Use this simple recipe to make a deliciously luxurious lotion for the whole family. 

This recipe is a simple but effective light cream base full of great skin feel and moisturising properties.

            Phase 1
820.5gm distilled water   
            Phase 2

50gm sweet almond oil        
25gm grapeseed oil
25gm cocoa butter
50gm BTMS25 conditioning emulsifier                                         
20gm stearic acid
             Phase 3
8gm essential oil (I used lavender but you choose what you like)
0.5gm liquid Germall plus
1gm Natural vitamin E


  1. Ensure all equipment, benches and packaging is clean and germ free.

  2. Weigh out phase 1 (water) into a saucepan.

  3. Weigh out phase 2 into another heat safe container for double boiler or low direct heat

  4. Heat both phases to 70-75ºC– remove from heat.

  5. Combine phases 1 & 2 and emulsify with a stick blender for about 5 minutes.  Allow to stand for 10 minutes and blend again.  Allow to cool to 40ºC

  6. Add phase 3 and stick blend through thoroughly to ensure even dispersion and emulsion.

  7. Check pH and adjust if necessary to 5.3-5.8.

  8. You may package your product while still warm but do not put the lids on until completely cool

By Heirloom Body Care Admin 14 comment


comments (14)

  • Kerry Pearson

    Hi Chrissy,
    Goats milk is notoriously hard to preserve effectively. If you reduce batch size, keep it in the fridge and retain for personal use only you certainly can. I would not advise selling unless you have professional testing done to ensure it is safe.

  • Chrissy Lang

    Can i use goats milk instead of water to make this recipe?

  • Kerry Pearson

    Hi Karena,
    Please have a look at our tutorial on pH adjustment here
    Oils do not weigh the same as water which is the only liquid where 1ml=1gm. The difference is slight in some instances but oils are lighter than water. Technically 0.5gm germall plus is not 0.5ml but if you dont have scales that will allow this measurement 0.5ml will have to do. If selling is your goal I would suggest getting scales that will help you be accurate with this measurement

  • Karena

    How do you adjust the Ph in Phase 3?
    Is 0.5gm of liquid Germall equivalent to 0.5ml?
    In general is 1g for this recipe = 1ml?
    Thanks, Karena

  • Kerry Pearson

    Hi Naina,
    Technically, yes, but it would require some changes. It would be easier to start with a lotion recipe than try to change this one.

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