Light Daily Hand Lotion 9

Yesterday we made our intense hand treatment. As nice as it is, the cream is not something you can apply in the middle of the day and then go back to work. I wanted to make an ultra-light lotion that could be applied without making the phone, keyboard and paper greasy. Come join me for this light, daily hand cream that is perfect for sitting on the any desk! In this formulation, I used Hydrovance. The Hydrovance will help keep the skin soft and hydrated without feeling sticky like glycerin. It is light and doesn’t seems to leave a residue like other humectants seem to do. When trying for a lotion that can be applied without marking any papers, this is the perfect humectant! This formulation also includes Peach Kernel Oil. Peach Kernel Oil is light and non-greasy oil. This will also help keep the lotion light and prevent it from being heavy and leaving marks on everything. Peach Kernel Oil is also an oil that is very marketable. A major plus! Sunflower is another a light oil. It is also high in oleic acids. This means that it has a longer shelf life. There is nothing worse than a lotion that contains an oil that has gone rancid. Sunflower is a great oil that helps avoid that problem. Isn’t that fantastic? I think so.I also used Veggie Wax in this formulation. It is still somewhat of a new emulsifier to our catalog. I wanted to create a lotion that would be vegan friendly while trying out this emulsifier. What do you think of our Veggie Emulsifier?


Peach Kernel Oil
Sunflower Oil
Veggie Wax
Argan Oil
Summer Melon Fragrance Oil
Microwave Safe Container
Emulsion Blender


Recipe in Grams
2 grams Peach Kernel Oil
6 grams Hydrovance
4 grams Sunflower Oil
5 grams Veggie Wax
2 grams Argan Oil
87 grams Water
1 gram Summer Melon Fragrance Oil
1 gram Optiphen
Recipe in Ounces
0.07 oz Peach Kernel Oil
0.21 oz Hydrovance
0.14 oz Sunflower Oil
0.17 oz Veggie Wax
0.07 oz Argan Oil
3.06 oz Water
0.03 oz Summer Melon Fragrance Oil
0.03 oz Optiphen
Recipe in Percentages
2% Peach Kernel Oil
6% Hydrovance
4% Sunflower Oil
5% Veggie Wax
2% Argan Oil
87% Water
1% Summer Melon Fragrance Oil
1% Optiphen


Weigh all ingredients except the additives (Fragrance and Optiphen) into a microwave safe container. Heat in the microwave using short time bursts until everything is melted. Blend the ingredients to a smooth, creamy consistency using the immersion blender. Add the additives once the temperature drops to 120° F into the lotion. Stir gently until completely mixed. Pour into bottles or jars and allow to cool completely before labeling. Enjoy!


Finished Lotion

Weighing Ingredients

Weighing Ingredients

Mixing Lotion

Finished 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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9 thoughts on “Light Daily Hand Lotion

  • Leslie

    I love the new veggie wax. I’m new to lotion making, and have had a hard time finding a handmade lotion that I really like. I’ve fallen in love with the veggie wax emulsifier and my husband and niece are loving it too. I used the new French Lime Blossom fragrance as well and can’t get enough of it. Such awesome products!

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    • Andee

      I’m glad to hear you like our products! We have tried to make our products worthy of reviews like yours!

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      • Leslie

        I’m really excited to tell you that my husband (who has been more than a little leery about me making lotions and lip balms, and point blank refused to try them) was talked into trying the lotion I made and love. He’s requested more with a few tweeks and approved Emmett for a fragrance as well. I’m so happy, thank you! He has some recurring skin problems from his deployments, and I’ve been trying for years to get him to ty something more natural.

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  • Canfield Crafts

    I really like the Veggie emulsifier! I had to experiment a few times before I got it right- I’m used to working at higher temps when making lotion, and for me the veggie emulsifier comes together at 110 degrees or under. Couldn’t get used to that at first! But now that I’ve got a reliable method I really like it. 🙂 I noticed that the appearance of the regular emulsifier gives you a lotion with a really glossy sheen in the jar, while the veggie emulsifier is matte in the jar. I don’t have a preference as far as that goes, but I thought it was interesting. Thanks for offering a non-petroleum alternative! 🙂


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