As much as I enjoy making everything from scratch, sometimes that just isn’t possible. In those cases, I love being able to grab a bottle of olive based lotion and customize the scent or properties to something specific at a moments notice.
What you’ll need:
- 2oz Bottle
- Olive Lotion
- 36 drops of Better Than Kisses Synergy (or essential oil of choice)
What you’ll do:
- Measure 2 oz of lotion into a bowl.
- Mix essential oils directly into lotion.
- Mix very well, then mix some more.
- Transfer to bottle.
A recipe I’ve really been enjoying after the pool lately is: 12 drops Carrot Seed, 12 drops Frankincense Frereana, 6 drops Helichrysum Italicum, and 6 drops Rose Absolute
18 thoughts on “DIY KidSafe Hand Lotion with Essential Oils”
What kind of container would be best to put this in and how would you transfer it from the bowl?
So I don’t need to add extra preservative if I just add Essential Oils to Olive lotion?
No extra preservative is needed Jackie 🙂
I see the link to the recommended container goes to a no longer available product. ..Actually, ALL of the lotion blogs have links to bottles no longer available. What type of container should we be using? Does Plant therapy have any available? Not sure if any plastic lotion bottle is sufficient or if we should be using some sort of “special” plastic.
Wouldn’t it be only 18 drops for 2 ounces? 36 drops would be for the whole 4 ounce bottle, correct?
It is a 2% dilution, however if you wanted a 1% dilution then 18 drops in 2 ounces will give you that.
I have some really small mason jars. Could the lotion be stored in those??
Could this be used for shield me synergy to use on kids for bug repellant lotion?
I hadn’t even thought about that but yes! What a great idea!!!
Would this olive lotion be good for the face or likely to be too greasy?
I don’t find it to be greasy like body butters sometimes are. I use it on my face and body.
I do this exact thing with May Chang. I keep a small bottle by my computer and apply it numerous times during the course of my work day. I find it works better than a cup of coffee mid day!
Amen! May Chang is one of my favorite energizing essential oils, great choice!
Good stuff, thanks for sharing!
So glad you found it of use! I really love this lotion for so many different essential oil blends!
Could you just add Pain Aid to this or is there a better option?
That’s a fabulous choice! Pain Aid would be a great addition using the Olive Lotion as your base.