Homemade hydrating body lotion

I’ve always had dry skin. Like really dry, cracking, eczema-prone skin. I’ve tried every lotion under the sun. Some have worked, but they can be quite pricey.

I’ve also found it hard to find cruelty and all-natural, non-toxic versions that still work.

Nothing seemed to check all the boxes.

And I was tired of paying for lotions that didn’t meet my standards. It was like every area of my life was non-toxic and cruelty-free except for this one. 

So began the trial and error of trying to create my own lotion that was moisturizing and non-toxic. 

I’m happy to say that I succeeded and I can’t wait to share the recipe with you!

This recipe isn’t entirely my own. I did a lot of research and took a lot of ideas and tips from all sorts of recipes to piece together a concoction that works perfectly for me!

Being that I have eczema, this lotion is super gentle and should also work if you have eczema as well.

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homemade body lotion

Homemade Moisturizing Lotion:

This recipe is super simple and only requires 4 ingredients.



1. Blend two tbsps of oats in a blender and set aside.

2. Melt coconut oil and shea butter on a stove on low heat.

3. Remove coconut oil and shea butter from heat and add in essential oils and ground oats.

4. Transfer mixture to a jar and let it cool completely. You can pop it in the fridge to speed up the process. 

It’s ready to use once it’s completely solidified!


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This recipe is super moisturizing and the oats really help to soothe irritated skin including eczema-prone skin.

I hope you try out this homemade body lotion! If you do be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram! (@littlerosedust) 

Thanks for reading! Please don’t forget to share this post and follow me on Instagram for daily low waste and non-toxic recipes! 

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