Silky Smooth Homemade Lotion

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You guys, today is a big day. A day many of you have been waiting for. It’s time for another lotion recipe.

A silky smooth and creamy homemade lotion! This lotion rivals the consistency and feel of store-bought lotion. And it's made without coconut oil!

First, a little background story…

This Silky Smooth Homemade Lotion is for those who want to make a smooth and 'pumpable' lotion at home. If that's you, this recipe is for you!

A few years ago, I started thinking about making the switch from a laundry-list-of-toxic-ingredients that I’d used to clean my home and care for the outside of body. My family had already been enjoying “real food” for a few years at that point.

A silky smooth and creamy homemade lotion! This lotion rivals the consistency and feel of store-bought lotion. And it's made without coconut oil!

Now, let me pause here, and go down a bit of a “rabbit trail.”

There’s an idea going around, which I first believed when making the cleaning and bodycare switch, that chemicals are bad. Friend, I would suggest just the opposite. When I talk about making the switch from toxic products to “more natural” products, I’m not talking about banning chemicals from our homes, because that’s impossible! Everything from baking soda to water has a chemical composition, and we certainly know those ingredients aren’t toxic.

When I talk about making the switch, I’m talking about choosing or making products that aren’t made with highly questionable/toxic ingredients. If you’re curious about some of the questionable/toxic ingredients used to make many of the beauty and cleaning products in the US, many of which are banned in Europe due to health concerns, I recommend checking out the Environmental Working Group’s Database. On the EWG site, you can check out overall safety ratings for products and brands, as well as individual ingredients.

Just remember, my natural living goal is to source or make safer products, not eliminate chemicals. Because that would mean having to eliminate my beloved baking soda, water, and vinegar, too.

Okay, back to the lotion story ;)…

A silky smooth and creamy homemade lotion! This lotion rivals the consistency and feel of store-bought lotion. And it's made without coconut oil!

My switch to more natural products started with bodycare items, particularly foundation powder and moisturizer.

I had read about coconut oil being a miracle product, so I switched out my store-bought moisturizer for coconut oil. Within a few months, it was clear that my skin didn’t think coconut oil was a miracle product. After much research, I determined that coconut oil just wasn’t something that I could use every day as a moisturizer.

Side note, I still use coconut oil for DIYs, so I’m not saying coconut oil is bad news. Rather, I’m just suggesting that everyone is different, and so the products we love and use will vary, too. My skin tolerates coconut oil in deodorant, and as an occasional post-shave moisturizer.

At that point, I decided to create a homemade lotion that would be shelf-table, and could be used in place of the coconut oil. After lots of trial and error, I developed a homemade lotion, which technically is a body butter, that’s thick and luxurious. My skin loved the change from 100% coconut oil to this new product. And here’s where my backstory meets today’s DIY lotion recipe…

I shared that lotion/body butter recipe two years ago on Live Simply. Since that time, I know many of you have tried that recipe, and love it! I also know, based on comments and emails, that many of you would like a creamier/less thick lotion that has more of a store-bought consistency.

A silky smooth and creamy homemade lotion! This lotion rivals the consistency and feel of store-bought lotion. And it's made without coconut oil!

Today, I’m excited to share with you a new lotion recipe that’s soft, creamy, and even “pumpable.” Before I share the recipe, let’s chat about a few things to keep in mind…

1. This recipe is “pumpable.” This means the lotion is smooth and liquid enough to be used in a pump bottle. My ultra-moisturizing lotion/body butter is very thick, which means you have to store it in a jar (it won’t pump). While you can store this lotion in a pump bottle, cleaning the “straw” (what is that little thing at the base of the pump called?) is tricky, because well, you’re dealing with lotion.

If you use a pump bottle, know that you may need to replace the pump and straw if you can’t thoroughly clean them out before making a new batch of lotion. Alternatively, this lotion could also be stored in a bottle or jar, and then poured on your hand, or spooned out. I personally go with the jar (other than for photos here), since I store this in the fridge.

2. This lotion does require a number of ingredients, and is a bit of process to make. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the idea of making one more thing, let me encourage you…

You don’t have to make lotion to use “cleaner” bodycare products. It’s perfectly okay to purchase pre-made lotion.

Yep, that probably sounds contradictory for a homemade lotion chat. Here’s the thing, simple living isn’t about “doing it all.” In fact, if you’re “doing it all” you’re probably not living simply. It’s okay to say, “You know what, I’m going to make a homemade dinner for my family, and purchase a ‘cleaner’ lotion from the store.” I personally don’t make lotion the majority of the time because I have to prioritize other tasks and I know my health food store sells some decent lotion options.

If you’re going to purchase lotion, I highly recommend checking out the EWG. I personally like Every Day Shea brand.

With that being said, today’s recipe is for the folks who want to make a silky smooth lotion at home.

A silky smooth and creamy homemade lotion! This lotion rivals the consistency and feel of store-bought lotion. And it's made without coconut oil!

Silky Smooth Homemade Lotion
4.82 from 27 votes

Silky Smooth Homemade Lotion

A silky smooth homemade lotion. 

Course DIY
Cuisine Body
Keyword Lotion
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 ounces
Author Kristin Marr



  1. Make sure that your blender or immersion blender (you can use either one--I prefer an immersion blender because it's easier to clean), bowl and all utensils are very clean when you make this. If they’re not fully sanitized, then your lotion can grow bacteria or mold. Clean everything with hot soapy water, then swab with rubbing alcohol or vinegar, and let air dry.
  2. In a heat safe glass bowl, combine the sweet almond oil, mango butter, cocoa butter, and beeswax.
  3. Place the glass bowl on top of a saucepan partially filled with water, over medium heat. This creates a type of double boiler. Stir occasionally until everything is melted and combined.
  4. Allow the oil mixture to cool for a few minutes before pouring it into your blender (if using a table-top blender). Let this mixture cool until it’s room temperature. It should look creamy, thick and opaque, but don’t let it get solid. Optional: You can place the blender in the fridge for about 35 minutes to speed up the process.
  5. Add the vitamin E oil and essential oil to the cooled oil mixture. If you're using a table-top blender, blend the mixture with the lid on for a few seconds. If you're using an immersion blender, place the stick in the bottom of the mixture (in a high-rimmed bowl), and blend for a few seconds, pulsing up and down at the bottom a few times.
  6. If you're using a table-top blender, take the lid off of your blender, or just the top part of the lid if you have that option on your blender. With your distilled water or hydrosol in the glass measuring cup, slowly pour it into the oil mixture in a very thin drizzle while the blender is on medium/low. If you're using an immersion blender, with the blender on and at the bottom of the jar, slowly pour the distilled water or hydrosol into the oil, pulsing the immersion blender up and down at the bottom just a few times.
  7. If you're using a table-top blender, slowly increase the blender to medium speed and blend the lotion for 30 seconds more. If you're using an immersion blender, continue to blend, pulsing the immersion blender up and down, for about 30 seconds more.
  8. Immediately pour the lotion into a jar and store away from light and heat. 

