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RECIPE: Apple Cider Lotion

This lotion is packed with moisturizing butter and oils. Creates a barrier on the skin for cold, dry wintery weather.

Project Level: Moderate
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Yield: 16 oz


  • 11.2  Water
  • 2.0 Ounce(s) Emulsifying Wax - Soft & Silky
  • .80 Ounce(s) Soybean Oil
  • .40 Ounce(s) Coconut Oil - Fractionated
  • .40 Ounce(s) Macadamia Butter Blend
  • .32 Ounce(s) Shea Butter - Ultra Refined
  • .32 Ounce(s) Palm Oil
  • .32 Ounce(s) Apple & Cinnamon* Fragrance Oil 248
  • .16 Ounce(s) Vitamin E Natural T-50
  • .08 Ounce(s) Optiphen Plus
  • 2 Piece(s) 8 oz Clear Boston Round Plastic Bottle - 24/410
  • 2 Piece(s) 24/410 Natural Ribbed SADDLE Pump
  • 1 Tablespoon(s) Crimson Sparkle Mica Powder


  •  Hand Mixer
  •  Large Glass Mixing Bowls - 2
  •  Microwave
  •  Scale (for weighing ingredients)
  •  Scissors (to cut dip tubes)
  •  Spatula

Recipe Directions

  1. 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.
  2. All ingredients should be weighed to ensure lotion comes out correctly.
  3. In large glass bowl, add 11.2 ounces of water.
  4. To water, add 2.0 ounces of emulsifying wax.
  5. Place in microwave and heat until wax has completely melted. Wax may take 2-3 minutes to completely melt.
  6. In separate bowl, measure and add soybean oil, coconut oil, macadamia nut butter, shea butter and palm oils.
  7. Place bowl in microwave and heat for about 1 minute. This should be just enough to warm all ingredients and melt the butters.
  8. Remove from microwave and gently stir.
  9. With hand mixer, begin to mix water/wax mixture. After about 1 minute, add oil/butter mixture.
  10. Continue to mix, scraping sides of bowl with spatula.
  11. Lotion may take up to 5 minutes or more to emulsify. Once lotion has thickened, add fragrance, vitamin E and Optiphen Plus preservative.
  12. Continue to mix. Lotion will become light and airy with mixing.
  13. Remove 4 oz (1/2 cup) of lotion from bowl. To remaining lotion, add Crimson Sparkle Mica Powder to color (about 1/8 teaspoon). Mix color in well.
  14. Using a cake decorating piping bag or Decorator Pro, fill each bottle with colored lotion.
  15. Pipe uncolored lotion on top of lotion in bottle (dividing between both bottles).
  16. Once lotion has completely cooled, place pump into bottle. Cut dip tube to length of bottle.
  17. Label product accordingly.
  18. If making Kit, contains enough product to make a double batch of lotion.

INCI Ingredient Label: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Ceteareth-20,Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil (and) Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Fragrance, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid, Mica (and) Iron Oxides

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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"I already have a bottle of Germall Plus on hand. Can I use that in this recipe instead of Optiphen?"

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Posted By: Brandi   |   February 12, 2015

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"I prefer not to use the microwave. Can I gently melt the wax/water mixture in a double boiler?"

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Posted By: Michelle   |   September 30, 2014

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