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Homemade body lotion with goat milk

Updated April 17, 2017

For centuries, goat's milk has been used in skin care products due to its many beneficial properties. Goat's milk contains caprylic acid, which exfoliates the skin and removes dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. In addition, goat's milk is moisturising and is absorbed easily into the skin, making it a useful additive to lotions, creams and soaps.

Pour the sweet almond oil and the beeswax into the microwaveable bowl and heat on medium heat for about three minutes. Watch the mixture carefully and remove before boiling.

Heat the milk in a separate bowl on medium heat until hot, but not boiling. Remove once heated.

Blend the oil and wax mixture together with the milk using your blender set to a low speed. Blend until creamy and thoroughly mixed.

Add your Vitamin E oil to the mixture and stir to incorporate. Allow the lotion to cool to room temperature.

Add the Aloe Vera gel to the cooled mixture. Blend the lotion on low speed a final time to thoroughly incorporate all the ingredients.

Pour your lotion into storage containers and store your lotion in the refrigerator.

Tip

This recipe is preservative-free, so be sure to use it within two months. Keep the lotion in your refrigerator to extend its shelf life.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup Aloe Vera gel
  • 1 tsp. Vitamin E oil
  • 1/4 cup cold goat's milk
  • 1 tbsp beeswax
  • 1/2 cup sweet almond oil
  • 2 microwaveable bowls
  • Storage container
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Ava Perez cut her journalism teeth in 2005 while balancing her university studies with a voracious appetite for fashion, music and beauty. Her music reviews, interviews and editorials have been published in numerous magazines worldwide. She specializes in writing beauty, health and fitness-related articles for various websites. Perez holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from York University.