Tropical Fruit Salad Lotion
Not every lotion for grown up women has to be a rustic spa blend. Summer is for fun, and tropical light fragrances are the beauty products of light summer days on the beach or the water. This lotion is a light weight blend that will absorb quickly and won’t linger on your skin. At the same time, the fragrances come from luxury essential oils so it is still a product for a sophisticated taste, and not a children’s sugar product.
What you will need:
- Coconut oil
- Shea butter
- Orange essential oil
- Lime essential oil
- Grapefruit essential oil
- Distilled water
- Optiphen or 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.
Bring the water to a light simmer and allow this to lightly boil for 15 minutes. Remove the heat. Melt the both the oils and waxes in the microwave and pour the oils into the melted e-wax.
When the water has cooled to just warm temperatures, 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 drops of essential oils fragrance 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.