Celebrating the Rediscovery of a Royal Recipe

In the late 1990s, Majestic Mountain Sage was located in Orem, Utah, and Tina developed a recipe called “Royal Light Lotion with Aloe Vera.” It was taught as part of a lotion-making class and also included in a lotion-making kit sold at that time.

Royal Light Lotion with Aloe Vera is a fabulous treat for the skin.

Royal Lotion was very popular, and customers frequently requested the recipe, but somehow it was never published on the website or in a blog. And somehow, it got lost.

Fast forward to 2020. Andee was going through some old paperwork and ran across a printed copy in a group of ad workups for magazines that aren’t published any longer. It looks like someone in 1998 had made a batch of the Royal Lotion and had printed out the recipe to create 16 ounces. The maker’s notes were written on the paper as well.

Oddly enough, as these things seem to go, we’ve received some requests for the Royal Lotion recipe in the past few years. We’re so glad to have recovered it to share again, and now it’s updated with Liquid Germall Plus as a preservative.

After hearing all about this recipe, I can’t wait to try it! Join me in my workshop to make up a test batch of Royal Light Lotion. Andee describes the lotion as “a light lotion with little to no drag and no residue so you can get on with the next thing you need to do.”

Royal Light Lotion with Aloe Vera


74% Distilled Water
9.5% Sweet Almond Oil
5% Jojoba Oil
4% Emulsifying Wax
2.5% Freeze Dried Aloe Vera Powder
2% Stearic Acid
1.5% Glycerin
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% Frankincense Fragrance Oil
0.5% Myrrh Fragrance Oil

Grams (100-gram test batch)

74 grams Distilled Water
9.5 grams Sweet Almond Oil
5 grams Jojoba Oil
4 grams Emulsifying Wax
2.5 grams Freeze Dried Aloe Vera Powder
2 grams Stearic Acid
1.5 grams Glycerin
0.5 grams Liquid Germall Plus
0.5 grams Frankincense Fragrance Oil
0.5 grams Myrrh Fragrance Oil

Ounces (makes 16 oz)

11.84 oz Distilled Water
1.52 oz Sweet Almond Oil
0.8 oz Jojoba Oil
0.64 oz Emulsifying Wax
0.4 oz Freeze Dried Aloe Vera Powder
0.32 oz Stearic Acid
0.24 oz Glycerin
0.08 oz Liquid Germall Plus
0.08 oz Frankincense Fragrance Oil
0.08 oz Myrrh Fragrance Oil


Combine all ingredients (except preservative and fragrance oils) in a microwave-safe container. Heat the mixture to melt all the waxes using 30-second increments. Using an immersion blender, mix until all ingredients are emulsified.

All ingredients are added to a beaker and ready to be heated.

Ingredients after being heated for one minute. Not quite melted enough, so back into the microwave it goes.

I like to check to be sure the mixture has reached a temperature higher than that needed to melt the highest melt point ingredient.

Once the lotion has cooled below 120ºF, add preservative and fragrance oils. Finally, pour the lotion into containers and allow it to cool completely before capping.

Notes & Comments from the original recipe:

A wonderful fragrance for men. Sandalwood is also nice in this one.

This is a light lotion with little to no drag. It absorbs quickly but lasts a long time. This lotion will softly hold its shape for a few minutes but will eventually take on the shape of the container.

Add gold trim to the package, and call it Three Kings Lotion for Christmas.

Notes from 2021:

Since I did not have either of the fragrances in the original recipe, I used a 1:1 blend of White Grapefruit Essential Oil and White Sage. It was a great fragrance blend that has received many good compliments.

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About Denise

I'm a crazy goat lady who got into making my own soap with goat milk, found MMS to order supplies, and now I get to combine my love of creating skin care products with a job to pay the feed bill. I live in Alaska and greatly enjoy the unique aspects of my northern home - summer days when it never gets dark and the Northern Lights dancing above in winter. Favorite scents include Wild Mint and Ivy, Rhubarb & Sugar Cane, and Eucalyptus Spearmint.

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