Lotion Comparision Test 6

Last week, I made two batches of lotion for a finished product comparison between Hydrovance and Sodium Lactate. The recipe is the exact same except for the Sodium Lactate and Hydrovance. These samples will be going out with orders. If you get a sample of these two lotions, try them! You will be be able to feel the difference first hand!


Recipe in grams
108 grams Sodium Lactate or Hydrovance
108 grams Stearic Acid
180 grams Emulsifying Wax
540 grams Coconut Oil Fractions
2700 Water
18 grams Germaben II
18 grams Polynesian Red Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentage:
2.9% Sodium Lactate or Hydrovance
2.9% Stearic Acid
5% Emulsifying Wax
14.7% Coconut Oil Fractions
73.5% Water
0.5% Germaben II
0.5% Polynesian Red Fragrance Oil

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Two comparison 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 “Lotion Comparision Test

  • Zany

    Thanks for doing this comparison, Andee. I’ve used the sodium lactate in lotion and quite like it. I have not tried the hydrovance yet, but would love to. (Hint, hint — I’m putting an order in now… 😉


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  • Zany

    I just received a sample of the lotion with hydrovance — it feels WON-DER-FUL! It feels silky and elegant and sinks right in. And I really like the Polynesian Red fragrance. Hard to describe that scent — reminds me of pomegranate? Maybe? Thank you so much!


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    • Andee Post author

      Pomegranate is the prominent note in the Polynesian Red. I’ve found this fragrance to be a fantastic unisex fragrance. Teen boys don’t care for it as much, but when they are in there early twenties, they start to enjoy it. My mom and dad both love this fragrance, so I made a bar soap for them with the Polynesian Red.

      I’m glad you like the lotion!

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  • Jaime

    Hi all,

    I received both samples and I have to say they both make my skin soft, but it seems like the sodium lactate brings more moisture and goes deeper into my skin then the other. Also I absoulety love the fragrance. Can you make a purfume with the Polynesian Red fragrance?

    Love it,


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  • SilverFirsFarm

    I got my perfumers kit today- thank you SO much Andee and Sage team, its like Christmas day! I cant wait to start playing around with it, creating custom blends. EVERYONE should enter this contest, it really is such an amazing prize and you guys are so generous to do this for your customers.
    Jamie- the glass ball rollers from MMS are great for perfume oils, I make them using Golden Jojoba as the carrier, and with MMS scents you need less than 10%, in fact for some thats too much!

    PS on Hydrovance.. I got some last time I was up there and hadnt had a chance to try it yet, so I ran my own experiment this weekened too- I made my regular lotion with glycerin, and one with hydrovance.. there was no comparison, the hydrovance lasted longer and felt silkier and it felt like it “sunk in”. I’m a believer. I havent used Sodium Lactate, but I’ll have to try that now too, lol. Next order I guess 🙂

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