Recipe Notes

Water Note: Using water, without a preservative, shortens the life-span of products significantly, so it's always best to use water-based products for short-term use. This recipe provided makes a lot of lotion, so I cut the amounts provided here in half. I think the halved recipe is the perfect amount since I'm the only person using on a daily basis. I also store my lotion in the fridge since I don't add a preservative. The lotion isn't "pumpable" when it's stored in the fridge (I keep mine in a jar), but it's still just as lovely. Click here for my product-making safety tips.  

Preservative: If you'd like to add a preservative, Leucidal Complete is my recommendation (this is very affordable, if you're going to make lotion on a regular basis). You can read more about how to use it (amount needed) and how it works, here

I've found that the best way to clean the utensils and jars after making this lotion is to use my Sal Suds dish soap and hot water.


Extra Ingredient Notes

If you’re using cocoa butter wafers, you’ll need 12 butter wafers to equal the 14 grams/2 tablespoons.

Plant Therapy makes wonderful floral hydrosols. I used Plant Therapy’s rose hydrosol to photograph this recipe.

A silky smooth and creamy homemade lotion! This lotion rivals the consistency and feel of store-bought lotion. And it's made without coconut oil!

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    1. says: Yomibee

      Just an FYI: when naturalists refer to “chemicals” it automatically means artificially created chemicals. It is not referring to naturally occurring chemical structures that make up naturally occurring substances, like vinegar and baking soda 🙂

      1. says: John

        Nice thought except white vinegar is often diluted acetic acid made made in a laboratory and baking soda is mostly made by passing carbon dioxide and ammonia through a concentrated solution of sodium chloride. Rarely is either naturally occurring any more. They are both artificially created chemicals if they are colorless or white respectively.

        Kristin, So forward to making this with my daughter.

      2. says: Ex hairdresser

        Speaking of chemicals. I always find it interesting when so many want to be natural but put chemicals in their brain for a extended period. Dying their hair with tons of chemicals. Also make up chemicals. Nail polish with formaldehyde. I guess when it comes to being NATURAL vanity gets in the way somewhere. It needs to be taught we are beautiful the way God made us and we certinaly can’t do better than Him. We just mess ourselves up with unessary chemicals.

        1. says: Kristin Marr

          Hey Ex Hairdresser, The wonderful thing is there are non-toxic options available today for things like nail polish (no formaldehyde or other toxic ingredients). Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this.

        1. says: Ray

          Hi Kristin,

          The problem with not using an emulsifier is temperature. Freeze it and then bring it to room temperature and it will separate. Forgetting it in your car in the summer will melt it and separate it. Bring the ingredients up above 125 degrees at any point and you begin to kill the nutrients. The lowest temperature in emulsifier melts at 160 degrees Fahrenheit. All ingredients must be within 5 degrees of each other for a good emulsification, if not everything will eventually separate. So how do you get around all of this? It’s not easy. But most lotions on the market are actually garbage. I can fry chicken in coconut oil and then make a lotion from that oil at it’s will be just as pure & organic as what you buy in the store. But the nutrients are dead. Use a double boiler to melt the ingredients and you cannot control the temperature. Using a preservative does not preserve, it kills. What does it kill? The facts so bacteria cannot grow but what else is in the facts? Your nutrients! A tricky maneuver to be able to get all of these things right is the goal. Vitamin E is not just vitamin E. It is usually made up of four different oils and vitamin E is one of them. Most vitamin E that you buy in the store or online contains almond oil. If you know anyone which severe nut allergies oh, you might want to reconsider the vitamin E that you’re buying. These are just a few tips I wanted to share with you and your readers.

    2. says: Charmine Hayden

      Hi Kristin

      I made this lotion the oil and water separated. There is know emulsifier to pull the oil and water together.

      1. says: Kristin Marr

        Hey Charmine, The emulsifier used is the beeswax. I know we’ve been talking and troubleshooting via email, did you make it again and have the issue? Followed-up to your email, too, about water temperature just now :). Hope that helps!

      1. says: Ora

        Lemon oil is not a good idea if you plan on using your lotion in an area that gets exposure, as it can cause your skin to become more reactive to the rays of the sun.

  1. says: Sue

    5 stars
    Hi Kristin, Can’t wait to make this. I have Rosewater that I think would work nicely.
    I love your approach to things. You aren’t fanatical!!

  2. says: Rebecca

    Hi Kristin,
    I’ve done a lot of lotion creating, and I’m not sure it’s safe to use a water – oil emulsion without a preservative. Do you use a preservative?

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      Hey Rebecca, I much prefer the hydrosol options, but I haven’t had issues with using distilled water during the testing phases, when it’s used for the short-term. You could definitely add a preservative if you’re using the distilled water. The Leucidal Root preservative should do the job. Have you found a good preservative for your water-oil lotions/creations?

        1. says: Chardea Singer

          Hi Maira,

          You can use shea if you like that better. But you do need one of those to make the lotion.

          Let us know if there’s any other questions.

          LS Team.

  3. says: Mihela

    5 stars
    Hi Kristin,

    have you ever tried to make your own mango butter? I am so tempted… Need to research further!
    Thanks for another great recipe!!
    Have a great day,


  4. says: MaryAnn Combs

    In the pump lotion, if you wanted a less scented butter to use rather than cocoa butter, could I replace this cocoa butter with another kind? If so, what do you suggest?

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      Hey MaryAnn, The small amount of cocoa butter doesn’t leave behind a strong scent, particularly if you’re using a hydrosol. So it may work for you :). You could try shea butter, but I haven’t tested it in this recipe.

  5. says: Jesika

    5 stars
    Hi Kristin,

    New follower here! I absolutely love everything I am finding here so far! You are amazing!

