I like using lotions that can be applied and then I can get back to my day without feeling like I jumped into a pool of oil! I recently ran out of the small bottle of lotion that I keep in my purse for using while out and about. Since that is a dilemma that needed to be solved quickly, I dived into the blog archives looking for inspiration.
I finally dug out and dusted off an old recipe that I have enjoyed over the years. I used the Light & Luscious Souffle recipe that was first released to our Recipe Collection in 2003 and then released on the blog in 2009! I made some adjustments to allow for the ingredients currently in my cupboard, but I’m very happy with the finished lotion.
Let’s go make some body lotion!
Collect needed items:
Recipe: (Makes 4 ounces or 115 grams)
Weigh all ingredients except the additives (Liquid Germall Plus, Vitamin E Acetate and 21 Fragrance) into a 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 the additives once the temperature drops to approximately 120° F in the mixing bucket. Stir gently until completely mixed. Pour into containers and allow to cool completely before labeling.
Lotion Notes: This is a light lotion that is easily rubbed in and quickly absorbed. I’ve been able to rub this lotion over my arms and hands in under a minute and then go back to my Chinese character writing lessons without leaving oil smudge marks on my paper. Now, if I could just find the magic ingredient that would turn my handwriting from an illegible mess to handwriting almost as gorgeous as Tina’s in her Tea Tuesday cards then life would be good! 😉
Light & Luscious Body Lotion 5
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There is an evolution in our handwriting. At one time we use big, chunky pencils and our handwriting is big and chunky. Then we play with smaller pencils and then pens. Our handwriting progresses to smaller and more permanent (less erasing). Then we play with calligraphy pens and brushes, our handwriting then is broad and thin, drippy and angled. Then we graduate to an adult standard by which we write ourselves notes. Each day you will use your handwritten notes to express grocery store lists (one type of style) and notes to our colleagues (a different style) and when we write to our friends we use another style yet. The more one writes to the latter group the better our handwriting becomes. Our grocery store list style is the worst example of our handwriting because we only write it for ourselves.
Write to your mother more often. Your handwriting will improve. 😉
When writing notes to myself, my handwriting is no better than when I was 13 years old, when writing out something that is going to someone else, it is actually readable!!! And yes, having a light lotion would be lovely when working with paper all the time and your hands get dry, but you don’t want to leave marks.
I got a letter! It arrived today! That was great timing!!!!
Your handwriting is improving. 🙂
Hi Andee, I love this lotion and I have been making it for a few years. I have doubled the original recipe and it has been great until lately it has been separating and is runny, almost as thin as water. Do you have any suggestions? Since I make a big batch I don’t blend it until its completely thickened before I put it in a container, would that have something to do with it breaking down. It starts out thick but after a while turns runny. Help please!
Do you mean you do no mixing until the temperatures drop? I don’t think I understand and I would feel bad to make a guess and be wrong. Thanks! Tina