Kailua Bay Lotion 6

When we arrived in Hawaii back in November, one of the first things I noticed was the heady plant scents floating through the airport. While I was in Hawaii, I actually got to smell a tuberose and I couldn’t believe my nose. I really thought I was back in the warehouse, packing our Kailua Bay Fragrance Oil! Today, we are going to make the Kailua Bay Lotion from the June 2000 Soap Swap. This light, fast absorbing lotion was raved over by the swap participants and for good reason, it is addictive!

Collect needed items:

Citric Acid
Liquid Glycerin
Stearic Acid
Emulsifying Wax
Mango Butter
Sweet Almond Oil
Colorless Jojoba Oil
Germaben II
Kailua Bay Fragrance Oil
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
0.07 ounces Citric Acid
0.49 ounces Liquid Glycerin
0.85 ounces Stearic Acid
1.73 ounces Emulsifying Wax
1.41 ounces Mango Butter
2.47 ounces Sweet Almond Oil
0.71 ounces Colorless Jojoba Oil
29.03 ounces Water
0.28 ounces Germaben II
0.12 ounces Kailua Bay Fragrance Oil
Recipe in grams
2 grams Citric Acid
14 grams Liquid Glycerin
24 grams Stearic Acid
49 grams Emulsifying Wax
40 grams Mango Butter
70 grams Sweet Almond Oil
20 grams Colorless Jojoba Oil
823 grams Water
8 grams Germaben II
3.5 grams Kailua Bay Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
0.2% Citric Acid
1.3% Liquid Glycerin
2.3% Stearic Acid
4.7% Emulsifying Wax
3.8% Mango Butter
6.6% Sweet Almond Oil
1.9% Colorless Jojoba Oil
78.1% Water
0.8% Germaben II
0.3% Kailua Bay Fragrance Oil

Weigh all ingredients except Germaben II and Kailua Bay Fragrance Oil into the microwave safe container. Heat in the microwave using short time bursts until everything is melted. Blend the ingredients to a smooth, creamy consistency using the immersion blender. Add Germaben II and Kailua Bay 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: This recipe makes approximately 32 fl oz of cream.

Enjoy! Remember, my samples go out in all our orders unless you request “no samples.”

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Cooled lotion on my finger.

Collect needed supplies.

Weighing the first four ingredients.

Adding oils to the beaker.

Adding the oils to the beaker.

Mixing the ingredients with the immersion blender.

Filling bottles with finished lotion.

Adding water to the beaker.

Adding Kailua Bay Fragrance and Germaben II.

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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6 thoughts on “Kailua Bay Lotion

  • CanfieldFive

    We’re loving all these lotion recipes! I’m glad you posted this because I was looking for a recipe for a light and fast absorbing lotion.

    I had a quick question- I noticed that all the lotion recipes so far include Citric Acid. I did read that it balances the acidity of the lotion, but what exactly does that mean? What is lotion like with vs. without citric acid?


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    • Andee Post author

      Citric is often used to reduce the pH of ingredients that are more soap like. The citric can reduce the pH of your water in the event you have hard water. If you are using distilled water, especially older distilled water, then omit the citric acid altogether.

      Not all formulations use citric. Most don’t.

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  • bluebutterflz

    I’ve been looking for a better scale for a while… the one shown in this picture… do you sell this one? I noticed it measured in smaller amounts… If you do how many pounds will it allow?

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    • Andee Post author


      This is where we have the scales we offer. For lotions we suggest a scale that has 0.1 gram readability. This means we can make small batches and not feel like we must make full bath tub size batches before we know if we like the recipe or not.

      Do you make lotions frequently (or wish you could)? Do you wish to sell your lotions? Do you also make soap (Cold Process) or lip balm?

      If you make soap frequently, and lotion rarely, then you could get the scale that offers 1 gram readability. It really depends on the types of things you wish to make.

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  • bluebutterflz

    I would be making everything… so it would really be nice to have a .01 gram readability. Thanks for letting me know! I’ll check them out!

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