In my search for an awesome DIY recipe for you today, I came across a blog entitled ‘A Sonoma Garden‘. This blogger featured a recipe for homemade hand lotion that sounds absolutely amazing – and she has tested it extensively!!! Please visit her blog HERE when you get a moment, and check out her interesting life!
How to Make Homemade Hand Lotion
I buy my emulsifying wax & essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs. For $6 you get enough emulsifying wax to make, oh, about 15 or more batches of homemade hand lotion. In a pyrex measuring glass I combine the olive oil and emusifying wax and microwave for 1 minute until it is all melted. The temperature on this reads about 155 degrees.
I have found that our coffee mugs hold almost exactly 1 1/4 cup of water, so I fill is up and microwave that for 1 minute or until about 120 degrees. While that is heating up, I add the essential oil into my melted wax/olive oil mixture.
Then pour the hot water into the wax/olive oil mixture and watch it turn milky white. At this point the temperature is about 125 degrees. I then pour the hot lotion into wide mouth pint size jars and let cool overnight. The next morning you’ll have a fresh jar of homemade natural hand lotion!
I hope you enjoy this recipe!
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It’s been warm here in Denver – I’m enjoying the tease of spring, and look forward to much more outdoor activity soon! I have a new mountain bike that I received as a gift last fall, and have never gotten to try it. I am hoping the weather holds this weekend so that I can give it a try!
I hope where ever you are that you have a wonderful weekend, either indoors, or out!
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