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DIY Ultra-Moisturizing Lemon Hand Cream

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Jazz up your tired old lotion with this refreshing lemon infused recipe! 

Lotion works great on its own but when you add fresh lemon juice and a dash of olive oil, you’ll have a moisturizing machine that penetrates deep into skin to nourish and refresh! This is a fast, cheap and easy way to supercharge your everyday lotion. Perfect as a gift or as an addition to your daily beauty routine.

Lemons have fantastic benefits for skin such as reducing acne, diminishing scars and age spots and even serves as a skin brightener. Olive oil is a savior since it helps defend against harmful UV rays from the sun, protects nails and cuticles and even serves as a skin exfoliator.

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What You’ll Need 

  • Small mason jar 
  • 2 fresh lemons, squeezed
  • Bottle of ordinary lotion. I recommend cocoa butter because on its own, it already has plenty of skin benefits such as a reducing the appearance of stretch marks and it serves as a skin healer. 
  • Tablespoon of olive oil 

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Directions 

  1. Squeeze out the cocoa butter from the tube into a small bowl.
  2. Pour in your olive oil.
  3. Slice up your two lemons and squeeze into bowl.
  4. Mix well. Some people like thicker lotion and others like it a little thinner; depending on your preference, add in more lotion or oil and lemons. 
  5. Pour into a mason jar and give us a gift or nourish your own skin! 
  6. Keep refrigerated since it contains fresh lemon juice. 
  7. Let sit a few minutes until it gets to room temperature before use or use a cold cream. Cold creams are totally uplifting for your skin and will instantly wake it up!
  8. This recipe is perfect for those areas that get super dry like hands, feet and elbows. Add a little to your face at night for amazing benefits! 


Photo Credit: April Schallau

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