DIY Natural Body Lotion Recipes for Dry Skin

Making your own body lotion is not only a great way to pamper your skin, but you can tailor make it to suit your skin type. Best of all, because you know you are using natural ingredients, you don’t have to worry about it containing nasty chemicals.

Here are some DIY body lotion recipes you should try.

Luxurious Geranium Body Lotion Recipe

This recipe uses geranium oil which is a derived from geranium leaf. It has a nice spicy, sharp and aromatic scent. This recipe is really easy to try and only contains two ingredients.


  • 15 drops of geranium essential scented oil
  • 175ml/6fl oz of unscented body lotion (choose a formula designed for sensitive skin)


In a mixing bowl add the body lotion and essential oil together. Mix well and ensure the oil is evenly distributed. Pour into a clean bottle with an air tight lid and label it. You can experiment using other essential oils.


Exotic Coconut and Orangeflower Body Lotion Recipe

This lotion is perfect for very dry skin. It contains wheatgerm which is rich in vitamin E, great for protecting the skin against anti-aging.


  • 2 teaspoons of wheatgerm
  • 4 tablespoons of sunflower oil
  • 50 grams/2 oz of coconut oil
  • 10 drops of orangeflower essence

Use heat proof bowl over gently simmering water (or double boiler), add the coconut oil and slowly melt it under the low heat. Slowly stir in the wheat germ oil and sunflower oil. Leave it to cool for about an hour. Add the orange flower essence once it has completely cooled and then pour it into an air tight jar.

You will need to leave the lotion for about 5 hours to let it solidify. When using the lotion warm it up in your hands before apply it to your skin.  This is great for extra dry areas. If you don’t like the scent of orangeflower you can replace it with 5 drops of another essential oil of your choice.