    With that said, I love your recipe here, however is it going to be more moisturizing or more hydrating? I made your ultra moisturizing body butter w/o coconut oil, which is awesome. However, I still feel dry. After some looking into, I realized I need to hydrate and then moisturize. Didn’t know there was a difference until after some research =). If its not really hydrating, can you tell me what I can do to make it so.

    Thanks a Bunch,

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      Hey Jesika,

      Welcome to Live Simply! It’s so great to “meet” you!

      Great question! I like to hydrate my body, particularly my face, by using the honey and aloe cleanser on the blog (honey is considered a humectant), and then from the inside by eating lots of hydrating foods (fresh veggies and fruits) and consuming lots of water. I’ve found if I do this, then I can just stick with using a moisturizer. This lotion is a moisturizer.

  6. says: Melissa

    I am new to making lotions do I’m a bit green with troubleshooting. I made this but I’m having trouble with the oils and water separating. Maybe I didn’t put enough of an ingredient…any suggestions?

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      Hey Melissa, The separation may be occurring for two reasons 1/ The ingredients, or one ingredient, may be too cold or too hot. Bringing all the ingredients to room temperature before blending should help. 2/ Very slowly add the liquid hydrosol or distilled water. In order for the emulsion to occur, it’s important for this to be a slow process, gradually allowing the ingredients to blend together. Hope that helps! I wonder if blending the lotion again will help it right now.

      1. says: Jo

        Hi Kristen
        I made this recipe a couple of weeks ago and when it was fresh it was great but now 2 weeks later I’ve noticed little hard lumps in the lotion that weren’t there before. Any idea why?
        Thanks Jo

  7. says: Lisa

    This looks like a great recipe! I really like the idea of hydrosols, especially for rose and lavender. I saw your note about storage. How long would you say it does/should last? Thanks!

  8. says: Leah

    Hi, Kristen! I have an off the wall question. I have went completely homemade except for my shampoo, conditioner, and styling products (I have super coarse, super long, super curly hair). Well, all of that and one other thing. I have severe keratosis pilaris, and have been using Amlactin with great success for a long time. I’m really wanting to cut back even more on the stuff we buy from the store and can’t seem to find a recipe. Do you know of one? I’ve heard of the aspirin option, but have noticed most people don’t have a lot of success. Yes, that was a pretty long post asking a simple question, lol!

      1. says: Leah

        I know this is old, but after a lot of research I’ve decided I’m going to make this with ACV and coconut oil tomorrow. Both are great for KP. I’ll let you know how it goes!!

  9. says: Leah

    Thank you so much!! I think I’ll get the stuff and try that, but add some coconut oil. Coconut oil seems to be one of the major home remedies because of the all the acids in it. Thanks again!

    1. says: CAN

      @Leah, for lactic acid, try a goat milk lotion.

      @Kristin, thanks for the tips. I have yet to make lotions that don’t eventually separate the water if I use water in them, but usually use Shea butter. I’ll let you know how that version turns out using your methods, if you email me. Also, certain EOs or colloidal silver help prevent bacterial invasion, extending the shelf life. Used in smaller amounts shouldn’t increase photosensitive issues of the skin.

  10. says: CC

    Hi Kristin! This lotion looks amazing! Do you think it will work on my face? I have oily skin so I think maybe replacing cocoa butter with shea butter might make it less likely to clog pores…

  11. says: Denise Walker

    5 stars
    Hi Kristin! I just made this lotion and it is fantastic. I have to confess, though I had to make some emergency substitutions. First, I didn’t have any cocoa butter, so I used avocado butter instead. I don’t even know why I have avocado butter (!) but since I have it I thought I may as well go ahead and try it. Then, as I was pouring out my sweet almond oil I found I only had 1/2 cup so I added 1/4 cup grape seed oil. Finally, to add to my frustration I only had 3 ounces left of my lavender hydrosol so the remainder was made up with distilled water. At any rate, I have to tell you the lotion is glorious. It is smooth, not greasy at all and is absorbed almost immediately into my skin. It was also very easy to make. Thank you so much for sharing a wonderful lotion recipe!

      1. says: Ruby Torres

        Hi Kristen,

        So I’m looking into making a body butter using lactic acid, I’ve been searching online to see if I can make a body butter with lactic acid without a preservative. What are you thoughts on this?

  12. says: Katie

    I’m also trying to make the switch to more natural at home but had one question. When making homemade lotions and other items like cleaners or candles, do you use all the same kitchen equipment you use when cooking? I don’t want to have to go out and buy a new immersion blender or food processor but didn’t know what was best! Any thoughts?

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      Hey Katie, Great question! I have two bowls, two spoons, and an old blender that I picked up from thrift stores specifically for making homemade products. I don’t think this is necessary, but beeswax and butters are difficult to clean (and always require lots of soap and scrubbing). This way I don’t have to worry about a bit of beeswax or butter left behind. I use the same immersion blender for food and DIY projects–it’s very easy to clean!

      For candle-making, I keep a completely separate bowl, just for making candles around the holidays. The wax is hard to remove without boiling water. You can also make candles in mason jars–just fill the jars with the wick and wax, and then melt. Remove from the heat, and the candles will harden. This is much easier and doesn’t require a separate bowl.

  13. says: Marie-Laure

    Hi Kristin,
    Thanks for all the lovely beauty recipes, I have tried a few with success.
    I would like to make this lotion but I do not use animal products. Could I omit the beeswax? Or will this impact the texture too much?
    Many thanks!

  14. says: Dee Newton

    Hello 🙂 Your lotion sounds lovely. However, I really think you should expand on the
    dangers of what will happen if you don’t use a proper preservative. I would hate to
    see someone get sick. Bacteria starts growing way before the human eye can even
    see it. I hope you are not offended in any way. As a doctors wife, I see many blogs
    such as yours that show similar recipes + cringe to think what could happen if someone
    did get sick, especially a child. Something to think about. Also, most hydrosols are lightly
    preserved from the manufacturer due to them being so delicate, but still require refrigeration.
    Rose is the most stable. But still, further preservation is required to a lotion since water is added.
    Kindest regards:)

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      Hey Dee, The link in the recipe notes, going to the Nerdy Farm Wife’s blog, provides extensive information about using preservatives. Her post goes into lots of detail about how, when, and why to use preservatives.

