How to make a natural lotion
using only the natural ingredients that you want
How to make a natural lotion, at home! At my natural soap store, we made a lot of products, including lotions. It was very popular as it absorbed quickly and left no greasy feeling afterwards.
We used vegetable wax
, beeswax, spring water and quality carrier oils. Whereas most store brands use mineral oil which is derived from crude oil. And a lot of water and chemicals.
The lotion recipe below is extremely flexible. Once you have your wax and oils blended together, you will be adding the water. It is at this point when you will need to decided how much water to add. More water will make a lotion that absorbs very quickly, and less water will create a thicker lotion or cream.
The oil or oils you choose will make a difference in the finished product. Shiny oils like olive or hemp will need a lotion that is on the lighter or lotion-like, as to avoid making a thick and shiny cream.
Your basic lotion recipe is: 2 grams of beeswax (or emulsifying wax or stearic acid wax)
42 grams of carrier oil
130 grams of distilled or clean water
18 grams of grapeseed extract for preserving.
Directions:warm the oils so the wax/es will melt and allow to cool to a warm temperature
warm the water as well
when both the wax/oil mixture and the water temperatures are at approximately the same, start adding the water to the oils in small increments and stirring well
keep stirring constantly, using a small wisk, a fork will work too
keep adding water small amounts at a time, perhaps 20 grams at a time, and stir until that water amount is fully blended
test the consistency of your lotion as stop when you feel it is right
add your essential oils, then bottle.
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Knowing how to make a natural lotion helps you to make it with just the right consistency that you want. When you lotion is still warm, it will feel less thick, and will thicken as it cools. After it is at the consistency you want, you can add your natural preservative and essential oils.
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