With Winter right around the corner, I am starting to prepare for the dry, cold months. While I love using my Homemade Goat Milk Lotion, it isn’t my favorite to keep in my purse and carry with me everywhere. That is why I absolutely love making lotion sticks and homemade lip balm!
How to Make Lotion Sticks & Homemade Lip Balm
This recipe is super simple to make, and it is also great to give as gifts for the holidays! I use the same exact recipe base for my lotion sticks as I do for my homemade lip balm, so it makes it easy to make large batches if needed.
Most of the ingredients can be found at your local store, but if you are from a small town like me, you can also grab them on Amazon too!
You can also substitute the kinds of butter and oils with other ones if you prefer as well! You do not need any special equipment, or even containers either. A simple jar with a sealable lid will work fine for this recipe. I opted to use lip balm and lotion stick containers for mine, but that is because I generally give these out to neighbors and as a free gift at the farmer’s markets where I sell.
They are relatively cheap, especially the lip balm containers since you can usually get around 50 for under $10!
The only special equipment I used is my Wilton Chocolate melter. I use it for only melting my waxes and oils, and it has never been used for food. If you don’t have one or don’t want one, you can simply melt your oils, butter, and waxes using a double boiler or microwave. I do caution though if you opt to use the microwave, do not add your shea butter and heat is short 15 second bursts. If your shea butter gets too hot, it will turn grainy, and no one wants a grainy lip or lotion bar. Instead, wait until everything else is melted and use the heat of those oils and butters to gently melt the shea butter!
Want to learn exactly how I made these super simple Lotion Sticks & Homemade Lip Balms? Check out the video below!
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The one thing I love the most about raising goats is their milk. Not only is great for making my Drunkin Goat Milk Soap, but it is great in other DIY beauty products as well! You can use it to make Goat Milk Bath Bombs or even this beautiful Goat Milk Lotion Recipe!
How To Make Goat Milk Lotion With Free Goat Milk Lotion Recipe!
Even if you do not have goat milk on hand, this Goat Milk Lotion Recipe can be converted into just regular lotion by omitting the goat milk and just use distilled water for the entire recipe.
You will need some things for this lotion that you would normally not need for regular soap making. But, they are fairly inexpensive and easy to find online.
One of the biggest things to remember when making any lotion is that you NEED A PRESERVATIVE! There is just no getting around it, lotion is majority water, which means it is a great place for mold and fungus to thrive. So, having a good preservative is very important.
Also, in order to make sure that your preservative can really do its job, a little prep work must be done. Everything that you use, from the bottles you store your lotion, the utensils and bowls, and your work surface, all need to be cleaned well. I wipe my work surface down with a bleach-water solution and I also dip everything I will be using in a 5% bleach water solution and let them air dry on a clean, sanitized area.
9 oz Goat Milk If you do not have goat milk, just substitute with water
.2 oz Preservative (Do your research and choose a preservative that works for you.)
.1 oz Fragrance Oil
Check out the video below to learn how to make goat milk lotion at home!
I prefer a chocolate melter to melt my waxes and butter, but you could also use a double boiler, or melt them in the microwave. You can also pick up all of the ingredients you need from Whole Sale Supplies Plus, or Bramble Berry.
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