Lurking in our cosmetic bags are a handful of harmful chemicals that companies use in the production of beauty products. There are several of these chemicals that are linked to cancer, neurotoxicity, and reproductive toxins. You can read the full “Dirty Dozen” Cosmetic Chemicals to Avoid by the David Suzuki Foundation here.
Unfortunately, these companies are not required to put such warnings on labels and most of us don’t even realize what we are putting on our skin. We increase the risk of cancer and other diseases each time we apply these chemicals.
Thankfully there are natural solutions for almost anything you can buy in store, and most are so simple to make, you can whip them up in under 10 minutes!
I’m all about ridding my home of these dangerous toxins and replacing them with natural non-toxic products. I want to keep my daughter, husband and myself clear of the risk of cancer and disease.
And like I’ve always said, a natural lifestyle is a journey, you have to work at it slowly by taking one step at a time. So today take a step in the right direction and replace your store bought lotions with this super simple all-natural lotion made from only four ingredients!
Coconut Oil has been used on dry skin by pretty much everybody. It’s probably one of the most popular things on Pinterest these days. You can use it for a ton of different things, one being for dry skin. Coconut oil naturally hydrates and soothes dry skin and helps to strengthen skin tissue while absorbing quickly into your skin.
Vitamin E Oil has been used for skin problems for ever! Some benefits of Vitamin E when applied to skin are: it helps the skins healing process, it speeds up cell regeneration which makes the skin look younger, helps the skin retain its natural moisture, and can help decrease the look of wrinkles!
The Vanilla and Almond Extracts are simply for smell 🙂 I love this combo and it smells even more delicious with coconut!
There are a ton of homemade lotion recipes on Pinterest! I looked though about a dozen and created my own recipe based on what I liked from the others. I did a little guess-and-test with the extracts until I got it how I wanted it. If you’d like to add more, go for it! I just didn’t want mine to get too runny.
** Find recipe card at the end of the post **
You will need
1 cup 100% Virgin Coconut Oil (buy here)
1 tsp Vitamin E oil (buy here)
1 tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract (buy here)
1 tbsp Pure Almond Extract (buy here)
Glass Jar (the jar I used)
Step 1: Combine all ingredients into a mixing bowl. Use a hand blender to blend the mixture until it’s smooth (about 2-3 minutes)
Step 2: Pour it into your glass jar and enjoy!
Your lotion will be a bit on the runny side, especially if its a hot day. To combat this I put mine in the fridge until it was solid, and now I store it in room temperature and it’s become the perfect consistency.
I totally love how this lotion came out, it smells amazing! And it hydrates my skin so well, making it glow!
This lotion is a bit on the greasy side, but does absorb into my skin after about five minutes. However, I can’t not touch anything for a whole five minutes so I prefer to use this just as a body lotion, and something a little less greasy on my hands.
I would love to hear if you make this all-natural lotion! Let me know what you think in the comments.
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- 1 cup 100% Virgin Coconut Oil
- 1 tsp. Vitamin E Oil
- 1 Tbsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 Tbsp. Pure Almond Extract
- Hand Blender
- Mixing Bowl
- 250ml Glass jar
- Combine all ingredients into mixing bowl and blend until smooth, about 2-3 minutes.
- Pour into glass jar and store in a cool dark place.
- Your delicious smelling body lotion should be good for a few months, however, if you see or smell something funky, toss it and make a new batch!