Nature is the best way to go if you are tired of buying expensive lotions. Natural remedies for skin care have been passed down from ancient times when Lubriderm and Suave did not exist. Beautiful skin has always been popular and what better way to maintain beautiful skin than by using nature’s products?
Have you ever considered making your own fruit based lotions? Making your own lotion can be a healthy solution for your skin not to mention a rewarding hobby. The smell of fresh fruit has the ability to make your skin very pleasant. Check out these simple tropical recipes that I have researched and start on your way to having beautiful and healthy skin from the comfort of your own home.
Just a brief note about homemade lotions: after the mixture is complete you must use quickly and store properly. It is best to make mixtures in small amounts because of the limited shelf life. If the lotions are stored away from the sun and kept cool than there is a chance that they may last up to 3 weeks. However, there are products out there that can add preservation to your products. For example: A mild preservative such as Liquipar Optima may be recommended to prevent growth of harmful bacteria and to protect against a wide range of microorganisms.
Note: If any ingredients in the recipes cause an allergic reaction please discontinue use or do not use at all.
Lime Body Lotion
For normally dry skin or skin that is toughened up because of a tan.
2 tbsp limejuice.
3 tbsp rosewater
1 tbsp glycerin
Mix the ingredients to a smooth consistency and apply to areas of dry skin, This will stay fresh for up to 2 -3 days in the fridge.
1 tablespoon powdered Irish moss (seaweed)
1 cup distilled water
1/4 cup aloe vera gel
2 tablespoons almond oil
Mix well; store in airtight covered jar in refrigerator. This is especially soothing during the hot summer months.
Lemon Hand Lotion
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons glycerin
Use 1 teaspoon of lemon juice for every 2 teaspoons of glycerin. Mix together well.
Orange Hand Lotion
1 ounce warmed olive oil
1 ounce orange juice
1/2 ounce melted cocoa butter
2 drops orange flower oil
Put all ingredients into a blender and combine until light and fluffy. When all ingredients are blended together, place the mixture into an airtight container or jar until ready for use.
Almond-Butter Hand Softener
1 tablespoon almond oil
1 cup butter
Mix well. Before bed, massage mixture into hands, and then cover with white cotton gloves. Wear all night while sleeping and in the morning your hands will be silky smooth.
Lemon Sunburn Soother
1 egg white
Squeeze lemon and add juice to the egg white. Whisk together well. Put the mixture into a small pan. Stir mixture over a low heat on the stove, until it thickens, allow it time to cool. Apply it to sunburned areas to help soothe and take the heat out of the skin it should not be necessary to rinse the lotion off.
Baby Massage Oil submitted by Hillside Herbal Products
Mild, delightfully scented massage oil for babies and children. It is – of course – also suitable for adults!
50 ml Almond Oil
4 drops Lemon Essential Oil
10 drops Mandarin Essential Oil
10 drop Orange Essential Oil
Put all ingredients in to a small bottle and shake well.
Do not use essential oils in higher concentration than suggested above, because they are very concentrated!
Citrus Cooler Lotion
4 tablespoons glycerin
40 drops oil of orange
4 tablespoons lemon juice
Combine ingredients in a clean bottle. Shake well and refrigerate to store.
I hope that God-Willing these safe and simple recipes will be beneficial to you. Please use products at your own discretion.