The body lotion tutorial:
The process of making body lotion is actually fairly easy. First off you will need to gather your lotion making supplies that include the following: an emulsifying wax, oil, water, a colorant, and a fragrance.
Step one: The first step in making body lotion is to mix your oils and water in with your emulsifying wax. This will create the base of your lotion. The emulsifying wax is what keeps the water and oils from separating.
Step two: The second step in making body lotion is to add your essential oils or fragrance oils. Essential oils will make your body lotion scented and can provide aromatherapy effects. Fragrance oils can also be used to give your lotion a nice scent.
Step three: The third step in making body lotion is to add your colorants. These colorants can be from a laboratory or they can come from natural sources. If you plan on marketing your handmade skin care products as natural skin care products then you will want to use natural coloring agents like paprika, mica, or oxides.
Step four: The fourth step is to bottle your product. You can place your lotions into a jar, tube or into a pump or squirt bottle. You can make custom labels to attach on the bottles with your company name, logo and ingredients.
In addition to making a basic body lotion you can also add things to the lotion to make it special. One popular additive to body lotion is glitter. Other popular additives for body lotions are SPF and tint.