Valentine’s for Him – Lotion 12

I wanted a lighter lotion so the man in your life can slather it on and go. I have found most men prefer a light lotion that they can apply then ignore. This is a perfect recipe! Now your hubby can have a lotion he can apply and then go back to work. It doesn’t matter if he is an office guy or an outdoors guy. Scent as your guy enjoys!

I wanted a light lotion so I tried to formulate using light to mid-weight oils. I wanted an almost delicate lotion whose presence could be ignored by your man so he can go on with his day. I added Pumpkin Seed Extract because it softens and treats dull and dry skin. It really rejuvenates and heals the skin for a healthy appearance and feel. I also just had to add Tamanu Oil. It has fabulous healing properties and it smells great. Its nutty aroma blends so well with many masculine scents. Mmn. Who knew great skin could smell so good?

Collect needed items:

Stearic Acid
Emulsifying Wax
Sodium Lactate
Coconut Oil Fractions
Evening Primrose Oil
Pumpkin Seed Extract
Tamanu Oil
Macadamia Nut Oil
Vitamin E Acetate

Water, Distilled
Bay Rum Fragrance Oil

Microwave safe container for weighing ingredients
Transfer Pipettes
Containers for the finished products (I will be using 8 fl oz low profile jars.)
Recipe in Grams
7 grams Stearic Acid
20 grams Emulsifying Wax
10 grams Sodium Lactate
45 grams Coconut Oil Fractions
10 grams Evening Primrose Oil
5 grams Pumpkin Seed Extract
5 grams Tamanu Oil
5 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
2 grams Vitamin E Acetate
2 grams Squalane

380 grams Water, Distilled
3.75 grams Optiphen
2.5 grams Bay Rum Fragrance Oil

Recipe in Percentages
1.4% Stearic Acid
4% Emulsifying Wax
2% Sodium Lactate
9% Coconut Oil Fractions
2% Evening Primrose Oil
1% Pumpkin Seed Extract
1% Tamanu Oil
1% Macadamia Nut Oil
.4% Vitamin E Acetate
.4% Squalane

76.4% Water, Distilled
.7% Optiphen
.5% Bay Rum Fragrance Oil

Heat all ingredients except for Optiphen and Bay Rum Fragrance Oil until liquid. Blend well. Allow the solution to cool to less than 120 F. Add the Optiphen and Bay Rum Fragrance Oil. Mix well. Pour into containers and label.


Finished Lotion

Weighing Steric Acid

Weighing Oils

Adding Water

Blending the Lotion

Filling Jars

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About Taylor

I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.

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12 thoughts on “Valentine’s for Him – Lotion

  • atin_co

    I really like this recipe, it sounds nice and light but moisturizing at the same time. Tamanu is one of my favorite speciality oils. I have all of the ingredients to make this lotion except for the squalane. What can I substitute?



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  • Taylor Post author


    You can use Sesame, Macadamia Nut or more Coconut Oil Fractions.

    Of all of these subs, I would personally prefer an increase in Coconut Oil Fractions.
    I really love this oil. It is just fabulous and I like it so much I have a roller bottle on my desk!

    As a plus, I also know you have it on hand. You go girl!
    Let us know how this recipe works out for you.

    Best Wishes,

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  • atin_co

    Thanks Taylor!

    Just one more question – is this lotion thin enough to put in a bottle with a pump, or only in a jar as you show?


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  • caren

    Is this lotion light enough to snap your fingers right after applying it? My husband hates lotion, after he applies it to my back, he washes his hands!!!

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  • Taylor Post author

    This lotion is fluid enough to put in a bottle with a pump.
    Andee and I should display more of our lotions in bottles,
    after all, there is less of a contamination issue. 🙂

    I had to think about that so I went to grab a sample and try
    it. I applied it quite liberally, far more liberally than your
    husband probably would. I can snap my fingers, touch paper
    without residue and my hands are soft! Yes!

    I hope that with this recipe you just might change your
    husband’s mind! 😉


    I hope this answers your questions and don’t hesitate to
    ask more. This is what I am here for!


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  • atin_co

    I made this lotion over the weekend, substituting more Coconut Oil Fractions for the Squalene as Taylor suggested. I also used Jasmine FO instead of the Bay Rum FO. I don’t normally use FOs but I wanted some floral lotion for myself, and so decided Jasmine it would be. The lotion turned out great! I put it in 1 16 oz bottle with pump, and filled part of a 4 oz jar also. It really does soak nicely into your skin without any oily feel after applying. Thanks Taylor for the great recipe!


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  • Taylor Post author


    I am so glad you enjoyed it! I haven’t been able to keep this delightful lotion on my desk!
    It keeps disappearing only to reappear with someone saying “This is really good. Do you
    have a sample I can keep on my desk?” It makes me laugh.

    Anyway, have a blast with your lotion!

    Best Wishes,


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