Luxurious Easy DIY No-Heat Lotion

Luxurious Easy DIY No-Heat Lotion

When it comes to making your own lotion, balms, or creams, there is often some form of heating involved. If you want to steer clear of a double boiler, emulsifying wax, or makeshift double boiler when you make DIY beauty products, then you clicked on the right article. The easy homemade lotion recipe in this article is very low maintenance, but the ingredients are high-quality. Do you want to know the best part? This lotion is great for anyone with dry or very sensitive skin, making it the perfect product for the colder months. 

When you make your own skin care products, you can modify them to cater to your skin’s needs. If you have sensitive skin and are prone to allergies or intolerances, controlling what you put on your skin is paramount. You can change essential oils if you need to or swap out ingredients that irritate the skin. The best part about making your own skin care products, though, is not worrying about parabens, sulfates, or other chemicals that your skin can easily absorb. The last thing you want is to disrupt your endocrine system while lathering some lotion on your body! 

What makes this lotion so special is that it isn’t thick or greasy. Most homemade lotions tend to be on the thicker side, primarily because they contain a lot of oils. The primary ingredients in this lotion are shea butter and aloe vera gel, which the skin can easily absorb. All you need is a stand mixer, or kitchen mixer, to whip the ingredients thoroughly!

Shea Butter

If you have dry skin, then you are probably familiar with shea butter, as it is at the top of the list of moisturizing ingredients to use. Reports suggest that shea butter may help reduce premature facial lines or improve skin conditions like eczema. Shea butter works to hydrate the skin and calm inflammation. The skin can easily absorb shea butter, making the skin feel more nourished, moisturized, and supple. The combination of components in free radicals may also repair cracked or dry skin. This is why experts say that it benefits contact dermatitis and psoriasis. 

Aloe Vera Gel

Although aloe vera is an excellent natural remedy for sunburns or burnt skin, it also works to moisturize the skin. When you apply aloe vera on the skin, it creates a protective layer that helps the skin retain moisture. This is one of the reasons it helps accelerate sunburn recovery. Aloe vera gel doesn’t leave a greasy film on the skin; rather, it works to unclog pores and soften the skin. For this reason, many people use it as a natural aftershave treatment. It keeps the skin hydrated and helps to heal razor burns in the process. Additionally, aloe vera is naturally rich in vitamins C & E, two nutrients that help reduce early signs of aging. 

Jojoba Oil

We can confidently say that not all oils are created equal. That’s for all the oil newbies out there because you want to choose the best oil for your skin. What sets jojoba oil apart from the rest of the crowd is that it has a different makeup than other oils. Technically, it is not an oil; rather, it is a wax ester, which makes it so unique. Jojoba oil mimics natural sebum, so it conditions the skin and seals in moisture without clogging your pores. 

DIY No-Heat Lotion

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
  • 1/4 cup aloe vera gel
  • 10-20 drops essential oils of choice (optional)

Instructions

  • Fit your kitchen mixer with the whipping attachment and add the shea butter to the bowl. Whip until creamy, scraping down the sides of the bowl frequently with a silicone spatula. 
  • Add the jojoba oil and whip on low for about one minute, or until well combined. Stop whipping and scrape down the sides of the bowl at least twice during this step.
  • Add the aloe vera gel in intervals, whipping on high for a bit, scraping down the sides, and then adding more aloe gel. The lotion should reach a fluffy consistency by the time you whip in all of the aloe vera gel. 
  • Scoop the lotion into a jar and keep any extra lotion that you won’t use within two weeks in the refrigerator. Enjoy your moisturized skin!

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