Lotion IconMaking lotion couldn't be easier Make a thick and luxurious cream in your signature scent or maybe a light, healing after sun moisturizer. We've got all the supplies you need to make the exact lotion you want from scratch. We also carry lotion bases if you you'd rather just skip ahead to adding the fragrance and packaging. Watch the great video below to get an idea of where to begin, then scroll down for more resources and kits to get you going.

Whipped Body Butter

How to Make Whipped Body Butter from Soap Queen on Vimeo.

Info and Inspiration

 

  • This great article explains the basics of lotionmaking. It is always good to have a strong foundation. 
  • Follow that up with this in-depth step-by-step tutorial of the entire lotionmaking process.
  • Now let's take a moment to discuss preservatives. We strongly believe in using proven preservative systems like Phenonip and Optiphen. This is no joke, check out this eye opening post about mold growth in lotion if you need convincing.
  • Once you have gone through the basics and feel you have a grasp you can wade deeper into lotion-making with Talk It Out Tuesday: All Things Lotion.
  • If you are making lotion and loving it perhaps it is time you learn the correct labeling practices for your final product. Consult this excellent tutorial to learn the basic guidelines behind lotion labeling, and get your luxurious creations out into the world!
  • Emulsifiers

    Our favorite way to emulsify oil and water is BTMS-50 and E-wax. There are other emulsifying systems out there but in our tests these are the best!

  • Lotion Bases

    Let us do the work for you! Bramble Berry offers a variety of pre-made lotion bases - just add your favorite fragrance, pour it in a bottle and you're done.
  • From Scratch Kit

    This comprehensive kit contains all the supplies you need to create, bottle, and label your first batch of lotion, including our self-published lotion book. 

  • Everything Balm Kit

    An excellent, nourishing all around body balm just perfect for the cold, dry winter weather. We even used lip safe essential oils so you can use it on the lips!

  • Whipped Belly Butter Kit

    Try your hand at this therapeutic balm made with German Chamomile, Cocoa Butter and Carrot Seed Oil.

  • Lotion Bar Love

    Create a colorful, fruity lotion for on the go with this fantastic kit. This kit will make enough for you to pass out to your friends or give as gifts!