Homemade body lotion with goat milk

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Homemade body lotion with goat milk
Goat's milk adds moisture to skin. (goat image by Joshua Peterson from Fotolia.com)

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.

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Things you 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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  1. 1

    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.

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

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

  6. 6

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

Tips and warnings

  • 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.

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