Today we’ll create a lotion using our wonderful Milk Protein to make it extra luscious.
Handcrafted Shea Butter is always a favorite, so I’ll grab that. It’s been a while since I used Sweet Almond Butter in a product, and it’s so creamy and dreamy! That will do it for butters.
Now some liquid oils. I really like Hemp Oil in lotions, so we’ll try a bit of that. I also want a lighter oil, so we’ll use some Sunflower Oil. Let’s round out the liquid oils with some Jojoba Oil, which helps create a dry feel.
Of course we will use the other ingredients necessary to make lotion: a humectant (Hydrovance), a preservative (Liquid Germall Plus), an emulsifier (Emulsifying Wax), and distilled water.
I’m not going to add any extracts or other goodies, as Milk Protein will shine all on its own. I will add some fragrance, because who doesn’t love something that smells amazing? I think Coconut Milk will be perfect!
Join me as I make this lotion.
What You’ll Need
72% Distilled Water
5% Handcrafted Shea Butter
3% Sweet Almond Butter
3% Hemp Oil
3% Sunflower Oil
2% Jojoba Oil
5% Milk Protein
3% Emulsifying Wax
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% Coconut Milk Fragrance Oil
100-gram Test Batch
72 grams Distilled Water
8.64 ounces Distilled Water
Weigh all ingredients but the Milk Protein, preservative, and fragrance into a microwave-safe container. Heat gently, using short time bursts, stirring often, until all ingredients are fully melted.
Use a stick blender to blend the ingredients into an emulsion. Check the temperature and set aside to cool to below 120ºF.
Once the mixture has cooled below 120ºF, stir in the Milk Protein, preservative, and fragrance. Mix very well.
Pour lotion into bottles. Do not put on lids until lotion has reached room temperature. Label and enjoy!
It’s got a lot of play time, feels really luxurious, and smells terrific! I think the Milk Protein gives the lotion an extra emollient feel, and it certainly soaked right into my dry skin and made my hands feel great!
I’m looking forward to experimenting with Milk Protein more in the future! What would you make with this awesome ingredient?