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Oil Free Lotion

Recently, I decided to make an Oil Free Lotion. I wanted to have an oil free lotion that met the requests I’ve heard from our readers. Let’s check out the ingredients and I’ll share why I chose them!

I chose Isopropyl Myristate because I wanted to ensure this lotion wouldn’t be greasy. Isopropyl Myristate is also used as a skin conditioning and emollient ingredient.

Honeyquat was chosen because I wanted to play with this new humectant. I didn’t want to have a lotion that had a sticky feeling, so this recipe was actually a test for me to try it.

I added Dimethicone to this recipe because it is a silicone oil that reduces stickiness, adds a velvety feel and also allows the skin to be conditioned.

Next, I chose Cyclomethicone because it is an ultralight silicone oil. Cyclomethicone contributes a talc-like feeling and easy spreadability.

Since the ingredients I chose don’t need a strong emulsifier, Conditioning Emulsifying Wax was the perfect emulsifier that conditions the skin and leaves a light powdery feel.

Allantoin was picked to soothe skin, but I won’t make any claims to keep this lotion in the field of cosmetics and out of being classified as an Over The Counter (OTC) drug.

Liquid Germall Plus is one of my go-to preservatives because it has a low required usage rate. (Which means money saved!) It also is compatible with most cosmetic ingredients, so I don’t have to worry as much about a failed preservative.

Come join me in the kitchen as we make this easy lotion!

Collect needed items:

Isopropyl Myristate
Conditioning Emulsifier
Ocean Rain Fragrance Oil
Liquid Germall Plus Preservative
Microwave Safe Container
Bottles for lotion

Recipe: (Makes 10.58 ounces or 300 grams)

Recipe in ounces:
0.21 ounces Isopropyl Myristate
0.32 ounces Honeyquat
0.21 ounces Dimethicone
1.06 ounces Cyclomethicone
0.42 ounces Conditioning Emulsifying Wax
8.15 ounces Water
0.11 ounces Ocean Rain Fragrance Oil
0.05 ounces Liquid Germall Plus
0.05 ounces Allantoin
Recipe in grams:
6 grams Isopropyl Myristate
9 grams Honeyquat
6 grams Dimethicone
30 grams Cyclomethicone
12 grams Conditioning Emulsifying Wax
231 grams Water
3 grams Ocean Rain Fragrance Oil
1.5 grams Liquid Germall Plus
1.5 grams Allantoin
Recipe in Percentages
2% Isopropyl Myristate
3% Honeyquat
2% Dimethicone
10% Cyclomethicone
4% Conditioning Emulsifying Wax
77% Water
1% Ocean Rain Fragrance Oil
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% Allantoin

Weigh all ingredients except the additives (Fragrance, Allantoin and Liquid Germall Plus Preservative) into the microwave safe container. Heat in the microwave using short time bursts until everything is melted. Blend the ingredients to a smooth, creamy consistency using the immersion blender. Add additives once the temperature drops to 120° F in the mixing bucket. Blend until completely mixed. Pour into bottles and allow to cool completely before capping.

Notes: This light and fluid lotion feels slick at first but rubs in nicely. It is slightly waxy but feels nice on the skin. Choose any fragrance you desire!

The Oil Free Lotion on fingers.

Finished lotion in bottles.

Weighing the ingredients.

Blending the lotion.

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