How to Make Hand Lotion With Goat's Milk

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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.

Step 1

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Things You'll Need

  • 3 tablespoons palm oil

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons beeswax pearls

  • Saucepan

  • 3 tablespoons sweet almond oil

  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seed oil

  • 1 tablespoon apricot oil

  • 4 to 6 drops essential oil (optional)

  • 1 cup canned, condensed goat's milk or fresh goat's milk

  • Stick blender or regular blender

  • Airtight container

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