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How to Make Lotion

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How to Make Lotion How to Make Lotion

If you have ever been curious about how to make lotion at home, then check out this blog on using lotion making supplies! There are many different ways that you can create easy homemade cosmetic recipes that will pamper your skin. Further, the wholesale cosmetic supplies from Natures Garden are perfect for helping you to create the best cosmetic recipes that you possibly can! Of course, you can start out with a quality bulk base or make your homemade lotion from scratch, but there are all kinds of different body cream recipes you can make from scratch. So, learn a bit more about it in the cosmetic blog below.

How to Make Lotion: Wholesale Lotion Base

One way that you can create your own scented bath recipe right at home is with our wholesale cosmetic bases! These wholesale bases contain quality skincare ingredients that are sure to create some fantastic cosmetic recipes. You can use these bases to make products like face cream, body frosting, body mousse, body butter, massage recipes, and more!  So, you can use the best cosmetic base for you and start to create some wonderful bath and body recipes.

Natural Yogurt Multi-Base LotionNatural Yogurt Multi-Base Lotion

You can use the Natural Yogurt Multi-Base Lotion to create some fantastic homemade lotion recipes! This bulk lotion base allows you to create some truly fantastic skincare recipes. All you have to do is add distilled water and any other cosmetic making supplies, like wholesale herbs or fragrances, that you may want to include. Then, you will be ready to use your conditioning bath and body recipe!

Natural Goat's Milk Multi Base LotionNatural Goat’s Milk Multi Base Lotion

Another fantastic natural lotion base that you can use to create homemade cosmetics is the Natural Goat’s Milk Multi Base Lotion. This wholesale base is fantastic for making cosmetics at home. This bulk base uses the nourishing properties of goats milk along with other fantastic cosmetic oils to create a perfect cosmetic recipe. All you need to do is add water and your homemade bath and body recipe is ready for fragrance, soap colorant, cosmetic herbs, or anything else you want to add.

Shimmering Bronzing Lotion RecipeShimmering Bronzing Lotion Recipe

You can use this lotion base to create the Shimmering Bronzing Lotion Recipe. This gorgeous recipe uses the nourishing properties of the goats milk base along with other fantastic cosmetic ingredients. For instance, this recipe uses a natural colorant, shimmering mica powder, and the sweet summertime scent of the NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion Fragrance Oil. So, you can use this wholesale base to create an easy body cream recipe that you will be sure to enjoy!

Natural Soy Body Butter Natural Soy Body Butter

Also, you can use our Natural Soy Body Butter to create some wonderful homemade cosmetic recipes. Of course, this Natures Garden wholesale lotion base uses quality cosmetic ingredients that are sure to care for your skin. In addition to the variety of nourishing cosmetic ingredients, this lotion base recipe includes both cosmetic oil and milk make of soy. So, you can easily create some skin loving bath and body recipes!

Shimmering Snowdrops Lotion RecipeShimmering Snowdrops Lotion Recipe

You can use this quality soy lotion base to create the Shimmering Snowdrops Lotion Recipe. This diy lotion recipe uses this lotion base to create a creamy, skin loving cosmetic recipe. Further, this lotion includes the delightful scent of our Frost & Snowdrops Fragrance Oil and beautiful mica powder. So, you can use this recipe to create a pretty lotion recipe that is simple and effective for skincare!

How to Make Lotion: Skin Care PreservativesHow to Make Lotion: Skincare Preservatives

Also, it is important to create any cosmetic recipe with some kind of a preservative. This makes sure that your finished product will last longer and can be stored without the worry of bacteria and various germs taking over. So, adding Optiphen preservative to your homemade lotion recipes will kill germs and keep your products safe. However, you need to make sure that you add this cosmetic ingredient when your recipe is between 120 degrees and 140 degrees Fahrenheit. This ensures that the Optiphen doesn’t burn off at a high temperature but the lotion is still warm enough to incorporate without separating. Also, the Optiphen has a usage rate of 0.75 to 1.5%. So, you can create quality bath and body recipes that are well preserved.

