Friday, September 2, 2011

Inspired by Jill - DIY lotion combo!

Jill, the lovely lady behind Just Peachy, recently inspired me to try my hand at combining lotions.

So I did! I didn't take pictures, but I could snap one of the resulting product, if you want!

I combined:
~ 2.5 oz. of Alba Botanica Mineral Facial Sunblock Fragrance Free SPF 20
~ half a jar of Garnier Nutrisse Refreshing Gel Cream oil-free moisturizer
and a 2 oz. travel-size Ecotools Body Lotion.

The result is a somewhat runny lotion that still has some heft to it and also provides an initial cooling sensation upon application. The sunblock itself was way too thick, pasty, and white for even my pale face, but I figure the zinc oxide in it is good for calming irritated skin. The body lotion was just nothing special, and the gel cream, well, I'll talk more about that when I finish the other half of the jar. It's ok, but I still think I do better with a serum or hydrating mist under an oil-containing moisturizer.


  1. Yay! Glad I could inspire you! Combining things was such a great way for me to get some un-loved products used up!

  2. And also, mixing things is fun!