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Aloe Vera Baby Lotion

Jun 14, 2015

Let’s face it, store-bought organic lotion’s are full of so many additives and chemicals that aren’t good for us! What’s more, anything that even remotely claims to be “organic” or free of chemical-x,y,z are through-the-roof-expensive. It’s just plain ridiculous.

As a food scientist, I came up with my own homemade baby lotion (it’s also amazing on adult skin) that is affordable, simple and lasts up to two week (if you store in the fridge). You’re baby will be glowing and if you choose to use this aloe vera based baby lotion on your own skin, you will have the softest skin EVER!

homemade lotion

Ingredients:

 

  • 1/4 Cup Aloe Vera Gel (I use aloe from my own succulents, you can use bottled, but it will not be as fresh)
  • 1 Teaspoon, or 6 capsules, of Vitamin E Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Jojoba oil
  • 3 Drops Lavender Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • Instructions:

1) Stir the Aloe Vera Gel, Jojoba Oil, and Coconut Oil together, gently.

2) Add the essential oils, one at a time.

3) Let the cream rest for 10 minutes

4) Put the cream into a baby food jar, or other small container.

5) Refrigerate the mixture.

6) The mixture will last six months in the refrigerator.

Aloe Vera plant care is important when it comes to watering. Often, these succulent plants require very little water (after all they contain 99% water!).

Aloe Vera Plant Care Watering Schedule

In order for your aloe vera plant to maintain its moisture levels and be able to heal those wounds of yours, it is important to water the aloe once every 4 to 5 days. Also, don’t water the plant from below (if you have a tray below), but from the top as aloe plants roots grown sideways first, rather than deep down. With baby aloe plants, I highly recommend watering them from the topsoil.

Want to Learn More:

If you liked this post, you will enjoy my more detailed post and video on taking care of both indoor and outdoor aloe vera plants.

  • Indoors versus outdoors ideal locations
  • Feeding Aloe Vera
  • Repotting
  • Replanting baby shoots
  • Watering
  • Sunlight exposure
  • Gardening Gear