Marga’s First Body Lotion Recipe

How to make homemade body Lotion
I have made lotions for several months now, but until now I have been following recipes. The following one is the first one I’ve planned out by myself. Alas, I haven’t made it yet and I’m not going to make it until I run out of the many other lotions I have – but I’m writing it down here so I don’t lose it. This recipe should give you a bit over 10 oz of lotion.
As for the instructions, they are the usual ones. Mix the oils and waxes and heat until they emulsify. Wait until they cool down or heat the waters until they are the same temperature as the oils. Pour the oils into the water, slowly and gradually with a stick blender, until they emulsify and thicken, then add the vitamin E, preservative and fragrance and blend well.

  • 1/2 oz Apricot seed oil
  • 1/2 oz Shea butter
  • 1/2 oz Jojoba oil
  • 1/2 oz Avocado oil
  • 1/2 oz Stearic acid
  • 1/2 oz Emulsifying wax
  • 6 oz water
  • 1 oz aloe vera
  • 1/4 tsp. glycerin
  • 1/2 tsp. vitamin E oil
  • 1/2 tsp. phenonip (preservative, skip if you want)
  • 4-10 drops essential or fragrance oils
  • colorant (optional)

1 Comment

  1. Marga

    It’s been a few months, but I’ve finally made this recipe – minus the stearic acid, which I simply forgot about. I like the results very much. They make for a pretty light lotion (understandably, given that stearic acid is a thickener). It’s not at all oily and it absorbs quickly. I’m quite pleased.

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