How to Make an Easy and Creamy Face & Body Zero Waste Lotion

Here is the thing, you don't need to buy lotion at the store: you can make your own! I am telling you this because I stopped buying lotions about a year ago, right when I started making them at home.

DIY lotions can be very simple or very complex, and that's what I love about them. When you make them, you are the one who is in control.


Free guide

If want to learn more about lotions and their making process, check out my free guide here; it contains an additional recipe you can practice with!

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Easy Zero Waste Lotion

To keep things chill for this one, the recipe I came up with is definitely on the easy-side. It's perfect if you like your lotions with a smooth, pourable consistency just like that of the classic store-bough lotions.  

Plus, the making process is so fun, simple and rewarding. Much more interesting than a trip to your local beauty store! 

So here is this simple zero waste lotion!


80% Distilled water (48 g/1.69 oz)
14% Oil of your choice (8.4 g/0.29 oz)
4% Olivem 1000 (2.4 g/0.085 oz)
1% Cetyl alcohol (0.6 g/0.021 oz)
1% Preservative (I used Cosgard) (0.6 g/0.021 oz)



Since I love a subtle chamomile and neroli smell, I customized my lotion by making with a mix of glycerin, neroli water, and chamomile-infused fractioned coconut oil. So feel free to customize your own zero waste lotion to make it smell just the way you like it!

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