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      Hey Amy, Is the water fully separating, or is there just a bit of water at the top? If it’s fully separating, then the oil mixture may not have been cool when you started the emulsifying stage, or maybe the water needed to be added at a slower rate. I’m glad you’re enjoying the lotion.

  15. says: Shelia

    I am so excited to have found Live Simply! I have been creating more natural products for my skin and home for several years now. I will be making your lotion and powder TODAY! I would like to humbly add that in my research and experience and living with acne-prone skin), coconut oil on my face was not-such a great idea (coconut oil has a comedogenic rating of 4 (on a scale of 1-5). I also believe that the Vitamin E in the recipe is a sufficient preservative in this recipe and have every confidence keeping this on my bathroom counter for a few months without an issue. Thank you again for sharing your recipes.

  16. says: Savannah

    Hello! I this recipe looks great! I was wondering, do you have any suggestions for making a tinted moisturizer? I have tried but when the natural pigments got wet it was far too dark for my extremely pale skin.

    1. says: Rachel Cooley

      Hi Savannah, I don’t know if Kristin has personally tried this, but I’ve heard of others adding a bit of powdered foundation (here’s Kristin’s recipe: to create a tinted lotion. But I’ll make a note of your comment and have Kristin come back and answer you as well when she returns from vacation. ~Rachel, answering on behalf of Kristin while she’s traveling outside the country

  17. says: Manu

    I just joined your family and I’m super excited to make all these beauty products. I want to start with the moisturizer but wanted to ask if this is gentle enough to use on face or is for body only. My skin is very sensitive so just wanted to make sure.

  18. says: Trent

    Hello there, the lotion looks really good. Just wondering if you could help me out? I have very dry and flaky skin and tried making your Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion (Without Coconut Oil) and that worked great. Do you know if this lotion would work just as well for dry skin? Thanks in advance for your help.

      1. says: Brandywine

        Hi Kristen, new to your products but they sound wonderful and I Love Plant Therapy EO’s, hydrosols, and products! I also love their safety posts. Since I can’t use this up (even in half) very fast, I need a preservative. Only thing I have is optiphen 20. Do you know if that would work? Thanks for your reply!

  19. says: Michelle

    Hi Kristin, I’m from Puerto Rico and I will try to write correctly, but if I don’t sorry for that…

    I made your lotion and it’s wonderful. I used coconut oil (2 parts) and avocado oil (1 part), and 5 tbs of shea butter instead. For preservative I used opthipen and 1 tbs of glycerin.

    Consistency is perfect and oily like my friends like. But I noticed that have very tinny granules before 2 or 3 days…

    Can you tell me why? Is one of my ingredients?

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      Hey Michelle,

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying the consistency. I think the issue is with the shea butter. Shea butter, once it’s cooled, can produce the tiny granules you’re experiencing. I’ve found that quickly cooling shea butter is the key to making sure this doesn’t happen (such as putting the bowl in an another bowl with cool water and a few ice cubes) versus allowing the shea mixture to gradually cool.

      PS: We were just in San Juan in January! We absolutely loved Puerto Rico–so beautiful!!

  20. says: Sarah T

    Hey! Thanks so much for this recipe I look forward to creating it and getting my kitchen witch on! I was wondering if this recipe would still work if I used soy or carnauba wax instead of beeswax. Let me know ! And thank you again!

  21. says: Edith

    Hi Kristin, I can not find mango butter in my town (South America). Which one I can replace instead it?
    And how long do you think it lotion stay fine withouth adding preservative?

  22. Kristen,
    I was so excited to find this recipe. I am allergic to coconut oil and virtually all the homemade lotion recipes I found had it as a main ingredient.

    I made the lotion, and I’ve let it settle for a few days before using. I didn’t have any mango butter (I’m allergic to mangos) so I used Shea Butter and Cocoa butter. I also added a few drops of Frankincense Essential Oil, but otherwise followed the directions very closely.

    The lotion came out oily. I have extremely dry skin with rosacea so I didn’t think it could be too much but the lotion just sits on my skin and won’t dry or absorb. I can’t imagine what I’ve done wrong! 🙁

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      Hey Erica, The lotion will be very oily compared to store-bought lotions. With the ingredients used, a little bit of lotion goes a very long way, so I’ve found that using just a pea-sized amount really helps–especially when it comes to shea butter and nourishing oils. Another option is to try adding arrowroot flour (just a small amount–a couple of teaspoons possibly) to cut down the oily feel. I’m not sure what else may help.

  23. says: Susan

    5 stars
    I just made this (April 7, 2017) and it turned out amazing. followed the recipe exactly accept I added preservative. I scented it with geranium rose EO and a couple drops of peppermint. It smells and feels so good on the skin and it’s not greasy. Thanks so much for the recipe

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      Awesome, Susan! I bet geranium and rose smell amazing in this lotion. Geranium is one of my favorite essential oils. May I ask which preservative you used–this question has come up before about this recipe, and I’d love to refer to your addition as an example of what someone has used. Thanks so much for sharing!

  24. says: Susan

    Hi Kristin, I used germall plus liquid preservative in this recipe. I’ve heard lots of good reviews about germall plus. I’m wanting to make this recipe again and try hydrosol. I did a bit of research on hydrosol and found it to be a flower water that is already scented with EO. If I use floral water, would I still need to add the 43 drops of EO? Again, this recipe is amazing, I so happy how it came out so creamy and it works great in my lotion pump bottles but best of all, it feels amazing on skin. Oh and I used 4 grams of germall plus in this recipe which is 1% and added it when my ingredients were 122F or lower, any higher and the germall plus will not work.

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      Thanks so much for sharing, Susan! I know that will be helpful for other makers in the future. Hydrosols are the by-products of making essential oils, so most are fragrant like essential oils (although they’re not concentrated like essential oils) but don’t carry the same dilution concerns. As long as its a pure hydrosol, the same amount of EO can be used.

  25. says: marina

    what brand of hydrosol do you use? can you give the amazon link? . If I use shea butter to replace mango butter, how much do I need?

      1. says: marina

        I thought emulsifier is needed to combine water and oil, but I do not see emulsifier in this receipt. Does the butter act as emulsifier here? Thanks.

          1. says: marina

            thanks. I just started to DIY and learnt a lot from you. I did not see any normal shampoo and conditioner receipt. Can not wait for your receipt for them.

