Emu Oil Lotion

Yesterday we learned about Emu Oil and its fatty acid profile. Today I’m going to craft a lotion recipe featuring this oil.

Naturally, I’ll start with Emu Oil. The properties it will bring to the lotion are moisturizing and restoring the skin’s barrier function. It also will help with preventing trans-epidermal water loss and will penetrate the skin’s barrier.

Come along to the workroom as I work with this interesting oil.

What You’ll Need


Distilled Water
Emu Oil
Emulsifying Wax
Vitamin E Natural
Liquid Germall Plus
Ancient Oudwood Fragrance


Microwave-safe container
Silicone Spatula
Stick Blender
Bottles and Caps


70% Distilled Water
20% Emu Oil
5% Hydrovance
3% Emulsifying Wax
1% Vitamin E Natural
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% Ancient Oudwood Fragrance

100-gram Test Batch

70 grams Distilled Water
20 grams Emu Oil
5 grams Hydrovance
3 grams Emulsifying Wax
1 gram Vitamin E Natural
0.5 gram Liquid Germall Plus
0.5 gram Ancient Oudwood Fragrance

12-ounce batch

8.4 ounces Distilled Water
2.4 ounces Emu Oil
0.6 ounce Hydrovance
0.36 ounce Emulsifying Wax
0.12 ounce Vitamin E Natural
0.06 ounce Liquid Germall Plus
0.06 ounce Ancient Oudwood Fragrance


Weigh water, Emu Oil, Hydrovance, and Emulsifying Wax into a microwave-safe container. Heat, using short time bursts, stirring after each heating, until mixture is liquid.

Use a stick blender to mix the ingredients into an emulsion. Check the temperature. Allow the mixture to cool below 120ºF before adding temperature-sensitive ingredients.

Once the mixture has cooled, stir in Vitamin E Natural, Liquid Germall Plus, and fragrance. Mix well, and pour into bottles. Allow the lotion to cool completely before adding caps and labels to your bottles. Enjoy!

Emu Oil is a fluid oil.

Ingredients before heating.

Adding heat sensitive ingredients.

Pouring into bottles.


This is a very fluid lotion that takes some time to work into your skin. It leaves behind a slightly greasy feel, but much less than some other formulations I’ve encountered. My skin feels very well hydrated after using this Emu Oil Lotion.

This lotion is a perfect one to use with our high viscosity pumps!

After a few hours, I noticed my hands still felt moisturized and I did not need to reapply lotion as I usually do several times a day. Emu Oil has staying power!

I love the light spicy scent of Ancient Oudwood Fragrance Oil in this lotion. It covers the slight odor the Emu Oil has and is a treat for the senses!

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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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