Instead of buying body lotion with a lot of chemicals and harmful synthetic fragrances. Why not make your own? It’s economical, healthy and easy to to make at home and chemicals free.
If you don’t have oily skin don’t add honey. Honey will give that elasticity.

I added turmeric. But you can skip it. It’s optional. Turmeric is good for the skin so I always add a little bit of it to my body cream.

The day you make this you will regret all your money you spent buying body lotion. It’s very smooth on the skin.


1 cup of shea butter, you can use less or more. I was making for the whole family.
5 tbsp of Almond oil. You can use any natural and unrefined oil you have.
3 tbsp of unrefined coconut oil. In case you can’t find shea butter, I recommend coconut oil or cocoa butter.
1 tbsp of fresh lemon juice
3 tbsp of pure honey. You can use less honey.
1 tbsp of vitamin E oil, this is optional
1/3 tsp of turmeric powder, this too is optional.
Few drops of any essential oil you have.


Melt the shea butter and coconut oil by placing it in a glass bowl, then place this bowl in a pot of boiling water until it has melted.

In a blender, put melted shea butter, coconut oil and the rest of the ingredients. Blend to mix. Pour into a container and place in the fridge for 20 minutes. Remove from the fridge and stir with a spatula or a spoon. (Just to make sure everything is mixed together). Put the oil back in the fridge or leave out in a cool until solidifies.

If you have no blender use a spoon or spatula, beat the oils for some minutes.

If you have no fridge put it in a cold place until it solidifie, it will take longer than the one in the fridge but it’s ok. Beat the oils after some 20 to 30 minutes before it solidifies.

If you don’t have shea butter, you can use extra virgin coconut oil or cocoa butter.

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Dorcas Luboya

Dorcas Luboya

I’m a vegan with deep passion for recipes creation and sharing plant-based lifestyle with others. My wish is to encourage others to discover the wonderful benefits of a plant-based food that God gave to human, where you count your colors and not your calories.

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