There are debates about using these ingredients in favor of more natural products, so always be sure to research what you're using and use your own discretion.
- Two 12 oz bottles of baby lotion (about $1.50 at Dollar General or Fred's)
- 13 oz jar of petroleum jelly (I used about 1/2 jar - this particular kind also contained shea butter)
- 1 tbsp of vitamin E oil (located in the skin care aisle at the dollar store, or available in the soap-making aisle at the craft stores)
One way to turn this project into a great gift-giving idea is to use scrap fabric on the lids. You can also take a knife or drill and cut a hole in the top of the lid (using pliers to make the hole larger) and insert a pump. (You can also get those for about $1. Just look for the travel sized bottles in the dollar store, or reuse one you have at home - just be sure to clean it first.) After you put the pump through the hole, use some clear craft glue to seal the pump in place.
Although this one already has a great scent, if you use an unscented lotion, you can always add in your own scents. Look for it in the soap-making aisle at the craft store. They have lavender, rose, plumeria, apple, you name it. I'm hoping to try some apple-scented lotion or soap for fall.
Have you ever made your own lotion? If so, post about it here!