Simple DIY Lotion

AuthorArtAstronDifficultyIntermediate

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time30 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time1 hr

Heated Water Phase
 38.79 g Distilled Water
 1.18 g Vegetable Glycerin / Humectant
Heated Oil Phase
 7.67 g Grapeseed Oil
 6.34 g Shea Butter
 3.54 g Emulsifying Wax
Cool Down Phase
 0.59 g Otiphen / Other Preservative
 0.30 g Lavender Oil
 0.30 g Eucalyptus Oil
 0.30 g Tocopherol / Vitamin E

1

Weigh the heated water phase ingredients into a small heat-resistant measuring cup. Weigh the heated oil phase ingredients into a second heat-resistant measuring cup.

2

Start heating a water bath in a pan or pot (deep enough to place cups holding heated phases into). Place measuring cups with heated phases into water bath as bath is heating up (will prevent breakage). Measure temperature of water bath, and bring to ~160-170° F. Keep heated phases in water bath until fully melted.

3

Once fully melted, pour the heated water phase into the heated oil phase. Stir together with a small silicone spatula to incorporate.

4

Use your immersion blender to begin blending the lotion, starting with short bursts. Blend for about a minute or so, and then leave to cool for ten minutes. Blend for another minute or two, and repeat this blend-cool cycle until the mixture is at least less than 140° F (if using Otiphen as your preservative), ideally cooler than this. If desired, you can speed up the cooling process by placing the lotion into an ice bath.

5

Once the temperature is cool enough, add your cool down ingredients and blend again quickly to incorporate them. Transfer to a container of your choice. You can do this by using one of your spatulas to scoop the mixture into a container. You can also use a syringe to do this, if you have one handy.

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Ingredients

Heated Water Phase
 38.79 g Distilled Water
 1.18 g Vegetable Glycerin / Humectant
Heated Oil Phase
 7.67 g Grapeseed Oil
 6.34 g Shea Butter
 3.54 g Emulsifying Wax
Cool Down Phase
 0.59 g Otiphen / Other Preservative
 0.30 g Lavender Oil
 0.30 g Eucalyptus Oil
 0.30 g Tocopherol / Vitamin E

Directions

1

Weigh the heated water phase ingredients into a small heat-resistant measuring cup. Weigh the heated oil phase ingredients into a second heat-resistant measuring cup.

2

Start heating a water bath in a pan or pot (deep enough to place cups holding heated phases into). Place measuring cups with heated phases into water bath as bath is heating up (will prevent breakage). Measure temperature of water bath, and bring to ~160-170° F. Keep heated phases in water bath until fully melted.

3

Once fully melted, pour the heated water phase into the heated oil phase. Stir together with a small silicone spatula to incorporate.

4

Use your immersion blender to begin blending the lotion, starting with short bursts. Blend for about a minute or so, and then leave to cool for ten minutes. Blend for another minute or two, and repeat this blend-cool cycle until the mixture is at least less than 140° F (if using Otiphen as your preservative), ideally cooler than this. If desired, you can speed up the cooling process by placing the lotion into an ice bath.

5

Once the temperature is cool enough, add your cool down ingredients and blend again quickly to incorporate them. Transfer to a container of your choice. You can do this by using one of your spatulas to scoop the mixture into a container. You can also use a syringe to do this, if you have one handy.

Simple DIY Lotion

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