How to Make Homemade Lotion

Posted by Manny on August 28th, 2007

homemade lotionAre you interested on making your own lotion? If you like to try it out but don’t have time to attend a seminar or you just want to try but not really serious about starting your own lotion making business, then you can try to make your own. The formulation and procedure for making lotions and body scrubs are very simple. To get started in this, you need the utensils, raw materials, and packaging. With a small amount of initial investment, you can make retail packs of homemade lotion.

The utensils you need are the following:

Plastic beaker
Graduated cylinder
Stainless steel or glass bowls
Plastic or pastry bag
Labeling utensils

For the Lotion you will need:

Lotion base (10 kilograms)
Fragrance (120 ml)
Diluted or liquid food color.
100 ml PET bottles

The first step is to measure the raw materials. One kilogram of the base and 10ml of fragrance. You can measure the bases using a beaker or, for more precise measurements, a weighing scale. Pour the base onto the beaker and, using a spatula, press the material slightly; this is to fill in the air gap inside the container until a volume of 1,000 ml for the mixture is attained (1,000 ml or one liter is equivalent to one kilogram). Be very careful not to compact the base, otherwise, the mixture will become heavier than needed. The next step is to measure the fragrance by using a graduated cylinder or a measuring spoon. Once you’ve measured all of the raw materials, pour the fragrance onto the base and mix them using a spatula. Mix well until the fragrance is thoroughly blended with the base. Then, put one drop of diluted or liquid food color into our mixture (the amount of dye to use depends on your preference).

The third step is packaging your finished products. Use the PET bottles for the lotion. To transfer the lotion into its bottle containers, however, you will need to use a pastry bag or plastic sheet. It’s ideal to put a label on your finished products. When you decide to use labels, however, make sure that their design conveys the correct information about what’s inside the container. There are service centers specializing on developing and printing labels, but to bring down our costs, you may choose to create your own labels and print copies of them using your computer and printer. With the amount of materials that you purchased for 10 kilogram you can make at least a hundred bottles using 100ml PET bottles.

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Manny Montala was an online entrepreneur who enjoys blogging about entrepreneurship and gathering information for his blog to help budding entrepreneurs. Like this post? Why not share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Google plus, LinkedIn and Pinterest? Scroll up and see social icons above then click and share!

10 Responses to “How to Make Homemade Lotion”

  1. hanna christina fulleros says:

    Hi there!
    Where can i buy the things that i will use in making a perfume and lotion?

  2. erica yu-b says:

    sir, is it affordable? price range.. thanks.

  3. Manuel says:

    @erica yu-b
    Try to find it here:
    46 A. Bonifacio Ave., Quezon City
    Contact# (02)743-6334

    Liquid Graphics
    Contact # (02) 727-5378

  4. erica yu-b says:

    whre can i buy lotion base and fragrances?

  5. hi we have a video of how to make your own moisturizing liquid talc. Just visit

  6. Anna Lyn Daclan says:

    i am interested…please send me your tips online…

  7. Aileen O. Noval says:

    Can u advise us certain supplier for lotion base

  8. Manuel says:

    Hi Lyrhaz,

    Sorry I can’t find a video for this only the source of raw materials and where to train.

    Check the sites below:

    Thanks for posting!

  9. lyrhaz says:

    im interested…..
    poh eh…..pls

  10. lyrhaz says:

    where i mcan find this video and can you give me the contact number…pls

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