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Homemade All-natural Pumpable Lotion

Learn how to make nourishing, homemade, PUMPABLE lotion using pure, natural ingredients with this simple and easy to make recipe.
Keyword all natural, homemade, homemade lotion, lotion, natural, pumpable lotion
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 ounces (approximate) lotion


  • 1 cup aloe vera juice (you'll end up using ½ cup of it after it has infused with oats)
  • ¼ cup old fashioned oats
  • dried herbs or tea, optional (see post for ideas)
  • ½ cup almond oil (olive or jojoba work too)
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons (1½ oz.) beeswax, shredded or chopped into small pieces (or use pellets)
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon vitamin E oil (good for the skin and is also a natural antioxidant, helping it to last longer)
  • 2 teaspoons leucidal liquid SF, optional (acts as a preservative to keep it safe to use and mold free)
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot powder, optional (reduces greasiness and assists in skin's absorption)
  • essential oils of choice, optional


  • Put the aloe vera juice, oats, and any dried herbs you'd like to infuse the lotion with in a bowl. Cover and allow to soak for 24 hours at room temperature away from direct sunlight.
  • Run the oat infused aloe vera juice through a clean tea towel over a bowl and squeeze out the liquid. Discard or compost the oats.
  • Measure ½ cup worth of oat infused aloe vera juice (if there's not enough, add more aloe vera juice until there is). Set aside.
  • In a glass bowl, place the almond oil, coconut oil, beeswax, and honey. Heat over a saucepan with shallow simmering water (making a double boiler). Heat until completely melted.
  • Allow the oil mixture to cool down until it touchably warm, but no longer hot.
  • Stir in the vitamin E, leucidal liquid SF, arrowroot powder, and any essential oils
  • Pour the ½ cup oat infused aloe vera juice into a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • While running a handheld or stand mixer on low, slowly (in a very thin, slow stream) pour the oil mixture into the oat infused aloe vera juice. Whip until thickened, fluffy, and lotion-looking.
  • 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 an empty lotion bottle. Alternatively, just put it in a glass jar.
  • With the preservative (leucidal liquid SF) in it, you can store at room temperature (75° Fahrenheit) or less for two weeks or longer (how long depends on where you live, humidity, altitude, etc.). To ensure it will last longer, you can keep it stored in the refrigerator (though it will lose it's pumpableness if you do this).


If you'd like to add shea butter, you should be able to without any problem. Replace half of the coconut oil for shea butter and melt it along with the oils.
If you'd rather not do the oat infused aloe vera juice thing, then just jump straight into making the recipe with 1/2 cup aloe vera juice.
If you'd like stronger herbal infusion, you can infuse the oil you use for this recipe with the dried herbs of choice for several weeks (up to 6 weeks) prior to making this lotion. Thoroughly strain the oil through cheesecloth or a towel to remove the herb chunks before using the oil.