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Taylor’s Intense Hand Cream – Day 2

Finished Hand Cream
Finished Hand Cream

Yesterday we made an excellent hand cream for hands worn ragged by work or hobbies. While it was an excellent cream, general consensus was that is was just a tad bit too waxy. I wanted to tweak my recipe just a little to see if we could remedy that. Come join me today for our next experiment.

For today’s hand cream, I made a tiny, tiny change. Yesterday’s recipe had 3.5% Stearic Acid. I reduced that to 2% Stearic Acid. If we look at this numerically, it is a miniscule change but it makes a HUGE difference in the finished product. I put the additional 1.5% into my water. Try this recipe to see the difference for yourself.

Ingredients
Almond Butter
High Melt Point Shea Butter
Castor Oil
Dimethicone
Conditioning Emulsifier
Stearic Acid
Hydrovance
Aloe Powder
Comfrey Extract
Goldenseal Extract
Jewelweed Extract
Liquid Germall Plus
Water
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
16 grams Almond Butter
36 grams High Melt Point Shea Butter
12 grams Castor Oil
28 grams Dimethicone
20 grams Conditioning Emulsifier
8 grams Stearic Acid
16 grams Hydrovance
4 grams Aloe Powder
4 grams Comfrey Extract
4 grams Goldenseal Extract
4 grams Jewelweed Extract
2 grams Liquid Germall Plus
246 grams Water
Recipe in Ounces
0.56 oz Almond Butter
1.27 oz High Melt Point Shea Butter
0.42 oz Castor Oil
0.99 oz Dimethicone
0.71 oz Conditioning Emulsifier
0.28 oz Stearic Acid
0.56 oz Hydrovance
0.14 oz Aloe Powder
0.14 oz Comfrey Extract
0.14 oz Goldenseal Extract
0.14 oz Jewelweed Extract
0.07 oz Liquid Germall Plus
8.68 oz Water
Recipe in Percentages
4% Almond Butter
9% High Melt Point Shea Butter
3% Castor Oil
7% Dimethicone
5% Conditioning Emulsifier
2% Stearic Acid
4% Hydrovance
1% Aloe Powder
1% Comfrey Extract
1% Goldenseal Extract
1% Jewelweed Extract
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
61.5% Water

 

Weighing Materials
Weighing Materials

Weigh everything but your preservative into a microwave safe container. (Here is a helpful hint. Weigh your Aloe Powder and water first. This makes is easier to incorporate and prevents clumps from forming.) Heat gently until everything is fully melted. If you don’t fully melt your materials, they can cause a grainy lotion. Once everything is fully melted, use an immersion blender to mix everything together.

Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils

If you are not sure if your mixture is emulsified, let your mixture sit still for a minute or two. If an oil slick develops on the top, keep mixing. If no oil slick develops, let the material cool below 120 F before adding your preservative. If you desire, you can also add a fragrance oil. I have chosen not to because I am intending to use this cream on irritated skin. Fragrance and essential oils can cause further irritation.

Adding Emulsifier
Adding Emulsifier

Once the cream has fully cooled, put into jars. I like to scoop the lotion into a plastic bag and pipe it into jar like frosting. It gives clean edges and makes for speedy filling.

Notes: I am really happy with this lotion. It is quick to rub in yet is durable. One of my favorite things about this lotion is the powdery/velvety feeling on the skin. Many lotions that are durable and long lasting also have a greasy, heavy feeling. This hand cream isn’t that way at all.

I can apply this hand cream then immediately hand paper work. No finger prints. The cream is perfect for both men and women. Just scent with your favorite fragrance!

Taylor

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Taylor’s Intense Hand Cream – Day 1

Finished Lotion
Finished Hand Cream

It is a new year and I am ready to learn something new. I recently signed up for a Ceramics 101 class. While I am loving it and discovering a profound respect for potters,  I have found to my dismay that my hands are drying out horribly. My skin is so dry, I feel as if I am turning into a lizard! This week I wanted to play around with some recipes that will keep my hands soft and smooth, no matter what conditions are thrown at them. Come join for some intense creams designed to reestablish your good relationship with your skin!

