Many people are concerned about the number and kinds of chemicals used in ordinary, everyday products that you use on your body on a regular basis. Synthetic chemicals can be found in toothpastes, shampoos and body lotions. If you are one of those people who have allergies to certain chemicals, it can be challenging finding personal care products such as body lotion that can work well for you and not cause itching or rashes on your skin. It is fairly easy to create your own organic body lotion, however. When you make personal care products for your own use, you know exactly what the ingredients are, and can avoid those to which you are allergic. Even if you do not have allergies, it is a healthier choice to avoid chemicals and use natural and organic products that, after being applied to the skin, will sink in and enter your body.
For how to make your own natural lotion, you can start by taking a cup of olive oil, and mixing it with an ounce of bees' wax over low heat on the stovetop. Mix until the wax melts, and then pour the mixture into clean jars. Another recipe is to place a pan on low heat, then add a half cup of olive oil, a half cup of jojoba oil, which works as a carrier oil for essential oils, plus a half ounce of cocoa butter and the same amount of bees' wax. After the mixture has melted, you can stir in a 1/2 cup Shea butter, plus several drops of rose and sandalwood essential oils for a first-rate scented body lotion. These lotions can be stored in the refrigerator to extend their shelf life.
There are other recipes to make organic body lotion. You can use olive oil and add a teaspoon beeswax with 2 teaspoons steric acid and heat over low heat until it has melted. In a separate pot put a 1/2 cup water with 1/2 teaspoon Borax soap and heat to boiling. Take both off the heat and, using an electric hand mixer, beat the oil mixture into the water mixture, mixing until the combination has cooled. When cool, carrier oil and essential oils may be added at your discretion. You can store this in a clean jar in the refrigerator to prevent bacteria buildup.