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RECIPE: Basic Lotion

Simple lotion kit for beginners or for crafters who need a quick and easy addition to their product line.

Project Level: Easy
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Yield: 10-8 oz, 5-4 oz, 5-2 oz.


  • 1 Gallon(s) Basic Lotion Base
  • 2 Ounce(s) Lemongrass Verbena* Fragrance Oil 357
  • 2 Ounce(s) Stained Glass Forest Green Liquid Color
  • 10 Piece(s) 8 oz Clear Boston Round Plastic Bottle - 24/410
  • 5 Piece(s) 4 oz Clear Boston Round Plastic Bottle - 20/410
  • 5 Piece(s) 2 oz Clear Boston Round Plastic Bottle - 20/410
  • 10 Piece(s) 24/410 White Smooth Disc Top Cap
  • 10 Piece(s) 20/410 White Smooth Disc Top Cap
  • 1 Piece(s) 38/400 Gallon Jug Pump
  • 2 Piece(s) Gloves Latex (Medium) - Powder Free


  •  Large Glass Mixing Bowl
  •  Large Spoon
  •  Microwave
  •  Plastic Funnel
  •  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. Remove cap from gallon jug of lotion. Pour approximately 1/2 of lotion into a 64 oz. glass pyrex bowl.
  3. Put bowl into microwave and heat for 1 minute. Take out and stir. Lotion should be heated until almost completely liquid. (DO NOT BOIL).
  4. Continue to heat at 20 second intervals until a liquid consistency. Stir well.
  5. Add 2 oz. of fragrance oil and mix well.
  6. Add a few drops of color to lotion until a light green color is achieved. (You will be adding this lotion back into the gallon jug so the color you make the lotion will lighten once mixed wih the other half of lotion base.)
  7. White lotion is still in a liquid form, quickly pour back into the gallon jug (a funnel might be helpful when doing this).
  8. Screw cap back onto gallon jug and shake well until all product is thoroughly incorporated.
  9. Take original cap off jug and insert gallon pump. Begin pumping lotion into each bottle until they are all filled.
  10. Let lotion cool completely before capping bottles to avoid condensation forming on inside of bottles.
  11. Once cooled, apply caps and label product accordingly.

INCI Ingredient Label: Water,Glyceryl Stearate,Cetearyl Alcohol, Proysorbate-60,Stearyl Alcohol,Sunflower Oil, Allantoin,Propylene Glycol,Isopropyl Palmitate, Petrolatum,Diazolidinyl Urea,Methylparaben, Propylparaben,BHT,Disodium EDTA,Carbomer, Benzophenone-4,Stearic Acid,Fragrance,Triethanolamine,Tetrasodium EDTA,Green 5,Yellow 5

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"I am just wanting to make up lotion in a gallon container, and use it for myself. Can I just mix it up in the gallon basic lotion container, add a pump and use it directly from the container? Would it be too thick to use this way, and will it stay good until I have a chance to use it all? Thank you."

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Posted By: Kim   |   June 24, 2016

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"The recipe for the basic lotion has lemongrass verbena fragrance oil listed. Is that a basic fragrance usually added to all recipes along with any other fragrance that you want to use, or is it to be replaced with the fragrance oil that you intend to use? I want to make Dream Angel lotion, do I also add the lemongrass verbena in it too? "

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Posted By: Kim   |   June 24, 2016

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"What happens if you do not microwave (or heat on stove top) the lotion base and just add fragrance to the base? "

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Posted By: Elizabeth   |   May 07, 2016

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"what is the shelf life of the completed product?"

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Posted By: Stephanie   |   March 25, 2015

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"Can I use essential oils such as lavender or rosemary instead of the scent and color in the starter kit? How would the ingredient label change?"

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Posted By: Robin   |   December 07, 2014

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