 

Ingredients
Almond Butter
High Melt Point Shea Butter
Castor Oil
Dimethicone
Conditioning Emulsifier
Stearic Acid
Hydrovance
Aloe Powder
Comfrey Extract
Goldenseal Extract
Jewelweed Extract
Liquid Germall Plus
Water
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
8 grams Almond Butter
18 grams High Melt Point Shea Butter
6 grams Castor Oil
14 grams Dimethicone
10 grams Conditioning Emulsifier
7 grams Stearic Acid
8 grams Hydrovance
2 grams Aloe Powder
2 grams Comfrey Extract
2 grams Goldenseal Extract
2 grams Jewelweed Extract
1 gram Liquid Germall Plus
120 grams Water
Recipe in Ounces
0.28 oz Almond Butter
0.56 oz High Melt Point Shea Butter
0.21 oz Castor Oil
0.49 oz Dimethicone
0.35 oz Conditioning Emulsifier
0.25 oz Stearic Acid
0.28 oz Hydrovance
0.07 oz Aloe Powder
0.07 oz Comfrey Extract
0.07 oz Goldenseal Extract
0.07 oz Jewelweed Extract
0.04 oz Liquid Germall Plus
4.23 oz Water
Recipe in Percentages
4% Almond Butter
9% High Melt Point Shea Butter
3% Castor Oil
7% Dimethicone
5% Conditioning Emulsifier
3.5% Stearic Acid
4% Hydrovance
1% Aloe Powder
1% Comfrey Extract
1% Goldenseal Extract
1% Jewelweed Extract
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
60% Water

 

Measuring Aloe Powder into mixing vessel
Measuring Aloe Powder into mixing vessel

Weigh everything but your preservative into a microwave safe container. (Here is a helpful hint. Weigh your Aloe Powder and water first. This makes is easier to incorporate and prevents clumps from forming.) Heat gently until everything is fully melted. If you don’t fully melt your materials, they can cause a grainy lotion. Once everything is fully melted, use an immersion blender to mix everything together.

Weighing Water and Oils
Weighing Water and Oils

If you are not sure if your mixture is emulsified, let your mixture sit still for a minute or two. If an oil slick develops on the top, keep mixing. If no oil slick develops, let the material cool below 120 F before adding your preservative. If you desire, you can also add a fragrance oil. I have chosen not to because I am intending to use this cream on irritated skin. Fragrance and essential oils can cause further irritation.

Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils

Once the cream has fully cooled, put into jars. I like to scoop the lotion into a plastic bag and pipe it into jar like frosting. It gives clean edges and makes for speedy filling.

 

Hot out of the microwave
Hot out of the microwave

Notes: The first time I applied this cream, I loved how creamy it was on the skin. It feels a little waxy while applying but once you stop rubbing it in and let it sit for a minute, your skin develops this velvety and dewy feeling. It is also durable and long lasting without being overwhelmingly greasy. I wore this lotion for over three hours without reapplication. (Considering the number of times I wash my hands, this is quite a feat.) I felt comfortable handling my papers without leaving greasy prints.

Hot, mixed lotion
Hot, mixed lotion

This formulation was a lot closer to what I had in mind but it isn’t quite there. I think tomorrow I will make a small adjustment to reduce the waxiness. Come join me tomorrow!

 

Taylor

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Men’s Light Face Cream

Jars of Finished Lotion
Jars of Finished Lotion

Today I wanted to make a light face lotion for men. I wanted something that would be gentle and kind to the skin. Men who shave frequently can be a little picky about that creams they put on their face. I can’t blame them really. After the abuse a razor doles out, I would want something that gives a little TLC too. Come join me for this fabulous lotion!

Finished Lotion on my finger
Finished Lotion on my finger

I wanted something that was classic mint but I didn’t want to cause pain or tingling. By keeping the usage rate of the Peppermint Essential Oil really low, I was able to achieve the scent without an overwhelming cooling sensation. For face creams and lotions, we want to keep the percentages of fragrances and essential oils extremely low. Not only is the skin very delicate but we are applying product near the nose. We don’t want things that are strongly scented here.

