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Making your own body lotion is a good alternative to purchasing commercial products. This page contains homemade body lotion recipes.

Homemade Body Lotion Recipes
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May 2, 2011 Flag
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To make homemade body lotion, you need 1 bottle each.



Try to get bottles of about the same size. Mix all these together with an electric mixer. Put into small decorative jars and label. Give to friends.

By kraftykaren from Mobile, AL

October 18, 2014 Flag
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Please tell me why my homemade lotion won't dispense through a lotion pump. I use baby lotion, vitamin E cream, and petroleum jelly. I prefer to use a dispenser/pump over an open Mason jar. Thanks for your help.

By Carmen

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October 24, 20140 found this helpful

It's probably because of the petroleum jelly. It's very think. You may not be able to make this work but the jar sounds lovely, esp' decorated with some raffia around the lid?

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November 21, 20140 found this helpful

It's the petroleum jelly.

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August 3, 20150 found this helpful

Air enters the dispensing tube and the lotion hardens in the tube, usually close to the top.

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February 20, 2012 Flag
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I was tired of spending so much money on small jars of face cream and not knowing what all those long names or harmful ingredients they have on the label. Look to Google and free web sites for all you need to know about making your own. Aren't people great at sharing?

I have learned so much and am making my own day and night creams, skin treatments, body lotions, even my own soap from scratch. They have become so popular, I make them for friends and presents. Buy some nice small baskets from the dollar shop, cellophane sheets, and some curling ribbon to package them. They look great! Save all your old jars and start making your own.

By Gail from Queensland, Australia

Editor's Note: Here is a link to the beauty recipes that have been posted on ThriftyFun. If you have your own favorite recipe for skin cream or lotion, please send it in!


December 29, 2008 Flag
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Does anyone have a recipe for a good moisturizing lotion made from everyday items in the kitchen?

Mari from Anaheim, CA

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December 29, 20080 found this helpful

I use straight olive oil to moisturize. It works best if you put it in a small container that will give you a few drops at a time (otherwise you could make a real mess!) and if your skin is damp from a shower or a hand washing, but it works well if your skin is dry too. A little goes a LONG way, and there is no overwhelming perfume smell as with so many store bought lotions.

I have also been known to use a small amount of Vaseline on my legs after shaving....VERY NICE!

I work in a lab, so I'm constantly (20-30 times a day) washing my hands and normal lotions just get too greasy, the OO soaks in quickly and I can get back to work without fear of smudging things.

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December 29, 20080 found this helpful

This sounds too crazy, but I read all these reviews of Crisco!!

Sounds like everyone who used it swears by it!

Here's the link to the reviews posted. ... risco/Unlisted_Brand/Skincare_-_Body

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January 5, 20090 found this helpful

Although I have always had oily skin, now that I am in my mid-50s I find my skin has started feeling dry. This winter I have started using a mixture of cheap moisturizer with olive oil and it is just great. I started using straight olive oil but it just needed something else so I decided to mix it with the moisturizer that I had on hand. Amazingly, olive oil isn't greasy at all and there is no smell once it has penetrated the skin. I don't think I could use this in the summer but it sure is great for winter.

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January 15, 20090 found this helpful

I use sweet almond oil that has vitamin e but you can find almond oil with out the vitamin e. I buy them at the health food store. I wash my face with a gentle cleanser rinse dry my face , take a cotton ball and apply my almond oil. A little goes a long way and it isn't that greasy at all. I've tried a lot of lotions and creams for my face and I either broke out or it made my face itch. So I decided to take a natural approach and it works. I hope this is useful. Thank you have a great 2009 everyone hugs and aloha from Hawaii. Note this might be expensive, but for me it is worth it.

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February 22, 20090 found this helpful

Coconut Oil works great! It's really helped with my children's eczema, too! I buy it from tropical when they have the BOGO specials. It ends up being cheaper than commercial lotions in the long run. I keep a container with a lid in the bathroom. It's a solid in the winter, so I let the closed container sit in a little bit of hot water in the sink while I take a shower. It's melted by the time I'm out and very nice to apply warm oil to your skin. It soaks in pretty quickly. I buy the expeller-pressed, so it doesn't leave a lingering smell. Enjoy!

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March 5, 2012 Flag
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How do you make homemade body lotion?

By Jen

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March 5, 20120 found this helpful

You could research your own recipes for making homemade body lotion, by using search engines. Look for some videos on and try

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March 6, 20120 found this helpful

I found recipe this on Pinterest:

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January 13, 2011 Flag

In a blender or food processor, blend together the ivy leaves and distilled water on high speed for 1 minute. Strain this green ivy water in to a clean jar and discard the bits of leaves.

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April 21, 2008 Flag
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My favorite fragrance is now available only in a spray. I hate spray colognes. I find them to be wasteful (I think this is the idea--so we'll buy more) and hard to control. Usually completely overpowering and impossible to wash off!

Anyway, I really like scented lotions and was hoping that I could figure out how to make my own using spray cologne. Googling has produced only recipes with fragrance oils, not cologne. Has anyone done this? Any ideas? Thanks much!

Rita from Kansas City

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April 23, 20080 found this helpful

My guess would be to just simple spray a few squirts into a very basic/neutral type lotion and stir until smooth. The alcohol from the cologne might be a bit drying--so just make a small sample to test. *grins* I bet you already did! How did it turn out?

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April 25, 20080 found this helpful

I work in a pharmacy and when we need to "reduce" the concentration of something we use glycerin or eucerin (withever you prefer) to cut it into the liquid. We have special equipement but you can start by taking a flat spatula or butter knife and laying out maybe an ounce of Eucerin on a flat surface. Make a indentation in the middle of the mound and slowly , little by little stir the smallest amount into the cream, stir and spread back and forth and add more when incorporated into the cream. Glycerin is a lot runnier but you can pour come of the perfume into the bottle and shake well.

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