It’s that time of year, you know, the dry itchy skin you get during the winter? Nothing seems to really moisturize really dry skin this time of year. So I did some research and looked into what lotion base products would be best to soothe dry, itchy, winter time skin. After a few attempts with some various combinations, voila, I have created a heavenly combination that really works great for me. And the bonus, it smells fantastic too! A great scent combination for winter time, and a great DIY gift to give!
So, here we go!
3 Tbsp. Jojoba Oil
3 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
1 1/2 Tbsp. Shea Butter
1 1/2 Tbsp. Cocoa Butter
5 drops Rosemary essential oil
15 drops Grapefruit essential oil
10 drops Peppermint essential oil
The Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, and Cocoa Butter will be in solid form at cooler temperatures. Use a little elbow grease to remove them from the container instead of softening them. You will get a better whipped product if these ingredients are in their more solid form.
Combine first four ingredients in a bowl. Whip together with a hand mixer until smooth and fluffy. Add the essential oils and whip until well blended.
That’s it! So simple, it only takes a few minutes to make. Now take a big whiff of the blend. Mmmmmm. Energizing, invigorating, and uplifting!
This recipe amount makes the perfect quantity to fill a 4 oz. flat Mason jar as pictured above. Store the whipped lotion in an air tight glass container for up to three months in a cool, dry place.
I enjoy using this lotion every day. It soaks right into your skin after a few minutes leaving it feeling soft and supple. The whipped texture feels heavenly, and the combination of scents is very uplifting, especially during the winter months when people tend to be more down. The combination of Peppermint and Cocoa Butter give the lotion a yummy smell as well! Perfect for gift giving during the holidays!
I hope you enjoy this DIY lotion blend just as much as I do!
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