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Simple DIY Lilac Lotion Recipe

Learn how to make a simple lilac lotion recipe. There are so many lilac uses, and this lilac lotion recipe for skin is one of them!

Lilacs have been admired for their beauty and fragrance for centuries, but did you know the benefits of these fragrant flowers go beyond their good looks and lovely scent?

I recently found so many different lilac blossom recipes and I was so amazed! When I realized I could make lilac lotions, I knew I had to with this years blossoms.

Lilacs contain natural antioxidants and compounds that can be great for your skin when applied topically.

Making your own lilac lotion at home is an easy and affordable way to reap the skin benefits of this purple bloom.

In this guide, you will learn how to make lilac lotion by using a lilac oil recipe first and then you can easily make your own scented lotion with lilacs and reap the incredible benefits of this flower!

DIY lilac lotion recipe

Lilac Benefits for Skin

Here are some of the top benefits of using lilac in skin care products:

  • Antioxidants – Lilacs contain polyphenols and anthocyanins which are antioxidants that help protect skin from environmental damage and free radicals that cause signs of aging.
  • Anti-inflammatory – The antioxidants in lilacs also have anti-inflammatory effects which can help reduce redness and soothe irritation.
  • Hydration – The natural oils in lilac flowers help moisturize and hydrate the skin to improve softness and suppleness.
  • Soothing – Lilacs have mild astringent and anti-inflammatory properties that make them soothing for sensitive skin.
  • Fragrance – Lilacs have a lovely floral scent that has aromatherapeutic effects and can help induce relaxation.

lilac lotion on counter
  • Antimicrobial – Extracts of lilac flowers have been shown to have antimicrobial properties that support skin health.
  • Circulation – Some research shows lilac extracts can boost microcirculation in the skin for a radiant glow.
  • UV protection – Lilacs contain some compounds that may help protect the skin from UV damage from the sun.
  • Stress relief – The aroma of lilacs triggers neurotransmitters in the brain that reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Mood booster – Inhaling lilac’s scent is known to boost mood, banish blues, and induce happier emotions.

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How to Make Lilac Lotion

Now that you know the lilac benefits, here is how to make lilac oil and the best lilac lotion recipe!

Ingredients for Infused Oil

ingredients for lilac infused oil

Ingredients for Lotion

lilac lotion ingredients

Materials

Instructions

Add your flowers into a glass jar. Pour the oil over the flowers to make sure they are fully covered. 

Cover the jar with a lid and leave for 2-4 weeks to infuse the oil. Shake the jar every day to ensure the leaves are fully covered in oil.

lilacs in oil

After the infusion period, strain the oil. 

straining the lilacs

In a double boiler or a heat-safe bowl set over a pot of simmering water, melt the beeswax pellets, shea butter, and the infused oil together. 

all oils combined

Once it is fully melted, set aside in the fridge until it is solid, which is about an hour or so.  

lotion hardened

Mix with a hand mixer until it is fluffy and has a whipped consistency. 

Add the mica powder. Be sure to mix it thoroughly until you get the color you like. 

add mica powder

Pour the mixture into small glass jars. 

Notes

  • You don’t need to use mica powder if you don’t want to.
  • Add in floral essential oils for an extra scent and benefits.
  • I used a hand held mixer and it worked great, but any mixer will do.
top view of lilac lotion

Lilac Lotion

Materials

  • 1 cup fresh lilacs
  • 1 cup avocado oil
  • ½ cup infused lilac oil
  • ¼ cup shea butter
  • ¼ cup beeswax pellets
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon purple mica powder

Tools

  • Glass jar
  • Strainer mason jar lid (optional) or regular strainer
  • Mixer

Instructions

    1. Add your flowers into a glass jar. Pour the oil over the flowers to make sure they are fully covered.
    2. Cover the jar with a lid and leave for 2-4 weeks to infuse the oil. Shake the jar every day to ensure the leaves are fully covered in oil.
    3. After the infusion period, strain the oil.
    4. In a double boiler or a heat-safe bowl set over a pot of simmering water, melt the beeswax pellets, shea butter, and the infused oil together.
    5. Once it is fully melted, set aside in the fridge until it is solid, which is about an hour or so.
    6. Mix with a hand mixer until it is fluffy and has a whipped consistency.
    7. Add the mica powder. Be sure to mix it thoroughly until you get the color you like.
    8. Pour the mixture into small glass jars.

    Notes

    • You don't need to use mica powder if you don't want to.
    • Add in floral essential oils for an extra scent and benefits.
    • I used a hand held mixer and it worked great, but any mixer will do.

    Ways to Use DIY Lilac Scented Lotion

    Here are some great ways to use a lilac lotion:

    • All-over body moisturizer – Apply your lilac body lotion all over after bathing or showering to hydrate while enjoying the floral scent.
    • Massage lotion – Lilac lotion works wonderfully for massages. The scent is relaxing and the moisturizing oils soften skin.
    • Foot cream – Smooth on lilac lotion at bedtime and slip on some socks for an aromatherapeutic treatment for tired feet.
    • Cuticle cream – A little dab rubbed into the nail cuticles helps moisturize and prevent hangnails.
    • Perfume boost – Layering perfume over lilac scented lotion amplifies and extends the wear of your favorite floral fragrances.
    • Dry skin soother – Dab into any dry elbows, hands, knees etc. to moisturize while the soothing antioxidants reduce flakes and irritation.
    • Neck cream – Apply lilac lotion to your neck and chest before bedtime to moisturize while you inhale the relaxing aroma. This is a great lilac lotion recipe for face!
    • Makeup primer – The emollient oils hydrate and create a smooth base for flawless makeup application.
    • Hand lotion – Keep a bottle of lilac hand lotion in your bag to moisturize hands throughout the day leaving them soft and delicately scented.
    • After-sun soother – Lilac’s anti-inflammatory and cooling properties are perfect for nurturing sun-kissed skin.
    • Aromatherapy – Inhale the fragrance directly from the bottle or dab on pulse points for an instant mood boost anytime.
    finished lilac lotion

    DIY Lilac Lotion Wrap-Up

    Your homemade lilac lotion is now ready to hydrate and nourish your skin! Apply a small amount daily after bathing to enjoy all the benefits of lilacs in a convenient homemade body care product.

    Try experimenting with different oil and butter bases like almond or jojoba oil and cocoa or mango butter depending on your skin type.

    Whip up a new batch of lilac scented body lotion each lilac season to enjoy the antioxidant and aromatic perks of purple blooming lilacs all year long. Your skin will thank you!

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