Ingredients
Coconut Oil
Dimethicone
Argan Oil
Conditioning Emulsifier
Sodium Lactate
Stearic Acid
Liquid Germall Plus
Peppermint Essential Oil
Water
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
20 grams Coconut Oil
12 grams Dimethicone
8 grams Argan Oil
12 grams Conditioning Emulsifier
8 grams Sodium Lactate
5.6 grams Stearic Acid
2 grams Liquid Germall Plus
0.4 grams Peppermint Essential Oil
332 grams Water
Recipe in Ounces
0.71 oz Coconut Oil
0.42 oz Dimethicone
0.28 oz Argan Oil
0.42 oz Conditioning Emulsifier
0.28 oz Sodium Lactate
0.20 oz Stearic Acid
0.07 oz Liquid Germall Plus
0.01 oz Peppermint Essential Oil
11.71 oz Water
Recipe in Percentages
5% Coconut Oil
3% Dimethicone
2% Argan Oil
3% Conditioning Emulsifier
2% Sodium Lactate
1.4% Stearic Acid
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.1% Peppermint Essential Oil
83% Water

 

Weighing Conditioning Emulsifier
Weighing Conditioning Emulsifier

Weigh everything except the Peppermint Essential Oil and Liquid Germall Plus into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until everything is liquid. Using an immersion blender, blend the mixture. Allow the cream to cool. If the cream starts to get spots of oil on top, it needs a little more time mixing. Just use your immersion blender to mix for a little longer.

Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils

Once the cream is below 120 F, add the Peppermint Essential Oil and the Liquid Germall Plus. If you want to add any color, this is the time to do so. At this point, I like to pour my cream into a plastic bag. I let the cream cool to room temperature then pipe the cream into my containers. It is much easier to pipe a cooler cream than one that is warm and very fluid.

Taylor

Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding Water
Adding Water

 

 

 

 

 

Heated Material
Heated Material

 

 

 

 

 

Getting Ready to Mix
Getting Ready to Mix

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding Peppermint and Liquid Germall Plus
Adding Peppermint and Liquid Germall Plus
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Just for Him – Thick Foot Butter

Finished Foot Butter - Talk about thick!
Finished Foot Butter – Talk about thick!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I have a few more recipes I want to share before it arrives. One of them I want to share is a mens cologne but that is for another day. Today I wanted to make a very thick, durable foot butter. Come join me!

I wanted to make something thick that could be applied in the morning just before socks are put on. I didn’t want it to be overly fluid or slick. I wanted something sturdy and reliable. I think I’ve got it!

Ingredients
Emulsifying Wax
Stearic Acid
Beeswax
Coconut Oil
Dimethicone
Glycerin
Water
Liquid Germall Plus
Gladiator Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
20 g Emulsifying Wax
20 g Stearic Acid
8 g Beeswax
20 g Coconut Oil
10 g Dimethicone
8 g Glycerin
311 g Water
2 g Liquid Germall Plus
1 g Gladiator Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Ounces
0.35 oz Emulsifying Wax
0.35 oz Stearic Acid
0.35 oz Beeswax
0.28 oz Coconut Oil
0.35 oz Dimethicone
0.28 oz Glycerin
10.97 oz Water
0.07 oz Liquid Germall Plus
0.04 oz Gladiator Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
5% Emulsifying Wax
5% Stearic Acid
2% Beeswax
5% Coconut Oil
2.5% Dimethicone
2% Glycerin
77.75% Water
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.25% Gladiator Fragrance Oil

 

Weighing Waxes
Weighing Waxes

Weigh everything except the fragrance oil and preservative into a microwave container. Microwave until things are mostly melted. (If things are hot and you start mixing, your stubborn materials will melt.) Mix well. We don’t want your foot butter to separate. Once things cool to around 120 F, add your fragrance and preservative. The butter will start to thicken at this temperature due to the high amounts of waxes. Make sure your fragrance and preservative are fully mixed. (Adding a tiny amount of color at this stage helps you make sure everything is mixed well. I added just a hint of blue using our diluted Grape Color.)

