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How to Make Lotion in a Blender

Learn how to make lotion by combining moisturizing oils, beeswax and gentle floral hydrosols. And the best part - you make it in a blender!
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Natural Beauty
Cuisine: DIY
Keyword: beauty, moisturizer
Yield: 5 ounces
Author: Stephanie Gerber
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • Double boiler
  • Blender or food processor
  • 6-ounce jar with lid

Materials

Instructions

  • Bring 2 inches of water to a boil in a small sauce pan then reduce heat to low. Put a heat-safe bowl on top of the pan (not touching the water).
  • Add carrier oil to the bowl. If infusing your carrier oil, simmer the oil and herbs for 30 to 60 minutes. Strain out the herbs and return the oil to the bowl.
  • Add the beeswax. Heat on low until the beeswax has melted. Stir occasionally with a wooden skewer. Once the beeswax melts, remove the bowl from the heat.
  • Let the oil and beeswax mixture cool to room temperature. Stir as needed to prevent it from hardening and keep the beeswax mixed in.
  • Add water to a blender or food processor. You can also use a mixing bowl and an immersion blender. Blitz the water a few times to heat it up slightly. The closer the oil and liquid are to the same temperature, the better they will blend together.
  • Slowly drizzle in the oil mixture. Continue blending until the oil and water are fully combined.
  • Transfer to a sterile storage container. Before use, I like to spritz my containers with rubbing alcohol and then wipe it out. The lotion can be a bit runny so a pump bottle works best. Use within 6 months.

Notes

Wipe your utensils and blender with paper towels then wash with soap and water to remove any waxy residue.