Here at Blue Violet Events, two of our favourite things are giving and creating. We're also into organic, all natural products that don't harm the environment...but still look cute & smell pretty! We know that sometimes these gifts can be difficult to find, or leave you with a frightening bill at the checkout counter. So, here in the studio this week, we whipped up the perfect little DIY gift for your bridal party! Follow along as we teach you how to make your very own Organic Lotion.
This homemade organic lotion is ideal for the body or face, and I've been addicted since making the first batch! Follow this simple recipe to check out the hype:
You Will Need:
> 1 Cup of Water (Substitute water for herbal tea, rose water, witch hazel, or aloe to add extracts and soft fragrance to your lotion)
> 1 Cup Soft Coconut Oil
> 15 grams of Beeswax
> Your Choice of various Essential Oils (Rosehip, Vitamin E or A, Lavender, Peppermint, etc.)
> A Blender
I was able to find all of these ingredients (including local beeswax!) at our local health food store.
> Melt together your oils and beeswax (about 2 minutes in a microwave or slightly longer in a saucepan on the stove top)
> Let this concoction cool slightly (but do not let it reach room temperature!), then pour it into your blender and turn onto low speed
> Very slowly add your water (or tea/rose water/aloe substitute) - you want your water and melted oils to be about the same temperature when mixing! *If choosing to use essential oils, add a few drops to your water before mixing.
> Turn speed up slightly on your blender, and watch your lotion form (approximately one minute!) Blend until you get a smooth white lotion consistency.
> Drain any extra water that didn't mix with the oils!
> Pour into your jar of choice.
> Lotion will settle and harden slightly as it rests. For longer storage (up to one month!) keep refrigerated.
Personalize the packaging with ribbon in your wedding colours, attach a cute little label or name tag, or even customize the jars!
We chose a feminine silk ribbon by Stella Wolfe, a local textile company in Vancouver, and an old Ball Mason Jar for a classic look.
This took us about 15 minutes from start to finish (I was totally prepared for a full afternoon of mad scientist action in the kitchen), and I am OBSESSED with the final product!!
Give it a go, and spread the love!
Robyn, X O