I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Mother’s Day is next Sunday and I have a really fun (and easy) Mother’s Day gift idea that I wanted to share with you for making rhinestone monogrammed lotion pumps I also wanted to share this recipe for an amazing lotion that has pretty much changed my life the past few months. If you need a gift idea, this combination of lotion with the monogram pump is so easy!
So first, let me tell you about this lotion recipe because I have been so excited to share it with you guys!
A friend gave me a jar of this lotion for Valentine’s Day in a mason jar. I kept it by my sink and started using it every day and after a couple days, I looked at my hands and arms and could not believe how smooth and great they looked. I have the worst hands after growing up in the frozen tundra of Minnesota and have always been self conscious in how old they look after years of cold and dry weather. I have tried everything imaginable and nothing has ever helped.
After a couple weeks of using the lotion, my hands and arms began to look like they did in my 20’s (I’m in my 40’s). I know that’s so crazy to say that but the difference has been so incredible for me because they are smooth, very hydrated and so much younger looking. I called my friend Samantha and asked her what the heck she put in that jar!? She texted me the recipe and I could not believe what was in it, just a few inexpensive products;
8 oz. Vitamin-E Cream
15 oz. Baby Lotion
8 oz. Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (not the liquid but the solid form unmelted) (only comes in a 16 oz. container so you could either double recipe or cut the solid oil in half from a 16 oz. container).
1 oz. Collagen Beauty Cream (optional** see note below)
(You can also use Aveeno baby lotion as a substitute if you do not want the baby lotion smell and I tried it both ways and while it’s still good, I prefer the original pink baby lotion better).
You mix the ingredients together in a mixer until it’s completely mixed together (I did it for about 5 minutes on high) and that’s it! I did however, add a slight tweak to her recipe and added 1 oz. of Collagen Cream because I wanted a little help with firming the skin on my hands and the tweak took the lotion to a whole new level by adding a little help with firming my newly hydrated hands!
Of course, since it was working serious magic on my hands and arms, you know what I was thinking right?! If it does this on my hands, what will it do on my face?!
Well…, I started using it on my face and it did the same thing! The lotion made a huge difference almost overnight and after a month, I just couldn’t believe the difference. Smooth, well hydrated and finer lines. To play it safe, not knowing if the lotion would clog my pores, I used the St Ives Oatmeal Scrub several times a week on my face. I had absolutely no breakout or anything other than absolutely amazing results.
Ok, now that I have told you all about the recipe (can you tell I’m a little passionate?), I wanted to give you a pretty monogram pump project for you to fill with this lotion and also a great way to give as a gift.
Any kind of soap pump should work for the lotion. I used a clear glass soap pump that I found in the bathroom section at Target. I know Kmart has great clear plexi-glass soap pumps as well.
All you do is pick up rhinestone sticker letters from your craft store and get a large letter for the last name initial (middle) and a sheet of smaller letters with the alphabet in rhinestones (first and middle initial). These rhinestone sticker letters have a much stronger adhesive than regular stickers, so it’s perfect for glass. (Be sure and clean the area that you are going to monogram with alcohol first)
Below is what they look like:
The trick to getting the lotion into the pump is to use either a plastic frosting bag or put lotion in ziploc bag (use a spatula) a snip the corner (like frosting) and squeeze into the pump. A funnel won’t work because the lotion is too thick.
Ok guys, you have to trust me on this lotion! It really is so awesome to have finally found something so inexpensive that actually works and I swear, has reversed time on my hands and face. If you do try it, please, please come back and tell me what you think!
Have a great week friends and thanks for stopping by!
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