We have had a particularly harsh winter in Portland this year. As a result, many of us in the studio have been struggling with dry skin. Of course this inspired us to make a brand new beauty product to cure all our dry skin woes! This rosemary lotion recipe was concocted with the intention of giving you a natural alternative to all the expensive lotions that are on the market. Plus it’s always nice when you can customize your own beauty product with your favorite ingredients.
Rosemary is a natural antibacterial. This is especially great for DIY lotions because it can extend their shelf life. In researching this recipe, we even found that rosemary oil can be anti-aging. While the scent of cocoa butter can be a bit overpowering, the rosemary provides a nice herbaceous balance. And it smells great!
Making your Lotion
Find the complete rosemary lotion recipe in the printable template at the bottom of the post. You can use any vessel you’d like to mix the lotion, but we like using a mason jar so that we can easily close it and shake. You will probably notice that the scent will be strong while you are mixing, but it will eventually lessen as the lotion sits and thickens! After you mix your rosemary lotion, use it within six months.
Because some of us at Lia Griffith HQ have a graphic design background, we always like to add a design element to our DIY beauty products. This means we have the opportunity to create lots of beautiful labels that can turn your homemade concoction into something polished, professional and gift-worthy!
For this rosemary scented lotion, our designer Lindsay created these botanical labels with shades of minty green and teal. These labels are completely editable, and you can customize the text using the free font Tulia. After editing, we printed our labels onto full sheet label paper with our PIXMA TS8020 printer by Canon.
If you would rather have the option to easily remove the label at some point, we recommend printing onto printable vinyl. TS printers have a rear tray that makes it easy to print on different types of materials like labels and printable vinyl.
Do you have a favorite homemade product that you use in your beauty routine? Let us know if the comments! We love hearing what inspires you.
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