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!