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Difficulty: Easy Video Time: 10 Minutes
Our bee porridge is a lightweight honey based lotion recipe. Good for summer and warm weather.
Chamomile Bee Porridge
Because chamomile has a light floral fragrance that is well know in aromatherapy circles, it is not necessary to add a fragrance oil to this finished product. By making a tea from the flower buds, the water will be infused with fragrance. The final product is a light weight summer time lotion that absorbs quickly into the skin and has a calming soothing affect. This is a nice simple lotion for bed time in warm weather.
What you will need:
- 24 ounces of water
- 1 cup of dried chamomile flowers (or chamomile tea pads)
- 12 oz. of grape seed Oil
- 1 oz. of jojoba Oil
- .6 oz. of E-wax
- .6 oz. of steric acid
- 1 tablespoon of fresh honey
- .4 oz. of Germall Plus
This recipe will produce 8 bottles to be filled with 6 oz. Of lotion product. Because the oils expand when whipped, 6 oz. Of lotion will fill an 8 oz. Bottle. Be sure to pour these into bottles that are sold as 8 oz. Bottles, but label your product according to the true 6 oz. weight.
Instructions & Notes: Before you begin, the first step is to properly sanitize your area. Because this isn't a soap recipe, it is important to protect all of your ingredients from exposure to bacteria before you give or sell it to another person. Wipe the table tops with a spritz of rubbing alcohol, and wash the bottles and caps in hot water and soap. Then wipe the bottles and caps down with alcohol. Make sure to wear gloves while preparing your recipe.
First, boil the water. Allow it to simmer lightly for a few minutes. Put the dried flowers into the water and make a proper tea with the herbs. With this recipe, you will pour the water and flower petals into a clean glass mason jar and put the water in the fridge. Allow this to sit overnight. Get this water nice and potent.
Melt the both waxes in the microwave and pour the oils into the melted e-wax.
Pour the oils into the water and blend this with a stick blender for a solid three minutes. It may look well blended in just a matter of seconds, but continue to blend so that the e-wax is completely worked into both the oil and the water so that your product wont separate once it had been poured into the bottles.
Once the lotion has cooled down, add the preservative and the honey and blend this well.
Pour into four 8 oz. Bottles. The lotion itself is a bit fluffy and the weight will be about 6 oz. However, you will need to use the 8 oz. Size bottles to fit 6 oz. of product.