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4 Ingredient All-Natural Vanilla Almond Body Lotion

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!

The 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)

Mixing bowl

Hand Mixer

Glass Jar (the jar I used)

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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!

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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.

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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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Vanilla Almond Body Lotion
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. 1 cup 100% Virgin Coconut Oil
  2. 1 tsp. Vitamin E Oil
  3. 1 Tbsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
  4. 1 Tbsp. Pure Almond Extract
  5. Hand Blender
  6. Mixing Bowl
  7. 250ml Glass jar
  1. Combine all ingredients into mixing bowl and blend until smooth, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Pour into glass jar and store in a cool dark place.
  1. 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!
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  • Reply
    March 14, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Hi, I looked all over Pinterest for a recipe to make body lotion but most called for ingredients I didn’t have … and I’m stuck at home in a snowstorm! haha (I live in Canada). I’m new at this ‘natural’ lifestyle and am committed now. So far, I’ve made face wash and face lotion for my sensitive skin, deodorant, in-shower lotion bars and powder makeup. All have turned out wonderful. I decided to give your recipe a go… I actually had the ingredients needed. I decided to use 3/4 cup coconut oil -simply because I only had that much, shea butter and almond oil for the remaining 1/4 cup (seeing it is Vanilla ‘Almond’ scented ! 🙂 I also added a 1/2 tsp of vegetable glycerin. It whipped up perfectly and so far feels amazing and smells so yummy that I want to eat it. Your recipe said to ‘pour’ it into a jar – mine was too thick to pour. Thats ok. Its still awesome. Thank you so much for this great recipe. Can’t wait to share it with my family and friends.

    • Reply
      March 14, 2017 at 5:55 pm

      That’s wonderful Debbie! Great idea adding the vegetable glycerin! That’s the best part about homemade skincare products, you can customize them any way you’d like! Next time I make this I’d try out your variation, thanks for your feedback! Xx

  • Reply
    May 22, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Is the vanilla and almond extract safe to use on baby skin? I’ve seen almond essential oil used in recipes but not extract so I was wondering

    • Reply
      May 22, 2017 at 8:39 am

      Hi Suzie! Great question, because almond extract is from a nut, it may not be safe to apply to your babies skin in case of an allergic reaction. I would say if your willing to do a patch test, then go for it, if you want to play it safe maybe make it without the almond extract. Thanks for bringing that up!

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    Gabrielle Buck
    May 29, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Will this lotion melt if you have a very warm home? lol Because my coconut oil keeps turning into liquid during the hot days here, will my lotion do the same?

    • Reply
      May 30, 2017 at 1:35 am

      Hi Gabrielle! Yes I did notice my lotion melted a bit on hotter days, and if you live in a very warm climate it will probably melt on you too. What I found helped to put it into a more solid form was to put it in the fridge for one night. Fortunately it works just as well melted or solid 😊 You could always keep it in the fridge if it bothers you but it could get pretty hard if you do. Hope this helps!

  • Reply
    November 19, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Hi Kate,

    I love this easy fun recipe. I love making my own products! Just recently I made my own soap, but I also make lotions, body butter, lip balm, bath salts all sorts of fun body love! Anyway, if you want to reduced the greasiness in your recipes use arrowroot powder or cornstarch! 😉

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      November 19, 2017 at 8:03 am

      Amazing! I will definitely be trying that 😊 Thank you Brittny! Xx

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