Simple Homemade Mayo

Happy Friday!!  I hope everyone had a great week!  I myself am looking forward to the weekend.

For those of you with little babies at home, struggling for sleep, a shower or just to go to the bathroom.  Love every minute of it, please!!!    Surely someone will let me sing silly songs, play trains/cars, pretend there are sharks in the “water” (also know as the carpet), and potty train their toddler.  You can come deal with kids driving, getting jobs and college visits.  I just can’t handle how fast these kids are growing up!!  I love every minute, though.  Even the hard, emotional, drama-filled, angry one.  For those of you with teenagers, you see what I did there.  Those of you with little’s – will understand one day that all of those emotion happen simultaneously with teenagers.

Ok, story time!  Several years ago, one middle school aged child (who will remain nameless) came to me in tears before school.  Upon asking what was wrong…she proceeded to tell me “I can’t tie my shoes because of my shirt.”  (imagine tears streaming down her face, panic in her eyes, and one untied shoe on).  Sometimes it is better not to ask!  So I told her I would find her a better shirt.  I quickly went to the laundry room to get a freshly washed shirt (assuming her room probably had every clean shirt thrown all over it, because none of which would allow her to tie her shoes).  Once a new shirt was selected I proceeded to locate said child.  I walked in her room and was greeted with a cheerful smile and a “hi, mommy”.  Noting both shoes tied on her feet, I quickly hid the new shirt behind my back, said it was almost time to go and backed out of the room.   I have since told her this story and we got a good laugh.

Every stage is different with kiddos.  It is important to be PRESENT for all them.  (even the kids driving, getting jobs, and college visits stages – however, hard they may be for this mom’s heart).

So to wrap up the post about my mayo recipe.  HAHA!!  I was home alone making this mayo, guess I was missing my kids, which prompted this post.

This mayo is so easy to make and so delicious.  I like it better than any of the store bought mayo out there.  Here are some of the kitchen tools used in this recipe:

Lemon Juicer by Pampered Chef – love, love, love this lemon juicer.  It is so easy to use and gets all the juice out. HINT:  Roll your lemon on the counter before you cut it and juice it.  This will get the juices flowing and yield more juice.

Bella Immersion Blender – this is inexpensive and totally worth the money just for the mayo.  However,  you can use it for so much more.


Homemade Mayo

Homemade Mayo - Paleo and Whole30
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 cup Avocado Oil
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard


  1. Put all ingredients in a small jar (you can get small mason jars at the dollar stores).  Then insert the immersion blender into the jar.  Allow blender to touch the bottom of the jar.  Turn it on and leave it at the bottom.  Once you see that the mayo is beginning to form at the bottom, you can slowly raise the blender up and down to pull the oil from the top and fully combine the mayo.  Store in the fridge.  It will last up to 2 weeks depending on the expiration date of your eggs.  Mine never last more than a week because I eat it before then.