Hi Sherman, I am a new member and a new-one year-soaper. I’m taking a leap here and guessing your question is about body butters and not lotions so correct me if I am wrong. First, with a pure body butter (no water) you need to research your butter hardnesses. Try Wholesale Supplies Plus resources page. They have a grear tutorial on butters of various types, then oils and their heaviness and some basic butter recipes that you can tweak to your preference. Because of how you phrased your question I want to guess you used too much of a hard butter like kokum or cocoa. Now, I adore kokum butter-it’s my favorite-so I always want to add more to my recipe but it will get too hard so I have to hold back. Say you’re making 16 ounces of whipped body butter. Use no more than two ounces kokum or cocoa and then use softer butters like mango, shea or sal for the soft butters. Add your 25percent liquid oils, fragrance, preservative (I use one always, just in case!) and don’t forget your isopropyl myristate or tapioca starch and vitamin E. I like to add yogurt or honey powder to mine, too. Don’t whip your mixture too long because then it seizes up and gets hard. I keep my whipping under 3 minutes
I hope I was on the right track here and good luck!