How to Make Lotion: Cosmetic Emulsifiers

Another important cosmetic ingredient for making lotion from scratch is the emulsifier. This wholesale ingredient allows the water and the cosmetic oils to bind together. Otherwise, your homemade recipe would separate into two layers. Not only would your recipe look wrong, but it wouldn’t be as effective without the emulsifying wax either. Having an emulsifier in your lotion is important, but here are different types of emulsifiers that you can use to create scented lotion right at home. Once you find the best natural emulsifier for lotion, you are ready to create some fantastic cosmetic recipes! 

Traditional Emulsifying Wax NFTraditional Emulsifying Wax NF

One great cosmetic ingredient that you can include in your lotion recipes is the Emulsifying Wax NF – Traditional. This cosmetic ingredient is self-emulsifying, low odor, highly stable, highly compatible, and will improve the consistency and stability of emulsions. Further, the traditional emulsifying wax is perfect for creating thick, creamy body creams that care for the skin. So, this cosmetic recipe is perfect for making body butter

Cocoa Dream Cream RecipeCocoa Dream Cream Recipe

We used this bath and body ingredient to create a luscious cocoa butter body butter recipe. The Cocoa Dream Cream Recipe uses wonderful cosmetic ingredients, like the traditional emulsifying wax, to create a thick body cream recipe that will nourish the skin. Further, the emulsifier binds the water to the luscious cosmetic oils that are great for skincare. So, these wholesale cosmetic ingredients are perfect for creating skincare recipes that will fully moisturize your skin.

Silky Emulsifying WaxSilky Emulsifying Wax

Also, another great wholesale emulsifying wax that you can use in your homemade recipes is the Silky Emulsifying Wax. Of course, this cosmetic wax is another ingredient that is perfect for binding your wholesale ingredients together. However, this emulsifier will add more of a silky feel to your finished products. So, you can create some nourishing cosmetic recipes with a luscious, creamy feeling that is simply irresistible!

Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion RecipeShea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe

We created the luxurious Shea Lotion with Herbal Infusion Recipe with this silky emulsifying wax. This skincare recipe has a gorgeous, high end feeling with quality cosmetic oils and the silky cosmetic wax. Further, this fantastic herbal cosmetic recipe uses an herbal infusion to incorporate rosehips and hibiscus flowers powder. This blend of quality cosmetic making ingredients creates the absolutely best recipe for pampering your body!

BTMS 25 EmulsifierBTMS 25 Emulsifier

Another option that you can use in your homemade lotion recipes is our BTMS 25 Emulsifier. Of course, this Natures Garden emulsifier is perfect for binding your water and cosmetic oils to create quality wholesale recipes. This cosmetic ingredient has natural, conditioning properties that you will be sure to love in your finished bath and body recipes. Further, the BTMS emulsifier will provide a soft, powdery feel that is delicate and lovely to the skin. So, this cosmetic ingredient is another great option for making homemade lotions.

Chamomile Light Lotion RecipeChamomile Light Lotion Recipe

We used the BTMS emulsifier to create the Chamomile Light Lotion Recipe. This delicate bath and body recipe is light and skin loving! The cosmetic oils in this wholesale cosmetic recipe will sink down into the skin. Further, the emulsifying wax provides a lovely feeling that you will adore in your homemade bath and body recipe.

How to Make Lotion: Cosmetic Oils

The types of cosmetic oils that you include will greatly affect the kind of bath and body recipe that you create. In fact, the oils can be a determining factor as to whether or not you have a non-greasy homemade lotion. So, these wholesale cosmetic oils are very important to the homemade cosmetics process!

Coconut Oil Coconut Oil

Of course, you can create great homemade lotion with coconut oil. This cosmetic oil is a skin loving oil that will nourish your body. Further, this cosmetic oil is one that works well with most skin types and would create a fantastic cosmetic recipe. So, use our bulk coconut oil in your own homemade recipe to create the best cosmetic recipe that you possibly can!

