How to Make a Basic Lotion (from scratch!)

0

Playlists

Loading...
Making your own lotion is super easy! You can use the recipe in the video or another one from http://www.humblebeeandme.com/how-to-make-lotion/—the process is the same :)

THE RECIPE IN THE VIDEO

73g | 2.5oz water (at one point I say both 73g and 75g—it's 73g!)
2g | 0.07oz honey or vegetable glycerin

5g | 0.17oz shea butter
14g | 0.49oz sunflower oil
6g | 0.21oz complete emulsifying wax (emulsimulse/ritamulse, polawax, BTMS-50, or emulsifying wax NF)

Broad spectrum preservative, as required (learn more at http://www.humblebeeandme.com/faqs/what-preservative-should-i-use-how-much-of-it-should-i-add/)

8 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops peru balsam essential oil
(You can use different essential oils if you want, have fun with it!)

Emulsimulse INCI: Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, and Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate
Polawax INCI: Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-150 Stearate, Polysorbate 60, and Steareth-20
BTMS-50 INCI: Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol
E-Wax NF INCI: Cetostearyl Alcohol and Polysorbate 60

PRODUCTS USED

Glass Prep Bowls
http://amzn.to/28ovXoZ

NorPro Jar/Icing Spatula
http://amzn.to/1touIpO

2-cup Pyrex Measuring Cups
http://amzn.to/1XNTYTg

Milk frother (it looks like the one I used is discontinued)
http://amzn.to/1tjd0na

120mL/4oz Pump-Top Bottle
http://amzn.to/1tjdEko

120mL/4oz Mason Jars
http://amzn.to/1Oijxsb

HumanGear GoToob
http://amzn.to/1U1b6hJ
(you can fill two 2oz tubes or have a bit of leftover lotion if you use a 3oz)

For ingredients, check out http://www.humblebeeandme.com/resources/ for a list of places to shop all over the world, or:

Shea butter
http://amzn.to/1U1baOB

Sunflower oil
http://amzn.to/1tje2j1

Emulsifying Wax NF
http://amzn.to/1XNW19O

ON PRESERVATIVES

What preservative should I use? How much of it should I add?
http://www.humblebeeandme.com/faqs/what-preservative-should-i-use-how-much-of-it-should-i-add/

Some common myths & misconceptions about preservatives
http://www.humblebeeandme.com/faqs/common-myths-misconceptions-preservatives/

MUSIC

Daily Beetle by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1500025
Artist: http://incompetech.com/