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Best Natural Moisturizing (Shea butter & other goodies) lotion

Make sure to click here to look at my post with a beautiful way to package this lotion for a gift. Pictures at the bottom of this post.
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You can make it as simple or as complex as you want. A batch lasts forever, so to me, it is worth the trouble of making it super complete and super special. Whipping just shea butter and coconut oil will still make a wonderful and silky lotion.

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Ingredients You Need:

1. 8oz. organic, unrefined shea butter
2. 2 tablespoons of a base oil like coconut oil
3. 2 tablespoons of vegetable glycerine
4. 4 tablespoons water
5. 10-20 drops essential oils of choice.
Optional: zinc oxide powder (for sun protection)
– Mixing bowl
– Electric whisk mixer
– One clean empty 8 oz. jar or two 4 oz. jars. I like the 4 oz jars because it is easier to reach into the bottom.
Optional: You can add avocado oil, grapeseed oil, vitamin E oil, jojoba oil for extra soften of the skin, but it isn’t necessary.
 
These are the ones I use (click on images to get more details on each):
              

I make a fragrance free batch and divide into different jars (4oz) then add my oils to them.
I have a relaxation mix with Young Living‘s Valor, Stress Away, Peace & Calming to apply to soles and shoulders before bed.
I have a morning mix with Young Living’s Awaken and Citrus Fresh.
I have a soreness mix for my husband’s back with Panaway, Copaiba, Peppermint, etc.
I even have a Fall jar (Thieves) and a holiday jar with Christmas Spirit.

The sky is the limit.

I decided to add lavender essential oil and Gentle Baby essential oil blend (by Young Living) to my basic batch because they both help prevent and heal scars. Add 10 drops of each.
I also added 10 drops of jojoba oil, 10 drops of tea tree essential oil, and 10 drops of vitamin E oil for super extra healing (especially for dry skin during the Winter). Melaleuca (tea tree and frankincense essential oils are good for scars, too).
 
To go a step beyond just moisture for the skin, add some non nano-particle zinc oxide (highest percentage you can find, pure, with no additives) to make it have sunscreen! Yes! Sunscreen! Coconut oil has a low level of sunscreen already (SPF 4 or 6), but zinc oxide provides even more protection. I like a 50/50 (zinc oxide/whipped shea butter) for the kids and a little less zinc oxide for me. We all love it! You can easily find zinc oxide in diaper rash creams or sunscreen with really high SPF.
 
Remember, get the best quality NON-NANO PARTICLE organic zinc oxide cream possible. It will be on your skin (not to mention your kids’) and it’s important to have as many pure ingredients as you can.
You can also add carrot seed essential oil and myrrh essential oil by Young Living for added sun protection.

I am a Young Living essential oils distributor. You can order from this website.

To make the Shea Butter lotion:

1. Let it sit at room temperature for several hours, so it isn’t hardened or too stiff.
2. Use a fork to soften it a little. Make sure it’s not in big, hard clumps because it’ll be hard to whip up.
3. Put in your base oil or oils (coconut, grapeseed, etc) and whip up for a few minutes with the mixer.
4. Add your essential oils (and/or zinc oxide) of choice and keep mixing at medium speed. It might take 5-8 minutes to get the consistency of whipped cream. Yes, it will get fluffy and beautiful and smell great.
5. Put the lotion in the jars and put the lid on. It will harden a bit when it cools if you used coconut oil. It will keep at room temperature for 6 months or more.
 
To use, take some out of the jar with a clean finger or tiny spatula and rub hands vigorously until it melts. Apply.

Make sure to click here to look at my post with a beautiful way to package this lotion for a gift.

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