Quick tip: if you encounter a bottle of lotion or hand creme that is too thin and wimpy, add in a small amount of plain glycerin. It will thicken the emulsion and build major moisture, without disrupting the scent of your product. It’s a great way to save an otherwise flimsy formula and get some good use out of a product that you may otherwise have flung to the side or tossed completely.
I have found that the ratio for this mix is very flexible, so I would recommend that you go by your own preference as to how emollient or thick you want your lotion to be. I add it in a blob at a time, shake, and apply a small bit to see if I like it, then add more if necessary.
You can find glycerin in the skincare section of your local drugstore; I found the one pictured here at CVS for about a buck. It’s lasted me quite a few months, and I’ve already rescued three lotions and a hand creme with it. Nice save!