Scenting the Learning Curve Lotion
|As many of you know, I recently made a very large batch of lotion. Okay, okay, I’ll be honest, I made an enormous batch of lotion. I did preserve my lotion however, I did not fragrance it. (Probably a good thing because My immersion blender is considering retirement.) One giant batch of lotion can make a variety of scented batches of lotion, so, I wanted to show everyone how to divide a large batch into smaller ones for scenting purposes.
First, I will scoop out 50 oz of lotion into my mixing container. I lined a beaker with a plastic bag so; A) I would have less clean up, and B) It allows me to make sure everything has been mixed properly. I chose the 50 oz size because it is a little more reasonable than 500 oz. I’ll be making 10 batches. Yea! Once I select my fragrance I will decide upon a usage rate and then measure out my fragrance. I prefer a moderate usage rate for lotions. For my 50 oz batches I will need to calculate how much fragrance to use for each scent. If unsure about usage rates, check with the Fragrance Calculator for verification. I will then knead my fragrance (and color) into my lotion. If using a rigid container make sure the sides and bottom have been scraped. You want a well mixed solution. Once the lotion has been completely mixed the lotion can then be dispensed into containers. I am using 1 fl oz jars.
I will be scenting with a blend that was just developed and 9 more fragrances from the catalog. The blend is very floral, but it is tugging at the heart strings of some of our most die hard fruit lovers. The blend is jasmine, lily, lavender, rose, violet, apple, raspberry musk that is well rounded with a warm vanilla, very sweet and innocent. I blended my fragrance mixture into a bottle so I could ensure that they were well mixed before adding them to my lotion.
I’m also making 50 oz batches of lotion in these scents:
I wanted to make samples of Alice and Jasper but Andee just made samples in our Body Butter Base and our Head to Toe Cream. If you would like a lotion sample, in any of these specific fragrances, place a note in the comments field of your order. If we have any available we will put one in your order for you. All of my samples will be in the shipping department by this afternoon.