Palm OilPalm Oil

Also, you can create a palm oil lotion recipe with this wholesale cosmetic oil. Palm oil is a fantastic wholesale oil to include in your bath and body recipes. Of course, this luscious oil is perfect for nourishing your skin and adding some conditioning properties to your recipes. So, you can add this ingredient to your recipe and enjoy the palm oil benefits for the skin.

Natural Vitamin E OilNatural Vitamin E Oil

Another wonderful cosmetic oil to add to your scented lotion recipes is Vitamin E Oil. This wholesale oil will provide your bath and body recipe with some nice benefits. While this cosmetic oil is not a preservative that protects against germs, the oil will prevent other cosmetic oils from oxidizing. So, you can add a small amount of Vitamin E Oil to your lotion to reduce potential discoloration and rancidity.

How to Make Lotion: Emollient Cosmetic Ingredients

In addition to conditioning oils, you will want to add cosmetic ingredients that draw in moisture and work to soften your skin. These cosmetic ingredients will add to the beneficial properties of your own bath and body recipe and create a bath and body recipe that will soften and soothe your skin.

Vegetable GlycerinVegetable Glycerin

You can include vegetable glycerin in your homemade lotion recipes. This cosmetic ingredient is clear, odorless, and draws moisture to the skin. So, adding vegetable glycerin to your homemade cosmetic ingredients will increase the moisturizing properties of you homemade cosmetic recipe. Meaning that this cosmetic ingredient is perfect for making cosmetic recipes that truly care for the skin!

Sodium LactateSodium Lactate

Another natural moisturizer that you can include in your non-greasy homemade lotion is sodium lactate. This bath and body ingredient can be used instead of vegetable glycerin as it provides very similar benefits. This cosmetic ingredient is perfect for drawing in the moisture to your skin. So, adding this wholesale cosmetic ingredient to your cosmetic recipes will add a little bit more skincare properties to your finished products.

Keeping Moisturized Throughout History

Humans have been creating natural moisturizing recipes to care for their skin for thousands of years. While the cosmetic ingredients may vary between civilizations, anthropologists have found that many groups, including ancient Egyptians, ancient Greeks, Native American tribes, and many more, had created their own skincare recipes. If you are interested in learning more about previous methods of skincare, then check out The History of Moisturizer from the Southwest Sunshine Blog.

Reach Out to UsReach Out to Us

We hope that you have enjoyed all of the wholesale lotion making supplies available from Natures Garden! If you have any more questions about how to use these cosmetic ingredients, then reach out to us to ask any questions on how to make body butter and other cosmetic recipes. You can talk to us over the phone on our HUG Line, in the Natures Garden store, and online. An easy way to reach us online is through our social media pages. We are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use the handle @ngscents to find us on both Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us any questions that you may have, but you can share your own bath and body recipes, too! So, we hope that we will hear from you sometime soon!


Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe

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Shimmering Bronzer Lotion RecipeShimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe

While gorgeous, sun-kissed skin is sought after by so many of us, it can be dangerous trying to get your skin the perfect color. If you frequent tanning beds or lay out in the sun for too long, then you’re putting your skin at a higher risk of skin cancer. This is due to the excess exposure to the UV light, which is why too much sun can actually become a bad thing. Plus, there are some people that just can’t ever tan. Personally, I fall into this category. No matter how much sun I get, I never can tan. My skin goes from pale, sunburnt, and right back to pale. So frustrating! But, a good bronzing lotion can be a used as a perfect solution to both these problems. These lotions help provide a light, golden color without any damaging UV light. So, we at Natures Garden decided to create the Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe.

This lotion recipe uses cocoa power to provide a natural colorant to create a perfect color for the recipe. This herb is a perfect colorant for a bronzer, as the cocoa powder is a shade that doesn’t leave you looking orange. Furthermore, this homemade bronzing lotion has all the skin nourishing benefits of regular lotion recipes. So, this lotion will give you will have golden, beautiful skin that is moisturized, glowing, and heathy.

