How To Produce Body Lotion In Nigeria

In all honesty, making body lotion is one of the easiest skill you can have as a woman. With this skill, there is no need to worry about making quality body lotion. Although, there are so many ways to make lotion in Nigeria.

However, it’s unfortunate that few people realize that the basic recipe for any lotion is very simple; all you need are Oil and water, combined with an emulsifier. In fact, anyone can create awesome body lotion in his or her kitchen for less than a 1,000. Even more exciting is the fact that you can make a moisturizer that is perfectly suited to your skin type, fragrance preference, and budget. Mind you, if you want to keep your skin looking smooth and keep some of your hard-earned money; then, you need to try this simple recipe.

More so, emulsifiers also have preservative qualities that keep oils, which can go rancid over time, from spoiling. In some cases, they can dramatically extend the shelf life of a body lotion containing fragile ingredients like fruit juice. Before we get into all of the many possible additives, though, here is the basic recipe for homemade body lotion.

how to produce body lotion

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Ingredients For Making Body Lotion

  • Emulsifying Wax (Coda Wax, Lanet wax AO (the best))
  • Stearic Acid
  • Stearyl alcohol
  • Cethyl alcohol
  • Liquid Paraffin Oil
  • Lanolyn wool fat (from animal wool fat)
  • Petroleum Jelly (soft white paraffin)
  • Aloe bitters
  • Glycerine
  • Sodium tetra borate (Borax Salt)
  • Honey
  • Preservative (methylparaben (water soluble) + propylparaben (oil soluble))
  • Vitamin E
  • Coca Butter
  • Water soluble colourant
  • Fragrance (cassanova tahoe for body cream)
  • TEA (Tri-ethanol-amine)- A catalyst 
how to make body lotion

Step By Step Procedure To Make Body Lotion

Step 1: Dissolve about 2 spoons (20ml) Sodium tetra borate (Borax Salt) in hot water for 24hrs and leave to cool.

Step 2: Melt 200g of Emulsifying wax 

Step 3: Melt 100g of Steric acid 

Step 4: Add 100g Stearyl alcohol to melt

Step 5: Add 100g of Cethyl alcohol

Step 6: Add 100g of Petroleum Jelly to melt

Step 7: Add paraffin Oil

Step 8: Add Borax Salt that was hydrated to all the melted mixture to dissolve them

Step 9: Add cool or ordinary water to equalize the reactions

Step 10: Add more Vitamin E

Step 11: Add more Aloe Bitter

Step 12: Add more Propyl glycol

Step 13: Add Glycerine

Step 14: Dissolve both the preservatives (methyl and propyl paraben) in water

Step 15: Add more water to dissolve the oil mixture as the water content of lotion is high

Step 16: Add water soluble colourant (Pink or orange pigment)

Step 17: Add fragrance (Yankee and Blue water) 

15 thoughts on “How To Produce Body Lotion In Nigeria”

  1. Thanks for the write up Sir
    But I need to know something,
    I found out that in the procedure,
    Lanolyn wool fat, Honey,coca butter,and TEA listed in the ingredients were absent. And propyl glycol andborax salt that was hydrated were introduce..pls clear me on this

  2. God bless you sir for sharing your knowledge with us. Pls sir I need clarifications. In the list of ingredients there was nothing like steryl-alcohol but it appeared in the procedure.
    Secondly are we going to put all the oils together and melt or they should be melted one after the other.

  3. Thanks so much earnbase for this idea,please sir what if I want to learn shaving powder how can I get the ingredients and the procedures

    • No! but some people use them interchangeably. Triethanolamine is a tertiary amino compound that is ammonia in which each of the hydrogens is substituted by a 2-hydroxyethyl group. It has a role as a buffer and a surfactant. It is a tertiary amino compound, a triol and an amino alcohol. It derives from a triethylamine. It is a conjugate base of a triethanolammonium.


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