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Beer for Men Lotion Recipe
Author: Wholesale Supplies Plus
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

This creamy lotion is perfect for your manly man. He won't mind using a beer scented lotion that will leave his skin moisturized and non-greasy.

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You alone are responsible for product and recipe testing to ensure compatibility and safety.

Project Level: Moderate
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Yield: 8 - 8oz Bottles


  •  72  Liquid **see note in directions.
  •  1.6 Ounce(s) Soy Butter Blend
  •  3.80 Ounce(s) Chamomile Butter Blend
  •  3.0 Ounce(s) Babassu Oil
  •  2.0 Ounce(s) Pumpkin Seed Butter Blend
  •  3.2 Ounce(s) Emulsifying Wax - Soft & Silky
  •  2.60 Ounce(s) Stearic Acid
  •  0.25 Ounce(s) Rosemary Oleoresin Extract (ROE)
  •  1.08 Ounce(s) Preservative - Sorbic Acid +2 PF
  •  1.0 Ounce(s) Summer Ale Fragrance Oil 733
  •  8 Piece(s) 8 oz Amber Cosmo Oval Plastic Bottle - 24/410
  •  8 Piece(s) 24/410 Black Ribbed SADDLE Pump Top


  •  Large Glass Mixing Bowl/Measuring Cup
  •  Microwave
  •  Plastic Bag for filling bottles
  •  Scale (to measure ingredients)
  •  Spatula
  •  Spoons for mixing
  •  Stick Blender

INCI Ingredient Label: Water or Beer, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil (and) Chamaemelum nobile extract (and) Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Ceteareth-20,Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Stearic Acid, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil,Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid, Fragrance, Rosemary Oleoresin Extract

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. **We used 64 ounces of beer and 8 oz. of water to make this recipe. You can use more water and less beer if you choose. If batch is too large to make all at once, cut recipe in half to make 4 - 8 oz. bottles.
  3. Measure beer and pour in a glass bowl. Let sit out overnight or until beer becomes flat.
  4. Measure beer and water and add to a large glass mixing bowl.
  5. Heat in microwave for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add stearic acid and emulsifying wax to heated beer/water. Stir to incorporate.
  7. Heat beer/water/wax/acid mix for another 2-3 minutes until temperature reaches 150°-175°.
  8. Add butter and oil and stir until butters have melted completely.
  9. Stick blend mix for 1-2 minutes.
  10. Set aside and allow mixture to cool to 115°-120°. This will also allow mixture to thicken. You can stir mixture occasionally if you desire. This may take 30-45 minutes.
  11. Add Rosemary Oleoresin Extract (ROE) and Optiphen Plus to lotion mix and stir well to incorporate. (*If the mixture develops a cottage cheese texture you can stick blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute.)
  12. Add fragrance and stir with spatula to incorporate. You may stick blend if you prefer.
  13. Scoop lotion into a plastic bag and pipe the lotion into your bottles. Allow them to sit open for up to 1 hour to ensure the lotion is completely cooled.
  14. Add your pump closure and label as desired.

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"We just made this lotion. It wasn't bought as a kit (it was always sold out) but everything was weighed out on a scale and the only thing changed was the walnut oil. We used sweet almond oil. We even bought Bud Light Lime. Its been sitting for several hours, maybe 4 or 5 at least and it is like water. Not a thin lotion, but water. What could have gone wrong and is there a way for me to fix it? Thank you, Lynda"

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Posted By: Lynda   |   October 31, 2017

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"Hi, you said you used Bud Lite Lime which sounds great but it also said in an answer to someones question that you used a craft beer. Could you tell me what a craft beer is? Thank you, Lynd"

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Posted By: Lynda   |   May 09, 2017

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"Beer for men Lotion one of the answers was it did smell like beer, not sure if that would be a good smell or bad smell?? What is craft beer that you used? Does have a good scent?"

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Posted By: Cheryl   |   March 31, 2016

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"What kind of beer did you use for the recipe? Is there a better kind or is it up to personal choice, ie stout vs lager, etc..."

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Posted By: Severine   |   February 03, 2016

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"What is the skin benefit of using beer as part of all of the liquid in this lotion?"

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Posted By: Tasha   |   September 16, 2014

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