Cotton Candy Cloud Lotion 2


Finished Cotton Candy Cloud Lotion

Finished Cotton Candy Cloud Lotion

The other morning I was driving into work and the roads were pretty foggy. The fog was really dense, making it hard to see. As I traveled down the road, the fog changed color from grey/blue to brilliant scarlet pink. I knew it was the sunlight making the fog pink but I had a great time imagining I was driving though cotton candy clouds. It was the perfect daydream to start the morning. Today, I wanted to make a lotion for that beautiful morning and bask in the glory of that child-like daydream. Come join me!

Weighing Cetyl Alcohol NF

Weighing Cetyl Alcohol NF

The first time I applied this lotion to my skin, I was struck by how little I applied and how much skin I was able to cover. I will be the first to admit that I apply a lot of lotion, head to toes. With a pea size amount of lotion, I was able to take care of my hands all the way up to my elbows. And the best part? I didn’t feel like I had to go back for more!

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Just to forewarn you, this lotion is ultra fluid. You could even call it a body milk. It would be best to put this product into a bottle rather than a jar. You might even be able to put it in a spray bottle! If you want more of a cream consistency use either our Emulsifying Wax or Conditioning Emulsifier in place of the Cetyl Alcohol NF. While I do think I would make one of these variations for a thicker cream, I loved the silky and fluid texture of the recipe. It makes it really easy to apply and I think it is best used after a shower.

Ingredients
Cetyl Alcohol NF
Glycerin
Hydrovance
High Melt Point Shea Butter
Castor Oil
Stearic Acid
Water
Liquid Germall Plus
Cotton Candy Fragrance Oil
Purple Raspberry Color, Diluted
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes


Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
60 grams Cetyl Alcohol NF
36 grams Glycerin
36 grams Hydrovance
12 grams High Melt Point Shea Butter
72 grams Castor Oil
36 grams Stearic Acid
927 grams Water
6 grams Liquid Germall Plus
3 grams Cotton Candy Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Purple Raspberry Color, Diluted
Recipe in Ounces
2.12 oz Cetyl Alcohol NF
1.27 oz Glycerin
1.27 oz Hydrovance
High Melt Point Shea Butter
2.52 oz Castor Oil
1.27 oz Stearic Acid
32.7 oz Water
0.21 oz Liquid Germall Plus
0.11 oz Cotton Candy Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Purple Raspberry Color, Diluted
Recipe in Percentages
5% Cetyl Alcohol NF
3% Glycerin
3% Hydrovance
2% High Melt Point Shea Butter
6% Castor Oil
3% Stearic Acid
77.25% Water
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.25% Cotton Candy Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Purple Raspberry Color, Diluted

 

Weighing Water

Weighing Water

Weigh everything except the Liquid Germall Plus, Cotton Candy Fragrance Oil and color 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.

Heating Mixture

Heating Mixture

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, Cotton Candy Fragrance Oil and Purple Raspberry Color.  Transfer the cooled lotion in your container, label and enjoy!

Mixing Lotion

Mixing Lotion

 

Taylor

 

 

 

 

Adding Pink Color, Fragrance and Preservative

Adding Pink Color, Fragrance and Preservative

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ready to Package Lotion

Ready to Package Lotion

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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 “Cotton Candy Cloud Lotion

  • Kelly

    This sounds really interesting – I’ve never thought of putting castor oil in lotion. With this formula containing a majority of castor, how is it different from other lotions? Does it make this fluffy? How does it moisturize/feel compared to other oils & butters?

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    • Tina

      The castor is heavier than something like apricot oil and this a liquid oil and a small amount in the recipe, it doesn’t feel like a shea butter heavy cream either. It is very fluid and has some stickability.
      Remember the water is 77.25%. It is really cool!

      Tina

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