Updated: Dec 23, 2019
Aloe Vera is a truly magical plant. It's gel is amazing for intestinal and gut health (I drank it a lot after messing my system up in Mexico a while back). It's also amazing for cuts, burns, sunburns, and bites. I also use use aloe vera as a main ingredient in my hand sanitizer. What you might not know though, is that aloe can be added to your moisturizer too!
I love a good moisturizer recipe, especially ones that aren't too greasy and help heal any facial scabs I have going from acne. That's why I started using aloe vera in my moisturizer too. It's antibacterial and has healing properties which help with the scabs and acne. It also dries up quickly which helps keep my face from feeling too greasy from whatever oils I put in the lotion as well. If you've been searching for the right moisturizer and just haven't found it yet, try this aloe vera body lotion and let me know what you think.
Step by Step Instructions with Pictures (recipe at the bottom)
If you're planning on using the microwave, put the jojoba oil, beeswax and shea butter in a small bowl.
Add in the aloe.
Add in the witch hazel. Place it in the microwave and heat until the beeswax and all ingredients have melted. Stir vigorously.
Pour the mixture into the container of your choice and let set up! Done!
Aloe Vera Body Lotion
1 tbsp. Aloe Vera
2 tsp. Jojoba oil
1 tsp. Shea butter
1 tsp. Witch hazel
1/2 tsp. emulsifying wax or beeswax
1. Melt jojoba oil, wax, and shea butter on the stove (or in the microwave).
2. Add in aloe and witch hazel and whisk thoroughly.
3. Remove from heat and pour into your container. Done!
This recipe won't make an extremely large batch but it's good to start small to make sure you like it. Later you can increase the proportions to make enough for your whole body day and night!