Luscious Grandma Lotion

The older I become the dryer my skin.

I make this lotion when I make soap but sometimes I run out early and go to coconut oil. At those times I miss this lotion like crazy. My granddaughter Shaylee also uses this when she visits because it’s gluten free and works so well on her dry skin.

You will need: a canning jar, medium pot, container to pour lotion into when finished cooking.


1/2 cup – almond or olive oil

1/4 cup – coconut oil

1/4 cup – bees wax

2 tablespoons – shea butter (optional but I use)


Combine ingredients in jar and place jar in pot of water. Bring water to a slow boil then turn down to simmer once boiling, stir every few minutes, when all ingredients are liquid, turn heat to low and allow lotion to heat an additional 5 minutes. Pour into container (will be hot so be careful), refrigerate for at least 48 hours before using so the lotion can set.

Tips: I double the above recipe and pour into separate containers. One remains in the refrigerator until needed. The lotion has anti spoiling properties from the bees wax and coconut oil but shouldn’t be used at room temperature for more than 6 months.

  1. ingredients
  2. bringing water to a boil
  3. what the oil looks like when ready
  4. my favorite container filled with grandma lotion (it will turn white after cooling)
  5. grandma celebrating a new batch of oil because she was out

I use this on my face and body. It also has natural sunblock due to the coconut oil and bees wax. We don’t use sunblock because of all the bad chemicals.


2 thoughts on “Luscious Grandma Lotion

  1. Vicki H

    I am going to try this. Searched Amazon and they have everything I need. Do I have to refrigerate the ingredients that I have left over?
    Thank you!!!!

    • thehealthygrandma

      Hi Vicki, no I don’t refrigerate the leftover unused ingredients. I have them in a box in my basement and I bring it up to the kitchen whenever I make a batch. Let me know how it turns out 🙂

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