What do I love more than sleep?  Nothing.  Except for the wonderful scent of lavender as I drift off into dreamytime.  Today’s adventure is my first foray into making homemade lotions and potions.  You can call it either lotion or body butter but it’s dual purpose is to heal your skin and provide aromatherapy during your restorative night’s sleep.

All-Natural Lavender Bedtime Lotion DIY by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Have you seen the ingredients on the labels of your average drug store lotion?  I’ve officially become one of those “off the deep end” (albeit completely normal LOL!) people who are breaking up with all things toxic. There are only three ingredients in this lotion, and all three of them are all-natural.

 

Ingredients

 

Use equal parts Organic Coconut Oil and Organic Raw Shea Butter.  Most grocery stores have coconut oil in the oil/baking section.  I purchased the raw Shea Butter by Perfect Body Harmony on Amazon.  I used 4 TBSP of each.

The Lavender Essential Oil from Young Living gives it a fresh scent, and lavender is known for it’s qualities to help promote sleep.

 

Lotion 1

 

Directions

 

Scoop out equal parts of the Shea Butter and Coconut Oil into a microwave-safe bowl.  For a small Mason Jar container, I used 4 TBSP of each.  Microwave for a minute or until mostly melted.  You can also use a double boiler if you prefer.

Stir until most of the pieces are melted.

Stir in Lavender Oil.  I used about 75 drops because I like a stronger scent.  You may want to use less or more to your preference.

Place in refrigerator for about an hour until hardened.

Transfer to a stand mixer, and mix on medium high for about 5 minutes.  Think of it as the same as creating stiff peaks with your eggs when making a souffle.  You want the mixture to be soft and fluffy.

Scoop out and add to a glass container.

 

Lotion 2

 

It’s a lot heavier and greasier than your drug store brand lotion, so it’s definitely a night-time lotion.  Use caution if you sleep on satin sheets or wear satin PJ’s as it may stain.    I use it at night on my feet, elbows, and hands and wake up with crazy soft skin!

 

All-Natural Lavender Bedtime Lotion DIY by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

This is my first time mixing up my own lotion, and I wanted to go with a standard formula.  I hope to experiment around with some different all natural ingredients to make a day-time appropriate consistency and flavor.

 

All-Natural Lavender Bedtime Lotion DIY by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

The lavender lotion is now a permanent fixture on my nightstand.  Sweet dreams, my friend!

 

All-Natural Lavender Bedtime Lotion DIY by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

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What about you?  Have you ever tried making your own lotion?

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