          2. says: Kristin Marr

            Hey Marina, I don’t have a recipe for shampoo and conditioner, and probably won’t experiment any further with developing them. I’ve found that making a good homemade shampoo and conditioner, that doesn’t leave my hair feeling greasy or completely dry it out, hasn’t been possible. I love 100% Pure Shampoo, and I don’t use conditioner.

  26. says: Susan

    5 stars
    Hi Kristin. I notice that my lotion has now gone a bit grainy. I used your exact recipe, do you know what may have cause that. Thanks

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      Hey Susan, I’m not sure what may be causing the grainy texture. Usually the culprit is shea butter, but since you didn’t sub in shea butter that isn’t the issue. I know some preservatives need to be added at very specific times in lotion-making, when the liquid ingredients are at certain temperatures–I wonder if this may have happened? I honestly don’t have a solid answer as to what’s causing the grainy texture.

  27. says: marina

    Hi Kristin:

    You mentioned that the product can not last long if water is added. Usually how fast I need to use it up?
    How about floral water? The product with it can not last long either?
    As a beginner, I have so many questions. Thanks for your kind sharing.

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      Hey Marina, I use water-based products within a few weeks, about 2-3 weeks. Some folks may feel this is too long, and some folks feel the product can go longer, but that’s my personal comfort zone. With hydrosols (the rose water), I generally go a bit longer–6-8 weeks. Again, this is my personal comfort zone. You can add a preservative to extend the shelf-life even longer, but you’ll need to make sure it’s incorporated according to the package (if a certain temperature liquid is required, etc.). You can also refrigerate the lotion to extend its life.

      For shelf life, my favorite is body butter, because it will last months (6 months +). It’s used just like lotion, it’s just not “pumpable.”

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      Hey Elizabeth, The blue link in the recipe (mango butter) will take you to a brand I’ve used on Amazon. You can also find it via Plant Therapy (their own online website)–another source I’ve used. And some health food stores will sell it in the beauty/supplement section.

  28. says: marina

    My skin still feels a little bit dry after I use the lotion. What ingredient should I add more? Oil, butter or water?
    Also, for eczema skin, do you think what essential oil is good?
    I have so many questions, thanks for your patience and help.

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      Hey Marina, Hmmm, I would try using some 100% shea butter after the lotion. I wouldn’t add anything to the lotion once it’s made. Lavender is very soothing, so I would try that.

  29. says: marina

    When you changed from store bought lotion/cream to DIY. Did your skin feel good right after you use the homemade one or it takes a while for your skin to adapt to it?
    I found when I put the lotion. At first my skin feels good, a few minute later my skin feels drier than the store bought one, But a few hours later it became better. I am not sure if my skin is trying to get used to the lotion or I need to adjust the receipt of the lotion. If I need to adjust the receipt, what will help?
    Also I found your receipt do not use glycerin often, but the most store bought creams have this ingredient. Is there any downside about the glycerin or something in your receipt already has the same function of it.

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      Hey Marina,

      I’ve found that it’s really hard to compare homemade products, like lotion, to the store-bought equivalent (particularly large batch products). Many times, they’re really different, just in the ingredients used and how they’re used.

      I’ve found that certain brands of store-bought lotion make my skin feel better than others–so there’s that factor, too. As far as homemade lotion, you can definitely experiment to see what works best you–tweaking amounts and such as needed. This process does take a bit of trial and error since some ratios may not work so well at first. One thing I can suggest is to apply lotion while your skin is still damp (after a shower)–that should help some with feeling well moisturized and hydrated.

      Glycerin is a sticky product that hydrates the skin. I find that’s a bit too sticky for my taste in something like a lotion. You could try adding some to your creations and see what you think. The butters, oils, and even floral water should provide the moisture and hydration needed in this particular recipe.

  30. says: Renenete

    4 stars
    I’ve been trying to find a vegan friendly recipe. Though I think your’s is the best on the web. It does suggest the use of beeswax. Which is not vegan, Since almost all bee farms are not cruelty-free. Hate to be the annoying vegan here. But, Can I substitute the beeswax with a plant based ones? Such as soy, candellila wax

  31. says: Devon

    5 stars
    I love this lotion! What’s even better I had all the ingredients on hand! I’ve been looking for a diy pumpable lotion for ever! Thank you!

  32. says: Elizabeth

    5 stars
    I’ve made the lotion twice now swapping Shea butter instead of cocoa butter and avocado oil instead of sweet almond oil. Works beautifully and kept well in the fridge for just over a month. Thanks for the fantastic recipe!

  33. says: Vanessa

    Hi and thank you for sharing this recipe. I am new to the natural life. Did you use a glass bottle to store it or is a plastic bottle with a pump fine?

  34. says: Helen

    5 stars
    I absolutely love this recipe. I have made if twice. I have used this as an after tan moisturizer and my friends love it too. I was wondering if you could put Arrowroot in it to decrease the greasiness a little,
    ( although i like the texture already) How much if any would you put in?

  35. says: Rachel

    Where did you get the lotion pump in this recipe and the soap dispenser in your Dish Soap Recipe? I can’t wait to try both recipes!

  36. says: Kaylee

    If I am using rose water – would you still recommend using that preservative??
    Also – what is the difference between rose water and rose hydrosol? Is one better that the other?

    Cant wait to try this recipe!

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      Hey Kaylee, Some folks would say yes to still using a preservative and some would say it’s safe to skip it for a short-term product. I personally skip it with a hydrosol and just store extra lotion in the fridge to keep it safe. Rose water and hydrosol are the same thing :).

  37. says: Katrina

    5 stars
    I absolutely LOVE this lotion recipe! Making sure its all room temp and letting it set for 24 hours made ALL the difference. I have substituted in aloe butter and also hemp butter and aloe water. I have a burn survivor and we go through this lotion so much that I never worry about preservatives. I get great compliments on our childs skin and her skins healing!! I add more than just the lavender essential oil as well

  38. says: Laurence

    Hi! I had enough lotion to put in two bottles. Should I store the second bottle in the fridge until I finish the first one or isn’t it a good idea to store it in the cold? Thanks in advance!

