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How to Make Hand Lotion With Goat's Milk

author image M.H. Dyer
M.H. Dyer began her writing career as a staff writer at a community newspaper and is now a full-time commercial writer. She writes about a variety of topics, with a focus on sustainable, pesticide- and herbicide-free gardening. She is an Oregon State University Master Gardener and Master Naturalist and holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative nonfiction writing.
How to Make Hand Lotion With Goat's Milk
How to Make Hand Lotion With Goat's Milk

Give your hardworking hands a special treat by making a batch of homemade goat's milk hand lotion. Thick, creamy goat's milk is rich in nourishing protein and vitamins A and D, which promote strong, supple skin. In addition, the lactic acid in goat's milk acts as a gentle exfoliant, restoring and rejuvenating tired skin by removing dead, dry skin cells. Goat's milk lotion is especially beneficial for sensitive skin and dry, chapped hands.

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Step 1

Place 3 tablespoons palm oil and 1 1/2 tablespoons beeswax pearls in a saucepan. Turn the burner on low heat and slowly melt the oil and beeswax.

Step 2

Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in 3 tablespoons sweet almond oil, 2 tablespoons pumpkin seed oil and 1 tablespoon apricot oil.

Step 3

Add 4 to 6 drops of essential oil, if desired. Try lavender, geranium, jasmine, rose or bergamot essential oils to moisturize dry skin and add a pleasant fragrance to the goat's milk hand lotion.

Step 4

Pour 1 cup of canned, condensed goat's milk or raw goat's milk slowly into the oil mixture as you blend it with a stick blender. Alternatively, place the oils in a blender. Turn the blender on the lowest speed and slowly pour in the warm goat's milk. Blend until the lotion is thick and creamy.

Step 5

Pour the goat's milk hand lotion in an airtight container. Store the container in the refrigerator and use the lotion within two weeks.

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