowl. Next, weigh and add 24 grams of the Grapeseed Oil and 65 grams of the Apricot Kernel Oil to the same bowl. Set this mixture aside for now.

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Melting Your Ingredients

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Melting Your IngredientsNext, you are going to melt the ingredients that you prepared in the previous step. You will need to use the double boiler you began creating earlier to melt your oils and butters.  Melting them in your double boiler will prevent scorching of the oils.  So, place your weighed out ingredients into your smaller pot.  Then, place the smaller pot into the larger pot.  Melt the mixture fully before moving to the next step.

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Adding the Remaining Ingredients

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Adding the Remaining IngredientsNow, you are going to add your few remaining ingredients to the mixture. After your butters and oils are completely melted, pour the mixture back into your medium sized bowl. Then, you can add in your Vitamin E Oil and the Black Raspberry Fragrance Oil. So, tare the weight of the filled bowl on your scale. Next, add 4 grams of the Vitamin E Oil and 10 grams of the Black Raspberry Fragrance Oil to your bowl of melted butters and oils.

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Cooling the Mixture

Then, you will be cooling your mixture to get it to thicken. There are two possibilities for you to do this step. The first option is that you could place the medium sized mixing bowl into a bowl full of ice. Alternatively, you could place the covered bowl into the fridge.

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Whipping the Mixture

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Whipping the MixtureNext, you are going to whip your mixture into a body butter. After your mixture of oils and butters was cooled for 20 minutes you are going to remove it from the fridge, or ice and mix it. So, retrieve your cooled mixture and use the hand mixer for a few minutes. Then, place the bowl back in the fridge or the ice bath for 20 more minutes. Repeat these steps until your mixture looks white and as creamy as whipped butter. Also, this will take a few cooling and mixing cycles until this point is reached.

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Packaging Your Body Butter

Black Raspberry Vanilla Body Butter Kit Packaging Your Body ButterFinally, you can fill your jars with the finished body butter. Now, open your four jars to get ready. Take your metal spoon and start scooping the body butter into the jars. Be sure to pack the body butter in well and avoid the possible air bubbles. The finished black raspberry vanilla body butter will fill all four jars. Once you have filled your jars, place a lid on each one. Now, your finished products are ready to use!

Jan
10

Wine Lotion Recipe


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Wine Lotion RecipeWine Lotion Recipe

Our next recipe is a wine lotion recipe.  Like many of our customers, I too, love the wonderful aroma of red wine.  This homemade lotion recipe is scented with my favorite of Natures Garden’s wine scents, Shiraz Fragrance Oil.  This lotion contains many skin loving oils and butters like grape seed and jojoba.  So grab a glass of wine and get ready to prepare a couple bottles of wine scented lotion.

Wine Lotion Recipe Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Cocoa Butter Golden Natural
Grape Seed Oil
Jojoba Oil
Sodium Lactate
Silky Emulsifying Wax
Shiraz Fragrance Oil
Da Bomb Soap Dye Red
Da Bomb Soap Dye Blue
Vitamin E Oil
Vegetable Glycerin
8 ounce Clear Boston Round Bottles
White Lotion Pumps 24/410
Thermometer
Resveratrol Extract Powder

Wine Lotion Recipe Other Equipment and Ingredients You Will Need

Mixing Bowls (2)
Scale
Spatula
Distilled Water
Pots (For Double Boiler)
Stove
Ziplock Bag
Scissors

Wine Lotion Recipe Prepare Your Work Area

Before we begin, clean and sanitize your work area and utensils.  You will also need to do the same with the packaging supplies.  We will be using two clear 8 ounce Boston round bottle and two 24/410 white lotion pumps when we create this lotion recipe.

Wine Lotion Recipe Weigh Out Your Ingredients

Wine Lotion Recipe Weigh Out Your IngredientsFirst, in a pot, weigh out 425 grams of water.  You will need to heat the water to 180 degrees.  Hold it at this temperature for 20 minutes.  This will destroy any bacteria.

