Making Lotion

There’s not a lot to this post – I should be writing my research paper and folding laundry instead of thinking about making my own lotion and shopping for ingredients online. But if you’re anything like me, you know how well that works.

I’m going to try to attempt making my own lotion soon. I have eczema, so I can’t use a lot of the commercial lotions which is fine since I’m trying clear my household of products with unhealthy chemicals in them (I’m pretty sure my MIL thinks I’m nuts). I used to use Melaleuca’s ReNew lotion, which works great for me…but has some ingredients that I’m trying to steer clear from. Boo.

Anyway, I’ve stumbled upon some rather simple lotion recipes. It sounds like it’s going to take some experimenting, but hopefully I won’t get discouraged before I find a recipe/combination that works for me. I’ve got all my ingredients picked out at Mountain Rose Herbs.
They have some awesome stuff on there, including some cute glass jars – although canning jars would probably be cheaper. Will be checking into that.

I’ll keep you posted on my results.

Have you ever tried making lotion or body cream? How did it turn out? Do you make any other body products?


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