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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!

Feb
06

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit


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Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit

Frappe Mocha Body Cream KitYou know what can turn an impossible morning into sunshine and rainbows? Coffee, of course! Iced, steamed, dark, or creamy, coffee is the perfect fix for a dreary day. The scent is irresistible and something we all recognize as our morning life saver. So, why not enjoy the scent all day? Natures Garden’s Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit guides you through the process of creating delicious, coffee scented body cream. This recipe uses real coffee grounds, World’s Best Coffee Fragrance Oil, and Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil to create a perfect mocha aroma. Plus, this lotion recipe is also fantastic!

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit is Available from Natures Garden

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Ingredients Within the Kit

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Ingredients Within the KitDry, Ground Coffee Beans
Coffee Filter
Disposable Pipettes
4oz Clear PET Jar
White Lids 58/400
Sweet Almond Oil
Traditional Emulsifying Wax
Cocoa Butter
Stearic Acid
Vitamin E Oil
Optiphen Preservative
NG World’s Best Fresh Brewed Coffee Fragrance Oil
NG Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Other Ingredients and Equipment Not Included in the Kit

Distilled Water
Scale
Large Bowls
Medium Bowl
Pots
Stove
Strainer
Measuring Cup
Stick Blender
Thermometer

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Weights and Amounts

353 grams Distilled Water
¼ cup Dry, Ground Coffee Beans
1 Coffee Filter
Disposable Pipettes – 5
4oz Clear PET Jar – 4
Sweet Almond Oil – 48 grams
Traditional Emulsifying Wax – 24 grams
Cocoa Butter – 10 grams
Stearic Acid – 8 grams
Vitamin E Oil – 5 grams
Optiphen Preservative – 7 grams
World’s Best Coffee Fragrance Oil – 5 grams
Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil – 1 grams
Large Bowl(s) – 1 (for single layer) or 2 (for layered cream option)
Medium Bowl – 1
Pots – 2 (for double boiler)
Strainer
Stick Blender

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Clean and Prepare

Before you begin preparing the Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit, you will want to get prepared to make sure that the process goes as smoothly as possible. First, make sure that your equipment and work space are sanitized and ready for you to get to work. This will help you stay organized and prevent your product from contamination. Second, you may want to read over all the steps of the kit. This will help you be aware of the critical temperatures and timing of certain steps. Otherwise, you get your lotion recipe to emulsify correctly or you could burn off the Optiphen preservative. Finally, once you feel that you’re well prepared to create your delicious frappe mocha scented body cream you can get started!

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit the Creative Decision

While you are given detailed directions and all the necessary ingredients to create this body cream, you have an opportunity to create one of two slightly different products. You can either create this recipe in one solid mocha colored layer or create a two-layer product. This other layer is meant to look like a whipped topping on top of a rich mocha base layer. The second layer would use a portion of the oils that you have been provided within the kit and divide it to create a white topping layer. Either way you choose, the steps will be given for each in the steps below. Once you have decided, we will begin creating our Frappe Mocha Body Cream.

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Boiling Water

Initially, you’ll want to boil about 500 grams of distilled water for twenty minutes. Also, you want to make sure the water reaches at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit for twenty minutes. This step is meant to kill bacteria, which will help to prevent contamination issues in your final product. While we will not use 500 grams of water, some of it will boil off. So, we want to make sure we have plenty of water to allow for this.

For those creating a layered cream: If you are creating a layered cream, you may want to add more water to the pot as evaporation will occur.

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Making Coffee

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Making CoffeeSecond, we are going to prepare the coffee filter to create the coffee water for your mocha colored base. Take your strainer, set the coffee filter inside, and add about a half cup of coffee grounds to the filter. Next, we will be pouring the boiled water through the coffee and filtering mechanism. This will be done by placing a medium bowl on your scale. You will then hold the strainer over the bowl and pour the water into the coffee filter. It will then filter the coffee water into your bowl. However, the amount that you will need depends on whether you are making one or two layers. If you chose to create a single mocha colored layer, then filter 353 grams of the boiled water through the coffee. Set the coffee water aside, for now, we will come back to it.

