Beauty Naturally

The colder weather is starting to set in Australia and no doubt the warmer weather in the Northern Hemisphere, so any change in season is a great time to be looking at nurturing your skin and senses with some great DIY homemade skin care products.

What better then a  first line of defines of exfoliating with homemade face and lip scrubs to cast out old cells, and now our next move, naturally, is to lather up! These 10 luxe DIY lotions, lotion bars, balms and body butters will get you on the fast track to silky smooth skin in the warmest or chilliest of climates.

DIY lotion bars


DIY Simple Lotion Bars

While there is nothing face or over the top about the ultra simple lotion bars, the combination of, beeswaxCocoa ButterCoconut OilAlmond Oil, jojoba oil is nothing short of super nourishing for you skin. Use it as a simple base recipe and add you favourite essential oils for a super indulgent little bar. (via Transient Expression)

Whipped coconut oil Lotion
Whipped Coconut Oil Lotion

Coconut oil has such an abundance of uses and is up there with one of my favourite products. This simple but decadent whipped Coconut Oil lotion is perhaps one of the most moisturising lotions available, a little goes a long way and leaves you skin feeling silky and lush. (via Homespun Haley)

Mint Chocolate Whipped Body Butter

Mint Chocolate Whipped Body Butter

So good you could eat it! Not only does it look divine, but it is also antimicrobial, sorry with the addition of Vitamin E it can stay fresh for up to a year. The cocoa powder helps to diminish the oily finish that some people fell with many body butters and acts as a light bronzer. Definitely one to try! There is even a youtube video tutorial (via Kelly The Kitchen Kop)

Homemade Whipped Body Butter With Grapefruit and Lavender
Homemade Whipped Body Butter With Grapefruit and Lavender

Doesn’t this sound totally lush and divine! The citrus mixed with lavender gives a soothing yet energetic finish. The base of two butters and two oils which when melted, chilled and whipped together make this smooth and silky cream. The pretty Tulip Wrek Jars of creamy body butter are perfect for gifts. (via Lia Griffith)

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DIY After Sun Balm

One for those in the Northern hemisphere that are going into summer! Although with the beautiful May days we are having it would be easy to get sunburnt if spending too long outside. This lotion is filled with skin healing ingredients, Shea and coconut butter are of course excellent moisturisers, Calendula oil, nourishing lanolin. Beeswax provides a light barrier against moisture loss and vitamin E is an anti-oxidant skin healer, combined with the cooling and soothing properties of lavender, chamomile and peppermint. (via I Hear exercise Will Kill You)

Oatmeal Honey Shea Butter Lotion

Oatmeal Honey Shea Butter Lotion

Oatmeal and shea butter are both moisturizing and nutritious to your skin. This is a great lotion to use to get rid of the dry spell after the cold winter months. Combined with Almond Oil, almond milk and honey for that extra bit of luxury. (via Sincerely Kinsey)

Honey Herb Cocoa Body Bar

Honey Herb Cocoa Butter Body Bar

Such a simple and delightful body bar you could almost eat it. The addition of sage, rosemary, macadamia oil, honey, cocoa butter and Shea butter is great for relieving irritated skin from swimming pools to keep it supple and hydrated. (via A Fresh Legacy)

Homemade Lavender-Chamomile Sleepy-Time Lotion Recipe
Homemade Lavender-Chamomile Sleepy-Time Lotion Recipe

Try treating yourself to a calming homemade body lotion, filled with the soothing scents of lavender and chamomile, if you are having trouble falling asleep at night. With the relaxing properties of lavender and chamomile you will never have a bad nights sleep again and as an added benefit you will wake up with silky smooth skin from the moisturising effects of Coconut Oiland jojoba oil. (via Every Day Roots)

Red Grapefruit Whipped Body Lotion
Red Grapefruit Whipped Body Lotion

This creamy body lotion is light and smooth with the scent of grapefruit and almond. It is a simple homemade gift and a great addition to a fun, spa-themed gift basket for a special birthday or a wedding shower celebration. (via Daily Squeeze)

Pretty in Pink Body Butter
Pretty in Pink Body Butter
Not just delightful and pretty to look at, but also nourishing. Made by Savy Naturalista for Breast Cancer Awareness week, use it a s a base lotion and add any essential oil that takes your fancy. (via Savy Naturalista)

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