Making your own body care products

Recipe: Sensual Hand and Body Cream

Making your own hand and body cream is an effective, cheap, non-toxic and much less wasteful as there is no need to throw out a plastic container every couple of months. Try this great alternative!



1/4 cup coconut oil
1/8 cup shea butter
1/8 cup cocoa butter
1 Tbsp aloe vera juice
1 Tbsp liquid oil of choice (i.e. sweet almond, jojoba)
10 drops Sensual Oil Blend (Orange, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Neroli)


  • Place two cups of water into a pot and bring to the boil
  • In a separate bowl (larger than the pot), add the shea butter, cocoa butter and coconut oil
  • Place the bowl over the pot of boiling water until melted
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add the aloe vera juice, liquid oil, and essential oils and stir to combine well.
  • Store in container of your choice.


All ingredients available in-store.
This lotion is solid at room temperature, but warms up quickly in your hands …. even in a Christchurch winter.

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