In a second pot, weigh out 48 grams grape seed oil, 24 grams silky emulsifying wax, 10 grams cocoa butter, 10 grams jojoba oil, and 6 grams vitamin e oil.  Then, melt these ingredients using a double boiler.  Make sure you stir the oil occasionally as they are melting.  While you are waiting, move to the next step.  We will come back to both of these pots when they are ready.

Wine Lotion Recipe Preparing the Other Ingredients

Wine Lotion Recipe Preparing the Other IngredientsIt is best to weigh the other ingredients out ahead of time.  This way you are prepared ahead of time.  This will allow you to move quickly as you are making the lotion.  Temperatures are extremely important to achieve a proper emulsion when creating lotion.  So, using a scale, weigh out the remaining ingredients.  You will need four small bowls as each of the following will go in a separate bowl.  First, weigh 8 grams of sodium lactate.  Then, in the second bowl, add 3 grams of resveratrol along with 12 vegetable glycerin.  Mix these two together well.  In the third bowl, prepare your fragrance oil.  Weigh out 12 grams of Shiraz Fragrance Oil.  In the last bowl, weigh out 10 grams of your optiphen preservative.  Set these aside, we will come back to them.

Wine Lotion Recipe Putting it all Together

Next, we will be combining our water with our oils.  Before we begin we want to be sure to point out a couple of things in regards to your temperatures.  At this point, your temperatures are very important.  You want both the oils and water to be around 140 degrees Fahrenheit.  If your ingredients are not at the proper temperature you may experience separation.  In addition, the temperature is important when adding your preservative.  You want to add your preservative around 120 degrees if you add your preservative at too cool of a temperature your mixture will separate from the finished lotion.  If your temperature is too hot it will burn the preservative off.
Wine Lotion Recipe Putting it all TogetherNow, we will begin combining our oils and water.  Once both the oils and water have come to the proper temperature, we will need to move quickly.  So, once your water has been heated, remove it from the heat.  You want to let both your oils and water temperatures to drop to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.  Then, add 8 grams of sodium lactate to your water.  Make sure you stir in the sodium lactate completely.  Now, add your oils to your water.  Then, use your stick blender to mix them.  Mix until you notice the mixture turn white in color as it emulsifies.  Again, remember to pay close attention to your temperatures.  You do not want the temperature to drop below 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Wine Lotion Recipe Adding the Other Ingredients

Wine Lotion Recipe Adding the Other IngredientsNext, let’s add our preservative.  Remember, this needs to be added below 140 degrees Fahrenheit, but at a temperature no cooler than 120 degrees.  When the mixture drops to around 120 degrees add the 10 grams of optiphen preservative.  Additionally, this is when the colorant should be added.  So, at this time add 7 drops of red soap colorant and 3 drops blue fd&c dye.  You will also add the 12 grams Shiraz Fragrance Oil you weighed out earlier.  Mix your ingredients together using your stick blender.  Now you will need the resveratrol extract powder mixture you prepared.  Earlier, we dispersed the resveratrol powder extract in vegetable glycerin so that it can be added to your lotion without clumping.  Finally, at this time, add the resveratrol mixture you prepared earlier.  Once again use your stick blender to evenly and fully mix all of the potion’s ingredients.  Once everything is mixed, allow the lotion to set up.  You will notice the lotion thicken more as it cools.  Once it has set up, you are ready to package it.

Wine Lotion Recipe Packaging the Lotion

Wine Lotion Recipe Packaging the LotionLastly, we will be placing our lotion into the 8 ounce lotion bottles.  I have found it easiest to do this using a zip lock bag.  So, place the lotion in a ziplock bag.  Then, cut the corner.  We will be using the bag sort of like you would a decorating bag.  Once you have cut the corner, you can place the opening over the opening of the bottle.  Squeeze the bag gently to add the lotion to the first bottle.  Then, fill the second bottle.  Finally, place a white lotion pump on each bottle.  Your wine scented lotion is now complete!

What is your favorite Nature’s Garden wine scent?  Let us know and show us what you’ve created!  Post a picture on our Facebook page or on Instagram @ngscents!