  39. says: Laura

    Hi Kristin,
    I have been researching into venturing into water-based cosmetics and came accross your recipe. I hadn’t heard of the leucidal before and it sounds pretty good. I was, however, wondering what the shelf-life of the lotion with the leucidal added would be? It doesn’t state anywhere on the website you linked about leucidal what the achieved shelf-life is.
    Thanks in advance for your help 🙂

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      Hey Laura, I don’t have an answer for exactly how long–much is based on how it’s stored and how the tools are handled, too. I would reach out to the company and ask about their shelf life recommendations since they know their product best and can probably give a more exact answer than I can.

  40. says: Manjeri Sadhashivan

    5 stars
    I love this recipe!! Could you help me with one thing, is there anything that can be added to this which could convert it into a body lotion that removes tan and can be used overnight? I live in India and would prefer to make something chemical free.

  41. says: Mary

    I tried this lotion and I love it. The only thing is mine got a little thick for the pump. Is there any way to correct this. Thank you so much

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      Hey Mary, I’m so glad you like it. I wonder if the warm air from the shower running would help loosen up the thick lotion? That’s the only thing I can think of at the moment.

  42. says: Eloise

    Hi Kristin! I’m going to try this ^ lotion recipe…just ordered mango butter. What do you think about using a hand blender, the kind used for making cake batter & frosting? I’ve used stick blenders & counter top blenders & recently ordered a hand blender as they seems easier to clean. I also have a Vitamix with a wide pitcher…which didn’t work well for a fairly small batch of face cream.

  43. says: Eloise

    I gave it a try, and it seems to have worked. Pretty funny though…I’m new to this & have bought tons of ingredients, so I used nearly all of them, but in your ratios. I added a bit over 1/4 t of organic sunflower lecithin & 1/4 t lanolin to the oil phase, and after the beeswax melted included coconut oil (since my mango butter hasn’t arrived) along with total 1/2 cup jojoba, sesame, apricot kernel, & almond oils…then a little later added total 1/4 cup of the following oils: pomegranate, argon, rose hip, carrot, geranium, & emu…also added 1t CoQ10. I made an herbal infusion of wild comfrey, noni leaf, & tulsi which grow where I live) along with both Siberian & Korean red ginseng… & added to that about a t of pearl powder & hyaluronic acid serum. Unfortunately I forgot the vitamin E & C & grapefruit seed extract I meant to add to help preserve it. I will be slathering lots of this on to use it up asap! I hope I learn to concoct more simply!!! LOL!

      1. says: Hannah

        5 stars
        Hi Kristin! I tried it using olive oil (refined so it wasn’t super yellow and wouldn’t yellow my sheets) and Shea butter. The first time I made it, it did go a bit gritty as it cooled down and set overnight. That was when it was early spring here in NZ and still quite cold at night. The second time I made it, it turned out perfectly! That was a few weeks later. I have given it to a few friends and they love it! Thank you so much for this recipe! I love that the emulsifier is simply beeswax and it doesn’t use any more refined emulsifiers like glycerin, glyceryl stearate etc! I’m sure my friends and family are going to love this as a Christmas gift and I’m so happy that I have a good quality moisturiser to give as a gift! ❤️❤️❤️

        Also just wanted to say that I L.O.V.E your blog. It’s very professional, the graphic design is excellent and all the photographs too. Definitely one of the best sustainable living/DIY/living naturally blogs I’ve seen, if not the best! ❤️Much love and keep on doing what you’re doing! ❤️❤️

  44. says: Brenda

    5 stars
    Hi there!
    Im about to start my own small business selling all natural bath and body products. Been spending weeks on pintrest looking at recipes to play around with, thinking I may end up piecing a few together based on the products I have, that will also go well with the signature scent combos I’ve come up with. Have to say, compared to a lot out there, you sound very knowledgeable and experienced…so kudos to you! This makes me comfortable in asking you my question…
    I have bought the leucidal liquid root preservative so that my products will stay good on the shelf where ill be selling. My question is, do you know how much longer this will extend the shelf life? I also read on another pin that body butters don’t need a preservative since they are oil-based. Do you agree?
    Thank you much in advance!!!

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      Hey Brenda, Great question. I think the best source to answer the question is the company that makes the preservative. I would reach out to them and see what they recommend for products, particularly since you’ll be selling products. As far as body butter, you don’t need a preservative since water isn’t used in recipes. Adding vitamin E oil will help keep the oils from going rancid.

  45. says: Jemilatu Audu

    Hi! New member here and new into homemade cosmetic products. thinking of trying your recipe.
    In addition to the almond oil can I add other oils to it? such as argan, avocado olive oil or grapeseed oil to the almond oil?
    Can I also add aloe vera gel to the recipe? am a sucker for aloe vera.

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      Hey Jemilatu Audu, Aloe is wonderful, but I wouldn’t add it to this recipe. You could apply it to your skin before or after using this lotion. I recommend sticking with almond oil, or going with grapeseed oil. Both are light oils, so they won’t weigh down the lotion.

  46. says: Jemilatu Audu

    Thahks Kristin, one of the problems I have with my skin is that it’s on the very dry side. I normally add oil to whatever cream/lotion/butter am using and trust me I have tried a lot.
    Also, I don’t have cocoa and mango butter can I use only shea butter and use the same quantity as the two kinds of butter mentioned in the recipe.

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      Hey Jemilatu Audu, Have you tried using shea butter alone on your skin? It’s an incredible moisturizer and may really help. You can try using the shea butter as a replacement for the butters in this recipe. I’m not sure it will yield the same results. Another option is to use the shea butter to make a body butter (that will work): And you could play around with the oil used, too.

  47. says: LaCressa

    I made this lotion and I love it. But I can’t get it to pump, so I kept adding more Rose hydrosol. Is this okay to add? Or is it going to mess up the recipe? Because now it doesn’t feel as hydrating I think.

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      Hey LaCressa, Is your home really cold at the moment? The lotion will firm up when it’s cold outside (or when places in the fridge). You could add more hydrosol. It may separate, but it won’t ruin the lotion.

  48. says: Nikki

    Hi, I have been following the recipe. I haven’t added the water yet, but my lotion seems so soupy. It is cool. I was expecting it to be thicker before water is added

  49. says: Shelley

    Do you think a person could use an herbal tea steeped and cooled in RO (reverse osmosis) water? Of course just the herbal tea with bo added flavors or sweetener.s.

