Dreamy Lavender and Orange Lotion

Lavender and orange oils are the perfect companions for bedtime bliss. Whilst lavender is well known for its calming effect, orange can have the benefit of reducing anxieties before sleep.

This body lotion contains shea butter, which is perfect for use after a long soak in the bath to moisturise the skin. Simply rub this all over your body before bed, pop on your PJs and wake up in the morning with beautifully smooth skin.

Lavender lotion in a white love heart dish Ingredients:
Equipment:
  • large bowl 
  • electric whisk 
  • jar or pump container

Method:

  1. Combine the shea butter and grapeseed oil in a bowl.
  2. Whisk the mixture until it reaches your desired consistency. 
  3. Add in the essential oils and fully combine. 
  4. Store whipped lotions in a mason jar and thinner lotions in a pump container, out of direct sunlight. Use within 6 months.

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