Body Lotion (Salicylate free) DIY

Body Lotion DIY

Body Lotion DIY

Recipe makes 10 oz of lotion.

Read through entire recipe to know what you need to do, it all goes pretty fast, so get out all your ingredients ready and in place before you start. Also, if you haven’t already, take a look at: how to set up for making your own Salicylate free Products.

This is a light enough lotion to use on your face also! Just use the Ricebran oil instead of the Soybean oil, for the SPF, and use some nicer oils in it, I talk about this in the TIPS at the bottom πŸ™‚

in a medium size pot, pour in and heat till boils: (Total of 7.1 oz)

7 oz Distilled water (trust me on this, distilled helps to keep mold from growing, don’t use tap or filtered)

.1 oz Vegetable Glycerin (optional)

In a glass pyrex container sitting in a water bath in pot: (total of 3 oz)

2.4 oz Ricebran oil (has some SPF and a little more pricey) OR use Soybean Oil, cheap and easy to find! You can get it at your local grocery store as a Vegetable Oil, just look in the ingredients, many of them are only Soybean oil πŸ™‚

.2 oz emu oil (if you have it, or add .2 oz more to the Ricebran oil)

.1 oz Vit E oil. (I started off using little gel caps that I poked a hole in a squeezed out the oil, or you can buy just the oil with a dropper, make sure the carrier oil is one of the C.R.O.W.S. oils)

.7 oz E-Wax (non-negotiable, will NOT work without this, trust me, I tried many other things!)

Just heat above till Ewax melts and comes to a temp of 110-120

OK, now the somewhat tricky part:

You need to get your oils and your water to approx the same temp, around 110-120. Use thermometers in pot and in pyrex container.

You can place either of them in cold water to cool quicker, but be careful, once it starts to cool in water it goes really fast,Β  you will need to stand and watch it. Should only take a few minutes.

Once you have them around those temps, pour your oils in your water, using a spatula to scrape it all in.

NOW, you add your preservatives and Fragrance (optional) If you have them, use either: (total .3 oz)

Preservative: .3 oz citric acid and potassium sorbate (basicallyΒ  1/4 of 1/8 tsp of each)

OR use: .3 oz Optiphen Plus Preservative or some such preservative you can find.

Fragrance: Use ONE to two DROPS per cup of lotion. You really don’t need much! If you like really strong lotion, like perfume, put another drop per cup πŸ™‚ Click here for: About Fragrance and Salicylates FAQ.

Using a metal spoon or spatula, stir constantly till cools and thickens, you can use your stick blender here to speed things up. πŸ™‚ Be careful, if it’s your first time using a stick blender, you can REALLY make a mess! haha! believe me, I made SO many HUGE messes with that stick blender πŸ˜›

Soybean Oil

Soybean Oil

Place a large towel under and around your pot when using the stick blender, it will seriously save on clean up πŸ˜€

When cool, scoop into jars, and let sit for 8 hours-ish till completely room temp. If you cap it before it’s come to room temp, the condensation on top of the lotion will cause mold to grow. If this happens, just stir it or shake it at least everyday, or use the Optiphen PreservativeΒ  πŸ™‚


I tried making lotions without preservative, and I am telling you, with these ingredients, you will have mold growing on your lotion within 3 days. TO make homemade lotion without preservative, you need to add some extracts and oils that we canΒ  not have on the Guaifenesin Protocol, sorry!

Click the links for info on each ingredient or here for the whole List of Ingredients with links

I’ve tried to make this recipe simple. But you CAN change and/or add some things! You can make the oil part ALL Ricebran or Soybean oil, and you can add things like Emu oil, Lanolin Oil,Β  Wheat Germ oil, Oat protein (add oat protein to the water portion).

If you are going to make changes to this recipe, you will need to make sure that the amount of oil always stays the same, no matter what KIND of oils you choose, and you will need to do the same with the waters and the preservatives πŸ™‚ Vit E will make your lotion very sticky if you use too much, so be aware of that.

If you want to make this into a FACE CREAM, use Ricebran oil as your base, (don’t use soybean oil) use some Lanolin Oil or Wheatgerm oil in the place of some Ricebran oil, cut out the beeswax, and totally use the Emu and Vit E oils as per the recipe! You can also find some Vit B5 liquid that is great for smoothing the skin πŸ™‚

You can ALSO use this for making SUNSCREEN!

Check out these other DIY Salicylate free products:
Sunscreen DIY

Liquid Hand Soap DIY

Chap stick DIY!

