Adding Fragrance to our Pre-made Skin Care Bases


Adding fragrance to lotions

Many customers prefer to use our pre-made bases rather than formulating from scratch as they are no fuss, ready to use and are unscented, ready to personalise – so this will guide you when adding the fragrance or essential oils.

When adding ingredients to pre-made bases there is a limited amount of additives that can be added without creating an imbalance in the recipe, or comprising the preservation system.

It is also safest not to re-heat an emulsion for the same reason.

Our Soothing and Luxury Moisturiser Bases are suitable for re-packing into either Malibu Tubes, jars or tubs.   Our Whipped Body Butter is quite thick - we suggest you package it into our Wide Necked Jars or Double Wall Jars. Our Whipped Body Butter is NOT suitable for use in Malibu Tubes.

Double Wall Cream Jars

These suggestions are for 500ml/g of Moisturiser or Body Butter. 

If using Malibu Tubes it can be useful to "pipe" the lotion into the narrow necked tube - instructions are HERE.

Makes 2 x 250g Jars or 5 x 100g Jars or 10 x 50g Jars

Step One:  Place 500g base into a clean bowl or pyrex jug - so that you have sufficient space to mix the base to incorprate the fragrance thoroughly

Step Two:  Drip Fragrance and/or Essential Oils into the jug - count the drops to ensure you don't over-scent - you can add more if required.

Step Three:  Hand stir these in very thoroughly

Step Four:  If using herbal extracts and/or vitamins, add these now and stir well to combine

Step Five:  If adding colour in the form of Liquid Dispersions, Mica or glitter add these cautiously!  Hand stir these in very thoroughly ensuring there are no lumps.

Step Five:  Spoon into Wide Neck Tubs or Pots and seal.  Label with list of additives and fragrance.

Important Note:  Some Essential Oils and Fragrances are very strong, so start very low, and have a gentle sniff, and adjust up to the maximum as necessary.

We suggest the following dilution ratio's for safe usage:

10 - 20 drops per 100g for our unscented Skincare Bases for Face (0.5% - 1.0%) - even less for sensitive skin
20 - 40 drops per 100g for our unscented Skincare Bases for Body (1 - 2%)

1 - 2.5% for Foot Butters - this is 5 to 12g (1 to 2 1/2 teaspoons)

You'll find Ziplock Bags listed on our Containers and Packaging section listed under "Bags".