Scarecrow Lotion Day 2


Day 2 brings us another take on the Scarecrow Lotion. I decided that since I liked the lighter feel of the recipe with the Sweet Almond Oil that I would change the percentage of the Emulsifying Wax. This will make the lotion feel more fluid and less waxy without changing the moisturizing effect of yesterday’s recipe. I am also showcasing what the lotions look like on the finger in today’s photos so you can really see what it looks like.What kind of lotion would you prefer? Do you like something lighter or heavier on the face? This is such a simple recipe because I chose to make it all about the extracts. What oil would you use if you wanted to make this at home?

Ingredients
Distilled Water
Sweet Almond Oil
Emulsifying Wax
Hydrovance
Vitamin E Acetate
Horsetail Grass Extract
Ivy Extract
Orchid Extract
Comfrey Leaves Extract
Liquid Germall Plus
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe: Yields 100 grams or 3.53 ounces.

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Recipe in Grams
68 grams Distilled Water
20 grams Sweet Almond Oil
3 grams Emulsifying Wax
3 grams Hydrovance
2 grams Vitamin E Acetate
1 gram Horsetail Grass Extract
1 gram Ivy Extract
1 gram Orchid Extract
0.5 grams Comfrey Leaves Extract
0.5 grams Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Ounces
2.40 ounces Distilled Water
0.71 ounces Sweet Almond Oil
0.11 ounces Emulsifying Wax
0.11 ounces Hydrovance
0.07 ounces Vitamin E Acetate
0.04 ounces Horsetail Grass Extract
0.04 ounces Ivy Extract
0.04 ounces Orchid Extract
0.02 ounces Comfrey Leaves Extract
0.02 ounces Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Percentages
68% Distilled Water
20% Sweet Almond Oil
3% Emulsifying Wax
3% Hydrovance
2% Vitamin E Acetate
1% Horsetail Grass Extract
1% Ivy Extract
1% Orchid Extract
0.5% Comfrey Leaves Extract
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus

Instructions
Weigh out all ingredients except for the Vitamin E Acetate, extracts, and Liquid Germall Plus into a microwave-safe container. Microwave in short bursts until Emulsifying Wax is completed melted, stirring in between bursts. Blend well with Immersion Blender. Once the lotion is cooled you may add the extracts, Vitamin E Acetate, and Liquid Germall Plus. Have fun making this one at home!

Joy

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  • Mollie.Blythe

    Joy, I want to tell you that I’ve been enjoying getting to know you through your posts — I have also been enjoying all the modding you are doing with formula ingredients and percentages — it is educational and useful! Thanks!

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    • Joy

      Mollie,

      Thank you for your comment! I am learning about the ins and outs of ingredients and what they can do. It has been fun to play in the kitchen and I am glad it is not just for my benefit!

      Joy

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  • Cheryl

    Hi Joy, I would DEFINITELY use Grapeseed oil if I were making it. Grapeseed oil is a wonderful moisturizer, not greasy, is great for fine lines and wrinkles and promotes anti aging. So for the face, its grapeseed oil for me. In fact I use just pure grapeseed oil on my face with nothing else! Its amazing!! As far as lighter or heavier lotion for the face.. Lighter. 🙂
    Cheryl
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    • Joy

      Cheryl,

      Good choice! I will have to try this. I need to make a bigger batch for myself at home so I might have to try Grapeseed Oil out.

      Joy

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  • birdies

    I think I would use apricot with this recipe.
    And perhaps a little jojoba.
    I prefer a light feel for a facial lotion.
    I bet the horsetail extract feels great!

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  • ping

    I like the idea of a lighter lotion as well, since my face gets pretty shiny as the day goes on. I tend to use the heavier creams at night in the winter.

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  • CanfieldCrafts

    I like sweet almond in a facial lotion, but I find that my face can take just a tiny bit of shea butter too. It feels nice on my temples and cheeks which sometimes get dry. 🙂

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  • Lesley

    Hi Joy, I am enjoying your tests. I always heard to calculate how much e wax is required is to multiply the weight of the oils by 25%. In this recipe that would be .17 and you used .11. I like a lighter lotion in the summer time and seems like the e wax just makes it really thick. Did you have any trouble with separation of the oil and water?

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    • Joy

      Lesley,

      We did not have any trouble with separation in this recipe. We have never calculated our emulsifying wax with this formulation. There are several emulsifiers on the market and 3 emulsifying waxes in our catalog. Not all have the same usage rate. It is best to target in the 3 to 5% for regular Emulsifying Wax and 4 to 7 % for Conditioning Emulsifier and Veggie Emulsifier. If you are not happy with how waxy your lotions are coming out try using less emulsifying wax. Start with a test batch by reducing the emulsifying wax by 1% until you find the desired consistency for your recipe while still being able to make the water and oil emulsify. Reducing the emulsifying wax will contribute to making your mixture thinner.

      Joy

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  • Karen

    I just received a sample of this lotion and I love it! There doesn’t seem to be any separation at all. It’s light and very, very nice! I can’t wait to try making the recipe myself!

    Karen

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