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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 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.

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

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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.

If you are looking for some fun essential oil combinations, you can check out this post that includes 15 Essential Oil Perfume Recipes. You will need to adjust the amounts of essential oils since you are creating a lotion, not a perfume, but it’s a great place to get some ideas!

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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