DIY Silky Smooth Moisturizing Body Lotion with Infinity Jars

Monday, May 29, 2017

 The summer heat is descending upon Florida and that "Oh yeah, I forgot summers are like living in an oven here," feeling... is back. Somehow I keep tricking myself into thinking summers in Florida aren't that bad. But then when summer arrives, I remember they aren't that bad, as long as you either stay in the water or stay inside... in the AC!

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Although the humidity is off the charts, my skin can still get so itchy and dry from the heat and being out in the sun for long hours at the beach. The combination of sun and sand leaves me always reaching for my homemade moisturizing body cream. I lather it on my face in the mornings and all over my body after I get out of the shower. I love the simplicity of the ingredients and knowing that they are all really good for my skin. And as the title says; it really is silky, smooth and moisturizing!

I started experimenting with homemade body products a couple years back and love how you can mix and pour until you get what you are individually looking for in a product.


Since I always have a baby on me, I am not the only one wearing the body products I put on. If you have a baby, you know what I am talking about. I can't tell you how many times my husband has come home and asked if Grandma was here, because he smelled her perfume on the baby.

Every time I hand the baby to someone she always soaks up their smell somehow. I like knowing that when I hold her she doesn't smell like perfume but smells like my natural body lotion and that it's not going to irritate her, but I am still happy to share Ahava with others who need a baby fix;)

This concoction is super easy to "whip" up and if you have ever made any kind of homemade body product you probably already have these ingredients on hand. If not I will give you the links to where you can get them.

Not only am I sharing this great lotion "recipe" but I am excited to share what I am using to put it in! Since I am sharing a lotion with natural good for your body ingredients it only makes sense to put it in a container that is good for you and your home as well.

I have to admit that I have always just used what is cheap and easy, cause I am just lazy, but over the past couple of months I have been investing in better storage options for our home.

When Infinity Jars approached me to try their products, I was a little skeptical. What was the big deal? Why were these jars so different? Since using them over the last several months I have found out!

Not only do they preserve the freshness of whatever you put in them, but they also block out harmful light rays while allowing infrared and UV-A rays. Here is more of the science on these jars if you want more information.

Since they are glass I was worried that we would break them with the way we destroy everything around here, but I am glad to say that I was proven wrong. I can't tell you how many times I and the kids have dropped our Infinity Jar soap dispenser and oil bottle glass jars in our ceramic kitchen sink and they have come out unharmed, without a scratch on them; truly remarkable in this household! They are indestructible! Which I really can't say for much in our house!

I was given these Infinity products in return for my honest review. All thoughts and uniquely my own.


They might be priced a bit more then I would normally pay, but I can honestly tell you I would have already had to spend just as much or more on  replacing jars that we would have had to buy over and over again from breaking! And I love their sleek and simple design!

Okay, okay on to the lotion!

Silky Smooth Moisturizing Body Lotion
makes enough to fill 3 50 ml.jars. Or 1 1/4 c. or  about 5 oz.

Ingredients:
1/3 c. of Organic Unrefined Raw Shea Butter - Is a great source for nourishing and moisturizing skin. Helps to heal dry skin and protect your skin's natural oils. source

1/4 c. of  Organic Unrefined  Raw Coconut Oil - Protects from the sun and helps keep skin smooth, and supple, while preventing premature aging and wrinkles! It is pretty much good for everything! source

1/2 oz. of Beeswax ( we happen to have our own from our bees) There is a white version if you don't want your lotion to look so yellow.- Not only is it a great thickening agent for body products but it has rejuvenating and protective anti bacterial properties! And it has a natural honey fragrance! source

1 tsp. Almond oil - Prevents UV ray damage and prevents breakouts! And is a natural remedy for psoriasis and eczema. source(My son has eczema and I use this lotion on his rashes.)


What you will need:

Double Boiler- I just use a pot filled half way with water and a heat proof bowl to put on top.

Mixing Spoon

Mixer

Infinity Cosmetic glass jar

How to make:

Heat pot with water to a simmer and place heat proof/ glass bowl on top. Put all ingredients in and mix once in awhile till melted. Once melted let cool at room temperature or in the fridge to cool faster.( I put the bowl in the fridge on a towel, cause I have no patience) Once hardened use your mixer to whip ingredients.( my whip utensil broke but my other one worked just as well) Once whipped,  make sure to store it in a airtight container and place in a cool, dry place. If you leave it in a warm place it will melt. That's it!








This stuff goes a long way and will last you the whole summer, even if you use it every day. It also makes a great belly balm. I lathered it on my belly my whole pregnancy.

You might notice I don't include any essential oils but you are welcome to use whatever oil scents you like. Although I love essential oils, I kind of prefer the simple smell of the ingredients to shine. Also, when you first put it on it might seem a bit greasy if you are not used to homemade lotion, but it only takes a few moments for it to seep into your skin. So just give it a chance before you rule it out.


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 All you have to do is subscribe to Faithful with the Little---> Here! and leave a comment that you subscribed! You can also enter through my Instagram account--->Here!  Where there are further instructions there!

The giveaway will start 5/29/17 and a winner will be randomly selected on 6/6/17!

If you are afraid of making your own body products, this is the recipe for you! If for some reason it didn't turn out as you want you can always remelt it and add more ingredients to get it to your liking!

I recently ran out of my supply  of lotion, so I am glad I finally made some more, because I haven't found anything store bought that compares! And it looks so fancy in my new cosmetic screw top Infinity jar, that will pretty much last me forever!

There are so many great uses for this lotion!

Like I mentioned earlier it is great for pregnant belly's to prevent stretch marks and keep your skin tight and supple. It is also great for eczema and psoriasis sufferers as well as those with sensitive, dry skin. And... it also makes a great makeup remover when used on a cotton ball and protects from the sun! You can't go wrong using this for every part of your body and as you saw it is so easy and inexpensive to make!

Do you like making your own body products?

Have you gotten on the glass container bandwagon?

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