This lavender carrot lotion will please not only the skin, but also the nose. Besides its delicate scent, lavender essential oil also has bacteria-inhibiting properties, making it a great weapon against skin infections, acne, and minor wounds. Carrot essential oil is rich in powerful antioxidants, anthocyanins and beta-carotene, the latter of which enhances the production of vitamin A essential for tissue regeneration. Apricot oil, on the other hand, can fight skin redness, irritation, and eczema. Shea butter, thanks to its content in oleic and linoleic acids, is an excellent moisturizer also capable of reducing inflammation and keeping the skin looking young and healthy.
- Fill a pot with water a quarter of the way full. Put a glass bowl over it and put the heat on medium high.(2 minutes)
- Place shea butter in the glass bowl and melt it over boiling water.(4 minutes)
- Once the shea butter is melted, turn the heat off and add the apricot oil. Mix well.(1 minute)
- Pour the mixture into another glass bowl and place it in the fridge for twenty minutes until it solidifies a little bit.(20 minutes)
- Then take it out of the fridge, add the essential oils, and whip the mixture with a hand-held mixer until creamy and lotion-like.(2 minutes)
- Transfer to a clean air-tight container and store at room temperature.(1 minute)
Apply this homemade lotion directly on dry skin after washing. It is best to use it within a month or two from making it.