Cool Snap Frost Lotion
This is a light weight summer recipe. This lotion will leave a light cool tingle on the surface of the user’s skin due to the peppermint essential oil. The aloe juice has a soothing quality that will combine with the peppermint and leave a refreshing feeling. This lotion has a cool mint smell and feels cool and tingly to the skin. The combination of aloe and mint will offer a little snap cool experience to your senses.
What you will need:
- Aloe vera juice
- Avocado oil
- Steric acid
- Peppermint essential oil
- Optiphen or Germall Plus
This recipe will produce 6 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, melt your oil and waxes over a stove top or with short bursts in the microwave with just enough heat to melt the wax into the oil. Add this to your aloe vera juice and blend well. Make sure you blend for a minimum of three full minutes so that the aloe juice and oils do not separate in the bottle after you have packaged the product. Give the emulsifying wax plenty of time to do its job.
Allow this to cool before you add your essential oil and preservative. Blend again with your stick blender. Finally, pour into your bottles and label.