Lotion Making 101, Learn the essentials on how to make your own organic skin care.
When looking for ingredients, try your local health food store, or in your grocery store if they have a health foods section. Organic oils and extracts are usually available in these areas, as well as vegetable glycerin and other additives you can use to boost your lotion’s health quotient.
Some ingredients, like stearic acid or emulsifying wax may need to be purchased online from a reputable retailer, just to ensure you are getting what is advertised. At Skin Perfection, we sell Airless Bottles, Anti Aging Ingredients and Essential Oils can be found all of which can rev up your lotion.
Lotion Making Supplies:
• Double Boiler – 2
• Stainless steel or glass measuring cups and spoons
• Pyrex or any glass bowl
• Hand held Mixer
• Candy Thermometer – 2
• Plastic Gloves
• Rubbing Alcohol or Vodka to sanitize utensils
• Airless Bottles
Lotion Making Ingredients:
• Organic Oils (if you need help picking an oil, check out this blog: Anti Aging Oil Serums) for this recipe we choose Jojoba and Coconut Oil.
• Organic Aloe Juice
• Vegetable Glycerin
• Emulsifying Wax
• Stearic Acid
• Organic Essential Oils
Lotion Making Recipe:
Try the following formula for a hydration and nourish lotion. As you get used to using the ingredients and learn their properties, make your own mixtures and share them in the comments!
• 1 oz. Organic Jojoba Oil
• 1 oz. Organic Coconut Oil
• 3 oz. Organic Aloe Juice
• 1 oz. Vegetable Glycerin
• 1 oz. Emulsifying Wax (from vegetable origin)
• 1 oz. Stearic Acid
• 15 drops Organic Essential Oils
Before you start working, disinfect the entire area you will be using. Then, gather all of your supplies and ingredients. Once everything is gathered, it’s time to wash your hands, put on gloves and get to the fun part, actually making the lotion! Sterilize all your tools with rubbing alcohol, or, if you have it, vodka.
Combine all of the oils and the wax into the first double boiler. Use a candy thermometer to monitor the temperature. Heat it until it is 150 degrees Fahrenheit. In the other double boiler, heat the aloe. Once both double boilers are at 150 degrees, remove them from the heat. Then, using the stick blender to mix them together, slowly start pouring the aloe into the oil mixture. The emulsifying wax will cause the two to emulsify properly. Once they are thoroughly combined, use the funnel to pour it into an airless bottle until it is full. Fill bottles until all of the oil mixture is gone. Set these aside to cool to room temperature. Once they are completely cool, put on the lids, and set them in the refrigerator.