Do you remember the Learning Curve Lotion? That was an amusing disaster. We all got a good laugh from that. This fabulous recipe seems to be full of learning curves for me. I kept the recipe formulation very similar to the original recipe except that I replaced the Apricot Kernel Oil and the Golden Jojoba Oil with the Coconut Oil Fractions infused with Turmeric that I made yesterday.
I was weighing my oils and I admired the brilliant color of the Coconut Oil Fractions as I poured it into my beaker. I wondered how much color would really come through after the lotion had been mixed. Allow me to tell you something, that brilliant color is still rather brilliant in a lotion. When I first started mixing my heated oils it looked like the lotion was radioactive! As I continued to blend, the lotion became lighter until it appeared to be an intense butter yellow color.
While the lotion was appearing radioactive in color, a gal in our office walked through the blog kitchen. She gasped at the brilliant color and asked “Did you add too much Lemon Yellow?” After explaining what I was doing, we both got a good laugh. She started to leave shaking her head saying “You go girl. Dare to do the outrageous.” I really chortled after that.
That has prompted me to ask what things our readers have tested in their own kitchens with humorous results. Please tell us. We would love to share a laugh and feature you, your story and recipe on the blog.
This lotion recipe results in a very creamy and silky lotion. Once you get over the intense color, it is truly dreamy. Next time, I’ll skip the turmeric oil infusion. I guess I got the excitement I was looking for though!
Collect needed items:
Coconut Oil Fractions
Sunflower OilWater, Distilled
Liquid Germall Plus
Microwave safe container for weighing ingredients
Containers for the finished products (I will be using 1 fl oz jars.)
|Recipe in Grams – Makes 500 grams
5 grams Glycerin
10 grams Stearic Acid
21 grams Emulsifying Wax
7 grams Mango Oil
16 grams Avocado Oil
29 grams Coconut Oil Fractions
5 grams Shea Oil
16 grams Sunflower Oil388 grams Water, Distilled
2.5 grams Liquid Germall Plus
|Recipe in Ounces – Makes 17.64 ounces
.18 ounces Glycerin
.35 ounces Stearic Acid
.74 ounces Emulsifying Wax
.25 ounces Mango Oil
.56 ounces Avocado Oil
1.02 ounces Coconut Oil Fractions
.18 ounces Shea Oil
.56 ounces Sunflower Oil13.69 ounces Water, Distilled
.09 ounces Liquid Germall Plus
|Recipe in Percentages
2% Stearic Acid
4.2% Emulsifying Wax
1.4 % Mango Oil
3.2% Avocado Oil
5.8% Coconut Oil Fractions
1% Shea Oil
3.2% Sunflower Oil77.6% Water, Distilled
.5% Liquid Germall Plus
Weigh all of the ingredients except Liquid Germall Plus into a microwaveable container. Heat until all of the ingredients have melted. Using an immersion blender, mix until blended. Allow the solution to cool to 120 degrees Fahrenheit before adding the Liquid Germall Plus. Stir occasionally while you are waiting for the mixture to cool. You do not want your lotion to separate.
If you wish to add any fragrances or color, now would be the time. (Did I really just suggest adding a color?) Mix the preservative into the lotion until well blended. Allow the lotion to cool to room temperature. You may now put the lotion into containers. The 500 gram batch is about 16 fl oz so you can make four 4 fl oz bottles, two 8 fl oz bottles or any variation you desire. Enjoy!