I’ve always made “creams” because they are easy. Melt oils together, pour into a jar, and done. A lotion’s a bit of a different creature- an emulsion of water and oils.
I wanted a lotion for my face because I wanted something a little thinner and smoother. This lotion goes great with my oil-cleansing blend. If that blend is a little drying for you, add this lotion to your routine, and it might be perfect. Not too thrilled about making your own skincare? Try Earthley’s Skin Care Line!
Pineapple-Infused Face Lotion
- 1 cup avocado oil
- 1/2 cup pineapple cores and skins
- 3 tbsp. beeswax
- 1/2 cup sweet almond oil
- 1/2 cup water
- 4 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil
- 10 drops of lemongrass essential oil
- 4 drops of lavender essential oil
Step 1: Put your pineapple bits in a small pot (1 quart is fine).
Step 2: Add your oil on top. Simmer it gently for about an hour on low heat.
Step 3: Strain the oil into a measuring cup. Add your beeswax. Depending on how quickly you get the beeswax in after straining, you may need to put it back on the stove to completely melt. I did. Return it to your measuring cup when it’s melted, though.
Step 4: Add your sweet almond oil (fill measuring cup to 1 1/2 cups). Let this mixture cool until it’s just warm. It will get all gloopy and thick. Then, pour it into the blender.
Step 5: To this, add 1/2 cup filtered water. Then, add your essential oils.
Step 6: Start blending this, increasing it to about medium speed.
Step 7: our into a jar and scrape it all out. It will thicken as it cools and sits and be a very creamy lotion. This makes about a pint (16 oz.).
The blender will be hard to clean. Add hot water and soap and blend it on medium. Pour it out and repeat a few times, then run it through the dishwasher. Mine is better now. 🙂
After a week of using it, I loved it so much that I wrote this blog. It seemed to make my pores appear smaller and my skin much softer. Give it a try…I bet you will like it!
Do you use lotion? Are you ready for a healthy, junk-free version?