Pure & Simple Organic Body Lotion

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There is some controversy in the allergen world about beauty products.

There’s basically two schools of thought.

The first, is that it’s perfectly safe to use your food allergens like gluten and dairy on your skin. I’ve read all kinds of posts where people are touting that they have no negative outcome from doing so. 

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This includes body lotion, soap, face lotions and washes, and make up. They believe little, if anything, is absorbed through your skin and into your blood stream.

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The second school of thought is much different. They know that your skin is your largest organ and considering that people wear hormone patches, drug patches, allergy patches, slather hormone cream, cortisone and all kinds of other things on their skin prescribed by medical physicians that are meant to absorb…that our skin does in fact absorb all kinds of things and then shuffles much of it along to our blood stream and then through our liver.

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I of course reside within the second school of thought. I once read a blog where the woman said she uses absolutely nothing on her skin that she cannot eat right out of the jar. This made sense to me.

If you’re allergic to gluten and dairy or numerous other things, why would you rub them all over your largest living organ, every single day?

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Soft peaks after about 10 minutes.

There are lotions on the market that are free of dairy and gluten. However, have you ever read the ingredients list? I’m not willing to lick that off of a spoon.

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Stiff peaks after about another 10 minutes. It will end up being the consistency of butter cream frosting.

This home-made lotion is simple. Anyone can make it, it only has 2 ingredients that most of us have on hand. You can add a few drops of essential oil if you have those on hand too, but it’s not necessary if you don’t. I added a few drops of lemon and a couple of drops of peppermint.

Pure & Simple Organic Body Lotion

*Makes 2 Cups

2 Cups of  Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

1/2 Cup of Organic 100% Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

I filled a small saucepan halfway with water and set a glass bowl in the top. Bring the water almost to a boil and add the coconut oil. Stir until thoroughly melted. Remove the bowl from the hot water and allow to cool for 30 minutes. Add the olive oil. Pour the mixture into the bowl of your mixer and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Attach the whisk. Whisk the oil mixture on medium high for 10 minutes and on high for 5-8 minutes until it emulsifies and is light and fluffy. Scoop into a container with a lid and keep in a cool place in your bathroom. Apply all over your body after a warm shower or bath.

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7 thoughts on “Pure & Simple Organic Body Lotion

  1. I am one of those folks who uses creams to get medicine into my body. So… I would be in the second category. I do feel that some things are absorbed less via the skin, but I am not exactly excited to find out on my body. :D

    Can’t wait to try this. I love coconut oil!

    • Shonnie, make sure that you use your medicated cream first or it won’t absorb after using oil lotions. :) I use progesterone cream and just keep a wrist or the soft place in the middle of of my arm…what is that called…lol…the inside of my elbow clear of lotion so that my medicated cream will absorb properly.

  2. This looks amazing and so simple. Just two ingredients! I’m very much looking forward to trying this. We’re coming into winter where my skin becomes dry and I always struggle to find a cream to rub in that I like. Like you say, most are full of the most unnatural ingredients. I’ll pin this xx

  3. April, can you use this on your face? Or, do you have something else that you make and use? BTW, I am firmly planted in the second camp! I love all your hard work and your willingness to share the results.

    • Yes, I use it on my face in the morning and at night. For the evening application I add a drop of lavender essential oil. Just make sure that if you are using topical cream hormones that you don’t put this lotion on the areas where you apply your hormones. It’s very emollient and doesn’t allow for the absorption of the medicine. Here’s a link to some other body and facial products I made that you might enjoy. http://gluten-free-zen.com/2013/12/10/wholesome-happy/

  4. Pingback: Homemade Essential Oil Body Cream | gluten free zen

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