FIRST member, Jennifer B. has a recipe that she created for homemade lotion for her daughter, Ana. She has graciously agreed to share it with our members.
1 cheap blender that you don’t mind gunking up
1 - 14 oz. (396g) tub of Aquaphor
3 – 7 oz. (210 ml) containers
1/3 c (40g) olive oil
1/3 c (40g) glycerin
1/3 c (40g) coconut oil
1/3 c (40g) safflower oil
1/3 c (40g) grapeseed oil
1/3 c (40g) purified water
Essential oils as desired for scenting (I like orange, but lavender is also nice)
Sterilize all equipment and containers with boiling water before starting. Add ingredients to blender, then blend until the consistency of mayonnaise. Ta-da! You’ve just made lotion.
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