Wheat Germ and Green Tea Lotion


Have you used Wheat Germ Oil in a lotion? Many times crafters pass it by because it has a pretty strong odor. Our Wheat Germ Oil is ultra-refined and has a slightly nutty scent but is practically odorless.

Green Tea Butter is a marvelous ingredient that is a combination of Sweet Almond Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, and Green Tea powder. It has a light scent that is not overpowering and a silky feel that can’t be beat.

This lotion will only have the two emollients so we can really focus on the feel and performance of them. I’ll use Green Tea Fragrance Oil to scent this lotion. It’s a fragrance with a refreshing, subtle aroma. It really smells like freshly brewed green tea!

I’m excited to try this combination of oils in a lotion. Come along to the workroom and see how it goes.

What You’ll Need

Supplies

Distilled Water
Wheat Germ Oil
Green Tea Butter
Glycerin
Emulsifying Wax
Liquid Germall Plus
Green Tea Fragrance Oil

Equipment

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

Formula

75% Distilled Water
9% Wheat Germ Oil
8% Green Tea Butter
3% Glycerin
4% Emulsifying Wax
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% Green Tea Fragrance Oil

100-gram Test Batch

75 grams Distilled Water
9 grams Wheat Germ Oil
8 grams Green Tea Butter
3 grams Glycerin
4 grams Emulsifying Wax
0.5 gram Liquid Germall Plus
0.5 gram Green Tea Fragrance Oil

24-ounce Batch

18 ounces Distilled Water
2.16 ounces Wheat Germ Oil
1.92 ounces Green Tea Butter
0.72 ounce Glycerin
0.96 ounce Emulsifying Wax
0.12 ounce Liquid Germall Plus
0.12 ounce Green Tea Fragrance Oil

Instructions

Weigh all ingredients but the preservative and fragrance into a microwave-safe container. Heat gently, using short time bursts and stirring after each heating, until ingredients are melted.

Use a stick blender to mix the lotion into an emulsion. Check the temperature; cool mixture below 120ºF before adding the preservative and fragrance.

Once everything is mixed well, pour the lotion into bottles. Allow it to cool completely in the bottle before adding a lid. Label and enjoy.

Ingredients before melting.

Pouring into bottles.

All done!

Notes

This turned out to be a really nice lotion. It stayed pretty fluid, and it has a nice spreadability and good play time, but not overly long. My hands absorbed the lotion well enough that I would not worry about putting it on and getting right back to work.

If you try this formula, please let us know with a comment!

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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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