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DIY Lotion for Soft Skin: Unlocking Luxurious Moisturizing with Argan Oil

About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.

Introducing our DIY Lotion for Soft Skin. In this guide, we’ll reveal the power of argan oil as a luxurious moisturizing ingredient, leaving your skin feeling pampered and radiant.

Let’s embark on this rewarding journey to create a lotion that exudes pure luxury and care for your skin’s unique needs. Say goodbye to dry, lackluster skin and embrace the magic of DIY moisturization today!

Ingredients Needed

  • Distilled water
  • Cetyl alcohol – It is a binding agent
  • BTMS 50 – It is a conditioning emulsifier
  • Vegetable glycerine
  • Argan oil
  • Cocoa butter (or shea butter)
  • Essential oil
  • Preservative: Liquid germall plus
  • Mica color powder

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products. Also, where an essential oil is included in my recipes, I utilize either of two types of essential oils: pure, if added in drops, or diluted, if mixed in grams.

Tools Needed

  • Scale to weigh quantities
  • Large glass beaker
  • Small glass beaker
  • Small bowl
  • Digital thermometer
  • Glass mixing rod
  • Electric hand mixer
  • An empty lotion bottle of 300-milliliter (10 US fl oz) capacity, or several smaller-capacity lotion bottles.

Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.

Steps: DIY Lotion for Soft Skin

In a Large Beaker

1- Start by pouring 270 grams (9.52 oz) of distilled water in a large beaker.

2- Add 32 grams (1.12 oz) of vegetable glycerine to the distilled water.

DIY Lotion for Soft Skin. Add glycerine to the water
Add glycerine to the water

3- Mix well.

In a Small Beaker

4- Add 16 grams (0.56 oz) of BTMS 50 in a small beaker.

DIY Lotion for Soft Skin. In a small beaker, add BTMS 50
In a small beaker, add BTMS 50

5- Add 12 grams (0.42 oz) of cetyl alcohol.

DIY Lotion for Soft Skin. Add cetyl alcohol
Add cetyl alcohol

6- Add 40 grams (1.41 oz) of argan oil.

DIY Lotion for Soft Skin. Add argan oil
Add argan oil

7- Add 20 grams (0.70 oz) of cocoa butter.

DIY Lotion for Soft Skin. Add cocoa butter
Add cocoa butter

Both Beakers in a Bain-Marie

8- Now, place both beakers in a bain-marie (hot water bath). A bain-marie is done by placing the 2 beakers in a large pot of hot steaming water. This will gradually heat/melt whatever is inside the beakers. As the contents melt, make sure to mix every now and then.

DIY Lotion for Soft Skin. Both beakers are in a bain-marie
Both beakers are in a bain-marie

The purpose of the bain-marie here is two-fold: to melt/heat the contents of the beakers, and to bring their temperatures to the correct level. The temperature of both must be in the range 60-70 degrees Celsius (140-158 degrees Fahrenheit). Your lotion will not succeed if their temperature is below this range and if the difference in their temperatures is too large.

DIY Lotion for Soft Skin. Measure the temperature in both beakers
Measure the temperature in both beakers

Here, the contents of the small beaker have a temperature of 65 degrees Celsius (149 degrees Fahrenheit), and those in the large beaker are at 70 degrees Celsius (158 degrees Fahrenheit). The difference in their temperatures is very good.

Mixing the Contents of the Beakers

9- Pour the contents of the small beaker into the large beaker, all while stirring.

10- With a glass mixing rod, mix the ingredients by hand thoroughly.

DIY Lotion for Soft Skin. First, mix well by hand
First, mix well by hand

11- Use the electric hand mixer to whip up the contents till their consistency becomes lotion-like (loose cream).

12- Next step is to add the preservative. We can only add the preservative once the temperature of the contents drops below 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit).

13- Add 2 grams (0.07 oz) of the preservative, liquid germall plus.

DIY Lotion for Soft Skin. Add the preservative
Add the preservative

14- With a mixing rod or whisk, mix well by hand.

