Sure! Here's a simple recipe for a shea butter glycerin lotion:
- 1/2 cup shea butter
- 1/4 cup vegetable glycerin
- 1/4 cup carrier oil (such as almond oil or jojoba oil)
- 10-15 drops of your preferred essential oil (optional)
1. In a double boiler or a heat-safe bowl placed over a pot of simmering water, melt the shea butter until it becomes liquid.
2. Once the shea butter has melted, remove it from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
3. Add the vegetable glycerin to the melted shea butter and stir well until fully combined.
4. Slowly pour in the carrier oil while continuously stirring the mixture. This will help emulsify the ingredients and create a smooth lotion.
5. If desired, add 10-15 drops of your preferred essential oil for fragrance. Lavender, chamomile, or rose essential oils are popular choices for skincare products.
6. Stir the mixture thoroughly to ensure the essential oil is evenly distributed.
7. Allow the mixture to cool completely and solidify. You can speed up this process by placing it in the refrigerator for about 1-2 hours.
8. Once the mixture has solidified, use a hand mixer or a whisk to whip the lotion until it becomes fluffy and creamy.
9. Transfer the whipped lotion into a clean, airtight container for storage.
10. Your shea butter glycerin lotion is now ready to use!
Remember to store the lotion in a cool, dry place and use it within a few months. Shea butter is known for its moisturizing and nourishing properties, while glycerin helps to attract and retain moisture on the skin. This lotion can be applied to the body to keep your skin hydrated and soft. Enjoy your homemade skincare product!