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RECIPE: Simple Lotion

Get started with lotion making with this simple recipe! In this recipe we use Crafter's Choice® Basic Lotion Base and enhance it with fragrance. This recipe can easily be customized by swapping out our chosen fragrance for the scent of your choice. If making a substitution, choose a fragrance without vanilla content and with an IFRA maximum of 1.5% or greater. There are hundreds of fragrance options to make this lotion your favorite!

Project Level: Easy
Estimated Time: 1/2 Hour
Yield: (4) 3.75 oz. Jars


  • 16 Ounce(s) Basic Lotion Base
  • 5 ml(s) Sweet Rain Fragrance Oil 561
  • 4  4 oz Clear Basic Plastic Jar - 58/400
  • 4  58/400 Black Straight Top Cap - F217 Liner


  •  Microwave
  •  Mix & Pour Funnel Pitcher
  •  Scale - Digital Display (Professional)
  •  Spatula
  •  Droppers - Plastic

Recipe Directions

NOTE: If you are making these products for sale, good manufacturing practices recommend you wear a hairnet, gloves and a mask. We also recommend a clean apron.
  1. Prepare for the project. Create a safe workplace that is clean and secluded from small children and pets.
  2. Empty the contents of one sixteen-ounce jar of Basic Lotion Base into a Mix & Pour Funnel Pitcher.
  3. Microwave the pitcher with lotion for 30 seconds.
  4. Add 5 mL of Sweet Rain Fragrance Oil to the warmed lotion using a plastic dropper to measure.
  5. Stir with a spatula until the fragrance is incorporated.
  6. Scoop 3.75 ounces of lotion by weight into each jar.
  7. Set aside to cool.
  8. Twist on the tops.
  9. (Optional) Finish by adding a cosmetic label to your product. Include the product name, directions for proper use, ingredients listed in descending order of predominance, your name or business name, contact information and net quantity of contents.

INCI Ingredient Label: Water, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate-60, Stearyl Alcohol, Sunflower Oil, Allantoin, Propylene Glycol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Petrolatum, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, BHT, Disodium Carbomer, Benzophenone-4, Stearic Acid, Fragrance.

Wholesale Supplies Plus is not responsible for the products you create from our supplies. You alone are responsible for product and recipe testing to ensure compatibility and safety.
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"What is the benefit of heating the lotion base?"

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"is a preservative needed? and what is the shelf life. thank you!"

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