There’s nothing wrong in pampering yourself, especially during the festive season. Is there? Try this aromatic and nourishing Rose Body Lotion to soothe your skin this winter.
I have always loved the aroma of Rose, so it’s no wonder that I decided to prepare a Rose scented Body Lotion this season. With all the hype and hoopla around the festive season, there’s nothing soothing like the enticing aroma of Rose. Isn’t it?
Coconut Oil – 100 Grams
Wheat Germ Oil – 1 Tbsp.
Sweet Almond Oil – ½ Cup
Rose Essential Oil – 25 Drops
Shea Butter – 1 Tbsp.
Melt the Shea Butter along with Coconut Oil in your double boiler.
Once melted, stir in the Sweet Almond Oil and Wheat Germ Oil.
Let it cool down for a while.
Add the Rose Essential Oil and whip the mixture using a hand-held blender.
Once the ingredients are combined and whipped thoroughly, transfer to a sterilized jar and use as needed.
You can use this lotion for a year. Make sure to use a dry spatula and clean dry hands while handling the lotion.
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
If you want a lighter lotion, skip the Shea Butter. It is optional and gives a nice consistency to the lotion.
Make sure you use cold pressed oils for your DIY recipes. You can swap the Sweet Almond Oil for another oil of your choice. For example, Avocado Oil is a good healing and rejuvenating agent for dry or ageing skin. Argan Oil is ideal for all types of skin, especially ageing or sensitive skin types.
You can substitute Rose Essential Oil for aroma of your choice or preference. Ylang Ylang, Sweet Marjoram, Myrrh, Frankincense, etc. are a few options.
I always add a few drops of Vitamin E Oil as this lotion has Wheat Germ Oil and can turn rancid easily. I would suggest you do that, as well.
Evening Primrose Oil is a good addition to the lotion for ageing skin.
If you want to skip Wheat Germ Oil due to the rancidity factor, feel free to skip it. Instead, just add Vitamin E Oil to get the benefits. Vitamin Oil is one of the best foods for your skin, after all.
You can substitute Coconut Oil with other oils like Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Argan Oil, Avocado Oil, etc. Some prefer other oils to Coconut. Yes, that’s perfectly OK.
When DIYing, the idea is to have fun while preparing that’s meant for you and your requirements. So, feel free to tweak the ratios, ingredients and whatever you feel like, to get a product that works for you!
How to Use the Lotion?
You can use this twice a day, or as needed. Applying it daily keeps your skin nourished and moisturized during the winter.
Take a dollop of the lotion and apply in gentle circular massing strokes.
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Hope you’re enjoying Holidays and having a Blast! Wish you all a very Happy New Year. Take Care!