DIY: Homemade Body Lotion

Changes in weather bring about drastic and unpleasant alterations in our skin texture and tone, which is really bothersome and difficult to manage. As winters approach, skin becomes excessively dry and flaky. In such a condition, your body demands some moisturizing agent that not just hydrates it, but also smoothes the patches on it. What can work better than a good body lotion to fulfill all the requirements of your skin, especially in cold weather? No doubt, you can purchase a body lotion from market, but making a body lotion at home has its own advantages. You can customize it as per your need by using your favorite ingredients and fragrance. Moreover, homemade body lotion is 100% side effects free.


  • Oil (grape seed oil, olive oil, sesame oil, sweet almond oil or any of your favorite oil) – 8 tablespoons
  • Lanolin – 4 tablespoons
  • Aloe vera gel –  4 tablespoons
  • Essential oil (rose, vanilla, lavender or such essential oil is preferred) – a few drops

Why these ingredients are being used?

1. Oil

All the above mentioned oils are extremely moisturizing in nature for they effectively cleanse your skin while imparting optimum moisture. They make your skin smooth, soft, and supple.

2. Lanolin

It is highly nourishing in nature and deeply moisturizes the dry and flaky skin. It also helps in skin rejuvenation.

3. Aloe Vera Gel

Since aloe vera gel contains significant quantities of glycoprotein and polysaccharides, it is used in place of water. It also helps soothe the skin, besides rejuvenating it, and restoring its moisture levels.

4. Essential Oil

Essential oil is added for aroma. Moreover, essential oils are antibacterial in nature, so they effectively kill the harmful bacteria in the body.


Step 1 – Blend lanolin and oil in a blender, followed by aloe vera gel. Blend until you get the desired texture.

Step 2- Add an essential oil of your choice.

Transfer the contents into a bottle or jar. Your DIY homemade body lotion is ready to use!

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