Homemade Moisturizing Lotion Recipe

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

Olive oil, aloe vera gel. Mix 5 parts gel to 2 parts oil. Voila, lotion!

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December 29, 20080 found this helpful

15 oz. bottle baby lotion

8 oz. tube of creamy vaseline

8 oz. jar of vitamin e cream

Mix all together with a mixer or spoon. Buy these ingredients at the dollar store to make a cheap, yet good lotion.

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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

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.

http://www.makeupalley.com/product/ ... 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 traditions.com 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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