Celebrating Groundhog Day! 2


groundhogCan you believe it? Today is Groundhog Day! While I have no idea how much longer winter will have its hold on the Northern Hemisphere, I can tell you that I can’t wait to get in the garden. I have visions of plump strawberries, rosy tomatoes and luscious lettuce. Before I get too far ahead of myself, I wanted to make a light lotion that would keep my skin moisturized, despite the changing weather. Come join me for this fantastic recipe!

Finished Night Cream

Finished Cream

I love this recipe because when you first apply it, the lotion is ultra light and silky. It takes a few seconds to rub in but when the lotion rubs in, the skin feels dewy and a nice powdery finish . It is amazing! If you looking for a light, hydrating lotion, I beg you to give this recipe a try. It is amazing and I want a whole 16 bottle to myself!  Cheers!

Ingredients
Conditioning Emulsifier
Glycerin
Hydrovance
Lanolin
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Golden Jojoba
Stearic Acid
Water
Liquid Germall Plus
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes


Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
60 grams Conditioning Emulsifier
36 grams Glycerin
36 grams Hydrovance
18 grams Lanolin
72 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
120 grams Golden Jojoba
12 grams Stearic Acid
840 grams Water
6 grams Liquid Germall Plus
Q.S. Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Ounces
2.12 oz Conditioning Emulsifier
1.27 oz Glycerin
1.27 oz Hydrovance
0.63 oz Lanolin
2.54 oz Fractionated Coconut Oil
4.23 oz Golden Jojoba
0.42 oz Stearic Acid
29.63 oz Water
0.21 oz Liquid Germall Plus
Q.S. Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
5% Conditioning Emulsifier
3% Glycerin
3% Hydrovance
1.5% Lanolin
6% Fractionated Coconut Oil
10% Golden Jojoba
1% Stearic Acid
70% Water
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
Q.S. Fragrance Oil

 

Weighing Ingredients

Weighing Ingredients

Weigh everything except the Liquid Germall Plus into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until hot. The mixture does need to be hot enough to melt our stearic acid. We recommend heating in 30 second increments. This way you can check on the mixture and avoid super-heating the lotion.

Mixing Lotion

Mixing Lotion

Using an immersion blender, mix the lotion. You don’t want to have a slick off oil on the surface of your lotion. Mix until no oil rises to the surface when it is allowed to sit. Allow the mixture to cool below 120 F before adding the preservative and any fragrance oil of your choice.  Transfer the cooled lotion in your container, label and enjoy!
Taylor

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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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2 thoughts on “Celebrating Groundhog Day!

  • Nicole

    I got a sample of this lotion with a recent order…Love it!!! I would like to make some, however, I would like to leave out the Liquid Germall Plus because of the Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate. What would happen? How necessary is that ingredient?

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    • Tina

      That ingredient is small and is the preservative. You are welcome to leave it out and make a fresh batch for yourself every few days.

      Cheers!
      Tina

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