Anti Aging/ Body/ Natural Skin Care

DIY Non-greasy Shea Butter Lotion Recipe

Updated: July 11, 2021

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Applying body lotion is the most important element of any skin-care routine. Your skin tackles cold, heat, and dry weather every day which in result your skin gets dry, flaky, and dull. A body lotion doesn’t just add water back into your skin, it also makes skin soft, prevents premature aging, and plumps the skin. To give sufficient nutrients to your skin, I have made a non-greasy shea butter lotion. It moisturizes skin perfectly while giving anti-aging benefits because of effective essential oils.

Let’s take a look at what are the benefits of ingredients that are added in DIY non-greasy shea butter lotion.

Benefits Of DIY Non-greasy Shea Butter Lotion

Frankincense essential oil makes your skin soft and smooth. It can help in fading away acne, surgery marks, stretch marks, and other types of scars from the skin. Frankincense helps in reducing wrinkles and fine lines by regenerating healthy skin cells. It is also great for tightening up sagging skin, evening tone, and balancing the skin’s pH.

Shea butter boosts the skin’s natural collagen production and nourishes the skin to prevent drying. It also helps in skin softening and strengthening as well as wrinkle reduction. It is rich in vitamin E and A, and antioxidants which make skin soft, hydrated, and glowing.

Geranium essential oil has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties, which is why it was used in ancient herbal remedies for treating wounds, cuts, acne, and injuries. The astringent properties of the geranium essential oil are said to help tighten the skin, which can help minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It also contains fatty acids, the nutrient needed to help build healthy skin cells.

Vitamin E oil is rich in antioxidants that help in the regeneration of skin cells. It helps in lightening scars and dark spots and rejuvenates dull skin.

Emulsifying wax NF is extracted from the fatty acids of plant oils. It is used to combine oil and water in facial creams, body lotions, moisturizers, and other skincare products. There are no side effects in the use of products with emulsifying waxes as the main ingredient. These products are considered non-toxic even when used regularly.

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Recipe For DIY Non-greasy Shea Butter Lotion

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DIY Non-greasy Shea Butter Lotion
Provide necessary nutrients to your body and also get anti-aging benefits with this DIY shea butter body lotion. It is non-greasy and makes skin soft and moisturized.
Recipe type: Shea Butter Body Lotion
Cuisine: DIY, Beauty
Water Phase
Oil Phase
Cool Down Ingredients
Total = 150 grams
    1. Prepare a double-boiler system by adding about 1 inch of water in a wide, flat-bottomed sauté pan. Put the pan on the stove and set the stove on low heat.
    2. Weigh the water phase ingredients into a small heat-resistant glass measuring cup. Cover the container with aluminum foil to avoid evaporation of water content.
    3. Weigh the oil phase ingredients into a second heat-resistant glass measuring cup.
    4. Place both measuring cups in your prepared double boiler system to melt everything through.
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    6. After about 20–30 minutes the oil part should be completely melted and the water part should be warmed.
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    8. Remove the double boiler pan from the heat, remove the foil and pour the oil part into the water part.
    9. Mix the water and oil mixture with a spoon vigorously to combine them. Stir the spoon for 20-30 seconds. Then, remove the mixture container from the double boiler pan.
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    11. Now, immediately grab your immersion blender (or milk frother for smaller quantities) and begin blending the lotion.
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    13. Blend for about a minute, leave to cool for ten minutes.
    14. After 10 minutes, blend for another minute or two, and repeat this blend-cool-blend cycle until the glass measuring cup is barely warm to the touch and the lotion is thick and creamy.
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    16. When the lotion is cool it’s time to incorporate cool-down phase ingredients.
    17. Weigh down the liquid germall plus preservative, vitamin e oil, and essential oils and add them into the cream.
    18. Mix everything well and store it in an airtight jar.
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    20. Your non-greasy shea butter lotion is ready. Apply it whenever needed.
    1. Be sure to do a patch test to make sure your skin does not have an adverse reaction to the oils. The inner forearm is a great place to do a test since the skin is delicate, similar to facial skin.

    2. Additionally, pregnant women, infants, and young children should avoid certain essential oils. so be sure to do your homework beforehand.

    3. Keep the shea butter lotion container away from light.


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  • Reply
    September 1, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Very nice! I have a need to try this body lotion. Thanks a lot for sharing the great article.

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    September 7, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Wow..that sounds really promising..need to try it out..:)..the pictures are simply amazing..:)

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    Sarah Roberts
    September 9, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Nice . I love that the ingredients are all organic. I love them organic. I will try it out and see how it goes. Thanks for sharing .
    cheers to a healthy and beautiful skin

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    October 8, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    I really love all of your recipes and information but I think also important and not to be ignored is where the oils are sourced from. Amazon products are not high quality and you have no idea where the original materials are coming from. I hope you consider using Mountain Rose Organics, while it is expensive you can ensure the extraction process is organic and do not use chemicals which is why a lot of essential oils are cheap on amazon, as well as not pure and diluted down with carrier oils.

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    October 18, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    If I can’t find cetearyl alcohol can you suggest any natural ingredient?

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      November 4, 2018 at 5:43 am

      Hi Pooja, you can use stearic acid.

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    February 4, 2019 at 10:39 am

    thanks for this.pease cant find polywax emulsifying wax and pomegranate seed oil. can you add advice what to use

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      February 4, 2019 at 4:09 pm

      Hi Tilda,
      You can increase the amount of rosehip oil by 1oz. or you can use any oil like almond oil, grapeseed or jojoba oil. Also, You can substitute polawax with emulsifying wax NF.

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    May 9, 2021 at 1:50 am

    Great recipe! What is the shelf life/expiration?

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      May 12, 2021 at 6:03 am

      Hi Jessica,
      You can store it for about a year if a preservative is added.

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    July 27, 2021 at 9:42 am

    Hi Mamta
    Woow I like the recipe I’ll try it eventually..thank u so much
    May God bless u for giving us so much information. I hv a question cn I use Beeswax instead of Emulsifying wax?
    Thanx a lot

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