Lovely Body Lotion – Summer Edition 8

Finished Summer Body Lotion

Finished Summer Body Lotion

We are fast approaching the lazy days of summer and I am dreaming of piling into my hammock with a good book and a nice cool glass of lemonade. It may still be a bit chilly to sleep outside right now here in Northern Utah but it doesn’t mean it can’t be in my plans! Today I want to make a creamy body lotion that will help keep the skin hydrated and soft without being overly heavy. Come join me!

I really love this lotion because even if you apply too much, you can easily rub it in. How do I know? I had an over excited six year old helping me test this lotion. He dipped a spoon into the lotion and before I could get a word in, plopped a big spoonful on my arm. While I typically follow the philosophy that a little goes a long way, I was pleased with how light this lotion is. I do not feel like I am leaving greasy fingerprints on my keyboard or my paperwork. I am super glad about that! I also feel like my skin is doing a good job at retaining its moisture without losing it quickly to the air. And the best part? My picky testing assistant liked it, too! He even asked for his very own jar.

If you have kids (or adults) who are picky about lotions or have ones who apply it all the time, I think this is a great option. It is light, easily rubs in and is very good at moisturizing! Come join me to make your very own batch!

Mango Butter
Shea Oil, Liquid
Sesame Oil
Emulsifying Wax
Aloe Powder
Bergamot and Chamomile Fragrance Oil
Liquid Germall Plus
Microwave Safe Container


Recipe in Grams
25 grams Mango Butter
15 grams Shea Oil
5 grams Sesame Oil
25 grams Emulsifying Wax
12.5 grams Glycerin
12.5 grams Hydrovance
1.25 grams Aloe Powder
400 grams Water
1.25 grams Bergamot and Chamomile Fragrance Oil
2.5 grams Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Ounces
0.88 oz Mango Butter
0.53 oz Shea Oil
0.18 oz Sesame Oil
0.88 oz Emulsifying Wax
0.44 oz Glycerin
0.44 oz Hydrovance
0.04 oz Aloe Powder
14.11 oz Water
0.04 oz Bergamot and Chamomile Fragrance Oil
0.09 oz Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Percentages
5% Mango Butter
3% Shea Oil
1% Sesame Oil
5% Emulsifying Wax
2.5% Glycerin
2.5% Hydrovance
0.25% Aloe Powder
80% Water
0.25% Bergamot and Chamomile Fragrance Oil
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weigh everything except the fragrance oil and Liquid Germall Plus into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until the oils and waxes are liquid. Using an immersion blender, stir the mixture well. We don’t want the lotion to separate on us! Once the lotion is below 120°F, add the fragrance oil and Liquid Germall Plus.

At this point, I like to scoop my lotion into a plastic bag so I can pipe it into my jars. Once the jars are filled, cap and label them. Enjoy!

Adding Water

Adding Water








Mixing Lotion

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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8 thoughts on “Lovely Body Lotion – Summer Edition

    • Andee

      Yes! This would be great in a bottle. This recipe will make approximately 17.5 ounces of lotion. I would say this will fill four 4 fl oz bottles with possibly some left over.

      I hope this helps!

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      • Daveeda

        Thank You. I have another question. I have Optiphen Plus Preservative and Cyclomethicone, can I use that instead of the Glycerin? because I have the Cyclomethicone and Optiphen Plus on Hand. Thanks.

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        • Andee

          Do you have another humectant on hand? I would use Sodium Lactate, Hydrovance, honey or another humectant in place of the Glycerin. If you do not, I would omit the Glycerin and use that amount as water. It won’t feel the same without a humectant. The Optiphen Plus could replace the Liquid Germall as the preservative. The Cyclomethicone could be added as part of the water content, but I would use no more than 5% of the total formula.

          I hope this helps!

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            • Amanda

              Cyclomethicone is actually a silicone so it would be added to the oils. It is not a water soluble ingredient. Just thought I’d let you know. Love this blog!

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            • Tina


              You are correct that cylcomethicone is a silicone oil. Do you do phases such as water phase and oil phase?

              We do a dump, heat and mix method. This works well for very small batches.


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