How to Making Lotion and Shower Gel

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Women have been wearing lotion and shower gel for many years. But many individuals are interested in creating their own products. Making your own lotion and shower gel is often cheaper and more natural then purchasing mainstream products. Plus, you can make a shower gel that has the moisturizing effects of a lotion. But many individuals aren't sure where to start. Here's information on making lotion and shower gel.

Things You'll Need

  • Gel Base
  • Scale
  • Large Bowel
  • Dropper
  • Spatula
  • Fragrance oil of your choice
  • Skin safe dye
  • Small bottles to store lotion
  • Unscented lotion

Set up your workspace. Clear off an area in the kitchen to create a workspace. After your area is set up, pour 16 ounces of gel base into a large bowel.

Add fragrance to the mixture. Add 8-10 drops of your desired fragrance oil to the mixture. Use a spatula to mix the contents of the bowel very well. Allow the mixture to sit for several minutes so the fragrance can bond to the gel.

Choose a dye to color your moisturizing shower gel. If you want the product to be colored, slowly add a skin safe dye to the mixture. Make sure the dye you choose is glycerin based. If the dye is water based, it may eventually separate and will be less moisturizing.

Slowly add one drop of dye to the mixture. Slowly stir for several minutes and evaluate the color. To make the color darker, repeat the process adding only a single dye each time.

Make a lotion. If you want to make a lotion instead of a shower gel, repeat the steps above, but use an unscented lotion instead of gel base.

Store the finished product. Store the lotion or shower gel in small bottles and seal tightly. You can use a funnel to pour the mixture into bottles to prevent spillage.

Tips & Warnings

  • Don't worry about bubbles in the lotion and shower gel. You may notice small bubbles that appear in the finished product. These bubbles will dissolve within a few days, leaving your product totally clear.
  • Don't forget to stir the fragrance oil slowly. If you add the fragrance oil to the mixture too quickly, it can cause separation and ruin the product.

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