Adding Coconut Oil
Adding Coconut Oil

Put the lotion into a bag and pipe into jars. This butter is too thick to put into a bottle. Cap and label. Enjoy!

Notes: I tested this cream on my elbows, where the skin is very dry and rough. The butter rubbed in smoothly without too much grip. Once I rubbed it in, I felt I had a good layer of material on my skin that wasn’t greasy, heavy or easy to come off. 15 minutes later, I was pleased with how the butter was staying on the skin while keeping the skin soft. I am super happy with the results.

Taylor

Adding Glycerin
Adding Glycerin

 

 

 

 

 

Adding Water
Adding Water

 

 

 

 

 

Heated Mixture
Heated Mixture

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed Lotion
Mixed Lotion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding Fragrance and Preservative.
Adding Fragrance and Preservative.

 

 

 

 

 

Ready to Pipe into containers
Ready to Pipe into containers
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Martha’s Lotion

Grandma2Martha emailed in asking for help formulating a lotion for her skin. She has spent her break spending time with her grandchildren and loving every minute of it! She wrote saying “The last several days have been a blizzard of joy. We have made gingerbread houses and demolished them, we have played every card/board game in the house and we have flattened the snow by our boots and sleds. I have loved this but my cheeks are wind burned, dry and flaking. Help!” Let’s go make a lotion that is just perfect for Martha and her grandkids!

Ingredients
Jewelweed Extract
Orchid Extract
Emulsifying Wax
Stearic Acid
Allantoin
Aloe Powder
Rose Hip Oil, Organic
Calendula Extract
Water
Liquid Germall Plus
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
8 g Jewelweed Extract
8 g Orchid Extract
12 g Emulsifying Wax
4 g Stearic Acid
4 g Allantoin
4 g Aloe Powder
48 g Rose Hip Oil, Organic
6 g Calendula Extract
304 g Water
2 g Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Ounces
0.28 oz Jewelweed Extract
0.28 oz Orchid Extract
0.42 oz Emulsifying Wax
0.14 oz Stearic Acid
0.14 oz Allantoin
0.14 oz Aloe Powder
1.69 oz Rose Hip Oil, Organic
0.21 oz Calendula Extract
10.72 oz Water
0.07 oz Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Percentages
2% Jewelweed Extract
2% Orchid Extract
3% Emulsifying Wax
1% Stearic Acid
1% Allantoin
1% Aloe Powder
12% Rose Hip Oil, Organic
1.5% Calendula Extract
76% Water
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus

 

Weigh everything except the Liquid Germall Plus into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until everything is liquid. Using an immersion blender, mix until emulsified. Allow to cool. Mix every so often during cooling to make sure it doesn’t separate.  We will want the mixture to be cooler than 120ºF before we add our preservative. Mix well. Put the lotion into bottles or jars. Enjoy!

Taylor

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Rhonda’s Lanolin Butter

Finished Lanolin Butter
Finished Lanolin Butter

Answering phones mean I get to talk to people from all over the place. I absolutely love it! Recently Rhonda called asking for some help with a recipe for her very dry skin. Rhonda lives in such a dry climate that it common for her skin to dry so much it cracks and bleeds! Yikes! Rhonda really needs something that is an intense moisture holder.

Weighing Lanolin
Weighing Lanolin

I had considered using the Greatest Lanolin Butter Recipe, but after talking with Rhonda, we decided that something that was a little stiffer and less sticky would be best for her. I deceided to use the Greatest Lanolin Butter Recipe as a leaping off point instead.

 

Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils

I reduced the percentages of my major sticky components; lanolin and glycerin. I added Soy Wax to make the butter a little stiffer and Isopropyl Myristate to give a drier emoliency to the formula. Come join us for a tremendous recipe for severely dry skin!

