essential oils lotion

Lotion with aloe, yes please!

I’ve been making diy lotions and body butters for over a year now. Mostly because of my desire to remove toxic chemicals from my home and what I allow into my body. The body butters are usually made with coconut oil, but has one of the longest absorption rates. I find that after a shower it works best with my skin, or if I put it on at night before bed it has time to absorb into my skin. But the greasiness hasn’t been my favorite.

I bought several ingredients this past week on Amazon to try some new lotion recipes. I found a promising one Here and Here. I adapted it by adding about the same amount of Vitamin C Serum as Vitamin E oil. Also, I made a batch without the coconut oil and instead used sweet almond oil because I have really dry skin and it’s a good oil for those of us with dry skin.

Essential oils

In my first batch I added the following essential oils and the peppermint makes it feel refreshing!

  • 2 drops of Geranium
  • 4 drops of Bergamot
  • 4 drops of Cedarwood
  • 4 drops of Patchouli
  • 6 drops of Peppermint

In my second batch, I added these essential oils for a more calming scent combination:

  • 16 drops lavender
  • 3 drops Geranium
  • 4 drops Bergamot
essential oils

It is fast absorbing and while there is a touch of oiliness on the skin, it’s much improved from what I have been making. There is no water which means a preservative isn’t necessary, so I’m thinking this recipe is a winner! And what’s best about it is that it truly is pump-able, unlike the body butters. I’m saving this recipe because I’ll be using it again! I imagine that you can add any type of liquid oil such as avocado oil, grape seed and others, or a combination of them.

Lotion With Aloe

Keyword: Aloe, Essential Oils, Lotion


  • 1 cup Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Vera Gel
  • 4 tbsp Sweet Almond Oil
  • 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil
  • 1 tsp Vitamin C Serum
  • 20-23 drops Essential Oils of your choice (See two recipes below)

Refreshing Peppermint

  • 2 drops Geranium
  • 4 drops Bergamot
  • 4 drops Cedarwood
  • 4 drops Patchouli
  • 6 drops Peppermint

Calming Scent

  • 16 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Geranium
  • 4 drops Bergamot


  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix together well for at least 2 minutes and until the mixture becomes white and all ingredients are blended well. Scrape down the edges of the bowl at least once if using an electric mixer. Use a funnel for a pump container, or place in a glass jar.


  1. Well, hello Brittany. That is an excellent question that I don’t have an answer to yet. I need to learn more about the website and then you can! I noticed that there are a few people already following, but I believe they are also wordpress bloggers. Give me some time and I’ll become a pro and let you know! 🙂

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