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Ingredients Available at Natures Garden

Goat’s Milk Multi Base Lotion
NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion Fragrance Oil
Organic Cocoa Powder
24k Gold Mica Pigment
8 ounce Clear Bullet Bottle
White Lotion Pump 24/410
Candy Thermometer

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Other Ingredients You’ll Need

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoon or Spatula
Stove Pot
Distilled Water
Gallon Size Ziploc Bag
Stick Blender

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Weights and Amounts of Ingredients

16 ounces Goat’s Milk Multi-Base Lotion
48 ounces Distilled Water
1.92 ounces NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion Fragrance Oil
3 teaspoons 24 K Gold Mica Pigment
5 teaspoons Organic Cocoa Powdered

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion Fragrance OilShimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion Fragrance Oil

Our wonderful homemade lotion recipe is easy to create and smells great thanks to this wonderful fragrance oil. NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion fragrance oil by Natures Garden smells similar to a popular suntan lotion.  If you like the smell of Coppertone suntan lotion, this fragrance oil will make you very happy!  This fragrance is a wonderful arrangement of green herbs, jasmine, rose, lavender, and lilac.  This fragrance oil is a summer favorite here at Natures Garden!

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Preparing Your Equipment and Work Space

Before you begin creating your homemade lotion recipe, there are a few things that you may want to do to prepare. These preparations will make the process easier and even make it quicker. First, you will want to clean your equipment and supplies for this recipe, which makes sure that everything is ready for you to use. Also, you may want to clean and wipe down your work space. This will make sure that you have enough room to work on your lotion. Also, we suggest that you wear a pair of gloves, an apron, a face mask, and a hair net while preparing this recipe. After everything is clean and ready, its time to start creating this lovely lotion recipe.

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Preparing the Water

First, you are going to want to prepare the water for your lotion recipe. So, you will need to add some distilled water to your stove pot. You are going to need to boil the water to kill bacteria and make sure your lotion is as clean as possible. After your water is heated, you are going to need 48 ounces. So, make sure that you have more than this amount in your stove pot, as the some of the water will evaporate during the heating process.

Now, you will need to heat your water to at least 185 degrees Fahrenheit. After the water reaches this temperature, you will want to make sure the water holds this temperature for at least five minutes. Once this amount of time has passed, you can remove the pot of water from the heat source. You will need to measure 48 ounces of the water into one of your mixing bowls. At this point, you are going to want your measured water to cool a bit. After your water has cooled you can move on to the next step.

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Cooling the Water

Next, we are going to mix the water with the Goat’s Milk Multi-Base Lotion. Before you go to start mixing these ingredients, you need to make sure that your water is at the right temperature. First, you need to let your water cool down. While we needed to boil the water to sterilize it, we can’t immediately use the hot water in this mixture. If we use this hot water with our lotion base, then we are likely going to break down the base. So, you are going to need to cool your water to about 100 degrees Fahrenheit before you can combine this with the base.

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Combining the Water and Lotion BaseShimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Combining the Water and Lotion Base

Now that your water has cooled to the right temperature you are ready to add the goat milk lotion base to the water. So, weigh 16 ounces of the Goat’s Milk Multi-Base Lotion and add it to your previously measured 48 ounces of water. After you combine these two ingredients you are going to mix them well. You will need to use your stick blender to emulsify these two ingredients together. So, you will want to continue mixing until all the water has been incorporated. If you are wondering when your mixture is finished, then know that you will be able to tell that you are done when the mixture looks like lotion.

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Adding the Natural BronzerShimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Adding the Natural Bronzer

Now that your homemade lotion has been made, we are ready to add the color to your recipe. I added this at the same time as my water,  You can add it before the water or after, the choice is totally yours.  While this lotion won’t help you get a tan, it is perfect for adding a bit of color to your skin while you moisturize. For this homemade lotion recipe we are using organic cocoa powder to create a natural color for this lotion. So, take 5 teaspoons of the Organic Cocoa Powder and add it to your lotion base mixture. After the cocoa powder has been measured and added to your mixture, you need to mix thoroughly. You will need to make sure to break up any clumps of the herb. Breaking these clumps will ensure that the color is distributed evenly throughout the entire mixture. It may be helpful to use the stick blender again to mix this all together. This will leave your lotion with a light, bronzing pigment that is beautiful and naturally colored.

