I call this easy-to-make lotion 'all year' because it is creamy yet light enough for all seasons and climates. No special equipment is required, and the actual making takes only a few minutes.
First, clean your jars or tubes in the dishwasher or rinse with rubbing alcohol or similar to sanitize. Let dry.
On a scale with a tare feature (so you can add the various ingredients to the same jug or mixing bowl), measure out your 'oil phase' parts. Various oils can be used, as indicated.
1 oz coconut oil / olive oil
1 oz almond oil / grapeseed oil / avocado oil
3 grams glycerine
3 grams raw honey
10 grams stearic acid
24 grams e-wax granules or beeswax (grated)
12 capsules vitamin E (don't put the whole capsule in: cut the tip and squeeze the contents out)
optional: pomegranate seed oil (2 droppers' worth)
Next, boil water or water substitute in a pan or kettle (I have an electric kettle and prefer that). See quantities below.
WATER PHASE: Plain water, spice-infused water, or aloe vera juice: 357 g or 12.6 oz.
Pour the just-boiled water into the mixing bowl or jug and stir with a spoon until well blended. Allow to cool, about 20 minutes.
Once cooled down: add fragrance -- 20-odd drops of essential oil or as much as desired -- and 10 grams potassium sorbate (a natural, food-grade preservative) for helping to keep the lotion fresh.
While still warm and liquid, pour into containers. Don't be concerned that it's too runny: the mixture will set or thicken over several hours.