As the weather gets cooler and the air becomes more dry your skin needs some additional TLC to keep it soft and healthy. During the Summer months I prefer a lighter lotion but once Fall hits I like to break out a more thick and creamy lotion to get the job done.
Body creams, like most skin care products can be expensive but did you know it's actually really simple to make your own? Plus when you make a lotion yourself you have control of the ingredients you use and can customize the lotion to your own liking.
Today I am going to share a beginner friendly recipe to make your own thick and creamy Lavender & Eucalyptus Body Lotion.
As with most lotions, this recipe will be done in 3 phases, the water phase, oil phase and cool down phase.
18oz Distilled Water
Measure out 18oz Distilled Water and 2oz Glycerin into a heat safe container. Make sure to take a measurement of how much your container and ingredients way as you will need this information later.
Place in a double boiler to simmer over low heat.
Measure out your 1oz Mango Butter, 3oz Emuslifying Wax and 4oz Hempseed Oil in a heat safe container. Place in a double boiler over low heat until completely melted.
Once melted remove Water phase and Oil Phase from your double boiler.
Weigh your container of water and glycerin to see how much water was lost to evaporation and then top off with distilled water until you are at your starting weight.
Next combine your oil and water phases into one container and watch the magic happen!
Gently whisk or stick blend until you are at a light emulsion.
Set your water and oil phase to the side and prep your cool down phase.
Cool Down Phase
Measure out your .14oz of Lavender & Eucalyptus essential oils along with .1oz Vitamin E Oil and .4oz Liquid Germall Plus into a container.
Check the temperature of your water and oil phase batter. I like to use a temperature gun as it makes it super clean and easy to do. The batter needs to be at 122 degree Fahrenheit or less before adding your cool down phase as the liquid germall plus, which is your preservative, will lose potency if you add at higher temperatures.
Once the batter has cooled to the 122 degree mark, add in your cold down phase and then whisk or stick blend until thoroughly combined.
Once you are no longer seeing any separation in the batter you can go ahead and pour your lotion into containers. I like to use 4oz glass jars to store the lotion in. You will find it is easiest to pour the lotion into the jars when it is still in a liquid state. Just be sure to leave the lid off the jar until the lotion is completely cool so no condensation gets trapped inside.
Once the lotion has cooled it will be ready to use. You will love how thick,creamy and moisturizing this lotion feels on your skin along with the soothing scent of the Eucalyptus & Lavender essential oils.
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