Calming Lavender Lotion
This recipe although a light weigh summer recipe uses more waxes than out other recipes. For that reason the lotion will lightly remain on the skin and leave the light fragrance lingering for just a bit longer. Combine this quality with a comforting aromatherapy, and you’ll have a calming evening moisturizer that is suitable for warm weather .
What you will need:
- Coconut oil
- Jojoba oil
- Argon oil
- Distilled water
- Optiphen or Germal Plus
- Lavender Flowers Fragrance oil
- Light blue mica
Instructions & Notes: Not all lavender fragrance oils are the same lavender flowers is different from French lavender. I prefer the lavender flowers because it is a softer bouquet smell. This recipe makes 62 oz. of lotion, so it will 10 bottles of 6 oz. weight product.
Clean your space and wear your gloves and spray your bottles and pumps down with rubbing alcohol. Make sure your space has been sterilized to prevent contact with bacteria with your perishable product.
Simmer your water in a pot while in another pot, melt your waxes and oils into your oils. Once these are melted remove from heat and add your water. Blend well with your stick blender. This will quickly blend, but make sure you blend by hand for a minimum of three minutes to make sure the product won’t separate after it has been bottled.
Once you feel like your mixture is completely blended then continue to blend for a solid two more minutes. This will give the e-wax plenty of time to bond the oils and water together. Allow this mixture to cool. Add your fragrance oil, preservative, and colorant. When adding colorant, give your lotion just a dusting of mica. I never use more than a gram. Remember, this mica is the same used in eye shadow and you don’t want to leave a color on your users skin that makes them turn blue.
Mix well. Pour this lotion into your bottles and label accordingly.