Lotion Recipe for Winter Skin Care

Winter skin makes most people miss the humid, dog days of summer.

Between the forced heat indoors and the bitter cold and wind outdoors,  facial skin really takes a beating.

A wonderful way to give your skin extra hydration is homemade lotion. Little Pine Kitchen has easy recipes to make it a fun and easy way to keep your skin soft.


  • 1/4 cup sweet almond oil
  • 1 cup of rose water (You can also use distilled water or aloe vera juice)
  • 1 Tablespoon beeswax
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch (Cornstarch helps to bind the lotion together, this is an optional ingredient however if you leave it out the texture may be different)
  • .5 Tablespoon honey (Also optional, I always use this because it adds a nice smell and helps to bind the ingredients together)


1. Pour the ingredients into a container that can be used as a double boiler (I always use a large mason jar).

2. Fill a medium-sized saucepan with a few inches of water.

3. Place the container into the saucepan and bring the water to a gentle boil.

4. As the ingredients start to melt, stir them together (I use a chopstick for this! You can use a popsicle stick as well).

5. Once the ingredients have melted and are fully combined, pour the ingredients into your desired container (I like mason jars for this too).

This recipe is an easy way to keep your skin away from the harmful ingredients that are in store-bought lotions while still giving you that soft skin, non-dry skin we all want in winter.