|I know that I’ve been missing from the blog recently and that I haven’t made anything in at least three weeks! 😳 This is actually very embarrassing to admit the fact that I haven’t touched a scale, beaker, or immersion blender for so long.
When I was in New York City last week, I found myself without lotion! I truly felt stuck because I have been used to just going to the blog kitchen or my craft room at home and whipping up another batch of lotion. Ack! I decided that one of the first things I was going to do when I got back was make a batch of lotion.
I chose Sammi Janette’s First Try for my recipe since it is an easy recipe. I did make a few changes to the recipe. Since I used Reverse Osmosis Water I knew my pH did not need to be altered anymore and so, the Citric Acid could be omitted from the recipe. The second change is that I used a small amount of Wheat Protein to replace the omitted Citric Acid.
I decided that these changes were not enough for having fun in the blog kitchen, so I made two batches of the lotion for comparison purposes. One batch used Liquid Glycerin as the humectant and the other batch used Sodium Lactate instead.
This lotion feels great on the skin and is light enough for applying in the summer. The Wheat Protein adds a light texture to the lotion that seems to make my skin feel silky. I think you will enjoy this lotion so much that it will become a staple in your life. It is in mine!
Join me as I get my groove back while making an easy lotion!
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Recipe: (Makes 35 ounces)
Weigh all ingredients except the additives (Germaben II, Wheat Protein and Apricot Freesia Fragrance) into the microwave safe container. 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 additives once the temperature drops enough that you don’t feel like you are burning your hands when moving the mixing bucket. Blend until completely mixed. Pour into bottles and allow to cool completely. Cap the bottles.
Notes: This is actually a thick lotion, so it would be best in a bottle with a pump or in a jar.
These samples have been labeled and then bagged together, so you can try each lotion and decide which humectant you prefer. The Lotion Comparison Test samples will been sent to the Shipping Department on Monday to send out in orders. (This means you can start requesting it now!) I really want to hear your comments about these lotions. I hope that anyone wanting a sample lotion set will request one and if we have any samples we will send them to you.