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Adding the Fragrance OilShimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Adding the Fragrance Oil

Next, you are going to want to add the scented oil into your bronzing lotion. This ingredient takes your gorgeous and nourishing lotion and brings it up a notch. So, you are going to measure 1.92 ounces of the NG Copper Hue Suntan Lotion Fragrance Oil. You can either weigh this amount in a small bowl or directly into the lotion mixture. Then, you will want to combine the scented oil with your lotion and mix well. Once all of your fragrance oil has been thoroughly included into the lotion mixture. After everything is mixed together you are ready to move on to the next step.

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Adding the Shimmer and SparkleShimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Adding the Shimmer and Sparkle

We can’t forget about adding all the shimmer and shine! Our last ingredient for this recipe is going to be the gorgeous 24 K Gold Mica Pigment. This ingredient is going to enhance the gold hue of the natural colorant and leave you sparkling. So, let’s get started! You will need to take three teaspoons of the gold mica pigment and add it to your lotion. Then, make sure that you thoroughly mix the mica into your lotion recipe. After all the sparkle and shine has been completely incorporated, your lotion will be ready to use. If you feel like you need a bit more glam, then you can try adding a bit more mica. However, our recipe has a great amount of shine. So, you should have enough glam for your pretty bronzing lotion.

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Packaging You Finished Product

Next, you are going to bottle up your finished homemade bronzer lotion. Since it would be difficult to pour your lotion directly into a bottle from the mixing bowl, we are going to take a different approach to packaging. First off you are going to need to transfer all of your lotion into the gallon Ziplock bag. You can use your mixing spoon or spatula to transfer everything into the Ziplock. After, you are going to seal the bag and use a pair of scissors to cut a small piece off the corner of the bag. However, you may want to set up your 8 oz bullet bottle before cutting the bag. Now can use your Ziplock bag to neatly and quickly fill your bottles. Once you have filled all your clear bullet bottles you can screw the 24/410 lotion pump onto your bottles

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Using Your Finished Product

Finally, your diy bronzer lotion is complete and ready to use! You can perfectly use this lotion to add a bit of color and shimmer to your skin. You will be able to use this delightful cosmetic lotion to add a bronzing glow to your skin. Just remember that this lotion isn’t meant for helping tan, but just adds some color and nourishes your skin. While the lotion is perfect for adding some color to your skin, the appearance isn’t the only benefit that you can get from this lotion base recipe. Our effective lotion base recipe uses wonderful, skin-loving ingredients that create a great lotion recipe. This Lotion Multi-Base uses vitamins and luxurious cosmetic oils. You are sure to love this homemade cosmetic lotion recipe!

Shimmering Bronzer Lotion Recipe: Standards of Beauty Through Time

While it may seem like the standard of beauty that we all know of today is obvious and permanent, there are other ideas on what is beautiful is different through time and in different cultures. I’ve always found it interesting to learn about all the changes in preferences for make up, fashion, and body type. Some ideas of ideal beauty from times and places are even considered unattractive today and vice versa. For example, in the Elizabethan Era pale skin was considered ideal and women would use a white powder, ceruse, to make themselves look paler. So, the idea of tanning or using bronzing lotion would’ve been ridiculous to people of this culture. But, this isn’t the only way that cosmetics were used differently throughout history. There are even more beauty standards throughout history. A Buzzfeed Article called “This Is How Dramatically Women’s Makeup Has Changed Throughout History” talks about a few different appearance preferences that people have tried to achieve through cosmetics.

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Hopefully, you have enjoyed this homemade body lotion recipe as much as we do! We here at Natures Garden would love to hear all about your experience with this easy and fun recipe. If you would like to share your creation, then you should absolutely share your products with us. Also, we are available to listen to any questions or comments. If you are interested in asking us questions or sharing your experiences, then you should definitely reach out to us on social media! You can find us on a few different social media pages. On Facebook, we have a Natures Garden page. Also, you can use @ngscents to find us on either Twitter or Instagram. Hope to hear from you soon!