Rose Face and Body Lotion (with Recipe!)

Majestic Mountain Sage (MMS), one of my favorite soap supply companies, had a contest on their blog offering a free 16 oz. bottle of virgin macadamia nut oil—and I won and received a fantastic bottle of it! And a very generous freebie, it is! (Thank you, MMS!)

My roses are waking up, though no buds quite yet, and it has put me in the mood for a nice rose scent. In one of my MMS orders,

Fragrant Cloud rose
Fragrant Cloud rose

they sent a lotion sample with Rose Garden fragrance oil. At first I wasn’t sure about it, but by the time I used the whole sample, I really liked it. (It also works well in cold process soap; no discoloration! That’s for another blog post, though.)

I love macadamia nut oil in lotion, so to celebrate the macadamia nut oil and the start of spring, I thought I’d share one of my go-to lotion recipes. I use this lotion on my face, on my body, and as a hand lotion. The anhydrous lanolin adds a great moisturizing effect, but it has a pretty distinct scent, so a little goes a long way. Fortunately, you only need a tiny bit.

Liquid Glycerin (or Hydrovance) 1.6%
Stearic acid 1.4%
Emulsifying wax 5.0%
Distilled water 81.0%
Avocado oil 3.4%
Macadamia nut oil, virgin 3.2%
Coconut oil, virgin 2.0%
Mango butter 0.8%
Lanolin, anhydrous 0.1%
Dimethicone 1.5%
Germaben II 1.0% of the lotion base
Rose Garden fragrance oil 1 mL per 100 grams of lotion

Both MMS and Bramble Berry have information on how to make lotion. I hope you enjoy it!

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