Vitamin C Grapefruit Summer Lotion
This Vitamin C lotion is a light weight summer formula made for healing and soothing. Made with aloe juice that soaks into the skin and soothes redness and irritation while the vitamin C will remain on the skin and soak in as a healing agent. This fragrance is a light citrus smell of grapefruit and bamboo. Nice light product for light sun burns and fast repair.
This recipe will yield 4 bottles with 170 grams (6 oz.) of product adjust your recipe depending on how many bottles you would like to fill. Note that we are using 8 oz. Bottles, but the lotion weight is 6 oz. This is because of the volume of the whipped oils. Measuring lotion recipes in grams does help for accuracy.
ONE : Before measuring out any ingredients it is important to prep your utensils, bottles, & caps before use. Because this product introduces water we need to minimize the potential of bacterial growth as much as possible. Fist, make sure all of your dished and utensils are carefully washed in hot water and soap. Soak and wash the bottles in hot soap water for a few minutes. Dry and spritz the bottles with a spray of rubbing alcohol. Make sure to spritz inside the bottle and the moth of the bottle along with the caps.
TWO: Pour the 1 tbsp. Into the aloe juice. This is mostly water content and unlike vitamin E in your skin care products, vitamin C is water soluble. The Vitamin C powder will dissolve into the water portion of your recipe more easily than the melted oils and waxes. Melt the wax, steric acid, and cocoa butter into the avocado oil. You can use short bursts in the microwave until everything is melted down.
THREE: Pour the melted oils into the aloe juice and blend well with a stick blender. Allow this to emulsify.
FOUR: Add the Germall Plus and the fragrance. Continue to blend with the stick blender. It typically take more blending time with lotions than when making soap. You want to make sure the wax will allow the aloe and oil to emulsify well enough so that your product won’t separate after it has been packaged. The steric acid will begin to thicken the lotion as you continue to blend. Using 1% in this recipe should not thicken it too much, but you want to make sure the lotion is still smooth enough to easily pour it into your bottles.
FIVE: Separate the lotion into two parts. Add ¼ tsp of Yellow mica into one part and blend. Immediately drop swirl the blue lotion back into the white lotion. The colors will mostly blend together, but the drop swirl will give a subtle color swirl in the bottle. Transfer the lotion into the bottles. You should get 170 grams (6 oz.) of lotion in each 8 oz. Bottle.
SIX : Add labels and wrap.