Friday, April 29, 2011

Make Your Own Lotion

I made this easy recipe about two weeks ago--and it turned out great! I waited until I'd used it a couple of weeks before posting. I wanted to make sure it is good stuff--and it is. It is so easy to make, too.

I made mine on the stove-stop. I put a measuring cup with the 1/4 cup of emulsifying wax (I bought this on ebay) and 1/4 cup of olive oil (light) in a small sauce pan over low heat until the oil and wax melted together. I ended up covering the top of the pan to make the wax melt, as it was a little cool in the house--there is no need to stir, it will melt on its own. Just don't let it boil!

After they were completely melted together, I added the 1 1/2 cups of boiling water, stirring it all gently together. Then I added 1 1/2 teaspoons of Jasmine essential oil. I poured the mixture into two wide-mouth canning jars. I had to shake it some as it cooled to keep it from being lumpy.

Olive oil is very good for your skin and it makes a wonderful moisturizing lotion. I added a teaspoon of Jasmine essential oil to the lotion right before I poured it into the jars. The next batch will be vanilla.


  1. This sounds wonderful. I wonder if there's a local place to get the wax...not sure where it would be. My daughter makes her own lotion but she uses a different recipe. I know it has essential oil, vitamin e cream and something else. She buys all except the oil at the dollar store! blessings, marlene

  2. Good for you! I make salves which are really good and does wonders, so I know this lotion will be good too and I love that you can change the essential oil to any kind.

  3. Wow~ this sounds great, Rose Mary! I think I may give this a try!