Oils for Lotion Making
Oils for Body Butters
If you want to get started making lotion, body butters, and other moisturizing skin care products, you’ll want to know which oils and butters are best to use! Different oils have different properties, and will behave differently in your DIY lotion or body butters. Knowing what types of lotion making oils are best for which skin types can really help you customize your lotion or body butter. Body butters are typically a blend of butters and oils, with no water component. They’ll often use a moisturizing butter that’s blended with a liquid oil to soften it, and then combined with fragrances, colors, and beneficial extracts. Body butters are often whipped to make them easier to use. Body butters contain no water for hydration, so they’re often applied after a bath or shower to keep absorbed moisture in. Lotions are typically an emulsion of an oil phase with a water phase. Water helps hydrate the outer layer of skin, while the oil and extracts function as emollients to keep skin smooth and subtle, humectants to attract and absorb moisture, and occlusives, to keep the moisture in your skin. When choosing oils to mix into your DIY lotion or body butter, you should keep a few factors in mind. Some folks may have allergic reactions to certain oils. Lighter oils may be better for oily skin than heavier oils, which are better suited to dry skin. For someone with itchy or rashy skin, you may want to choose a soothing oil. Whatever oils you need for your homemade lotion or body butter, we know you’ll find what you need right here. Our selection of excellent quality carrier oils will help you customize your own lotion or body butter to your needs, and the needs of your family, friends, or customers. Just mix and match to find your perfect combination.