Ingredients
Lanolin
High Melt Point Shea Butter
Tamanu Oil, Dewaxed
Vitamin E Natural
Glycerin
Isopropyl Myristate
Soy Wax
Conditioning Emulsifier
Liquid Germall Plus
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
80 grams Lanolin
42 grams HMP Shea Butter
24 grams Tamanu Oil
4 grams Vitamin E Natural
30 grams Glycerin
8 grams Isopropyl Myristate
6 grams Soy Wax
5 grams Conditioning Emulsifier
1 gram Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Ounces
2.82 oz Lanolin
1.48 oz HMP Shea Butter
0.85 oz Tamanu Oil
0.14 oz Vitamin E Natural
1.06 oz Glycerin
0.28 oz Isopropyl Myristate
0.21 oz Soy Wax
0.18 oz Conditioning Emulsifier
0.04 oz Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Percentages
40% Lanolin
21% HMP Shea Butter
12% Tamanu Oil
2% Vitamin E Natural
15% Glycerin
4% Isopropyl Myristate
3% Soy Wax
2.5% Conditioning Emulsifier
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus

 

Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils

Weigh everything except the Liquid Germall Plus and Vitamin E Natural into a microwave safe container. (If you are having a hard time measuring the lanolin, feel free to heat it slightly in the microwave. It is easier to measure when it is softer and more scoopable.) Heat gently until everything has melted.  Stir until the mixture has been mixed thoroughly. Add the Liquid Germall Plus and Vitamin E Natural.

Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils

If you are going to be adding any fragrance or essential oils, this would be the time to do it. Pour the butter into desired containers. I highly recommend using jars for this recipe. It is too difficult to get out of bottles. Trust me, I know.

Allow the mixture to cool. Do not worry if it takes a while to solidify. This is to be considered normal. Cap and label. Enjoy!

Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils

Notes: I really was surprised with the finished product. I was a little worried it would be too stiff and too tacky. It is just perfect. I have applied a little to the back of my hand. It does not feel heavy or greasy. It also has great staying power. I am in love! Rhonda will be trying this recipe, and a few others, to determine what her skin likes the most.

 

Melted Mixture
Melted Mixture

If you want to try this recipe for yourself, let us know in the comments field of your next order. We will be sending over 50 samples to the shipping department!

Taylor

 

 

Mixing Lanolin Butter
Mixing Lanolin Butter
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Summer Fun with the Kids: Head to Toe Cream

I’ve had so much fun spending time with my kids and their friends as we made lots of goodies this summer. The kids have their own baskets of goodies, I have my “Don’t Touch – Mom’s Stash“, and my gift closet has a great collection of items. No more last minute gift shopping at my place! It was also fun to show my kids and their friends how easy it is to make these fun products just for themselves. They all had a great time and are super excited to use all the products they made!

The last thing we made together was body cream using the Head to Toe Cream Base. We added 1 fl oz of Freckles Fragrance Oil to the gallon and mixed well. One of the best things about this base is that you can use almost any of the 1 fl oz bottle of fragrance oil and scent the whole gallon pail. It makes the measuring super easy! Remember to always check the Fragrance Calculator so you are not over scenting.

Supplies Needed:

Another fabulous option is to get a Body Cream Kit or the Body Milk Lotion Kit. All the kits come complete with all the needed items to mix and scent your lotion base and they also include great labels.

This fun kid friendly activity only took us about 30 minutes to complete.

Enjoy and happy mixing!

Tonya

Finishing up filling several jars
Finishing up filling several jars
Mixing fragrance into Head to Toe Base
Mixing fragrance into Head to Toe Base

Scooping lotion into plastic baggie.
Scooping lotion into plastic baggie.
Zipping up plastic baggie
Zipping up plastic baggie

Filling 2 oz sized jars
Filling 2 oz sized jars
Cutting off corner
Cutting off corner

Much easier than using a spoon
Much easier than using a spoon
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Soy Cuticle Jelly

Raspberries are ripening all throughout the valley and that means in my spare time, I am only in one place. The berry patch. I have loved the sun kissed berries bursting over my tongue, the sweet yet tangy flavors bursting in my mouth. Yummy! I have even taken to listening to audio books while out there so as to extend my time plucking berries from their thorny branches. My glee at the mound of small red berries is dampened by one thing. Those dratted thorns. They are absolutely catastrophic to my hands and cuticles. My hands are covers in minute scratches, making small tags that catch on everything! I have been using a jar of our Head to Toe cream and that has done wonders but my cuticles are still looking horrid. Come join me today for a cuticle jelly that will aid even a gardener’s shredded hands! 

