I wanted to make a body lotion which would be a cross between my hard lotion bars and body butter. I love both products, but have been thinking about an in-between lotion that is softer than a lotion bar, but firmer than body butter. With the summer months approaching, I definitely wanted to add titanium dioxide to a couple of them for sunscreen protection, especially in my citrus lotions since they are photo-sensitizing and you can burn easily.
I made a large batch but distributed them in separate containers with different essential oils. I added the titanium dioxide last in the containers. I made Lavender, Lavender-Lemongrass, Lemon-lime, and Orange. I applied the Lemon Lime on myself to test it in the sun. I did yard work for appx. 6 hours in the sun and I only got a slight color on my arms, but no burn. I used my face sunscreen that I made (in a previous post) and it worked really well. The Titanium Dioxide makes the lotion appear whiter (I used olive oil so there is a slight green tint). I’m very pleased with the results!