5 DIY Body Lotion Recipes for Summer Skin

5 DIY Body Lotion Recipes for Summer Skin

Whether you overdid it at the beach or you just need a little moisture boost, we’ve got a variety of DIY body lotion recipes for you to choose from.

Lotion is a no-brainer during the dry winter months, but your skin and even your hair can sometimes benefit from lotion during the summer. All of that direct sun, chlorine, and salt can do a number on your poor skin. These DIY body lotion recipes help soothe summer skin, no matter what’s ailing you.

Of course, you can hit the drug store for a bottle of body lotion, if you prefer. I prefer a DIY solution because there are fewer questions about what’s inside the bottle. These food-based DIY body lotions are much healthier than most store-bought varieties. You can even use your old lotion bottles to package the new ones you’re making, so you’re reducing your trash footprint even more!

5 DIY Body Lotion Recipes from Kitchen Ingredients

5 DIY Body Lotion Recipes from Kitchen Ingredients

1. Coconut Oil Lotion – Not only is this recipe great for moisturizing, you can even use it to treat split ends!

5 DIY Body Lotion Recipes from Kitchen Ingredients

2. Vanilla Body Cream – This is a luxurious, year-round coconut lotion that you make right in the blender.

5 DIY Body Lotion Recipes from Kitchen Ingredients

3. Solid Body Lotion – A lot of recipes for solid body lotions call for beeswax. If you want a vegan version, try using candelilla wax, a natural beeswax alternative, instead.

5 DIY Body Lotion Recipes from Kitchen Ingredients

4. After-Sun Lotion – Uh oh! Did you overdo it at the beach this summer? Make your own four-ingredient DIY body lotion to soothe and heal sunburned skin.

5 DIY Body Lotion Recipes from Kitchen Ingredients

5. Homemade Face Lotion – This simple DIY body lotion recipe uses only three ingredients!

Image Credits: Lotion photo via Shutterstock, Coconut Oil via Shutterstock,Vanilla Lotion Ingredients via YouTube, Solid Body Lotion via Crafting a Green World, After Sun Lotion via One Good Thing, Face Lotion via Live Simply


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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .
  • Joan Organics

    Thanks for the natural recepies, they look promising as natural skin care