I was blown away by how cool this process is the first time I made homemade lotion. I couldn’t believe that I made such a completely different product from the ingredients that we started with, and I love how thick and fluffy the lotion is. It is very moisturizing without feeling overly oily or greasy, and it soaks into skin quickly. I like to use it as a hand cream, though it would work wonderfully on any dry skin areas. Here is how to make a natural orange ylang ylang homemade lotion.
Orange Ylang Ylang Homemade Lotion
Recipe adapted from EcoBeauty
1/4 c water
1/8 tsp borax powder
6 drops orange essential oil
4 drops ylang ylang essential oil
1/2 c grapeseed oil
2 tbsp grated beeswax
Bring water to a boil in kettle and immediately pour over the borax in a bowl. Stir until dissolved. Add orange and ylang ylang essential oils. (Or whatever essential oils you want.) Set aside.
Place oil and beeswax in the top pot of a double boiler (a makeshift double boiler can be made by placing a small pot into a larger pot that is filled partway with water) over medium-high heat or in the microwave, and mix together until completely melted.
Pour the oil mixture into a blender and turn the blender on. Add the hot water mixture in a slow, steady stream. Blend on a high speed until well combined. The mixture will become the consistency of a cream.
Store in an airtight container. Using a tinted container is always a good idea because light makes the oils go rancid. If the lotion is in clear plastic or a jar, keep it somewhere cool and dark such as a drawer.
Feel free to customize the scents to make it all your own.
Have you made lotion before? What scents do you think would be the best?