For those creating a layered cream: If you are going to have a whipped topping appearance on your products, you will only need to filter 264 grams of boiled water through the coffee. Take the remaining water and place it back on the heat. Set the coffee water aside, we will come back to it.

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Double Boiler

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Double BoilerThis next step requires the use of a double boiler. However, the same effect can be done with one larger pot and one smaller pot. Take the larger pot and add a couple of inches or so of water. Put the smaller pot inside of the larger pot. When adding your oils and butters you will want to add them to the smaller pot. The water in the larger pot will warm up the ingredients, and it will help you to prevent the scorching of your butters and oils.

 

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Oil Phase

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Oil PhaseNow, we are going to heat the oils, butters, and emulsifying wax. Weigh out 48 grams of sweet almond oil, 24 grams of traditional emulsifying wax, 10 grams of cocoa butter, 8 grams of stearic acid, and 5 grams of vitamin E oil. Then, melt them using your double boiler. Once this mixture is melted, you will remove it from the heat and cool it to about 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Emulsification

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit EmulsificationNext, you will combine your oil and water for the emulsification phase of the recipe. As the coffee water and oil mixture both approach 140 degrees Fahrenheit, you should get the stick blender, scale, and a large bowl ready. Once both the mixtures are around this temperature you will combine the oil and coffee water, mixing with your stick blender. The amount of oil that you will add depends on the number of layers you intend to create. If you are making a single layer, then simply add all of the oil to the water.

For those creating a layered cream: Now, you will need to separate the amount of the oil mixture if you are going to create a layered cream.You will measure out about 71 grams of the oil mixture into the large bowl. Next, mix the water and oil very well with the stick blender.  The remaining oil will then be used for the whipped portion.

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Cool Down

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Cool DownFinally, let the emulsified mixture cool to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Once your mixture is at this temperature, you can add the preservative and fragrance oils. If you are making a single layer, add 7 grams of Optiphen, 5 grams of the World’s Best Coffee Fragrance Oil, and 1 gram of the Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil.

 

For those creating a layered cream: If this is the base of your dual layered product, then you will add 5 grams of Optiphen, 4 grams of the World’s Best Coffee Fragrance Oil, and a bit less than a gram of the Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil.

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Whipped Cream Layer (Optional)

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Whipped Cream Layer (Optional)If you have set some of your provided ingredients aside for two layers, then you can prepare your white topping layer. First, make sure that your clear, boiled water and your leftover oil mixture are at about 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, combine 89 grams of the clear water and the remaining oil. Then, stick blend well to emulsify. Next, let the emulsified blend cool to about 120 degrees Fahrenheit before you add the final ingredients. Now, add about 2 grams of Optiphen, 1 gram of the World’s Best Coffee Fragrance Oil, and the rest of the Chocolate Fudge Fragrance Oil. Finally, blend this well and set the mixture aside until you mocha colored layer has set up.

 

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Filling the Jars

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Filling the Jars

 

Now, retrieve the light mocha colored bowl of your emulsified lotion. Next, once the mocha base has cooled to room temperature, you can scoop the lotion into the jars.  If you are only making one layer, then you can feel free to scoop the base to the top of your jars. Also, sprinkle some of your leftover coffee grounds on top.  Finally, place a lid on top!

 

 

Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit Filling the Jars with Topping

 

For those creating a layered cream: Be sure to leave some room, about

half an inch, for the top layer. First, wait for the white topping layer to cool down to room temperature. Then, once this layer is at the right temperature, scoop this layer into the top of the jars. Also, you can sprinkle some of your leftover coffee grounds onto the top of your lotion product. Finally, place a lid on top of your jar!

We hope that you enjoy Natures Garden’s Frappe Mocha Body Cream Kit as much as we have.  Personally, I love this cream recipe! It doesn’t leave oily residue on your hands, but has a wonderful softening effect on the skin. Between the intoxicating scent and the moisturizing power, this recipe has easily become my absolute favorite lotion! So, I need to let all my fellow coffee lovers out there know that this is a recipe that you do not want to pass up! Also, for more kits available from Natures Garden, click here.