Recipes for Natural lotions, cremes, 
masks, hair care products and baby wipes

Recipes gathered from the web, and those
 sent to me by herbal companies

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Hand lotion

Should be used up in 2-3 weeks, so make it only in small batches.

Ingredients: - 30 ml Eau de cologne of you choice - 30 ml  Freshly pressed lemon juice - 30 ml  Glycerine


Put all ingredients in to a small bottle and shake well. Shake before every use. 

perfume creme

Ingredients: - 5ml Jojoba oil - 30 ml Almond oil - 7.5 gr Beeswax - 7.5 ml Essential oils or fragrance of your choice


Put a small bowl, preferably glass or stainless steel, into a saucepan filled with hot water 

Pour jojoba oil and almond oil in to the bowl and mix well. Add beeswax and stir until beeswax has dissolved. Remove bowl from saucepan and add essential oils or fragrance while stirring continously.

Continue to stir while the mixture cools down. Pour in to suitable small jars as soon as it starts to thicken. Put lids tightly on jars once your perfume creme has cooled down completely and label. Now let the jars rest in a cool, dark place for 2-3 weeks.

 Try to experiment with different essential oils and fragrances. A nice one to start with using essential oils would be: 10 drops Petitgrain Paraguay, 5 drops Lemon, 5 drops Bergamot, 5 drops Olibanum (Frankincense).

baby massage oil

Mild, delightfully scented massage oil for babies and children. It is - of course - also suitable for adults. 

Ingredients: - 50 ml Almond oil - 4 drops Lemon essential oil - 10 drops Mandarine essential oil - 10 drops Orange essential oil


Put all ingredients in to a small bottle and shake well.
Do not use essential oils in higher concentration than suggested above

Hand Lotion, Perfum cream and Baby Massage Oil recipes by Hillside Herbal Products

Recipes sent in by visitors, those i've 
tried myself or found on the web

Jasmine Hand & Body Lotion

cup apricot kernel oil
1 tsp. Beeswax
1 tsp. Cocoa butter
1 tsp. Coconut oil
cup distilled water
1 tsp. Aloe vera gel
tsp. Glycerin
5 drops jasmine fragrance oil

Melt the butter blend in the oil over low heat then allow to cool. Measure the water, aloe vera gel and glycerin into a deep bowl. Slowly drizzle in a small amount of the oil mixture and beat vigorously with a wire whisk. Continue to drizzle and beat until all the oil is blended into the water. Stir in five drops of jasmine fragrance. Pour into a container, label and enjoy.

Variations: Use a flower water in place of the distilled water. Use an herbal infusion, such as Calendula, in place of the distilled water. Experiment with essential oils for different fragrances and therapeutic effects.

Peaches & Cream Moisturizing Lotion

Peel and mash one very ripe peach. Strain through a sieve to extract all the juice. Mix peach juice with an equal quantity of fresh cream. Keep refrigerated. 

High Protein Moisturizer

Beat 1 egg yolk into 1 cup whole milk. Apply to face with fingertips. Bottle and store remainder in refrigerator. 

Vegetable Oils

Apply any of the following vegetable, seed or nut oils to the skin
a) Virgin olive oil, b) Sesame oil, c) Peanut oil, d) Avocado oil

Rose Lotion

Use 2 parts rose water and 1 part glycerin to make a lotion. Apply nightly and work into skin.

Lavender Toilet Water

Lavender has a lovely soft fragrance and is used in many beauty care products, soaps and talcum powders.Lavender toilet water is refreshing, cooling and slightly antiseptic.

Bathing the forehead and temples with Lavender water will help to overcome fatigue and exhaustion.Lavender water can be obtained from the pharmacy or it can be made at home.

To make Lavender water, put 3 handfuls of dried Lavender flowers into a wide necked screw top jar and add 1 cup of white wine vinegar and 1/2 cup Rose water. Leave the mixture in the dark for 2-3 weeks and shake the bottle frequently.

Hand Lotion

You can make an effective sweet smelling hand lotion that keep the hands soft and fragrant.

To make a hand lotion, add sufficient Lavender oil to scent 1/2 cup of glycerine in a bottle. Shake the bottle vigorously each time before using.

Lavender Bath

For a refreshing bath, add a strong infusion of lavender flowers to the bath water. 

To make a lavender bath, pour 2 cups of boiling water over 2 handfuls of dried Lavender and leave until lukewarm. Strain and add to the bath water.

Lavender Oil

400 ml (2/3 pt) almond oil or green olive oil
Large handful of crushed Lavender flowers
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

Put all the ingredients in a screw topped 0.5 liter (1 pt) bottle and shake vigorously. Leave the bottle on a sunny window sill for about 2 weeks, shaking well every day.

Test that it is ready for use by rubbing a little on the skin and seeing if the perfume lasts for a few minutes; if not, keep up the process for another few days.

Basic Cold Cream

This recipe gives you a basic cold cream/moisturizer, which you can add to as you like with scented oils.

1 egg yolk, beaten
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Combine egg yolk and lemon juice and stir with a wire whisk, gradually adding oils until mixture thickens. If it's too thick, add more lemon juice.

All Purpose Hand Cream

3 tbsp mashed almonds
2 tbsp comfrey root (dried)
1 tbsp chopped parsley
1 egg
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp glycerin

Mix almond meal, comfrey root and parsley in a small bowl and set aside. In another bowl, mix egg, honey and glycerin. Stir in 3 tbsp of the almond mixture. Rub the mixture gently into your hands, letting it penetrate for 20-30 minutes, then wash off with warm water. Refrigerate mixture between uses.

