Learning how to make lotion is a fun, creative endeavor that is so satisfying! Just a few simple ingredients mixing...(emulsifying if you want to use the scientific word) to create a creamy, luscious, natural homemade skin product that you'll be happy to use on yourself and your loved ones!
When making lotion, you can use a variety of carrier oils for your specified skin-type. For example, for an anti-aging body lotion, I would use hazelnut or grape seed oil. As a natural pain remedy, I would add a mix of lavender, lemon & marjoram essential oils. And, don't forget the natural benefits of coconut oil if you decide to learn how to make lotion.
Below I've put together lotion recipes that I've used in several classes that I've taught. The formula is simple and the results are impressive! You can gather your ingredients from your favorite supplier, click on each ingredient to see my favorite supplier, or you can simply purchase all of the ingredients needed in a Lotion Making Kit as a one stop shopping convenience!
Ingredients That You'll Need
Additional Tools You'll Need
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Why These Ingredients?
Shea butter is filled with antioxidants, especially vitamin E. It has a long shelf life and is quickly absorbed in the skin.
Sweet almond oil is good for all skin types. It is beneficial for dry skin & helps relieve itching, soreness and dryness. It is rich in minerals, vitamins and proteins.
Avocado oil is known for its healing and moisturizing properties. It is very nutritious for the skin, penetrates quickly, and contains vitamins A, B and E as well as beta carotene.
We’re also using some ingredients that may not sound familiar: stearic acid & emulsifying wax.
Stearic Acid is really not an acid at all. It is derived from Palm oil and is used to thicken the lotion.
Emulsifying wax is melted and used to mix the oil & water together.
— Warning: a bit of chemistry here— under normal circumstances, water & oil don’t mix; water is polar and oil is non-polar so the oil will naturally float on the top of the water. When we add the emulsifier, an ingredient that is both hydrophilic & lipophilic (water & oil loving) the two ingredients mix nicely!
Phenonip-This is a preservative that must be used to keep your lotions from growing green, fuzzy stuff. If you prefer no preservatives in your lotions, you may omit them, store the lotion in the refrigerator and use within 3 weeks.
Feeling a little overwhelmed by all of these ingredients? Now you can get everything you need to create 3 bottles of natural lotion just the way you like it! In this kit you'll receive all of the pure ingredients and detailed instructions to make 3-4oz bottles of lotion. The detailed instructions provided, will walk you step by step through this process and you will be proud to use your own, handmade, body products.
Do It Yourself Lotion Making Kit
This lotion making kit is just $30. It's perfect for girl's night, party favors or a snowy day at home.
$22.50 plus $7.50 for shipping, careful handling and beautiful packaging. It's perfect for me to ship as a gift.
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