I loved the light lotion I made for the Valentines for Him. It was very light and really enjoyable. I made a few changes to that formulation to make an even more luxurious lotion.First, I wanted a super light scent. I love the Rose Fragrance Oil but I wanted to change my lotion making up a bit. So I turned to our Rose Hydrosol. This lotion is lightly rose scented product that feels rich and luxurious. I almost can’t believe I made it!
Next, I really want to have some Almond Butter in my formulation. I am quite impressed with products that contain Almond Butter and this formulation is no exception. I replaced my Macadamia Nut Oil with my Almond Butter. Wow.
Due to the fact I had added a butter but still wanted that light feeling I decided to remove my Evening Primrose Oil and increase my Squalane content. The lotion was still wonderfully light after adding a butter.
Last, I changed the Tamanu Oil out for Red Raspberry Seed Oil. I didn’t want the Rose Hydrosol to fight the nutty aroma of the Tamanu Oil. I also thought that the Red Raspberry Seed Oil would contribute a small amount of color that would complement the rose scent. It doesn’t. Sigh. Oh well. I can always add a colorant.
This lotion makes me feel pampered. It is royalty in the world of lotions. Sometimes it is even hard to believe something so fabulous is also so easy to make! Come try it with me. Off to the test kitchen we go!
Collect needed items:
Coconut Oil Fractions
Pumpkin Seed Extract
Red Raspberry Seed Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Microwave safe container for weighing ingredients
Containers for the finished products (I will be using 20 mL Lip Balm jars.)
|Recipe in Grams – Makes 494.75 grams
7 grams Stearic Acid
20 grams Emulsifying Wax
10 grams Sodium Lactate
45 grams Coconut Oil Fractions
5 grams Pumpkin Seed Extract
5 grams Red Raspberry Seed Oil
5 grams Almond Butter
2 grams Vitamin E Acetate
12 grams Squalane380 grams Rose Hydrosol
3.75 grams Optiphen
|Recipe in Ounces – Makes 17.45 ounces
.25 ounces Stearic Acid
.71 ounces Emulsifying Wax
.35 ounces Sodium Lactate
1.59 ounces Coconut Oil Fractions
.18 ounces Pumpkin Seed Extract
.18 ounces Red Raspberry Seed Oil
.18 ounces Almond Butter
.07 ounces Vitamin E Acetate
.42 ounces Squalane13.40 ounces Rose Hydrosol
.13 ounces Optiphen
|Recipe in Percentages
1.4% Stearic Acid
4% Emulsifying Wax
2% Sodium Lactate
9% Coconut Oil Fractions
1% Pumpkin Seed Extract
1% Red Raspberry Seed Oil
1% Almond Butter
.4% Vitamin E Acetate
2.4% Squalane76.4% Rose Hydrosol
Weigh all of the ingredients except Optiphen into a microwaveable container. Heat until all of the ingredients are melted. Using an immersion blender, mix until blended. Allow the solution to cool to 120 degrees Fahrenheit before adding the Optiphen. Stir occasionally while waiting for the mixture to cool. You do not want your lotion to separate.
If you wish to add any color, now would be the time. 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!