Sea Salt Lotion


This week’s been focused on salty things. We did a salt scrub fragranced with Sea Salt Fragrance Oil, a Soleseife (salt brine) soap, and today we’ll do a salty scented lotion, again using Sea Salt Fragrance Oil.

The salt scrub we made on Tuesday contains grapeseed oil, liquid shea oil, glycerin, and squalane. I think those ingredients would make a fine base for a lotion!

The lotion will have water instead of salt, of course, and I’ll have to add an emulsifier and a preservative. Otherwise, the two formulas will be pretty much the same.

Join me in making this salty-scented lotion.

What You’ll Need

Supplies

Distilled Water
Grapeseed Oil
Liquid Shea Oil
Glycerin
Squalane Oil
Emulsifying Wax
Liquid Germall Plus
Sea Salt Fragrance Oil

Equipment

Scale
Microwave-safe Container
Silicone Spatula
Thermometer
Transfer Pipettes
Bottles and Lids

Formula

71% Distilled Water
12% Grapeseed Oil
8% Liquid Shea Oil
3% Glycerin
3% Emulsifying Wax
2% Squalane Oil
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% Sea Salt Fragrance Oil

100-gram Test Batch

71 grams Distilled Water
12 grams Grapeseed Oil
8 grams Liquid Shea Oil
3 grams Glycerin
3 grams Emulsifying Wax
2 grams Squalane Oil
0.5 gram Liquid Germall Plus
0.5 gram Sea Salt Fragrance Oil

12-ounce Batch

8.52 ounces Distilled Water
1.44 ounces Grapeseed Oil
0.96 ounce Liquid Shea Oil
0.36 ounce Glycerin
0.36 ounce Emulsifying Wax
0.24 ounce Squalane Oil
0.06 ounce Liquid Germall Plus
0.06 ounce Sea Salt Fragrance Oil

Instructions

Weigh all ingredients but preservative and fragrance oil into a microwave-safe container.

Heat using short time bursts of 30 seconds, stirring after every heating, until all components of the mixture have melted. Use a stick blender to blend until an emulsion is reached.

Allow the lotion to cool to below 120 degrees F before adding preservative and fragrance oil. Stick blend again to combine the preservative and fragrance.

Pour finished lotion into bottles, label, and enjoy. Leave the caps off the bottles until the lotion has cooled to room temperature to avoid condensation inside the bottle.

Ingredients before melting.

Mixing melted ingredients.

Notes

This smells so nice! I tried it after using the Sea Salt Scrub on my hands, and it was perfect! My hands felt like they’d had a day at the spa! Now if only I could do something about my super dry, cracked cuticles. Maybe next week I’ll make something to treat them to some moisture.

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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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