Autumn Moisture Maintenance 3

I know the Autumn Moisture Maintenance seems appropriate for a season when leaves turn orange and fall to the ground, but this lotion is an awesome moisturizer for any time of year. This is the perfect light lotion for the winter hooligans that you call family and friends, whether they enjoy skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, or skating. I love this lotion for the light feeling and for the easy absorption by the skin. I’ll bet you will enjoy this lotion too!

Collect needed items:

Citric Acid
Liquid Glycerin
Emulsifying Wax
Stearic Acid
Cranberry Seed Oil
Tamanu Oil
Shea Oil
Germaben II
Autumn Afternoon Fragrance Oil or the fragrance oil of your choice
Microwave safe container for weighing ingredients
Transfer Pipettes
Containers for the finished products (I’m using the 2 oz MDPE Bottles, Size 20 with a Size 20 Black Disk Top Lid.)


Recipe in ounces
21.23 ounces water
0.04 ounces Citric Acid
0.71 ounces Liquid Glycerin
1.13 ounces Emulsifying Wax
0.18 ounces Stearic Acid
1.52 ounces Cranberry Seed Oil
0.63 ounces Tamanu Oil
0.99 ounces Shea Oil
0.26 ounces Germaben II
0.26 ounces Autumn Afternoon Fragrance Oil
Recipe in grams
602 grams water
1 gram Citric Acid
20 grams Liquid Glycerin
32 grams Emulsifying Wax
5 grams Stearic Acid
43 grams Cranberry Seed Oil
18 grams Tamanu Oil
28 grams Shea Oil
7.5 grams Germaben II
7.5 grams Autumn Afternoon Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
79% water
0.1% Citric Acid
2.6% Liquid Glycerin
4.2% Emulsifying Wax
0.7% Stearic Acid
5.6% Cranberry Seed Oil
2.4% Tamanu Oil
3.7% Shea Oil
1% Germaben II
1% Autumn Afternoon Fragrance Oil

Weigh all ingredients except Germaben II and Autumn Afternoon Fragrance Oil into the microwave safe container. Heat in the microwave using short time bursts until everything is melted. Blend using the immersion blender. Add Germaben II and Autumn Afternoon Fragrance Oil once the temperature drops below 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Blend until completely mixed. Pour into bottles and allow to cool completely. Cap the bottles.

Notes: Remember to choose fragrances that will complement the faint nutty odor of the Tamanu Oil.

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Autumn Moisture Maintenance on my finger.

Collect all needed items.

Weigh all ingredients.

Ingredients after microwaving for 90 seconds.

Using the immersion blender to blend ingredients.

Pouring lotion into a bottle.

Lotion is almost thoroughly mixed.

Filled and capped bottles.

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About Andee

Director of Happiness. I'm a thirty-something soap snob. I've grown up with handmade soaps, and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps, and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!

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3 thoughts on “Autumn Moisture Maintenance

  • slyman82

    I just made this today and it turned out too liquid. I’m not sure if there is too much water, but I’m having a rough time trying to make it solidify.

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  • intothepretend

    Wow, I’ve never made a cream with only oils before. (I always include Butters too) So this sounds really interesting. Also, I recently bought some Tamanu oil from your store, and I just tried some of it straight last night on this nasty spot of Eczema I have, and in turn, got it on my hands. Oh my god, it feels so heavenly! I think it is my new favorite oil. And my ankle (where I have bad eczema) looks WAY better, less inflamed and cracked. I had been using this steroid cream, but since I make natural products, I hate using it, but it’s all that has worked so far.
    But I think I will keep going with Tamanu Oil, I think it might do the trick, and I can kick that Steroid cream!

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  • intothepretend

    I received my package of Shea Oil and Cranberry Seed Oil in the mail Friday, and made this recipe today. I agree with the first comment, this is too much water. 602 grams is equal to about 2.5 Cups. I stopped adding water at 1 cup, and that is a bit thin. I’d say, add 3/4 cup Water with a tsp of Borax (sodium borate) dissolved in the water.

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