Cuticle Cream

3 tbsp paraffin
1/2 cup mineral oil
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp glycerin

Slowly heat paraffin with the oils in a double boiler. Stir until blended. Add in the glycerin and remove from heat. Let cool before using

Cucumber Facial Mask

1 tbsp instant nonfat dry milk
1/2 peeled cucumber
1 tsp plain yogurt

Put all ingredients into a blender and mix well until smooth. Apply to your face (avoid your eyes). Leave on for 15-20 minutes, then rinse off. Mix a fresh batch for each use.

Egg Facial Mask (Smooths and Moisturizes)

1 egg
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 tbsp honey

Beat the egg in a small bowl. Add the coconut oil and honey slowly, beating until it's the consistency of mayonnaise. Spoon mixture into a toilet paper roll, sitting upright in a small bowl. Set in the freezer overnight. To use, peel away the top of the cardboard roll and smooth the frozen stick over your face. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes, then wash off with warm water. Keep the stick covered with plastic wrap and freeze between uses.

Herbal Facial Mask (Cleans and Tightens Pores)

1 tbsp honey
1 egg
1 tsp crumbled dried chamomile flowers
1 tsp finely chopped fresh mint

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Apply the mixture to your face and neck. Let dry (10-15 minutes) and rinse off with warm water.

Lavender Flower Infusion

An infusion of fresh flowers can be used to tone the skin once a day.

To make Lavender flower infusion, pour 2 cups boiling water over 4 teaspoons of Lavender.Cover and leave until cold. Strain into a screw top bottle and use within a few days.Dip cotton wool pads or balls in the lotion and press lightly over the face. This infusion makes a pleasantly fragrant hair rinse.

Shampoo the hair and rinse well with plain water. Finally rinse the hair several times with the warm infusion. It stimulates growth and leaves the hair shiny and soft.

Lemon Moisturizer

1 beaten egg yolk
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 tbsp lemon juice

Combine egg yolk and lemon juice in a small bowl. Stir with a wire whisk while adding both oils until the mixture thickens. If it's too thick, add more lemon juice.

Makeup Remover and Moisturizer

1/2 cup paraffin
1 cup mineral oil
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp alum

Slowly heat paraffin with the oil in a double boiler. In a separate saucepan, heat the water until it simmers, then dissolve the alum in it. Let cool, then add to the warm mineral oil and paraffin mixture. As everything cools, the paraffin will rise to the top. Drain off the water. The residue is your makeup remover.

Peppermint Lotion

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
3-4 drops peppermint oil

Oil of eucalyputs or cade can be used in place of peppermint, if you prefer. Pour the water and alcohol into a bottle, then add the oil. Cap and shake well. Apply to your skin with a clean cloth.

Lavender Facial Steam

Lavender flowers can be mixed with other herbs for a facial steam to improve a dull-looking complexion and tone the skin.

To make a facial steam, mix Lavender with Lime flowers, Chamomile and Sage and place 2 handfuls of this mixture in a bowl. Pour on about 4 cups of boiling water.

Cover the head and bowl with a towel and steam the face for up to 10 minutes. Wipe the face thoroughly with cotton wool pads or balls and splash with cold water.

Lavender Soap

To make Lavender scented soap take 12 tablespoons grated pure, unscented soap and place in a bowl fitted over a pan of simmering water, stir it until melted.

Mix in 2 tablespoons Lavender oil, 1 tablespoon clear honey and a few drops of blue or violet coloring. 
Pour into shaped, oiled molds and leave until set.


Rosewater Skin Lotion
Rejuvinates and smooths your skin.

1 tbsp Rose water

3 tbsp rose soluble oil, 
2 cups water, 
2 tbsp glycerin

2 capsules vitamin E (800 IU's)

1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp coconut oil,1 tbsp olive oil

Break open capsules to remove vitamin E and combine with other ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well. To use, apply to your skin with cotton balls. Refrigerate between uses.

Strawberry Skin Moisturizer

1 tbsp each: olive, coconut and vegetable oils

2 tbsp mashed strawberries

(Optional) 1-2 drops Vitamin E oil

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Store in the refrigerator in a covered jar between uses.

Almond Oil Wrinkle Cream

1 tbsp of an infusion of comfrey leaves OR1 tbsp of a decoction of comfrey roots
1 tbsp lanolin
2 tsp sweet almond oil
2 tsp water
2 tsp cod liver oil

Melt lanolin and almond oil in a double boiler. Add water and allow to cool. Mix in cod liver oil and comfrey. Apply gently to face and rinse off after 5-10 minutes.

Bran and Oatmeal

Bran and oatmeal both make great hand smoothers. To make bran water, add 1 cup of boiling water to 1/2 cup of natural bran and allow to steep for 15 minutes. Strain out the bran and leave small amount of bran water in a bowl by the kitchen sink (refrigerate the rest until you're ready to use it). Dip your hands into the water and dab them dry 3-4 times a day, especially after washing dishes.

For an oatmeal wash, simmer one part of old-fashioned (non-instant) oatmeal in 2-3 parts water until the meal swells and is soft. Strain into a container and use like the bran water.

Soothing Bath Oil

1 cup honey
2 cups milk
1 cup salt
1/4 cup baking soda
1/2 cup baby oil
Fragrance oil of desired scent

Combine honey, milk, salt and baking soda in a bowl. Fill your tub and pour the mixture in. Add the baby oil and a few drops of the fragrance.

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