Emergency Lotion for Dry Skin Day 2 1

Yesterday I made the Emergency Lotion for Dry Skin. I really liked it, but it took some work to rub into the skin. Perfect for when you want a massage, but I also wanted a lotion that was similar but more fluid, without the required time to rub it into the skin. Well, I think I have it! Come join me for a quick lotion in the kitchen.

For this variation of the Emergency Lotion formulation, I decided to reduce the percentage of Stearic Acid so it wouldn’t be so stiff and waxy. I reduced the Stearic Acid from 5% to 2%. The remaining 3% I added to the water.

I also changed one of my oils. Instead of using Argan Oil, I used Black Currant Oil. Black Currant Oil is a new product in our catalog. This oil is light in feel but also high in gamma-linolenic acids. These fatty acids are important for helping the skin renew itself. Perfect for when we are trying to combat dry skin. Wahoo!



Black Currant Oil
Emulsifying Wax
Stearic Acid


Microwave Safe Container
Dropper Bottle



1% Lanolin
6% Black Currant Oil
7% Hydrovance
5% Emulsifying Wax
2% Stearic Acid
78% Water
1% Optiphen

Recipe in Grams

4 grams Lanolin
24 grams Black Currant Oil
28 grams Hydrovance
20 grams Emulsifying Wax
8 grams Stearic Acid
312 grams Water
4 grams Optiphen

Recipe in Ounces

0.03 oz Lanolin
0.84 oz Black Currant Oil
0.98 oz Hydrovance
0.70 oz Emulsifying Wax
0.70 oz Stearic Acid
10.58 oz Water
0.03 oz Optiphen


Weigh everything into a microwave safe container except for the Optiphen. Heat gently until everything has melted. Stir well. Add the Optiphen. Stir well. Pour into jars. Seal, label and enjoy!


The finished lotion was more fluid and didn’t require much time to rub it into the skin. The skin felt fresh and soft, almost like I had climbed from the shower. It is the perfect apply-and-go type of lotion. I am very happy with these results. Try this lotion for simple hydration in this summer heat!



Finished Lotion

Finished Lotion

Weighing Ingredients

Weighing Ingredients

Heated Ingredients

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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One thought on “Emergency Lotion for Dry Skin Day 2

  • jen

    This lotion is AWESOME. I love how it feels wet going on, then just sinks away. Not having any Black Currant Oil on hand, I substituted argan oil. I was worried I was making a mistake by putting it into a bottle instead of a jar, but it dispenses just fine. Thank you, Taylor, for the lotion inspiration (just making for me, but it is sooo much fun to experiment).

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