Floral lotion recipe and tips

Floral lotion recipe and tips

Have you ever found yourself in the bathtub and shower section of your local supermarket wondering what type of hand lotion to choose? Most of the time we can’t find the exact perfume or product we want, so we settle for the second best option. Well, not any longer! Now you can choose the fragrance of your hand lotion and prepare it yourself! You can also choose to use a single scent or create a blend of scents. Use different floral, fruity and other essential oils to design your own fragrance. Once you master a few, you can even make and package them as gifts for your friends and loved ones! Imagine surprising them on their birthday with fresh flowers and equally scented home-made hand cream!

Ingredients you need for an almond hand cream:

1/4 cup beeswax

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup almond oil

1/4 cup rose water


Warm the beeswax in a double boiler.

Add the almond and coconut oils and stir well.

Add the rose water and make sure you mix well.

Pour the floral lotion into containers while hot.

The lotion will firm up as it cools.

***You can either buy or make your own rose water. To make your own, you can boil a cup and a half of distilled water before adding a cup of rose petals. You need to simmer for 10 minutes before straining the mixture.

Try this floral lotion recipe for dry skin:

1 & 1/4 cups hot water

1/4 cup organic rosehip seed oil

1/4 cup emulsifying wax

25 drops lavender essential oil


Place the emulsifying wax and the rosehip seed oil in a bowl.

Microwave the mixture for one minute or until melted.

Add lavender essential oil to the mixture.

Heat the water for another minute in the microwave.

Pour the warm water over the wax mixture.

Pour the mixture into jars before allowing to cool overnight.

For those with particularly sensitive skin, try this floral lotion recipe:

1 & 1/4 cup hot water

1/4 cup emulsifying wax

1/4 cup Camellia oil

25 drops Palma Rosa essential oil


In a bowl, combine the Camellia oil and emulsifying wax.

Heat in the microwave for one minute or until melted.

Add Palma Rosa essential oil to the mixture.

Heat your water in the microwave for about a minute.

Pour the water over the wax mixture and mix.

Pour the combined floral lotion mixture into jars before allowing to cool.

There you have it! Three different hand lotion recipes suitable for people with normal, dry and sensitive skin. These wonderful solutions are not only natural, but also smell wonderfully fresh. Remember that there are many other essential oils. Some are made with flowers, others with fruits and other natural products. Each has its own collection of benefits to make your skin feel soft and pampered. Experiment with different scents and combinations and be sure to note down your favourites! When a friend’s birthday comes around, you can send them flowers, chocolates and top the gift with your own home-made floral lotion, just for them!