Luscious Lotion With Emu Oil & Lanolin

Recently I made a lip balm using Lanolin and Emu Oil. I called it Luscious Lip Balm because it truly is!

Finished lotion on my palm.

After using it for a couple of weeks, I decided the combination of oils might be wonderful in lotion, too.

To create the lotion formula, I used all the oils from the lip balm formula, but I left out the beeswax. Instead, I added water, plus a preservative, and some fragrance oil. (You get bonus points if you figure out at this point what I forgot to add! LOL!)

Join me in my workroom as I make a batch of what I hope will be Luscious Lotion!

What You’ll Need


Shea Butter
Cocoa Butter
Hemp Oil
Emu Oil
Castor Oil
Emulsifying Wax
Liquid Germall Plus
(I used Lavender Flowers)


Microwave-safe container
Stick Blender
Pump Closures



70% Water
7% Shea Butter
4% Cocoa Butter
4% Hemp Oil
4% Emu Oil
4% Emulsifying Wax
3% Lanolin
3% Castor Oil
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% Fragrance

100-Gram Test Batch

70 grams Water
7 grams Shea Butter
4 grams Cocoa Butter
4 grams Hemp Oil
4 grams Emu Oil
4 grams Emulsifying Wax
3 grams Lanolin
3 grams Castor Oil
0.5 gram Liquid Germall Plus
0.5 gram Fragrance


Weigh all ingredients but preservative and fragrance in a microwave-safe container or double boiler. Heat gently, stirring often, until all ingredients are liquified.

Use a stick blender to mix well, then allow the mixture to cool below 120ºF. At that point, add preservative and fragrance. Stir well to combine, then pour into bottles.

Ingredients before melting.

Pouring lotion into bottles.


I nearly failed right out of the gate! When I wrote this formula (admittedly at the end of a pretty long day), I forgot to include Emulsifying Wax. I realized the lack after I’d already weighed and melted my oils and water. Oops! Back to the starting gate. Then, as the new mixture was cooling, I realized I’d left out a humectant. (Face palm!) I decided not to go back to the drawing board, but if you’d like to add a humectant to this formula, I’d recommend 3% Glycerin or Hydrovance, and remove 1% from Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, and Hemp Oil to keep your formula at 100%.

Now to try the lotion I’ve made!

OH! This turned out nice! It rubs in readily without any greasy residue. The Lavender Flowers fragrance is subtle but very nice.

If you’re looking for a quick, simple lotion recipe that hits the bullseye, this one may be it!

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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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