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DIY Scented Skin Lotion: Refresh with Exotic Mango Tango

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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.

Discover a simple self-care routine with our DIY Scented Skin Lotion guide. Dive into the soothing process of crafting your own lotion, enriched with the refreshing aroma of mango.

Follow our easy steps to create a fragrant masterpiece that promises a delightful experience, leaving your skin feeling revitalized. Let’s get started on the path to aromatic self-indulgence!

Ingredients Needed

  • Sweet almond oil
  • Shea butter, odorless
  • E-wax (emulsifying wax). It is used to create stable emulsions in skincare products. It blends oil and water components.
  • Beeswax.
  • Distilled water
  • Vegetable glycerine
  • Mango fragrance oil
  • Water color powder, orange. This color powder is soluble in water.
  • Preservative: liquid germall plus

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 measure quantities
  • Two bowls
  • Tablespoon
  • Small whisk
  • Electric hand mixer
  • Small container to store your DIY Scented Skin Lotion with Mango

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 Scented Skin Lotion

Oil Phase

1- Start by putting 12 grams (0.42 oz) of odorless shea butter in a bowl.

DIY Scented Skin Lotion. Put odorless shea butter in a bowl
Put odorless shea butter in a bowl

2- Add 12 grams (0.42 oz) of sweet almond oil.

DIY Scented Skin Lotion. Add sweet almond oil
Add sweet almond oil

3- Add 6 grams (0.21 oz) of E-wax (emulsifying wax).

DIY Scented Skin Lotion. Add E-wax
Add E-wax

4- Add 3 grams (0.10 oz) of beeswax.

DIY Scented Skin Lotion. Add beeswax
Add beeswax

Water Phase

5- In a separate bowl, put 70 grams (2.47 oz) of distilled water.

6- Add 3 grams (0.10 oz) of vegetable glycerine.

DIY Scented Skin Lotion. Add vegetable glycerine
Add vegetable glycerine

Heat and Melt

7- Heat and melt the contents of both bowls in the same bain-marie (hot water bath). A bain-marie is done by placing the two bowls in a large pot of hot steaming water. Use a medium stove temperature. This will gradually melt and heat the contents to the same temperature. Avoid boiling.

DIY Scented Skin Lotion. Heat both bowls in the same bain-marie
Heat both bowls in the same bain-marie

8- When the contents of the oil-phase bowl have melted, remove both bowls from the bain-marie.

DIY Scented Skin Lotion. The contents of both bowls are now heated and melted to the same temperature
The contents of both bowls are now heated and melted to the same temperature

Combine Ingredients

9- Pour the contents of the water-phase bowl into the bowl of the oil phase. The color of the combined ingredients change immediately and turn whitish.

DIY Scented Skin Lotion. Pour the contents of the water phase over those of the oil phase
Pour the contents of the water phase over those of the oil phase
DIY Scented Skin Lotion. The combined ingredients turn whitish
The combined ingredients turn whitish

10- Using a small whisk, mix the combined ingredients thoroughly for 45 seconds, then allow the mixture to settle for 10-15 minutes.

11- Repeat the mixing and waiting cycle four times. This will transform the mixture from a liquid state into a lotion consistency.

DIY Scented Skin Lotion. The mixture acquires a lotion consistency
The mixture acquires a lotion consistency

12- Use an electric hand mixer to whip the mixture for 3 minutes.

13- Add a hint of orange watercolor powder sparingly; it has a potent coloring effect.

DIY Scented Skin Lotion. Add a touch of watercolor powder
Add a touch of watercolor powder

14- Mix the color powder thoroughly with the whisk.

15- Add 3 grams (0.10 oz) of mango fragrance oil.

DIY Scented Skin Lotion. Add fragrance oil
Add mango fragrance oil

16- Add 1 gram (0.035 oz) of liquid germall plus preservative. It is important to add a preservative because our skin lotion contains water, and without a preservative, the lotion might spoil.

17- Use the electric hand mixer to give the lotion a final whipping.

DIY Scented Skin Lotion. Texture of the lotion
Texture of the lotion

18- Scoop the DIY Scented Skin Lotion into a small container, and you’re done!

DIY Scented Skin Lotion. Final product
DIY Scented Skin Lotion. Final product

How to Use: DIY Scented Skin Lotion

Here’s a guide on how to use your DIY Scented Skin Lotion:

  1. Cleanse Your Skin:
    Before applying the lotion, ensure your skin is clean and dry. You can use your regular cleanser to remove any impurities.
  2. Take a Small Amount:
    Scoop a small amount of the DIY Scented Skin Lotion using clean fingers or a spatula. A little goes a long way.
  3. Warm Between Palms:
    Rub the lotion between your palms to warm it slightly. This helps the lotion spread smoothly over your skin.
  4. Apply to Skin:
    Gently massage the lotion onto your skin using upward strokes. Pay attention to areas that tend to be drier, like elbows and knees.
  5. Enjoy the Aroma:
    Breathe in the delightful aroma of the mango fragrance as you apply the lotion. Allow the scent to uplift your senses.
  6. Allow Absorption:
    Give the lotion a few minutes to absorb into your skin. It should leave your skin feeling soft, nourished, and lightly fragranced.
  7. Reapply as Needed:
    Use the DIY Scented Skin Lotion as part of your daily skincare routine. Reapply as needed, especially after washing your hands or when your skin needs an extra boost of hydration.

Enjoy the luxurious sensation and tropical fragrance that your homemade lotion brings to your skincare routine!

Benefits

Indulging in your DIY Scented Skin Lotion brings forth a host of benefits for your skin and overall well-being:

  1. Hydration Boost:
    The blend of sweet almond oil, shea butter, and glycerine provides deep hydration, leaving your skin feeling nourished and supple.
  2. Skin Softening:
    Shea butter and beeswax work together to soften rough patches, promoting smoother skin texture.
  3. Fragrant Delight:
    The infusion of mango fragrance oil not only imparts a delightful aroma but also enhances your mood and sensory experience.
  4. Customized Experience:
    Tailor your lotion by experimenting with various color powders and scents, allowing you to create a unique and personalized skincare indulgence.

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