Make Your Own Shea Butter Body Lotion



Water, Glycerin, Petrolatum, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteryl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Fragrance (Parfum), Ceteareth-20, Butyrspermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Lavandula Angusifolia (Lavender) Extract, Macademia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Isododecane, Carbomer, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Benzyl Alcohol, Propylparaben, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Red 33, Blue 1

What’s all this you might ask? Just your basic everyday lotion. Oh ya, I want to rub that stuff all over my body. Sure there are a few redeeming ingredients – shea butter, jojoba seed oil, lavender extract and water but that’s about it. Those are the only things I would even consider rubbing on my skin. As many of you know parabens are bad news, as are dyes, perfume, petrolatum and basically every thing else on this list.

Studies have found that toxic ingredients from lotion can be found in the blood cells, fat cells and tumors.

Did you know that you can make a luxurious lotion with only a few simple ingredients? While I have never specifically used the four ingredients mentioned above, I do use a similar combination. This lotion will sooth, hydrate and heal your skin, just like it was meant to without the harmful ingredients.

Join me at Modern Alternative Health to learn how to make your own shea butter lotion!

About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


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