Yesterday I made lotion for my (soon-to-be) sister-in-law’s birthday! It turned out AMAZING. So I wanted to share the recipe here.
Also in news land…Benjamin and I are engaged! To tie the two together…here is a picture of this delicious lotion and my engagement ring – a super simple gold ring with turquoise stone. I LOVE this ring. He did good. We are both excited!
And a quick squeeze-in of a bit more news – I am offering a presell for my new recipe book in print. You can find the details here.
On to the lotion recipe!
Lavender Chamomile Lotion
Water – 700 grams
Avocado Oil – 100 grams
Jojoba Oil – 50 grams
Shea Butter – 50 grams
Stearic Acid – 10 grams
Emulsifying Wax – 50 grams
Cool down phase
Optiphen – 10 grams
Lavender Essential Oil – 10 grams
Chamomile Essential Oil -3 grams
Carrot Seed Essential Oil – 5 drops
Geranium Essential Oil – 5 drops
Frankincense – 5 drops
This recipe filled about 8- 4 oz bottles.
Before you make lotion you need to sanitize all of your equipment and workspace. You can make a solution of 16 oz water and 1 oz bleach. Wipe everything down, allow to sit for 5 minutes and then wipe dry using paper towels. You shouldn’t need to wash or sanitize containers if they are packaged from a supplier. If you have one, wear a hair net and wear gloves.
Step 1 – Boil distilled water in a kettle.
Step 2 – Weigh out all of the oil phase ingredients and melt in the microwave.
Step 3 – Weigh out 700 grams from the boiled distilled water.
Step 4 – Once the temperatures of both the water and melted oil phase ingredients are both at around 160-170F, combine. Magic happens.
Step 5 – Mix with a stick blender for about a minute. The mixture will be white, but still quite liquid.
Step 6 – Put in the fridge to cool to 120F. Stir occasionally while cooling.
Step 7 – Add essential oils and preservative. Mix with stick blender one more time.
Step 8 – Pour into bottles. Do not cap until the lotion has completely cooled down or condensation will form and could cause mold to grow.
ENJOY your lotion!
The only ingredient I don’t have is stearic acid. Can this be made without it?
Is there any need of substitution if I don’t want to use stearic acid? Or how shall I calculate the recipe , if I don’t want to use Stearic acid !
I had one doubt which oil can be used to replace Jojoba oil?
Congratulations! Awesome partners already.
Hi! I was wondering if I could use goats milk in this recipe instead of water?
No, goat’s milk would spoil. You could try adding some goat’s milk powder.
Amanda & Benjamin How totally amazing! Congratulations guys, I can’t think of two nicer people, you couldn’t be more perfect together.
Congratulations! Best wishes to you both on your next big adventure!
Congratulations! When our days seem to be filled with unhappy news, it’s always good to be reminded that there is joy in our world. May your lifetime together be filled with happiness!
Congratulations to you & Benjamin on the engagement, so happy for both of you!!! The lotion looks good & love your labeling.
Congratulations on your engagement! This body lotion looks so soothing and nourishing. Thank you for sharing =)
Congratulations to you both, that’s lovely news! Wishing you a fab future together
So Happy for you Guys much love and Success for you 2
Awesome news! Congratulations Amanda! I wish you ever-lasting love, peace, success and happiness. Cheers!
What other butters can you use in place of shea? Congratulations on your engagement!
Thanks! You can really use any cosmetic butter. My second favorite to shea is mango. But you could use cocoa butter or anything here: http://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com/soap-making-supplies/butters-base-oils/butters.aspx
And if you didn’t have a butter, you could substitute with another liquid oil. It would loosen the lotion a bit, but still be really nice.
Whoohoo!! I’m so very excited for you both, you are so totally meant for each other, true soul mates, I knew it from the very moment I saw you two together in Tucson!! Love you both!
Big Congrats!!! Love the turquoise stone my personal favorite. Wishing you both a beautiful journey together. Take care of each other’s heart
Congrats to the both of you. I wish you both many years of love and happiness
Love the labels on the lotion bottles!
This is terrific news. Congrats to both of you. The bottles and labels look great. Where did you find those bottles?
Thanks, Pam! The bottles are 4 oz from Wholesalesuppliesplus.com.
Thank you for the information and inspiration!!
Congratulations on your engagement!! My soaping journey started with a class from Benjamin at Prairie Soap Co..
Pretty ring! Lovely hand. It deserves an awesome lotion. Nice job on the label too!
CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR ENGAGEMENT !
Congratulations Amanda! I’m so happy for you! I know you’ll be happy spending the days ahead with your best friend!