15- Use the electric hand mixer one last time to ensure that the preservative is well mixed.

16- Now, we will add some color. The color of a lotion should be light. In a separate small bowl, dissolve a little mica color powder into a small quantity of glycerine. Choose a color that you like. Here, I am using fuchsia color. Add the color mix to the lotion in the beaker, and mix well by hand.

DIY Lotion for Soft Skin. Add the color mix
Add the color mix

17- Finally, add 3 drops of essential oil. I am using rose essential oil; it goes with the color I chose. You can use any essential oil that you like, but it should be adequate with the color you choose.

DIY Lotion for Soft Skin. Add essential oil
Add essential oil

18- Mix again by hand.

19- Your DIY Lotion for Soft Skin is now done! Scoop the lotion into a bottle.

DIY Lotion for Soft Skin. Final product
DIY Lotion for Soft Skin. Final product

How To Use: DIY Lotion for Soft Skin

  1. Cleanse Your Skin: Before applying your DIY lotion, make sure your skin is clean and free from any impurities. Wash your face and body with a gentle cleanser and pat dry with a towel.
  2. Dispense an Appropriate Amount: Take a small amount of your DIY lotion in your palms. The quantity will depend on your preference and the area you want to moisturize.
  3. Warm the Lotion: Rub your hands together to warm the lotion slightly. This helps the product spread more easily and enhances absorption into the skin.
  4. Apply Gently: Begin applying the lotion to your skin in gentle, circular motions. Start with any dry areas, then move on to the rest of your body. Remember to focus on areas prone to dryness, such as elbows, knees, and heels.
  5. Massage for Absorption: Massage the lotion into your skin until it is fully absorbed. The massaging action not only aids absorption but also promotes circulation, leaving your skin feeling rejuvenated.
  6. Use Daily: For best results, use your luxurious DIY lotion daily, preferably after bathing or showering when your skin is still slightly damp. This locks in moisture and ensures long-lasting softness.
  7. Store Properly: Store your DIY lotion in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to maintain its effectiveness and extend its shelf life.

With this simple and effective routine, your skin will bask in the luxurious moisturizing power of your custom-made lotion, keeping it soft, supple, and beautifully hydrated.

DIY Lotion for Soft Skin. 3 colors
DIY Lotion for Soft Skin. 3 colors

Benefits: DIY Lotion for Soft Skin

  1. Nourishes and Hydrates: This DIY lotion, enriched with argan oil and other skin-loving ingredients, deeply nourishes and moisturizes your skin. It helps replenish lost moisture, leaving your skin soft, supple, and well-hydrated.
  2. Softens and Smoothens: The luxurious blend of ingredients in the DIY lotion works to soften rough patches and smoothens the skin’s texture. Experience a velvety touch as the lotion glides effortlessly over your skin.
  3. Promotes Radiance: Regular application of this DIY lotion can enhance your skin’s natural radiance. The potent combination of moisturizing components helps to restore your skin’s healthy glow and vitality.
  4. Customizable to Your Needs: Creating your DIY lotion allows you to customize the formula according to your specific skin type and preferences. You have full control over the ingredients, ensuring a product that suits your individual needs.
  5. Aromatherapy Benefits: If you add essential oils to your DIY lotion, you can enjoy the added bonus of aromatherapy. The soothing scents can uplift your mood, reduce stress, and create a spa-like experience during your skincare routine.
  6. Economical and Sustainable: Making your DIY lotion can be cost-effective in the long run, as you can create larger batches using easily accessible ingredients. Additionally, it reduces the need for single-use plastic packaging, making it an eco-friendly choice.
  7. Connection to Self-Care: The process of making your DIY lotion encourages self-care and mindfulness. Taking the time to pamper yourself with a luxurious skincare ritual can be a delightful and rewarding experience.

Experience the joy of crafting a personalized skincare product that not only cares for your skin’s well-being but also elevates your self-care routine to new heights.

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Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World

The steps for how to make the DIY Lotion for Soft Skin are demonstrated in this video.

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