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Difficulty: Easy Video Time: 10 Minutes
This video demonstrates the making of a soothing aloe vera light weight lotion. This is a light lotion that can be easily poured from a flip cap bottle or a pump.
Aloe Vera Lotion
We nickname this lotion the 'bum soother'. Yes, if you find you have an uncomfortable tan line from an afternoon at the beach you can get a bit of relief for mild sun redness with a nice light Aloe Vera lotion.
What you will need:
- 544.8 g. Aloe Juice
- 68.1 g. Avocado Oil
- 34.5 g. Shea Butter
- 28 g. finely ground aloe vera powder
- 13.8 g. E-wax
- 6.8 g. Steric Acid
- 3.4 g. Cucumber & Aloe Fragrance Oil
- 6.8 g. Germall Plus
Instructions & Notes: You can always make this recipe with water instead of aloe juice. Even though we are removing the water from this recipe you must still use the same sanitary precautions that you would as if it were water.
This lotion will be a bit light and fluffy. Typically, use can fill six ounces of product in an 8 oz. Bottle and the lotion will fill to the shoulders of the bottle. This recipe will fill 4 bottles. Make your adjustments depending on how many bottles you would like to fill.
First, wash your bottles in hot soap and water. Spritz them, along with the bottle caps, with rubbing alcohol and allow them to air dry. Wipe your counters down with rubbing alcohol or bleach and give any of your mixing bowls and utensils a wipe with alcohol or bleach. Wear gloves, and take any precaution to prevent the introduction of bacteria on any of your utensils or bottles.
Melt your butters and waxes over a stove top. Add this to your aloe vera juice and blend well. Blend the aloe powder into the mixture. Blend this together with your stick blender for five minutes. Although the mixture may blend easily and look well mixed in just a quick moment, the emulsifying wax needs to be thoroughly mixed into the lotion to keep the aloe juice from separating from the oils after the product has been bottles. Take your time and allow the stick blender to mix the lotion for at east five minutes before the next step.
Allow the lotion to cool before you add your fragrance and preservative. Blend again with your stick blender. Finally, carefully pour into your bottles and label.