  50. says: Doniel Kofel

    5 stars
    Hi- I just made your lotion and love it! Curious if you know how much Leucidal Complete to add to your recipe? The Leucidal Complete site said 2-4% but I’m not sure how that translates in your recipe.

    Many thanks –

  51. says: Samantha

    Hi, I was wondering if I could add wheatgrass juice or powder to this cream? We love wheatgrass and are looking to incorporate it more in everyday life. Thank you.

  52. says: Melissa

    Love this recipe and i have all the ingredients, but i’d like to replace the beeswax with emulsifying wax for better emulsification of the oils and water parts. Any idea what the measurements would be , volume and weight, for this type of wax?

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      Hey Melissa, I’m not sure what the measurement would be for the emulsifying wax-possibly the same? I can add that I haven’t had any issues in the many times I’ve made this recipe with emulsification.

  53. says: Jemilatu

    I made the recipe with shea butter and it is so cool and really loving it, Also i didnt really like the aroma the lavender alone was giving me so mixed my lavender EO with lemon EO, hope its okay. Ready to try other recipes!!!!

  54. says: Neil

    I noticed a few comments on granule formation. Slow cooling allows larger crystals to form so leaving something to cool in a room gives maximum chance for the big granules to form. Rapid cooling in an ice water water bath means that the crystals are a lot smaller and are not felt. My chemistry background coming out there. Despite the background I want to start using more natural moisturisers as the ones i have been using no longer seem to work as well. Also have freids with psoriasis with similar problems. Lookin forward to getting into the lab, i mean kitchen over the weekend thanks for the recipes.

  55. says: Melissa

    Hi Kristin, I made this wonderful recipe to a T with the mango butter and emulsifying wax NF (instead of beeswax) to keep the water and oils correctly mixed and used my very own homemade calendula and lavender hydrosol for the water phase and half almond oil and half calendula and lavender infused olive oil (that i also made) for the oil phase, added lavender and chamomile pure essential oils with a safe 1% dilution rate for the kiddos (as i was making it as a sleepy time kid lotion) and it turned out great! I even added the leucidal complete preservative at the end with the recommended concentration for the batch to prevent microbial growth, plus Vit E. to prevent the oils from going rancid. I love the texture and you are right, it is pumpable lotion with a creamy, luxurious texture that keeps you moisturized. Very pleased with the end product! But do i have to store it in the fridge or is it safely stored in my dry dark cabinet? I want to make sure what I’m applying on the children is safe.

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      That sounds lovely, Melissa! I keep my lotion in the fridge. It does thicken up quite a bit due to the cold temperature so if you’re using a pump it doesn’t work so well (I store it in a jar and scoop it out). That’s my personal preference these days for safety since I don’t use a preservative. I make the half batch amount and use it daily, so it’s used up within about 4 weeks.

  56. says: Tim

    5 stars
    Wow! Awesome recipe! Thanks so much for posting. Quick question: does this recipe yield 16oz by weight or 16fl 0z? I have a 16oz bottle I am placing it in and don’t want too much left over! Thanks!

  57. says: Uma

    5 stars

    I’m a new follower, can i used unrefined mango butter instead of refined mango butter. will it affect my lotion consistency.

  58. says: Lindsey

    Hi! I am really excited to start making this lotion! I did buy the preservative you recommended from Skin Perfection, but I was wondering how many drops of the preservative do you put in the lotion? Thanks so much and I look forward to making this soon!

  59. says: Kim

    I am wondering if the ingredients will separate if they are not kept at a cool temperature? For example, sitting out on a warm day or if left in the car in the sun?

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      Hey Kim, For safety, I recommend keeping the lotion in a cool environment and away direct sunlight and heat. The lotion shouldn’t separate under those circumstances.

  60. says: Jo Sziller

    Hi Kristen
    I made this recipe a couple of weeks ago. When it was fresh it was great! Super silky and pumpable but probably a week later I noticed little hard lumps in it.
    Do you have any idea why this happened? I’d love to make more as gifts for friends but not until I work out why this happened.
    I still use the cream even with the lumps.
    Thanks Jo

  61. says: Nan

    Vitamin E is also a good preservative. I made the lotion, and used our beeswax from our hives..we leave the honey for the bees-but we had a swarm and they up and left us all their honey and plenty of wax! The lotion came out well.

  62. says: Jennifer Duke

    4 stars
    Love the addition of vitamin E. Not sure if I’ve ever done it before, even though I see it on commercial labels all the time.

  63. says: Marcella Foster

    Hi Kristin,

    I have a question I hope you can answer. I decided to make a batch of lotion today & got to the part of adding the emulsifying wax. Only to discover that I only had about 1 tsp. It doesn’t seem to be blending very well. Is there any way to save this batch? Can I reheat it and add more emulsifying wax?

  64. says: Catalina

    Hi Kristin,

    I found your recipe very interesting and I’d love to try it! I have a couple of questions, though.
    The first one, wouldn’t the recipe benefit from an emulsifying agent, such as cetearyl olivate, so the emulsion is more stable over time?
    And the second one, in my country Leucidal is almost impossible to come by. Would Iscaguard be a good replacement for your recipe? (I hope it exists in your country haha)

    1. says: Kristin Marr

      Hey Catalina,

      Thank you. I can’t speak specifically to either question since I haven’t personally tested those ideas, but my guess is that you could definitely try both. I can’t see an issue with using them as alternatives to what the recipe calls for. Not sure about amounts.

  65. says: Jesse

    I’ve tried the butter moisturizer and it worked great for my husband as he is dealing with GVHD after having stem cell transplant. I would like to try this recipe as to less “greasy”, I suppose? I am wondering how much will this recipe yield in order for me to order the right containers to hold the lotion. Thank you….

  66. says: Tanya

    I made this lotion today! I love the white color and the consistency. It looks like lotion! After incorporating 1/2 cup of hydrsol, I liked the consistency and did not add the other 1/2 cup. I thought it might to too runny. I am storing the lotion in the fridge. So it will probably harden. Thanks for the recipe!

  67. says: Alex

    Hi Kristen,
    a few questions is the mango butter fairly odourless?
    What is the exact amount of hydrasol in the cup? ie millimetres.
    Thank you

  68. says: Ano

    Hi, Can I add lemon juice and aloe vera to make more smoother? will it be safe? will he lotion will still be fine? Thank You!

