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Our Sweet Lemon* lotion is scented with a bright and clean mix of lemon, melon, kiwi, and tropical florals.


This lotion is an indulgent and light-weight handmade moisturizer with nourishing ingredients that will leave your skin feeling soft, supple, and beautifully scented. It absorbs into the skin quickly, resulting in ultra hydration using only chemical-free and non-toxic ingredients free of parabens, phthalates, and formaldehyde. Our lotion is specifically formulated for all skin types and seals in moisture all day long without leaving you feeling greasy.


- Let's talk about some of those ingredients you may not recognize! -


BTMS 50 is a vegetable based conditioning emulsifying wax. Emulsifying wax is necessary to combine oil and water to make lotion. BTMS 50 is a superior emulsifying wax adding moisture retaining properties to the recipe. The wax also has the added benefit of leaving the skin with a powder-like finish.


STEARYL ALCOHOL is added to assist the BTMS 50 in holding the lotion emulsion together and adding stability.


SODIUM BENZOATE is a liquid salt! Sodium Benzoate is derived from fermented sugars and helps to maintain moisture as well as draws moisture into the skin.


GLYCERIN is used as a moisturizer and humectant. Glycerin adds and maintains moisture in the skin. Both elements make skin soft and supple.


DL PANTHENOL is essential Vitamin B5, which your body will readily absorb through your skin. It promotes wound healing, helps restore damaged epithelium, reduces itching and inflammation, improves skin hydration, reduces transepidermal water less, improves skin roughness, and more.


OPTIPHEN is a preservative. EVERY. SINGLE. LOTION NEEDS A PRESERVATIVE! Know that ANY lotion maker claiming not to use them (antioxidants are not preservatives) are selling a product which is sure to contain mold, mildew and a wide array of bacteria. Water breeds bacteria. Lotion is mostly water. You must have a preservative to maintain the integrity of the product. We use the safest broad spectrum and antimicrobial preservative on the market. Optiphen does not contain parabens or formaldehyde and is used at a .5% ratio.


We are proud to say that this product is vegan, plant-based, cruelty-free, and has:


- No toxins or chemicals

- No parabens

- No sulfates

- No phthalates


*As of January 1, 2020, Sweet Lemon will officially be renamed Candied Citrus.

Sweet Lemon Lotion

  • Distilled Water | Aloe Vera Liquid | Citric Acid | Sodium Benzoate | Avocado Oil | Rice Bran Oil | BTMS 50 | Glycerin | Stearyl Alcohol | Oat Extract | DL Panthenol | Optiphen | Buckthorn Extract | Vitamin E | Fragrance

  • Please remember that anything with fragrance should be avoided while breastfeeding, due to the fact that babies could have allergies to the fragrance.