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Simple Lotion Recipe


Water Phase

  • 77% | 192.5g Distilled Water

  • 6% | 15g Vegetable Glycerin

Heated Oil Phase

  • 12% | 30g Apricot Kernel Oil

  • 4% | 10g Emulsifying Wax NF

Cool Down Phase

  • 0.5% | 1.25g Liquid Germall Plus

  • 0.5% | 1.25g Fragrance Oil


  1. Prepare a water bath by bringing less than 1 inch of water to a simmer on medium-low heat in a sauté pan.

  2. In a heat resistant beaker, weigh out the water phase and add it to the water bath. Repeat this in a different beaker with the heated oil phase.

  3. After 15-20 minutes in the water bath, your oil phase should be fully melted and you can now remove both beakers from the water bath.

  4. Pour water phase into heated oil phase and mix with stick blender for 3-5 minutes.

  5. After the lotion mixture has cooled down to at least 122 degrees Fahrenheit, add the cool down phase and mix for another 1-2 minutes.

  6. Your mixture will begin to thicken as it cools. Place in an air-tight container.


  • Apricot kernel oil can be substituted with other liquid carrier oils (safflower, grapeseed, sweet almond, etc.) of your choice. Please be aware that different oils may change the feel of final product.

  • Liquid Germall Plus can be swapped for Optiphen at 1.5%.

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