How to Make a Halloween Themed Hand and Body Lotion

A beautifully light hand and body lotion designed to be beautifully moisturizing and fit a Halloween Theme.

This is an aqueous formula, meaning that you need a preservative. You can use the one we have suggested here or your own preference.

Remember that you need to stability test and obtain a CPSR before gifting or selling your finished products.

You’ll need:

· Scales

· Heat proof beakers or bowl

· Pan or bane marie or double boiler

· Stirring rods

· Small dishes or beakers for ingredients

· Small Jars

· PPE – Gloves, mask, apron, hairnet

Formula and Recipe for a 150g Batch:

Phase A - Oil

· 5% (7.5g) Shea Butter

· 5% (7.5g) Fractionated Coconut Oil

· 5% (7.5g) Jojoba Oil

· 5% (7.5g) C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate

· 5% (7.5g) Emulsifying Wax

· 2% (3g) Cetearyl Alcohol

Phase B - Water

· 67% (100.5g) Distilled Water

· 2% (3g) Vegetable Glycerin

Phase C – Cool Down

· 1% (1.5g) Preservative – Phenoxyethanol EHG

· 1% (1.5g) Vitamin e

· 1.5% (2.25g) Halloween theme Fragrance oil

· 0.5% (0.75g) Mica or pigment colour – Up to (purple, green and orange)


· Heat phase A in a beaker in a bane marie or double boiler until melted.

· Stir phase A to ensure ingredients are combined.

· Weigh phase B as some of your water will evaporate in the heating process.

· Heat phase B in a beaker covered with foil to the same temperature as phase A at the same time. Stir to ensure combined

· Weigh your phase B and replace any water lost with a pipette.

· Pour phase B into phase A.

· Using an emersion blender, mix to ensure combined, until desired texture.

· Allow to cool below 40 degrees C and add in your phase C ingredients. If you want different colours, weigh out your mixture's amounts before adding the colour. Then add the correct % of colour to each portion. I used such a small amount the weight didn’t even register, so go easy to avoid staining skin.

· Mix again with your immersion blender to desired texture.

· Check pH and adjust as required. The skin has a PH of between 4.5 and 5.5, so your skincare products should present within this range.

· Portion into jars or a pump bottle for use.


The C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate can be omitted if you cannot find any. I use it as it's brilliant at reducing the greasy feel of lotions.

You can change the oils, butter, scent and fragrance if you wish.


Phenoxyethanol ehg can be substituted with Preservative Eco or any other broad-spectrum preservative compatible with the ingredients and pH range.

You can swap out the emulsifying wax for BTMS-50 or Ecomulse.

You can change any of the oils and the butter for any others you like, though be mindful of how heavy they are and how well they absorb.

Change the scent for any you like.

For colour, we recommend either Mica or our neon pigments in small amounts to avoid skin staining.

Disclaimer: These formulas and recipes are experiments created for the purpose of sharing on Patreon and YouTube. Revega does not make any claims as to their qualifications or the efficacy of the formulations which are listed here for entertainment purposes and accepts no responsibility for how you use these. We are self-taught and offer these videos from our years of knowledge and experience in making our own cosmetic products.

Remember that if you intend to use one of these formulations for your own product range, do your own research, experiments, adjustments and tests before using, gifting or selling.

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