Skip to content

April 2023 - Rose & Kokum Butter Hand & Body Lotion

Courtesy of Susan Barclay-Nichols, aka Swift Crafty Monkey

Heated Water Phase:
Water 54%
Rose Floral Water 10%
Glycerine 3%
Sodium Lactate 60 2%
Allantoin Powder 0.5%
Heated Oil Phase:
Macadamia Nut Oil  15%
Kokum Butter 5%
Cetyl Alcohol 3%
Polawax 6%
Cool Down Phase:
Fragrance or essential oil 1%
Germall Plus Liquid 0.5%
  1. Start boiling water using a kettle.
  2. Weigh the heated oil phase into a smaller plastic jug container.
  3. Put this container into the microwave and heat for short bursts of 20 to 30 seconds at a time. Remove and mix, then return to the microwave until the heated oil phase is liquid. We want it to have a temperature around 65°C to 75°C. Please don't go over 75°C! If you remove the container and it's close to being melted, that's good enough.
  4. Measure everything in the heated water phase into a container EXCEPT THE WATER. This is important!
  5. When you have removed the oil phase from the microwave, measure the very very hot water from the kettle into the container into which you've measured the water phase. 
  6. Pour the oil phase into the water phase and mix with a mixer or stick blender for at least 3 minutes. 
  7. Set the lotion aside to cool to 45°C or slightly lower. When it reaches that temperature, add the cool down phase and mix well for another 3 minutes. 
  8. Pour the lotion into a container, put a cap on it and label it.