Super Easy and Eerie Radioactive Waste Lotion


Finished Lotion in Jars

Finished Lotion in Jars

Okay, okay! So this lotion isn’t radioactive nor is it hazardous but it certainly looks like it could be! So how did this lotion come about? Let me share the story with you before we get to the recipe.

Cooled Lotion on Finger

Cooled Lotion on Finger

My coworkers adore Halloween and all things spooky. They have even arranged to decorate the office this year. For me, who loves all things pink, sparkly and princess related, this can be pretty tough. So when my coworker’s six year old son was expressing his disappointment over that lack of “boy” products we had arranged for our crafting party, I was ready for a challenge. I don’t do spooky but I can do weird!

Weighing Glycerin & Steric

Weighing Glycerin & Stearic

Setting aside my love for pink and glitter, I set out to search for a cool, boy approved lotion. When searching through the archives, I came across my lotion using turmeric infused Coconut Oil Fractions. It was perfect! I can’t wait to knock the socks off a certain six year old boy. He will love it!

Adding Turmeric Infused Coconut Oil Fractions

Adding Turmeric Infused Coconut Oil Fractions

Now there is more to this lotion than its outrageous color. It is very creamy and silky feeling. This lotion is fairly fluid and relatively light.  It rubs into the skin quickly while letting the skin feel soft and moisturized.

Note: If you apply this lotion heavily, it may impart a light amount of color to the skin. It will not stain the skin. It may stain clothing but should be able to be removed easily. Also be aware that this color is not UV stable. If you leave it where there is natural light, the lotion will lighten over time.

Ingredients
Glycerin
Stearic Acid
Emulsifying Wax
Semi-Solid Shea Oil
Coconut Oil Fractions infused with Turmeric
Macadamia Nut Oil
Water
Liquid Germall Plus
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
5 grams Glycerin
10 grams Stearic Acid
21 grams Emulsifying Wax
20 grams Semi-Solid Shea Oil
29 grams Coconut Oil Fractions infused with Turmeric
32 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
380 grams Water
2.5 grams Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Ounces
0.18 oz Glycerin
0.35 oz Stearic Acid
0.74 oz Emulsifying Wax
0.71 oz Semi-Solid Shea Oil
1.02 oz Coconut Oil Fractions infused with Turmeric
1.13 oz Macadamia Nut Oil
13.40 oz Water
0.09 oz Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Percentages
1 % Glycerin
2% Stearic Acid
4.2% Emulsifying Wax
4% Semi-Solid Shea Oil
5.8% Coconut Oil Fractions infused with Turmeric
6.4% Macadamia Nut Oil
76% Water
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus

 

Heated Oils and Water

Heated Oils and Water

Before you get started on your lotion, you will need to create your turmeric infused Fractionated Coconut Oil. Check out this blog post to see how we did it! Weigh everything except the preservative into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until everything is liquid. Using an immersion blender, mix the solution well. Allow it to cool to below 120° F before adding the Liquid Germall Plus. Stir well. You want to make sure that the preservative is mixed into the lotion completely.

Blending Lotion

Blending Lotion

Scoop the lotion into a bag so you can pipe it into your jars. I find that using a bag saves me time, reduces clean up and prevents wasted product. Particularly when working with a lotion that is fluid like this one. Bags are a huge help! I highly recommend them.

Cap and label the jars of cooled lotion. Enjoy! And if you gain any super powers in the mean time, I want to know!

Adding Preservative

Adding Preservative

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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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