Luscious Milk Lotion


Today we’ll create a lotion using our wonderful Milk Protein to make it extra luscious.

Milk Protein will be the star of the show, but we’ll need some oils and butters to be the supporting cast. Let’s rummage around in the cabinet and see what’s available.

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

Supplies

Distilled Water
Handcrafted Shea Butter
Sweet Almond Butter
Hemp Oil
Sunflower Oil
Jojoba Oil
Milk Protein
Hydrovance
Emulsifying Wax
Liquid Germall Plus
Coconut Milk Fragrance Oil

Equipment

Scale
Microwave-safe container
Spoon
Silicone Spatula
Thermometer
Stick Blender
Bottles and Lids

Formula

72% Distilled Water
5% Handcrafted Shea Butter
3% Sweet Almond Butter
3% Hemp Oil
3% Sunflower Oil
2% Jojoba Oil
5% Milk Protein
3% Hydrovance
3% Emulsifying Wax
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% Coconut Milk Fragrance Oil

100-gram Test Batch

72 grams Distilled Water
5 grams Handcrafted Shea Butter
3 grams Sweet Almond Butter
3 grams Hemp Oil
3 grams Sunflower Oil
2 grams Jojoba Oil
5 grams Milk Protein
3 grams Hydrovance
3 grams Emulsifying Wax
0.5 grams Liquid Germall Plus
0.5 grams Coconut Milk Fragrance Oil

12-ounce Batch

8.64 ounces Distilled Water
0.6 ounce Handcrafted Shea Butter
0.36 ounce Sweet Almond Butter
0.36 ounce Hemp Oil
0.36 ounce Sunflower Oil
0.24 ounce Jojoba Oil
0.6 ounce Milk Protein
0.36 ounce Hydrovance
0.36 ounce Emulsifying Wax
0.06 ounce Liquid Germall Plus
0.06 ounce Coconut Milk Fragrance

Instructions

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!

Ingredients before heating.

Stick blending the emulsion.

Notes

Oooo-la-la! This is a rich, lovely lotion!

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?

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About Denise

I'm a crazy goat lady who got into making my own soap with goat milk, found MMS to order supplies, and now I get to combine my love of creating skin care products with a job to pay the feed bill. I live in Alaska and greatly enjoy the unique aspects of my northern home - summer days when it never gets dark and the Northern Lights dancing above in winter. Favorite scents include Wild Mint and Ivy, Rhubarb & Sugar Cane, and Eucalyptus Spearmint.

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