How to Make Non Greasy Hand Lotion

Written by jaimie zinski
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Several different brands and scents of hand lotions can be purchased off the shelves of department and grocery stores. These lotions are a lifesaver during the winter time, but can leave behind a greasy film on the skin. A light, non-greasy homemade hand lotion can be concocted from a few easy-to-obtain ingredients that will moisturise skin without leaving behind an unwanted film.

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Things you need

  • Beeswax
  • Avocado oil
  • Rose water
  • Plastic bowl
  • Microwave
  • Unscented lotion base
  • Rose oil
  • Vanilla oil
  • Orange essential oil
  • Airtight container

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  1. 1

    Combine one tablespoon of grated bees wax, one teaspoon of avocado oil and one half tablespoon of rose water in a plastic bowl.

  2. 2

    Microwave the mixture on 50% heat for one minute. Stir the ingredients and continue to microwave for one minute increments until all ingredients are completely melted.

  3. 3

    Add three-quarters of a cup of unscented lotion base to the mixture. Stir the ingredients until they are well blended.

  4. 4

    Add five drops of rose oil, five drops of vanilla oil and 10 drops of orange essential oil to the mixture.

  5. 5

    Stir the oil well into the lotion and place it into an airtight container.

  6. 6

    Shake the container to redistribute the essential oils before opening the container and applying the lotion to your hands and body.

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