Lately, I have really been getting into the DIY products at home. A couple weeks ago, I made a list of some of the DIY body ingredients I would like to have on hand and then placed an order on Amazon. I was super excited to receive my order and to start creating!
Two of our children (2nd & 3rd) have really dry, ichy skin so I thought I would make them a Coconut oil and Shea butter based lotion to help sooth their skin. I am a huge fan of all things body butter – shea butter, cocoa butter, etc. I love all the smells! See my post here for other ways we use coconut oil on the skin.
In addition to this butter being a natural dry-skin soother, it contains calming properties of avocado oil and lavender essential oil. This would be great for when the kids need to wind down before bedtime or nap-time. I use it on all three kids and they are loving it already. In fact, they love “all things essentials oils and homemade skin stuff” they get to test out:) Our eldest (4 years old, who has really smooth skin) couldn’t wait to try this one. She totally loves the smell of it, too! Usually, I have to contain both her and her little sister (2 years old) from dipping their hand in and applying lots to their skin.
Here is how to make it.
- 1/2 cup Pure African Shea Butter
- 1/4 cup Organic Coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons Pure Avocado oil
- 10 to 15 drops of Lavender essential oil
- In a small saucepan, melt Shea butter and coconut oil over low heat.
- Add in the avocado oil and stir.
- Pour into a bowl and place in the freezer to set (not hardened).
- About 20 minutes.
- Once set, add in the drops of lavender essential oil and whip with an electric mixer.
- Place into storage jars. I found these at Target last Fall in the dollar section.
- Makes a little over 3/4 cups of lotion.
- No need to refrigerate because all the ingredients are shelf ingredients.
Making homemade lotion couldn’t get easier. Have you tried any before? Would love to know your thoughts in the comments!
She looketh well to the ways of her household and eateth not the bread of idleness (Proverbs 31:27, KJV).