Homemade All-natural Pumpable Lotion



  1. Put the water and oats in a bowl. Cover and allow to soak for 12 hours (overnight and then some works well) at room temperature.
  2. Drain the oats, reserving the oatmeal water. Press the oats gently with a spatula to get all the oatmeal liquid. Discard (eat or compost or whatever) the oats.
  3. Measure 1/2 cups worth of oatmeal water. Set aside.
  4. In a glass bowl, place the almond oil, coconut oil, beeswax, and honey. Microwave until melted or heat over a pan with shallow simmering water (making a double boiler). Heat until completely melted.
  5. Put the oil mixture in the freezer for about 15 minutes or the refrigerator for about 45 minutes.
  6. Mix together the oil mixture and the oatmeal water plus any essential oils with a handheld or stand electric mixture. Whip until thickened and lotion-looking.
  7. Pour the lotion into a pastry bag (as used for cake decorating) or a plastic zip bag (snip off a corner after filling). Squeeze into a empty lotion bottle.
  8. To use, pump out a small amount and rub into skin.
  9. Store at room temperature (75 degrees Fahrenheit) or less. If you know a day is going to be extra hot, you can store it in the fridge to keep it from re-melting.

Recipe Notes

If you'd like to add shea butter, you should be able to without any problem. I'd replace half of the coconut oil for shea butter and melt it along with the oils.