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Rosemary Mint Hand/Body Lotion Recipe
Author: Wholesale Supplies Plus
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The moisturizing ingredients in this lotion are packed full of essential fatty acids which create soothing emollient properties for the skin. The isopropyl myristate gives the lotion a non-greasy feel while the rosemary fragrance leaves the skin feeling invigorated and refreshed.    

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Project Level: Moderate
Estimated Time: 1/2 Hour
Yield: (9) 8 oz. Bottles


  •  48 Ounce(s) Water
  •  5 Ounce(s) Argan Butter Blend
  •  3.5 Ounce(s) Emulsifying Wax - Traditional
  •  2.56 Ounce(s) Stearic Acid
  •  2 Ounce(s) Camelina Oil
  •  2 Ounce(s) Rosemary Water Essential Hydrosol
  •  2 Ounce(s) Sesame Oil
  •  2 Ounce(s) Isopropyl Myristate
  •  1 Ounce(s) Revitalizing Rosemary Mint FO 209
  •  .5 Ounce(s) Rosemary Oleoresin Extract (ROE)
  •  .70 Ounce(s) Preservative - Sorbic Acid +2 PF
  •  9 Piece(s) 24/410 Black Ribbed SADDLE Pump Top
  •  9 Piece(s) 8 oz Green Bullet Plastic Bottle - 24/410


  •  Large Glass Mixing Bowl
  •  Microwave
  •  Scale - Digital Display (Professional)
  •  Spatula
  •  Stick Blender or Hand Mixer
  •  Thermometer - Infrared, Professional (Gun Style)
  •  Mixing Spoon
  •  Scissors

INCI Ingredient Label: Water, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil (and) Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Rosmarinus Officinale (Rosemary) Leaf Water, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Polysorbate 60, Stearic Acid, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Fragrance, Rosemary Oleoresin Extract, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid.

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. Place a large glass bowl on a scale and tare to zero.  Add 48 ounces of water to bowl.
  3. Weigh the 2.56 ounces of Stearic Acid and 3.5 oz. of Emulsifying Wax and add these to the water. 
  4. Place bowl into microwave and heat water until the stearic and wax have completely melted. This may take around 8-10 minutes depending on wattage of your microwave. Waxes must be completely melted for the lotion to emulsify properly.
  5. When completely melted, stir mixture well.
  6. Add 5 oz. Argan Butter, 2 oz. Rosemary Water Hydrosol, 2 oz. Camelina Oil and 2 oz. Sesame Seed Oil.  Gently stir to allow butter to soften and melt.
  7. Using a stick blender or hand mixer, begin to blend ingredients. Continue blending until mixture starts to thicken.  This may take at least 5 minutes. As the product starts to cool, it will become thicker.  Mixture can also set on counter for a short period while it cools if the mixing becomes tedious.
  8. Once the mixture starts to thicken, add 2 oz. of Isopropyl Myristate, 1 oz. of Revitalizing Rosemary Mint and 0.5 oz. Rosemary Oleoresin Extract (ROE).  Blend to incorporate additives.
  9. Once additves are mixed in well, turn off mixer.  Check temperature of lotion to be sure it is below 176°F.  Add the 0.70 oz. of Optiphen Plus preservative.  If the lotion temperature is over 176°F, the preservative will be ineffective. 
  10. Blend lotion to incorporate the preservative. 
  11. Pour lotion into all 8 green bullet bottles. Product will thicken as it cools. Leave pumps off until lotion has cooled completely.
  12. Trim dip tubes with scissors to fit bottles and place on lotion.
  13. Label product accordingly.

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"Hi this recipe is very interesting to make. If I will use this ricepe its posible to order ingredients to your company. thnks."

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Posted By: Cassandra   |   December 10, 2015

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"Hi, there I made this and it is still a little runny what can I do to thicken it up more?"

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Posted By: sue   |   October 09, 2015

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"Does this kit make lotion that would be considered vegan? "

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Posted By: Emily   |   October 01, 2015

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"What percentage of the formula is made from natural ingredients?"

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Posted By: Diane   |   September 11, 2015

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"Could I substitute the water with goats milk, or do half water and half goats milk?"

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Posted By: Chanda   |   July 09, 2015

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