Homemade Body Lotion for Dry Skin

Most of us face a dry skin problem, especially with the winter around. In our endeavor to face or perhaps, escape this problem, we tend to try out a different lotion every time we have failed to succeed with the previous one. Here are some secrets to the best lotion for flaky, dry, and itchy skin.
Our skin is what gives us that glow, and in some way defines us in terms of what we use and what we eat. Treating it right is thus, a duty and not a choice. Healthy skin, normally has a layer of fatty substances that holds the moisture, and keeps the skin soft. When these get eroded, the result is dry, scaly skin. Such a skin, in its initial phases is generally ignored. However, if untreated, it can lead to various skin problems. The best way to prevent this, is to use a good lotion.

All of us have tried various lotions available in the market, according to their suitability for our skin type. How about trying to prepare one at home? The benefit of having a homemade cream is that, you can control the quantity of the ingredients, the total quantity, and can prevent any side effects and allergies, since you know exactly what is going into its making.

Homemade Body Lotion Recipes

Lotion with Ginger Juice
Ginger has the capacity to eliminate skin dullness, and give your skin a fresh glow, as it increases the blood circulation in the face, when applied. It also prevents the growth of bacteria in the skin, thus preventing further skin complications.

Ingredients
  • ⅛ tsp. Ginger Juice
  • ½ cup Cocoa Butter
  • 2 tsp. Light Sesame Oil
  • 2 tsp. Vitamin E Oil
  • 2 drops of Orange Essential Oil
  • 2 tsp. Light Apricot Kernel Oil
Procedure
  1. Add all the ingredients in a double boiler.
  2. Stir continuously until all the ingredients have melted completely.
  3. Pour into a jar, and allow it to cool.
  4. The lotion can be stored in the refrigerator once cooled.
Lotion with Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera has vitamins and minerals that serve as antimicrobial agents, and help moisturize and soften the skin. It also helps to relieve itching caused by dry skin.

Ingredients
  • 1 tsp. Vitamin E Oil
  • ⅓ cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp. Lanolin
  • 1 cup Aloe Vera Gel
  • ¾ cup Almond Oil
  • ½ to ¾ ounce beeswax
  • 1 tsp. Essential Oil of your choice
Procedure
  1. Blend together the lanolin, vitamin E, and aloe vera gel in a food processor.
  2. Heat the coconut oil and beeswax in the microwave, in a glass bowl over a pot of boiling hot water.
  3. Add almond oil to the mixture of coconut oil and beeswax, and stir together.
  4. With the food processor on at low, slowly add this mixture to that of aloe vera.
  5. You will see the mixture turning creamy.
  6. Add the essential oil of your choice at the end. However, do not blend it for too long. Just slowly stir it in.
  7. Pour the body lotion in a jar, and allow it to cool.
Lotion for Extra Dry Skin with Cocoa Butter
Cocoa butter has immense moisturizing properties, and with its thick creamy consistency, it is an ideal base for a moisturizing cream. It forms a protective layer on the skin, thus, preventing extreme dryness and itching.

Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • 3 tbsp. Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp. Distilled Water
  • 2 tbsp. Grated Beeswax.
  • ½ cup Cocoa Butter
Procedure
  1. Melt the beeswax with the distilled water over a low flame.
  2. Blend in the cocoa butter with the mixture.
  3. Slowly add in the sesame oil, coconut oil, and olive oil one by one.
  4. Pour the mixture into a jar, and allow it to cool. It will thicken in the process of cooling.
  5. You may add a few drops of an essential oil of your choice to give it a nice fragrance.
The best cream for dry and itchy skin is the one made at home, simply because it is cheaper than the products available in the market, which, many a time, do not have the desired effect. Also, the variety of ingredients you can experiment with are wider, enabling you to create your own concoction every single time, minus the side effects. Some other ingredients that can be used to make a dry skin lotion, are jojoba oil and avocado oil.

These are effective remedies for natural skin care. With the simple at-home recipes, we can also make our own version of the best lotion for maintaining a healthy and glowing skin.

Disclaimer: This article is for informative purposes only and does not in any way attempt to replace the advice offered by an expert on the subject.
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