Dazzling Red, White and Blue Glitter Lotion 1


I love glitz and glam. I have since I was a little girl. I remember getting packages of a stick-on-earrings. Oh! The excitement! However, I also remember every time when wrapping paper yielded a new package of stick-on-earrings that my father would groan. He always complained that they “Got everywhere!”.

However he didn’t discover true horror until I had graduated to glitter. While I have sinced learned to limit how much glitter was tracked everywhere, I still enjoying having a bottle or two of glitter lotion. Come join me for a dazzling red, white and blue lotion!

First, I used Jojoba Oil. Jojoba is very light in weight and adds a dreamy feel to lotions. Also, you don’t need to add a lot to get that fantastic texture in your lotions.

Next, I used Castor Oil. Castor Oil adds drag, meaning it takes more time to massage into the skin. Perfect for lotions where you want to take a little extra time to pamper yourself. I kept the percentage of Castor Oil low, otherwise it can contribute a sticky feel.

I also used Dimethicone. Dimethicone also adds a nice drag while simultaneously imparting a delicate, velvety feel to the skin. Definitely something that helps any product go the extra mile in pampering skin.

I also added a humectant. You may use any humectant you wish. Feel free to change it up! You are in charge! I used Hydrovance as my humectant because I almost always have that on hand. What humectant do you like to use?

I also used an emulsifier to prevent the lotion from separating once it has cooled. I used Emulsifying Wax for this lotion. This really is a workhorse emulsifier that be dressed up like a pretty pony or given some of the toughest jobs on the farm. Where you put this workhorse on the job is used is entirely up to you!

Of courser I also used a preservative. I decided upon Liquid Germall Plus. This a great preservative that has a large range of water versus oil percentages it can be used in.

Last, I decided to add a fragrance to this lotion. I mean, if you are going to add glitter, might as well increase the fun with a scent! I decided on 21 Fragrance Oil. It is a fun, flirty, daytime scent that is perfect for summer!

Ingredients
Jojoba Oil
Castor Oil
Dimethicone
Hydrovance
Emulsifying Wax
21 Fragrance Oil
Liquid Germall Plus
Water
Denim Blue Glitter
Fire Glitter
Iridescent Glitter
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
6 grams Jojoba Oil
3 grams Castor Oil
10 grams Dimethicone
6 grams Hydrovance
5 grams Emulsifying Wax
1 gram 21 Fragrance Oil
0.5 grams Liquid Germall Plus
68.5 grams Water
Q.S. Denim Blue Glitter
Q.S. Fire Glitter
Q.S. Iridescent Glitter
Recipe in Ounces
0.21 oz Jojoba Oil
0.11 oz Castor Oil
0.35 oz Dimethicone
0.21 oz Hydrovance
0.18 oz Emulsifying Wax
0.04 oz 21 Fragrance Oil
0.02 oz Liquid Germall Plus
2.42 oz Water
Q.S. Denim Blue Glitter
Q.S. Fire Glitter
Q.S. Iridescent Glitter
Recipe in Percentages
6% Jojoba Oil
3% Castor Oil
10% Dimethicone
6% Hydrovance
5% Emulsifying Wax
1% 21 Fragrance Oil
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
68.5% Water
Q.S. Denim Blue Glitter
Q.S. Fire Glitter
Q.S. Iridescent Glitter

Weigh all of the ingredients except for the preservative and glitter into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until all of the oils have melted. Heat in the microwave using short time bursts until everything is melted. Blend the ingredients to a smooth, creamy consistency using the immersion blender. Add the Liquid Germall Plus and glitter once the temperature drops to approximately 120° F in the mixing bucket. Stir gently until completely mixed. Pour into containers and allow to cool completely before labeling. Enjoy!

Notes: I used 1 0.15 cc scoop for each color of glitter. You may use more or less depending on what you desire.
Taylor

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Mixed Lotion

Mixed Lotion

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Adding Glitter

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About Taylor

I’m a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I’m constantly asking “Why?” My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.


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  • Emily J Martin

    Oooo, I am allergic to every metal but gold so my parents went crazy with the stick on earrings when I was little 😉 my dad said the same thing they DO stick to everything! I wonder how many other girls turned out to LOVE all things sparkly? This glitter lotion is sure to be a hit, thanks for such great ideas!

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