Today, March 29, is Lemon Chiffon Cake Day.
Lemon Sugar is a happy fragrance that combines zesty citrus notes of Italian lemon, yuzu, mandarin with lychee, orange blossom, and ginger flower, then adds sensual undertones of oak moss, caramel, and white santal.
Where would one use Lemon Sugar? I have always loved it in soap, but I recently took a turn in the direction of lotion for this scent.
Check out this super simple formula for a great-smelling lotion that might just remind you of lemon chiffon cake.
What You’ll Need
75.5% Distilled Water
6% Avocado Oil
5% Golden Jojoba Oil
4% Emulsifying Wax
2% Stearic Acid
0.5% Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Lemon Yellow Color
100-gram Test Batch
75.5 grams Distilled Water
18.12 ounces Distilled Water
Weigh everything but the preservative and fragrance into the microwave-safe container. Heat using 30-second time bursts until all the solids are melted.
Use the stick blender to create the emulsion, blending until the mixture is thoroughly combined. Use a silicone spatula to scrape down the sides of the container a few times while mixing.
Add the Lemon Yellow Color, mixing well after each addition of color until you are satisfied with the way it looks.
Allow the mixture to cool below 120ºF before adding the preservative and fragrance. Stir well to combine, or use the stick blender again.
Pipe into jars and leave uncapped until lotion has cooled fully.
Oh! This lotion smells so good!
Because I was after a lemony-looking lotion, I chose to use the Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil, hoping it would provide enough color. When the lotion was blended, I felt like it needed a boost, so I added 4 drops of Yellow Color to bump up the hue.
I was surprised at how stiff the lotion turned out. Definitely not a lotion but a cream. Oh well! I probably could have left out the Stearic Acid and had a more fluid formulation. (If I were to leave out the Stearic Acid, I’d add the 2% to the water in the formula to keep it at 100%.)
No worries! I was really going for smell, and Lemon Sugar didn’t let me down!