I wanted to start my recipe out with using soy wax. Soy wax is an amazing product. First, it is completely vegetable derived. It also is white in color. I love Candelilla Wax and Carnauba Wax but I was using other items in my formulation to achieve a beautiful yellow color. I wanted to a lighter opacity that would affect the color of my finished product.

I also added Lanolin. Lanolin is great at creating barriers for moisture. This means it prevents the water from evaporating, allowing your skin to remain moisturized and soft. One of my favorite things about lanolin is that a very small amount goes a long way. Yay for lanolin!

Next I added Golden Jojoba into my formulation. Jojoba Oil is actually a liquid wax. Its chemical structure makes it very similar to oils that are naturally occurring in the skin. This is why so many people say Jojoba Oil feels “natural” to them.

Finally, I added Squalane. It is very similar to the substance Squalene, which is a natural lubricant and moisturizer found in the skin. Squalane is derived from olives making it vegan! You will love Squalane because it really adds pizazz to your finished product.

 

Difficulty Rating: EASY

Start to finish: Less than 45 minutes*

Ingredients
Soy Wax
Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
Cocoa Butter, White
Mango Butter
Lanolin
Sunflower Oil
Golden Jojoba Oil
Vitamin E Natural
Squalane
Green Tea & Cucumber Fragrance Oil
Blue Oil Soluble Lip Balm Color
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
2 grams Soy Wax
30 grams Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
5 grams Cocoa Butter, White
10 grams Mango Butter
8 grams Lanolin
30 grams Sunflower Oil
12 grams Golden Jojoba Oil
1 grams Vitamin E Natural
1.75 grams Squalane
0.25 grams Green Tea & Cucumber Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Blue Oil Soluble Lip Balm Color
Recipe in Ounces
0.07 oz Soy Wax
1.06 oz Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
0.18 oz Cocoa Butter, White
0.35 oz Mango Butter
0.42 oz Lanolin
1.06 oz Sunflower Oil
0.42 oz Golden Jojoba Oil
0.04 oz Vitamin E Natural
0.06 oz Squalane
0.01 oz Green Tea & Cucumber Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Blue Oil Soluble Lip Balm Color
Recipe in Percentages
2% Soy Wax
30% Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
5% Cocoa Butter, White
10% Mango Butter
8% Lanolin
30% Sunflower Oil
12% Golden Jojoba Oil
1% Vitamin E Natural
1.75% Squalane
0.25% Green Tea & Cucumber Fragrance Oil
Q.S. Blue Oil Soluble Lip Balm Color

Weigh everything except the Vitamin E Natural, Squalane, fragrance oil and color into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until everything has melted. (This will be at just about 150ºF so that the Soy Wax has been able to completely melt.) Add the Vitamin E Natural, Squalane and fragrance oil. Dip the end of a toothpick into the blue lip balm color and stir the color into the cuticle jelly. Allow the cuticle jelly to cool and pipette into lip brush pens. Insert the brush end into the tube and press until it snaps closed. Cap, label and enjoy!

 

*Labeling your products may increase the length in time it takes to make this project from start to finish.
Taylor

Finished Cuticle Jelly
Finished Cuticle Jelly
Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils
Melted Oils
Melted Oils
Adding Squalane and Vitamin E Natural
Adding Squalane and Vitamin E Natural
Adding Color and Fragrance Oil
Adding Color and Fragrance Oil
Stirring Cuticle Jelly
Stirring Cuticle Jelly
Filling the Lip Brush Pens
Filling the Lip Brush Pens
Cooled Cuticle Jelly
Cooled Cuticle Jelly

Attaching Brush Heads
Attaching Brush Heads
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Lavender Hydrosol Lotion

Lavender has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. My grandmothers and great-grandmothers alike had creams on their vanities that were scented with lavender. I remember lavender bud potpourri at my best friends house when I was a little girl. Her mother had a tiny silver colored scoop for stirring the potpourri to release its fragrance. That being said, lavender is also very potent. Most people who dislike lavender dislike the intensity but if the usage rate is lowered, many come to enjoy it. 

