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With warmer weather coming, I like to trade in my heavier body butter for more of a lightweight, non-greasy homemade lotion. Because let’s face it, when you’re spending more time outside, you need a lighter lotion that moisturizes without leaving you feeling greasy.

For those with sensitive skin (like myself) using heavier lotions and body butters in hot weather can cause clogged pores and breakouts.

You will find that most body butter and lotion bar recipes call for shea butter or cocoa butter. I find that these butters are too heavy to use when creating a lightweight lotion or lotion bar.

For my recipes, I have chosen to use fractionated coconut oil and jojoba oil.

Fractionated Coconut Oil:

  • Is easily absorbed into the skin
  • Is a light, penetrating oil
  • Has a long shelf life
  • Is non-greasy

Jojoba Oil:

  • Is similar to our natural oils and won’t clog pores
  • Is a great moisturizer
  • Is non-greasy

If you don’t have fractionated coconut oil, feel free to use virgin or refined coconut oil.

Sweet Almond or Grapeseed Oil can be substituted for the Jojoba oil.

Non-greasy Homemade Lotion can be achieved in several different ways. I am going to share 2 of those ways:

  1. Homemade Lotion Recipe – Uses emulsification to create a creamy, lightweight lotion.
  2. Homemade Lotion Bar Recipe – Super easy process that creates lightweight lotion bars that can be applied by rubbing on your skin.


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Non-Greasy Homemade Lotion Recipe

Yield: Approx. 2 cups
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Make your own non-greasy lotion at home with this simple tutorial!



  1. Combine water and aloe vera gel in a separate bowl or measuring cup.
  2. Place beeswax and oil in a double boiler and heat water on medium until beeswax is melted.
  3. Bring water mixture to around the same temperature as beeswax mixture. (Either in a double boiler or in the microwave)
  4. Add beeswax and oil to a food processor and let cool for a few minutes (not too long or it will start to harden)
  5. Turn on the food processor and VERY slowly pour water/aloe mixture in.
  6. Continue slowly pouring as the mixture starts to emulsify. Stop occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  7. Continue blending and pouring for up to 15 minutes or until you are happy with the consistency of your lotion.
  8. Add vitamin E oil or Rosemary extract and essential oils and mix well.
  9. Place finished lotion in containers and use within 3 months.


If you are short on time or a little intimidated by the creamy lotion recipe, then a homemade lotion bar is a quick and easy alternative. Start to finish, it takes let than 15 minutes and it's really fun to choose different shapes for your lotion bars.


Lightweight, Non-Greasy Homemade Lotion Recipe: Perfect for Summer! // deliciousobsessions.com #diy #lotion #summer #coconutoil

Homemade Lotion Bar Recipe

Yield: 2-8 bars (depending on mold size)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

If you're short on time or intimidated to make your own lotion above, these bars are a super simple substitute!



  1. Combine beeswax and oil in a double boiler (or glass or bowl in a pan of 1-2 inches of water).
  2. Heat water on medium heat until the beeswax is melted, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in essential oils.
  4. Pour into molds immediately as essential oils tend to want to separate.
  5. Let cool and enjoy!

Essential Oils for your Lotion Recipes:

Both of these lotion recipes can be left unscented or you can have some fun adding essential oils and fun scents to your lotion or bars. For my lotion, I used Sweet Orange Essential Oil and Vanilla for a creamy orange vanilla scent. Smells Yummy!

Cleaning Up:

I’m not going to lie. Making your own lotion can be quite messy and clean up can be tricky. Believe me, I learned from experience. 🙂

So here are a few tips:

  • Wipe out bowls & measuring cups immediately with paper towels before beeswax and oils cool.
  • Then wash with REALLY hot soapy water.

I hope you enjoy experimenting with this lightweight non-greasy lotion recipe!

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