5 Amazing People Teaching You How To Make Homemade Lotions

Making your own homemade lotion is a trend that is picking up tremendously for multiple reasons. One - it’s a lot cheaper & two - it’s a lot healthier. You are ALREADY eating organic and gluten-free food, you want to make sure you know what you are putting into your body, and you want to stay healthy. There is no difference between what you put INTO your body and what you put ON your body. Instead of eating outside for most of the days, you cook at home a healthy meal with ingredients that you can pronouns and ingredients that you know.

You should be doing the same with your skin care products! It’s a well known fact that boxed foods are packed with cancer activating ingredients. Guess what, your skin care products have most likely the same cancer activating ingredients. The only difference is that these cancer activating ingredients go through your skin into your circulation system. There is a simple solution for that. You either purchase your skin care / health and beauty products from brands that you trust or you simply make your own lotions at home.


Here is a list of 5 people you have to follow if you want to make the best homemade lotions:


1) Mariah Dolan
Twitter: @MariahDolan
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dolanmariah 
Website: http://mariahdolan.com/
Link: http://mariahdolan.com/how-to-make-homemade-lotion/

Mariah’s homemade lotion consists of ingredients that most of us probably know: cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, shea butter, lavender oil, coconut oil, and vitamin e oil. If you should remember one thing about your recipe, that should be “Don’t put anything on your skin, that you wouldn’t eat.”


2) Fumiko Takatsu
Twitter: @FaceYogaMethod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/faceyogafumiko
Website: http://faceyogamethod.com/
Link: http://faceyogamethod.com/homemade-face-cream-the-natural-and-easy-way

Fumiko tells us an amazing Did You Know Fact, which is: “Did you know that our skin absorbs almost as much as 60% of whatever we put on it?” Fumiko is using Beeswax in her recipe, which allows your skin to breath freely and is soothing irritated skin. 


3) Heather Dessinger
Twitter: @mommypotamus
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mommypotamus 
Website: http://www.mommypotamus.com
Link: http://www.mommypotamus.com/how-to-make-pure-coconut-oil-soap-for-cleansing-and-laundry/ 

Heather shows us how to make your own homemade soap. Making a soap is a bit more difficult but well worth it. Heather’s soap bar recipe is based on coconut oil, which helps has cleansing/moisturizing/and lathering properties. DIY is the way to go! Heather explains is super well how to make it.


4) Ande Truman
Twitter: @BrokeandHealthy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrokeandHealthy
Website: http://www.brokeandhealthy.com
Link: http://www.brokeandhealthy.com/diy-homemade-lotion-3-recipes-for-3-textures

Just read Ande’s first paragraph: “The other day a guy at a skin care kiosk in the mall forced a sample of “moisture day cream” upon me. The first ingredient is “aqua,” a fancy word for water I suppose, the second ingredient is glycerin, and the remaining 15 ingredients are words I’ve never heard of, including caprylic triglyceride, petrolatum, betaine, and isopropyl myristate.” 

Make your own lotion at home. Ande will teach how you can do a premium lotion with a low budget. 


5) Jillee Nystul
Twitter: @byjillee
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onegoodthingbyjillee
Website: http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com
Link: http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/02/make-your-own-simple-moisturizing.html

Jillee shares with us a recipe that improves baby lotion. Her simple DIY lotion recipe consists of only three ingredients: baby lotion, vitamin e, and coconut oil. Jillee’s recipe shows you how you can save if you make it yourself. Only $1.44 per 8 ounce jar! :)


5AM Provisions wants to support people with their healthy lifestyles and is introducing a new kind of ingredient for healthy and beauty products: Organic, Cold-pressed amaranth oil.

You maybe have heard of amaranth before, the mighty gluten-free superfood that has a complete protein profile and is packed with vitamins like vitamin e and minerals like calcium. For the first time, 5AM Provisions makes Organic, Cold-pressed amaranth oil available to people.

Think of aloe vera; think of coconut or olive oil - ingredients that are widely being used for cosmetic and toiletry products such as shampoo, conditioner, aftershave, toothpaste, soap, body lotion, face lotion, sunscreen, and other skin care products etc. Amaranth oil is the new ingredient on the market and is gaining lots of popularity. Using amaranth oil in cosmetic and toiletry products has several benefits. The most impressive differentiator from everything else currently on the market is the high squalene content. Squalene is not only a mighty antioxidant and moisturizer but has also been used in treating skin disorders like acne, atopic and seborrheic dermatitis, and psoriasis. Furthermore, amaranth oil contains unsaturated fatty acids,  Vitamin E as tocopherols and tocotrienols, and phytosterols. This combination has not been seen before in natural oils.


Try it out yourself :) You can get your amaranth oil here.