Making Lotions using EasyLotion Base
We recently launched our EasyLotion base, ideal for creating a wide range of Lotion products with just a few simple steps. Here Gabby shows you just how to create your own Lotions using EasyLotion...
I hope you’ve been having a great summer! I thought I would pop in for a moment and share with you my latest DIY body care creation using Stephenson Personal Care’s Easy Lotion Base. I’ve always wanted to DIY my own lotions but I’ve not always been met with much success. Past lotion experiments have resulted in lotions that were too greasy, too thick for a pump dispenser, etc. My finished product was always just not quite right.
So when the team at Stephenson invited me to try their NEW EasyLotion Base I was (as usual) thrilled to give it a whirl! Their lotion base is made with sunflower oil and enriched with vitamin E, so it’s great for the skin and suitable for all skin types. It doesn’t require any thickening, flows smoothly out of a pump dispenser and doesn’t leave your skin feeling oily or greasy.
The best part? You only need THREE ingredients to create a wide range of lotions!
Here’s how I made four different lotions with just Easy Lotion Base, fragrance oils, and liquid colorant.
First, scoop out your desired amount of Easy Lotion base and place it in a small mixing bowl before adding your fragrance oil. The amount of fragrance oil to add will depend on the oil you’re using; my fragrance oil called for five drops of oil per ounce of lotion base. Stephenson’s Easy Lotion Base can be blended with a range of additional oils and it holds a scent very well.
Next, add in your colorant. I used a liquid colorant that I’ve used in the past to color melt-and-pour soap, but it seemed to work just fine for lotions as well. Check the packaging that your colorants come in to see if it will work with lotion base.
I made four different lotions from my base and gave each one a difference scents. Fragrance oils can be purchased online from suppliers, and or if you’re feeling adventurous you can even make some from scratch!
And that’s all there is to it, friends!
Gabby is a creative lifestyle blogger located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. She blogs over at Essentially Eclectic. You can check out her blog here.