Jasmine lotion has been used for centuries to soothe and moisturize skin while leaving a charming scent on the body. Although jasmine lotion can be purchased in body care shops, these can be very expensive. An alternative for you to try out is to create your own jasmine lotion from scratch. Here’s how.
Prepare the ingredients. You will need an airtight container for storing the jasmine lotion. For the ingredients, take two drops of lavender oil, six to ten drops of jasmine oil, a spoonful of aloe vera gel, a quarter of a cup of sweet almond essential oil, a quarter of a cup of distilled water, the oil from two vitamin E capsules, a teaspoon of beeswax, a teaspoon of coconut oil, and a teaspoon of cocoa butter.
Prepare the base. To create the base for the jasmine lotion, take a teaspoon of cocoa butter and combine it with one teaspoon of beeswax. Place these in a small saucepan. Turn on the heat to the lowest setting, to melt the cocoa butter and the beeswax without burning these. If the stove does not have heat low enough to prevent burning, you can place the saucepan on top of a larger pot with boiling water. The boiling water will prevent the beeswax and the cocoa butter from burning.
Add the lotion body. The bulk of the lotion will be made of the distilled water. Let the cocoa butter and beeswax mixture to cool down before combining the quarter of a cup of distilled water. Mix these in a small bowl and then add the half teaspoon of glycerin. Mix again, before adding the teaspoon of aloe vera gel. Mix thoroughly until the ingredients have suffused through the mixture. You can also prepare the water, glycerin, and aloe vera mixture separately, before slowly incorporating the base. Use a whisk to create foam and body for the lotion.
Add the essential oils. To finish off the jasmine lotion, you will need to add the lavender essential oils, the jasmine essential oils, and the sweet almond oil. Use a whisk to combine the ingredients together. Make sure that the oils have fully been mixed, otherwise some parts of the lotion will become very oily and heavily scented. You can also use a food processor o combine the ingredients together.
Alternatives. If you want to transform a simple hypoallergenic and scentless lotion to jasmine lotion, you can use the unscented lotion as base and then add the jasmine oil, sweet almond oil, lavender, and aloe vera gel to add scent for the lotion. Mix these together carefully in a small bowl. To create thicker and more moisturizing lotions, you can also add up to four ounces of petroleum jelly into the mixture, or use Sorbolene cream instead of baby lotion.
Once the jasmine lotion has been prepared, place these in an airtight container. You can create larger batches of the lotion at a time, and then store these in the refrigerator to keep it fresh for months.