  69. says: VAL

    4 stars
    I tired this recipe today and it was great! However, I pumped some out and water splattered everywhere along with the lotion? Why? Also, the remaining batch stored in a jar has tons of water as well- what happen?


    1. says: VAL

      I’ve read that perhaps beeswax isn’t the greatest emulsifier but yours didn’t separate… do I need to throw it away? Tried blending again but ended up with more water- ?

      Thank you!

      1. says: Kristin Marr

        Hey VAL, I don’t think reblending will help since the emulsifying is about the slow drizzle technique and the beeswax. I personally wouldn’t toss it if it’s still usable.

  70. says: Denis

    Hi Kristin,

    thank you for sharing this recepie! I’m getting all the ingredients to make the lotion but I have a question regarding the distilled water part.
    The aim of my home made lotion is to use less plastic and i was thinking about making my own stilled water.
    Do you think the one made at home would work even if not 100% “sterile”since I know there will be some cross contamination, i will use anyway a broad preservative.

    Also the stilled water I’ve been seeing online in glass bottles says that they are not sterile, are they then suitable for making the lotion?


  71. says: Jesse

    4 stars
    Hi Kristen,
    I tried this moisturizer a couple of times. Followed your recipe to the T. They are not “runny” enough to pump out so I store them in BPA free plastic containers. I still like them a lot (clearly since I’ve used 2 batches) ?.

  72. says: Kate

    5 stars
    Best lotion recipe EVER, and I’ve tried sooooo many! A few changes I made were: I used a combination of jojoba and almond and rosehip seed oils, and I also did a eo blend for mature skin (never say old and wrinkled LOL!): Ylang Ylang, Helichrysum, Frankincense, Rosemary, and best of all Hawaiian Sandalwood. If anyone wants, I was a good girl and wrote all the amounts down. XOXO and thank you for this superb recipe! Kate

  73. says: Diane

    A question , Kristin. Can colloidal silver be used as a preservative instead of the product you mentioned ? It’s a wonderful broad spectrum antimicrobial.
    As for glycerin , I’ve noticed that glycerin products for soap-making frequently contain propylene glycol (antifreeze!!) which surely is an unhealthy chemical ! Perhaps the liquid glycerin in a bottle is free of that, but it is worth a heads-up.

  74. says: Elysia

    Hi Kristin
    I came across your lotion recipe while looking for your shea butter lotion I made years ago. My mum loved it as it cleared up some skin issues that nothing else would work on, but she lamented that it was so thick she couldn’t use it elsewhere.
    I’m personally a fan of butters but would love to make lotion for mum too. I’m wondering whether this recipe still works as a nice body butter if you stop before adding the water? I am thinking I would set aside some butter for myself, and add water proportionate to the amount left to make a lotion for my mum. Otherwise its a bit of effort to make two separate products and nobody else uses them.
    Thank you!

  75. says: Linda

    Hi Kristin!

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. Do you think I can replace the Mango butter with any other butter (except shea)? Thanks!

  76. says: Mimi Meredith

    Hi Kristin,

    Very happy with the results except the lotion is thicker than I want. Will adding more hydrosol thin the viscosity a little to make it pumpable?

  77. says: Megan

    Made a batch of lavender and came out perfect ! after I did make a huge 8x batch of peppermint I def added alittle too much water so now it’s separating from the lotion. Any ideas how to fix this batch? I was thinking of making some more to add more cocoa butter etc into the peppermint batch mix it together to see if it will get rid of the water/ make the correct consistency again

  78. says: Anni


    Your recipe for the lotion seem very interesting and quite effective although i have not tried it yet. Just wondering if you would have a solution as to reason for face cream to be lumpy after the preparation.. I have made some but without beeswax, instead i have used arrowroot powder, shea butter, coconut oil and aloe vera gel.

    Any suggestion please as its very disappointing!!



  79. says: Angela M Tokarski

    I really like your recipe for the silky lotion, while looking at the ingredients I clicked on the link for mango butter, not knowing what this was, and the link takes you to amazon for a waterproof eyebrow pen???

  80. says: Heather

    4 stars
    i love your recipe, but it separated within moments of being completely mixed 🙁
    i created a second batch right away, and made sure that my rose water temp was the same as the oil mix temp but again, it too separated. 🙁 i’m sure you cannot advise me what i am doing wrong as a number of factors come into play here, but can the lotions/cold creams be salvaged? They look rather yucky since there are water beads/puddles on the lotions. Thanks for your help!

    1. says: Chardea Singer

      Hi Brandy!

      If you’re not using a preservative, about 3-4 weeks. But always use your senses, if it doesn’t smell right then toss.

      LS Team.

  81. says: Sandra

    Why is homemade lotion so appealing? I cannot wait to try this out! I want to make a few scents, are there some essential oils I should avoid? I love peppermint and if I can use that then I would like too! Thank you so much.

  82. says: Alyss

    Hi, I can’t wait to try this lotion out! I’ve also been searching around for a DIY hair conditioner, but I haven’t been able to find anything appealing… do you think this could double as a rinse out hair conditioner? Thank you!

  83. says: Leah3

    Love this recipe! The emulsifying worked for me no problem and I substituted shea butter for mango butter (1:1). It has the same consistency and works great! I also added zinc oxide to half the batch to make a sunscreen and I love it! Thank you!

    1. says: Ute

      Hi Leah,
      does the shea butter make it smell less fruity? I’m tempted to try this recipe, but shying away from that mango butter…

    1. says: Chardea Singer

      Any kind of emulsifier could be used in place or beeswax, but I don’t know how much. Vitamin e oil is fine to leave out.

      LS Team

  84. says: Sharon Graham

    I am having a heck of a time trying to get the hard grainy feel to my body cream. At first when I make it the cream is smooth. After a few days it starts getting grit in it. Do I have to start from square one with a new batch to fix this problem?

    1. says: Chardea Singer

      are you using shea butter to make the lotion? That can be an issue with shea butter as it cools. Other than that, I’m not sure what would be causing the issue.

      LS Team

  85. says: Louise

    Hi I made this recipe before and absolutely loved it. I made it again this weekend and it hasn’t gone as well. The distilled water just wouldn’t mix in with the oils. I poured off the excess water but the texture is completely different to last time and puddles of water are still forming on the surface. What have I done wrong?! Thank you

  86. says: Prachi Mehta

    5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing blog post. It is really helping and I am trying it for a while, eager to wait for the best results.

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