Salicylate free Chap Sticks

Chap Stick DIY

Liquid Hand Soap DIY

Liquid Hand Soap DIY

DIY Sunscreen

DIY Sunscreen


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13 Responses to Body Lotion (Salicylate free) DIY

  1. Marsha says:

    I made some Body Lotion this morning. I couldn’t find any gluten free vitamin E. I’m still looking. So, I just used Rice Bran Oil and Emu Oil. I gotta have some lotion today. I found the instructions helpful. You made it easy. You were not kidding when you said be careful with the hand mixer. It splashed everywhere until I got used to it. I was using a 4 cup Pyrex measuring cup. It definitely needs a larger, or deeper container. I had fun playing with the instructions and the ingredients. Thank You for being so helpful.
    One question. Does your optiphen preservative smell bad? Some of it dribbled down the bottle, and ran down the side of the cabinet, so that might be why I still smell it.

    • Christine says:

      oh how fun hey?! πŸ™‚ Yep, my sal safe VIt E is just squeezed from the little gel pills! LOL πŸ˜€ the optiphen preservative dosnt have a strong smell, it’s just a clean kinda smell to me! Make sure to wash it off your cupboards really well. It’s very concentrated!

      lol about the mixer!! haha!! πŸ˜€ How much did you make?

      • Marsha says:

        I was very careful with the amounts, and tripled checked the recipe and the figures. Yuck this optiphen smells very bad, like insecticide. I’m wondering if maybe it’s either old, or contaminated.

        I got it all cleaned up off the kitchen cabinets, and the kitchen no longer smells bad, but the smell is very strong in the lotion. It is horrid actually.
        I made the first batch with it, following your recipe. And then, the smell was overpowering strong, so I made another batch without it, and mixed the two batches together.

        I’ve got it in the refrigerator.

        And I’ve got a test sample sitting on the counter to see if it will start growing mold. It’s a little science experiment.

        The lotion still stinks though. I can use it on my feet, but not anywhere near my face.

        If your’s doesn’t smell bad, then I think there must be something wrong with the optiphen that I have. And I’m trying to return it. I have complained to the company. I bought it on Amazon, and have to wait for a reply before I can file a complaint.
        I’m getting ready to order from another company. And I’m considering ordering something else.

        Thanks for your help

  2. Marsha says:

    Where do you get yours?
    I have ordered something else from
    I have been trying to return the stinky Optiphen. I told them it has an unpleasant odor. And they told me it was one of my other ingredients. I even sent them some of the lotion that I made. They won’t give me a refund. I just filed a complaint with I made lotion without the stinky Optiphen, and it smells nice. So, don’t purchase Optiphen, well or anything from Halaleveryday on

    • Christine says:

      oh man! I cant believe they wont refund you!! That’s some pretty bad customer service, I hope you left a complaint on her Amazon profile so others can know!!

      Here’s where I get it from, and they are super nice and friendly there, you’ll love them! I call them all the time with questions about ingredients and even recipes and they can help me about half the time lol πŸ˜› I figure I am educating them on their ingredients! haha! πŸ™‚ you can order online or over the phone πŸ™‚

      Did you use anything for preservative at all? Make sure to keep it in the fridge, it will last MUCH longer, and give the bottle a shake every time you use it, it keeps the condensation from settling on the top and growing mold LOL πŸ˜€

      • Marsha says:

        I have an update from Amazon. The order was covered by their A-Z guarantee, and a refund was issued by – so, my persistence worked. πŸ™‚

        Yes, I have a preservative. I read your note on how un-preserved lotion molded in 3 days. I ordered some paraben-du from

        Thanks for the information. I will check out their website.

        Thanks for all your help

        • Christine says:

          oh good!! I feel so much better now! πŸ™‚

          Right, and I remember you and I chatting about those other preservatives! πŸ™‚ Glad you have something that’s working for ya πŸ™‚

          my pleasure! It’s been fun! πŸ™‚

  3. Maureen says:

    Are there ANY natural soap options? What about castile soap. This is going to be hard. I use all natural products. Switching to chemical onesfeels so wrong.

    • Christine says:

      also, A product can have a ‘natural’ ingredient list simply because all their ingredients were taken FROM something natural, which is the case with most ingredients. For instance, in this emu oil soap, you will see sodium cocoate. It is coconut oil, mixed with lye, so it’s saponified coconut oil. a company would try to sound more natural by calling it saponified coconut oil, but the ingredient that is left is still sodium cocoate. It’s all just marketing!
      Hang in there, this will become just part of life. Did you post this on the fibro buddies on guaifenesin protocol group? There’s lots of people that have found natural products that don’t block πŸ™‚

  4. Christine says:

    Hi Maureen! I know, it’s a HUGE change in thinking. I used to make my own products with way more natural options. You CAN still use natural products, you just have to be very selective. There are Emu OIl bar soaps that are beautiful! Here’s the link: Castile soap usually has alot of leftover oils that block. If you share the link, I can look it over for you. But I haven’t seen many that are safe. One thing to consider about chemicals: The whole reason for trying to go natural with our products is for our health. If our health is good, our bodies know how to deal with chemicals and they won’t bother us (within reason of course). if you have Fibro, it is the cause of most of our health problems, not the chemicals in our soaps etc.

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