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Aveeno? Not Smart. DIY – Make Your Own Lotion.

Your skin deserves better!

Our skin is our largest organ and the lotions and potions we put on our skin get into our bloodstream, so we need to read ingredients labels and check the ingredients against the database.

Be sure to choose quality products without toxic chemicals, or make your home personal care products.

For example, Aveeno is a name that people seem to trust. The following information can be found on

Aveeno Smart Essentials

Hazardous Ingredients in Aveeno Smart Essentials





Retinyl Palmitate

Fragrance <—-BEWARE of this ingredient, it is just a name that can hide hundreds of toxic chemicals.

Plus many more hazardous ingredients – Here’s full list:

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Avobenzone (3%) (Sunscreen), Homosalate (12%) (Sunscreen), Octisalate (5%) (Sunscreen), Octocrylene (1.7%) (Sunscreen), Oxybenzone (3%) (Sunscreen), Water, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Silica, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Hydrolyzed Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Fragrance, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Chlorphenesin, Sodium PCA, Urea, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Artemisia Abrotanum Extract, Disodium EDTA, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Trehalose, Cellulose Gum, Polyquaternium-51, Triacetin, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol

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Aveeno Smart Essentials is not smart at all.

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HeaderDIY? Make your own body care products!

Yesterday a gal shared with me that she absolutely recommends her homemade lotion using Frankincense and Myrrh essential oils.

She will not run out and loves the way it hydrates her skin with all natural ingredients!

I believe she uses a recipe from Josh Axe, and here are the ingredients:

  1. 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  2. 1/4 cup Coconut Oil 
  3. 1/4 cup Beeswax
  4. 1/4 cup Shea Butter
  5. 2 Tbs Vitamin E Oil
  6. 20 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
  7. 20 drops Myrrh Essential Oil

Melt the first 4 ingredients in a double boiler or in a bowl that is set in a saucepan with water.


Refrigerate for one hour.

Using a hand mixer, blend the hardened mixture, beating until fluffy.

Add in Vitamin E oil and essential oils.

Fill a container. You can use glass lotion dispensers or BPA-free plastic lotion dispensers or glass jar.

glass lotion dispenser


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