Today I wanted to make a lotion that was lighter in odor and luxurious to the skin. I wanted to approach a light, gentle odor by using Lavender Hydrosol. Hydrosols are created when the essential oil is removed from the plant material. This gives our Lavender Hydrosol a sweeter, more gentle smell. The finished lotion has a wonderful, light homey smell. Try it for yourself and decide what you think!

 

Ingredients
Stearic Acid
Emulsifying Wax
Hydrovance
Mango Butter
Meadowfoam Oil
Kukui Oil
Lavender Hydrosol
Water
Squalane
Vitamin E Acetate
Liquid Germall Plus
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
2.5 grams Stearic Acid
5 grams Emulsifying Wax
2 grams Hydrovance
4 grams Mango Butter
3 grams Meadowfoam Oil
5 grams Kukui Oil
15 grams Lavender Hydrosol
60 grams Water
2.5 grams Squalane
0.5 grams Vitamin E Acetate
0.5 grams Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Ounces
0.09 oz Stearic Acid
0.18 oz Emulsifying Wax
0.07 oz Hydrovance
0.14 oz Mango Butter
0.11 oz Meadowfoam Oil
0.18 oz Kukui Oil
0.53 oz Lavender Hydrosol
2.12 oz Water
0.09 oz Squalane
0.02 oz Vitamin E Acetate
0.02 oz Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Percentages
2.5% Stearic Acid
5% Emulsifying Wax
2% Hydrovance
4% Mango Butter
3% Meadowfoam Oil
5% Kukui Oil
15% Lavender Hydrosol
60% Water
2.5% Squalane
0.5% Vitamin E Acetate
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus

Weigh all of the ingredients except Liquid Germall Plus, Squalane and Vitamin E Acetate into a microwaveable container. Heat until all of the ingredients are melted. Using an immersion blender, mix until blended. Allow the solution to cool to 120 degrees Fahrenheit before adding the preservative and other additives. Stir occasionally while waiting for the mixture to cool. You do not want your lotion to separate. If you wish to add any color, now would be the time. Mix the preservative into the lotion until well blended. Allow the lotion to cool to room temperature. You may now put the lotion into containers.
Taylor

Finished Lotion
Finished Lotion
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Heated Material
Heated Material
Mixed Lotion
Mixed Lotion

Adding Squalane, Vitamin E Acetate and Preservative
Adding Squalane, Vitamin E Acetate and Preservative
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Gentle Lotion Scrub

We recently received a request for a gentle scrub that would be on the thicker side and be gentle when exfoliating the skin. So today I am going to show you how to make a Lotion Scrub. This is very simple to make, easy to use, and your skin will be extremely happy.

Recipe:
4 oz – Head to Toe Cream, Paraben Free
2 tablespoons – Fiber, Luffa – Ground or Fiber, Vanilla Beans – Ground
Containers of choice – I’m using 4 oz Clear PET Low Profile Jar Size 70

I first measure out 4 ounces of lotion base into a mixing bowl then added 2 tablespoons of ground luffa or vanilla bean, stirred with a spoon until completely mixed, then I filled the finished scrub into containers, that’s it.

I was really excited to try this scrub so I used the luffa scrub first and scooped some out and rubbed it in my hands and up my arms a bit. I rubbed for a couple of minutes and then rinsed it off in warm water. The excess lotion and ground luffa or vanilla bean rinsed right off and left my hands soft and silky. This would be great to apply everywhere prior to a shower, my legs definitely could use this. What a great idea and something different to use for those of you that need a gentle exfoliation.

Happy Scrubbing!

Tonya

Ingredients
Ingredients
Adding Luffa to the lotion
Adding Luffa to the lotion
Adding Vanilla Beans to Lotion
Adding Vanilla Beans to Lotion
Mixed lotion with ground vanilla beans
Mixed lotion with ground vanilla beans
Mixed lotion with ground luffa
Mixed lotion with ground luffa

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Products completed in containers
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