Help with Lotion

itsmeSeptember 11, 2005

I made my first lotions this weekend and they turned out pretty good except I am dissatisfied with the scents-It's like they disappear or something. I'm using the recommended amounts, putting them in after the stuff cools down. Anyone have a clue what is causing this or how you can enhance the smell? Thanks.

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sriston

I don't make my lotions, I use a ready-made base. However, with most of my fragrances I find that I have to add more than the recommended amount. I have also found that they will smell stronger after they have sat for a few days. If they still don't smell good enough for you, go ahead and try adding in more fragrance a little at a time.
Susan

    Bookmark   September 12, 2005 at 10:01PM
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itsme

Oh Susan
You should try making the lotions, it is soooo much fun-really a cool thing. In just a few minutes you have clear oil and water mixes that turn into thick white cream-really cool, made my own mixture up, thought I had ruined it at first it was watery, when it cooled down it is the neatest stuff. I also made my first sugar scrub, loved the way it made my skin feel. Can you tell I'm excited about this new hobby? My friends say I'm more excited about the lotion than making soap--I think they're right! I'm still debating about ordering from SweetCakes- I ordered the Vanilla Bean Noel knockoff and the Angel knockoff from MMS and was slightly disappointed in them. Don't think they're very true. Trying to spread my hobby dollars around though!

    Bookmark   September 12, 2005 at 11:19PM
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sriston

I am not sure why I never tried making my own, I guess because I never had all the ingredients required. Do you think it is cheaper to make your own or buy a ready made base, or are the costs about the same? What ingredients did your recipe require? Now you have my curiousity up. LOL.
Susan

    Bookmark   September 13, 2005 at 8:07AM
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itsme

I debated buying a base but wanted to experiment. I have developed a calculator and my first three batches ranged from 19 to 44 cents an ounce, but I am using some pretty exotic oils such as Red Raspberry Seed which is the most expensive at 5.50 for 2 ozs. I splurged and bought scales, jars, fragrances 9 different oils/butters, etc so I guess in reality the first one cost about $350 the rest have been cheap, LOL. I bought my stuff from Majestic Mountain Sage, they have quite a few recipes and have been fantastic about answering my questions quickly. The first recipe I made was the Coffee Butter Latte cream and the coffee butter was also pretty expensive. for the sugar scrub I used the sunflower oil which is cheap, 16 ozs for $3. I also made a lotion which is their class recipe (not on the website) Then the third batch of lotion I made up myself using my calculator (it gives recommended ranges for ingredients etc) and it came out wonderful (if I could just get it smellier). I feel like a mad scientist, now I just need a lab!

    Bookmark   September 13, 2005 at 6:47PM
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lis747

Hi Itsme,

What web site do you buy your supplies for the lotion. I am very interested in making my own.

Thanks,
Lis

    Bookmark   December 12, 2005 at 6:27PM
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terri_pacnw

I bought my stuff from Majestic Mountain Sage, they have quite a few recipes and have been fantastic about answering my questions quickly.
Here's the link to the site she refers to above.

Here is a link that might be useful: The Link to MMS

    Bookmark   December 12, 2005 at 10:09PM
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