Lemon Chiffon Cake Day Lotion 1

Today, March 29, is Lemon Chiffon Cake Day.

I get a lot of inspiration from calendars, and today is no exception. I saw a photo of a lovely yellow cake with white frosting, and I immediately thought of our luscious Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil.

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


Distilled Water
Avocado Oil
Golden Jojoba Oil
Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil
Emulsifying Wax
Stearic Acid
Liquid Germall Plus
Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil
Lemon Yellow Color


Microwave-safe container
Stick Blender
Silicone Spatula
Transfer Pipette
Jars and Lids


75.5% Distilled Water
6% Avocado Oil
5% Golden Jojoba Oil
4% Glycerin
4% Emulsifying Wax
2% Stearic Acid
2% Dimethicone
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
6 grams Avocado Oil
5 grams Golden Jojoba Oil
4 grams Glycerin
4 grams Emulsifying Wax
2 grams Stearic Acid
2 grams Dimethicone
0.5 gram Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil
0.5 gram Liquid Germall Plus
0.5 gram Lemon Sugar Fragrance Oil
4 drops Lemon Yellow Color

24-ounce Batch

18.12 ounces Distilled Water
1.44 ounces Avocado Oil
1.2 ounces Golden Jojoba Oil
0.96 ounce Glycerin
0.96 ounce Emulsifying Wax
0.48 ounce Stearic Acid
0.48 ounce Dimethicone
0.12 ounce Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil
0.12 ounce Liquid Germall Plus
0.12 ounce Lemon Sugar Fragrance
Q.S. Lemon Yellow Color


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.

Ingredients weighed before heating.

Finished cream scooped into a plastic bag for piping into jars.


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!

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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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