You can jazz this recipe up several ways. Use an herbal tea instead of water (calendula is great for skin!), or an herb oil (like peppermint) instead of regular oil. Add optional oils AFTER the lotion has emulsified or it may not emulsify properly. Great oils to use would be almond, olive, grapeseed, or a mixture of any. Don't use vegetable oil. Tea tree oil and vitamin E oil will help keep the lotion from going bad. Keep this lotion in the fridge and warm it up in your hands before using. Great for baby massages (I massaged my wee one with almond oil and water lotion when he was younger), and also very nourishing for people who have to wash their hands a lot.