Homemade Lotions

Homemade Lotions from the best lotion ingredients make great organic baby lotion !

Baby lotion hydrates and nourishes the skin - and it is an important part of your organic baby skin care regimine.

Whether your making natural baby lotion or completely

organic baby lotion , learning how to make organic body lotion is a rewarding idea.

Using natural lotion recipes is more than just a great way to control your ingredients. You can also save money, help keep your baby's skin soft and supple, even cure baby eczema naturally.



Natural Lotion Recipes

Finding a great natural lotion recipe or homemade baby cream recipe for your baby's skin care is not very hard to do. Chances are if you are creative and inventive you will tailor these recipes to meet your baby's specific needs.

The important thing about these recipes is that they use natural ingredients. Most of these ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery and health food stores.

After you have made some lotion for your baby - you will undoubtedly be inspired to make a little for yourself as well!

Making organic body lotion that you and your baby can both enjoy is a great way to save money, have fun and customize your own organic homemade lotions.




Sweet Dreams Baby Lotion Recipe

Soothing baby lotion for baby's skin and lightly scented for calming

Ingredients:

1 1/2 c. aloe vera gel

1 1/2 tsp. lanolin

1 1/2 tsp. Vitamin E oil

1/3 c. virgin coconut oil

1 oz. pure beeswax (white),filtered

3/4 c. camelina oil

1 1/2 tsp. essential oil (optional) 2 tbsp. lavender powder

1 1/2 tsp. chamomile powder

Instructions:

In a blender, mix aloe gel,lanolin,vitamin E oil. Using a glass container, melt coconut oil and beeswax until fully melted. Gently stir in camelina oil. Slowly pour oils into blender on low. At this point oils will thicken and turn white. Stop blender and add essential oil,if used. Blend gently in short bursts. Do NOT over blend. Add lavender and chamomile powders, blend gently until incorporated. While mixture is still warm, pour into containers. This mixture will thicken quickly as it cools. This lotion doesn't leave oily feeling to skin and absorbs well. Great as a massage lotion for baby. Makes approximately 2 1/2 cups.

You can find this recipe at

www.fromnaturewithlove.com I have substituted shea butter for lanoline and it turns out just fine.



Which Lotion Ingredients are Best?

I have read many "natural baby lotion" recipes for homemade lotions have been concerned with the many calls for waxes and petroleum jelly which can actually irritate a baby's skin.

I believe it is much healthier and still cost effective to "thicken" your lotions with organic shea butter. It also has a low spf, helping protect your baby's skin from harmful UV rays.

Choosing the best natural and organic ingredients like jojoba oil, olive oil, shea butter, olive butter, almond and coconut oils will make a big difference in healthier skin.

Natural Preservatives

If you are making a lot of homemade lotions you might want to think about adding a natural preservative to your list of ingredients. Many use these natural preservatives for anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-oxidant properties.

Some natural preservatives include grapefruit seed extract, green tea extract, rosemary extract, and vitamin E. These preservatives, however, will only add 3-6 months shelf life to your baby's lotions.

Good lotion is perishable like food. It's ok. Natural, healing lotions and creams make wonderful natural and organic baby gifts . Your baby and everyone else will enjoy using them up. You won't have to throw away as much as you think, if any at all.

You will find making your own baby lotion to be fun and rewarding - Enjoy it, Green Mama!





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