I just read about a great alternative to lotion!
These are the ways I have heard you can use it. (note: below are not my original ideas; a friend's of a friend that were too cool not to spread around)
You can use it straight and whip it up and lather it right on (great for a prego belly), or melt it a bit and combine some other great things...like Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter. Add a little extra virgin olive oil and stick it in the fridge until it becomes solid, and then have at it! Your new lotion with lots of natural goodness :-)
--Cool website for Shea Butter if you're feeling really adventurous!