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Cooling Aloe Mint Lotion


  • Author: Kari Peters
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x

Description

This Cooling Aloe Mint Lotion is my most popular lotion recipe for a good reason, it’s so moisturizing! It’s all thanks to a lot of aloe vera gel for hydrating combined with coconut oil for conditioning and moisturizing the skin. It’s and easy to make DIY that you can customize by changing up the essential oil to suit different seasons. This homemade lotion is easily absorbable with so much aloe vera in it and keeps my skin nice and smooth.


Ingredients

Scale

1/4 cup grated beeswax, 11 grams

1/2 cup coconut oil, 122 grams

1/2 cup aloe vera gel, 122 grams, room temperature

1/8 Teaspoon peppermint essential oil


Instructions

Place the beeswax and coconut oil in a saucepan over low heat. Heat just until just melted with no remaining flecks of beeswax.

Try to keep the temperature as low as possible to preserve the benefits the of coconut oil.

Remove the oil mixture from the heat, and hand whisk in the room temperature aloe vera gel and peppermint essential oil until it’s thoroughly combined.

Let the lotion cool to room temperature, about 2-4 hours. Whisk again, or place in the blender and blend at a medium speed for about 30 seconds for a fluffier version.

Notes

This lotion will naturally become thicker and more solid over time, as some of the aloe vera slowly evaporates.

  • Category: DIY
  • Method: Whisking

Keywords: Mint Body Lotion, Aloe Mint Lotion, Homemade Mint Lotion, Homemade Aloe Lotion, Coconut Oil Aloe Vera Lotion Recipe