Dry Skin Lotion 8

Spring is definitely here and that means summer is on its way. Here in Utah, that means that we are already seeing the beginning signs of dry skin. I wanted to make a lotion that would help the skin retain its moisture. Keeping the skin moisturized is very important because it helps the skin retain its youthful appearance. Come fight the signs of aging with this dry skin fighting moisturizer!

I used Hydrovance because it is a super moisturizer and does not leave behind the stickiness of glycerin. Try this lotion. Apply it to the back of one hand and not the other. At the end of the day, note how each hand feels. One will be soft and silky; the other will be dry, scaly and rough. Don’t believe me? Request a sample in your order today! Try the power (and enjoy the luxury) of Hydrovance today.

Tamanu Oil was also added to the formulation. (I couldn’t resist.) As many of you know, I absolutely adore Tamanu Oil. I believe this oil should have a place in every soap makers closet, on every vanity and in every medicine cabinet. It is so incredible in soften the skin and helping the skin stay hydrated. I can’t say enough good things about Tamanu Oil!

Collect Needed Items:

Calendula Oil
Evening Primrose
Tamanu Oil
Wheat Germ Oil
Emulsifying Wax
Stearic Acid
Microwave Safe Container
Immersion Blender
Containers for cream


Recipe in Grams
21 grams Calendula Oil
35 grams Evening Primrose
14 grams Tamanu Oil
35 grams Wheat Germ Oil
35 grams Emulsifying Wax
35 grams Stearic Acid
35 grams Squalane
35 grams Hydrovance
483 grams Water
7 grams Optiphen
Recipe in Ounces
.71 ounces Calendula Oil
1.23 ounces Evening Primrose
.49 grams Tamanu Oil
1.23 ounces Wheat Germ Oil
1.23 ounces Emulsifying Wax
1.23 ounces Stearic Acid
1.23 ounces Squalane
1.23 ounces Hydrovance
17.04 ounces Water
.25 ounces Optiphen
Recipe in Percentages
3% Calendula Oil
5% Evening Primrose
2% Tamanu Oil
5% Wheat Germ Oil
5% Emulsifying Wax
5% Stearic Acid
5% Squalane
5% Hydrovance
69% Water
1% Optiphen

Weigh everything except the Optiphen into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Using an immersion blender, mix the solution together. Stir occasionally while the lotion cools. When the lotion has cooled to below 120 F, the Optiphen can then be added. Stir well and pour into containers. Enjoy!

Note: I did not add a fragrance to this lotion. If you would like a fragrance, add it with the Optiphen in this recipe. Remember, the sky is the limit.


Finished Lotion

Weighing Oils

Weighing Stearic Acid

Weighing Oils

Heated Lotion

Mixing Lotion

Mixing Lotion

Adding Preservative

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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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8 thoughts on “Dry Skin Lotion

  • moirakris

    great timing for this formula. I have been trying to come up with something really similiar to this and you have saved me so much work!

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  • Julie Marcil

    This lotion sounds fantastic. I may have to include tamanu oil in some future order.

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  • alaskalady


    I’ve been wanting to make some lotions, but would like to try some samples before I get started. Andee has suggested we can ask for samples to see which ones we like best. That would be wonderful.

    Thanks very much.

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  • Sylvia

    I just received a sample of this lotion and stroked onto my hands immediately – wow! – and then rushed into my workroom to check out the formula. This cream felt so good – and I would swear that there was some sort of added fragrance and was surprised that none had been included. So I checked the fragrances of the components and realized that the Tamanu Oil contributes to the lovely fragrance – exquisite.

    I’m so ”over the moon” about this lotion and will be making some tomorrow! Luckily I have everything needed – thanks to you and my ”late in the night” shopping.

    Thank you so much for enabling me to be impressive!

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  • Taylor Post author


    I am so glad you enjoyed this lotion! Yippee! I am so glad we help make you look great!

    Let us know how your lotion goes.


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  • sailorzeo

    I’d like to try this lotion, but I’m gluten-intolerant and don’t know for sure if wheat germ oil will affect me negatively. In a “better-safe-than-sorry” mode, what would be the best substitute for the wheat-germ oil?

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    • Andee

      If you have any of the following oils, these would be our recommendations for substituting in place of the Wheat Germ.

      Almond Oil
      Apricot Kernel Oil
      Calendula Oil
      Cranberry Seed Oil
      Grapeseed Oil
      Hemp Seed Oil
      Red Raspberry Seed Oil
      Sunflower Oil

      I would agree completely with you that it is better to be safe than sorry. I hope this helps!

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