Where can I learn more about lotion formulation?

I’ve shared a ton of content about making lotion over the years, so I thought I’d collect the links into an FAQ for easy reference.

If you’ve never made lotion before, start with one of these formulations:

highly recommend looking up the ingredients (especially the emulsifying waxes!) in the Humblebee & Me DIY Encyclopedia.

I’ve also shared a comprehensive series of posts on lotion formulation. These posts all work off this formulation as the base formulation, but any of the four starter formulations linked above will work. If you’ve made one of the simple lotions linked above and now want to add scent, make it thicker, make it thinner, etc., these posts will guide you through all of that:

These resources will help you start to adjust pre-existing formulations and create your own:

If you are looking for one-on-one instruction, please consider becoming a top-tier patron over on my Patreon. My $50USD/month patrons get a monthly 30-minute video consult with me where we can discuss all things formulating 😊

You might also consider becoming a patron at the “The Monthly Collection + Office Hours” tier; this tier includes two monthly “office hours” sessions. Just like office hours with a TA, you are welcome to pop into the call/meeting with any questions you might have, discuss any projects you’re working on, or just to say hi. The calls are not be recorded. You need Zoom (it’s free) to participate, but you don’t need an account; each session runs approximately 45–60 minutes. One session is typically held in the afternoon, and the other in the early evening (Calgary time; MT/MDT).

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