Light Spring Lotion 3

You know how the saying goes that March comes in like a lion? I have to agree with that. During this time, I get the worst spring fever and I have to be outside every chance I get. It also means that I forget to apply a lotion and my skin gets dry and haggard due to the stormy lion-like weather we get. Yikes! Considering where I work and what I do, my skin shouldn’t look like this! Do you run into the same trouble that I do? Let’s head to the kitchen and whip up a solution for this dry skin problem we are having!

I choose the oils I did because they are light and not heavy. I wanted a lotion that wasn’t heavy or excessive but would allow me to return to my paper work without leaving greasy smudges over everything.

I also used a high percentage of Hydrovance for this lotion. I wanted to combat the extremely dry skin I am having. My hands were feeling like sand paper! You know, the 40 grit sand paper. Ugh! It was so bad touching things made me shudder. I really like the way my hands feel now, not dry and actually feeling soft and smooth again. After a week of using this lotion, I expect that my hands will be back to normal! Yay!


Coconut Oil Fractions
Vigin Coconut Oil
Stearic Acid
Emulsifying Wax
Coconut Fragrance Oil
Germaben II
Immersion Blender
Microwave Safe Container
Containers for finished lotion


Recipe in Grams
10 grams Squalane
10 grams Coconut Oil Fractions
20 grams Hydrovance
10 grams Vigin Coconut Oil
10 grams Stearic Acid
10 grams Emulsifying Wax
140 grams Water
2 grams Coconut Fragrance Oil
2 grams Germaben II
Recipe in Ounces
0.35 ounces Squalane
0.35 ounces Coconut Oil Fractions
0.71 ounces Hydrovance
0.35 ounces Vigin Coconut Oil
0.35 ounces Stearic Acid
0.35 ounces Emulsifying Wax
4.49 ounces Water
0.07 ounces Coconut Fragrance Oil
0.07 ounces Germaben II
Recipe in Percentages
5% Squalane
5% Coconut Oil Fractions
9% Hydrovance
5% Vigin Coconut Oil
5% Stearic Acid
5% Emulsifying Wax
66% Water
Q.S. Coconut Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Germaben II

Weigh all of the ingredients except for the Coconut Fragrance Oil and Germaben II into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until everything in completely melted. Using an immersion blender, mix everything until fully incorporated. Allow the lotion to cool below 170°F then add the Coconut Fragrance Oil and Germaben II. Stir well. Pour the finished lotion into jars or bottles. Enjoy!


Finished Lotion

Empty Beaker

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Water and Hydrovance

Mixing Lotion

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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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3 thoughts on “Light Spring Lotion

  • Mollie

    Taylor I have the same issue with the skin on my hands!
    Especially around my nails… 🙁
    I need to make new lotion, so I’m going to try this recipe out, thanks for sharing!

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  • Jen

    This lotion is fabulous! Can you believe I didn’t have 10 whole grams of squalane? I was ~2 grams short and substituted jojoba. Thank you, Taylor, for giving us something to combat the dry skin nasties. 🙂

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  • Mollie

    I did end up making this lotion, and loved it!
    I made it the first time as you’ve listed, and the second time I made it with Rose Hydrosol. 🙂
    Very nice feel, fast absorbing and moisturizing!
    Thanks for the great recipe!

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