Homemade Lotion Recipe – Non-Greasy
1 cup pure aloe vera gel, distilled water, or strong-brewed herbal tea (we used aloe vera gel – where to find pure aloe vera gel)
½ cup grated beeswax, (where to find beeswax)
½ cup sweet almond, grapeseed, or jojoba oil (where to find these oils)
1 tsp Vitamin E oil (where to find pure Vitamin E oil)
15 drops essential oil (where to find 100% pure essential oils)
In a medium-sized bowl combine aloe vera gel, Vitamin E oil, and essential oils. Set aside for later, allowing it to come to room temp. (Sometimes it even helps to set this in a warm water bath to bring it closer to the temperature of the oil/wax mixture you’ll be adding it to. This helps it emulsify.)
Add grated beeswax and oil to a glass measuring cup. Place measuring cup in a small pot of water and bring water to a gentle boil. Heat, stirring occasionally, until beeswax is completely melted then carefully remove measuring cup from pot.
Pour beeswax/oil mixture into blender and allow to cool. (Move on to step 4 when it has cooled down, but is still soft.)
Once cooled, turn blender on LOW. Remove top of blender and pour aloe vera mixture in a SLOW, continuous stream.
Stop blender as often as needed to run a spatula around sides to incorporate ingredients. If liquid is pooling at the top, stop frequently to push it around with spatula. (This step may take as long as 10-15 minutes, and patience is key!) Continue blending until desired consistency is reached. (We use and highly recommend a Vitamix blender.)
Transfer moisturizer to clean jars and refrigerate any portion that will not be used up within a few weeks.