Easy Lotion For Your Skin

Years ago, I found out how incredible easy it is to make lotion. It is so inexpensive and organic that I wondered why anyone would even consider spending a dime on the chemical rich lotions on the market.

Besides I had an added incentive, I have eczema, so I am extremely sensitive to what I put on my skin. Making my own lotion was a great alternative for me.

To begin, for a lotion base all you need is water, oil and an emulsifier. An emulsifier is simply an ingredient that blends the water and oil together. Here is the base that I begin with to make my lotion:

˝ cup distilled water ˝ cup oil (I usually use olive, almond, macadamia nut, or grape seed) 1 TBS liquid lecithin

You can experiment from here by adding essential oils, combining other oils; you can steep beneficial herbs into your water before you add your oil, etc?

Here is a nice winter lotion to get you started:

˝ cup distilled water ˝ cup olive oil 1 TBS lecithin 6-8 drops of geranium oil 2-4 drops Myrrh oil 400 IU Vitamin E oil (1-2 open capsules)

Geranium oil is good for supporting balance and rejuvenating dry skin conditions and for wrinkled and matured skin. Myrrh is a gentle oil that is effective in replenishing moisture.

Vitamin E oil is an excellent antioxidant and helps to protect the skin as well as a nice preservative.

Blend all ingredients in the blender either on whip or cream. You will have a nice creamy firm lotion. Add more water to make a lighter lotion. Store in the refrigerator in hot climates or store in a cool place. Shake well before use.

Enjoy your lotion. Hopefully this little recipe will inspire you to become creative.

Danielle Sims explored her library of alternative health, herbal books, and aromatherapy books and created a blueprint for making her own body wrap formulas at home. Now she offers this information in an e-book entitled Wrap Yourself Slim: Body Wrap Exposed. Monthly newsletter is also available at her web site. For more information go to http://www.wrapyourselfslim.com

In The News:


pen paper and inkwell


cat break through


Should You Get Plastic Surgery?

These days, plastic surgery is often much maligned, and while... Read More

Mineral Makeup- Natural Beauty

As we become more aware of our environment and more... Read More

9 Easy Steps To A Pedicure

Before putting on those sexy, comfortable open toe shoes make... Read More

Beauty Tip: How to Cover Dark Circles and Blemishes

Unless your skin is absolutely flawless, concealer is a must.... Read More

Lip Tips

Nice lips are every woman's wish but as we get... Read More

Tanning Booths - Safer Than You Think!

Visiting a tanning booth to tan may be safer than... Read More

Achieve Great Beauty Naturally And Win The Fight Against Aging

I usually smile with gratitude when friends (and even strangers)... Read More

Combat Frizzy Hair With These Essential Tips

Frizzy hair doesn't discriminate. It plagues both the thin and... Read More

Deep Vein Thrombosis...an In Flight Risk

DVT?an in flight riskby Cathy Gatson Planning to do some... Read More

Gray Hair Remedy: Is there Such a Thing?

None of us want to go Gray but we have... Read More

Mineral Makeup: A Natural Sunscreen

Mineral makeup is the thing to wear this summer if... Read More

Seven Quick and Simple Reminders for Healthy Skin

Healthy skin is a sign of good health. The skin... Read More

How to Achieve Younger Looking Skin

HEALTHY SKIN BEGINS WITH THE BASICS.Overexposure to the sun causes... Read More

Plastic Surgery - A Risky Business

When most of us think of plastic surgery, we contemplate... Read More

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon: Treat Yourself to Surgery at Its Best

Los Angeles is the city as infamous as it is... Read More

Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid Creams

Alpha Lipoic Acid (or ALA) has received a great deal... Read More

Create a Spa Retreat at Home!

In today's high-stress world, a visit to a spa can... Read More

Stay Young and Beautiful

Staying young and beautiful is an important factor in many... Read More

Make-up for Color Contact Lenses - Expert Secrets

Color contacts are great, whether you wear enhancement color lenses... Read More

Cleanse and Stimulate Your Scalp with the Right Shampoo!

Shampoo contributes to good hair care. In our quest for... Read More

Tips on Using a Hair Iron

The hair iron is coming more and more popular. It... Read More

Reducing the Appearance of Wrinkles

Wrinkles. One of the most dreaded words in the dictionary.... Read More

Top Ten Tips for Beautiful Skin

Is Beauty Skin Deep?The answer is yes and no. It's... Read More

Why Switch to All Natural Cosmetics?

The human skin wraps and protects our bodies. It constitutes... Read More

How to Use Avocado as Your Hair Care Product

Let's role on?life must go on and the life of... Read More

More Care Hair Myths - the Truth and the Lies

We all have a favourite myth about hair care ?... Read More

Hair Care Home Remedies

Save money and give yourself a break from the chemicals... Read More

Self Tanning - Tips for Getting the Best Results

Self tanning products are becoming more and more popular, many... Read More

African American Skin Care

The fact is that any type of skin condition can... Read More

Baby Boomers Seek Hold on Youth Through Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

Elkhart-IN -People in the 35-50 age group comprise the largest... Read More

5 Hot Hair Style Trends For 2005

Folks are so diverse in 2005, which means that there's... Read More

Plastic Surgery Advancements

First the definition of Plastic Surgery is: Surgical repair of... Read More

7 Essential Beauty Tips

BeautyBeauty is defined as the phenomenon of the experience of... Read More