Homemade Lotion

5 mins (prep 5)
4 ingredients
10 servings
You can jazz this recipe up several ways. Use an herbal tea instead of water (calendula is great for skin!), or an herb oil (like peppermint) instead of regular oil. Add optional oils AFTER the lotion has emulsified or it may not emulsify properly. Great oils to use would be almond, olive, grapeseed, or a mixture of any. Don't use vegetable oil. Tea tree oil and vitamin E oil will help keep the lotion from going bad. Keep this lotion in the fridge and warm it up in your hands before using. Great for baby massages (I massaged my wee one with almond oil and water lotion when he was younger), and also very nourishing for people who have to wash their hands a lot.

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  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 tablespoon liquid lecithin
  • 5 -10 drops essential oils (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon tea tree oil (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin e (optional)


Serving Size (49.78 g)
Servings 10
Amount per Serving
Calories 224.98 Calories from Fat 230.76
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25.64g 394.39%
Saturated Fat 3.02g 151.03%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.96mg 0.4%
Total Carbohydrate 0.04g 0.12%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.06%
Sugars 0.03 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.04%
Vitamin A 1.46IU% Vitamin C 0.09mg%
Calcium 0.71mg% Iron 0.04mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4