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Homemade lotion

Discussion in 'Homemade Products' started by Hinotori, Nov 7, 2018.

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  1. Nov 7, 2018
    Hinotori

    Hinotori Super Self-Sufficient

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    Anyone have any good lotion recipes?

    I tried one tonight.

    So the lotion recipe I found is a bit different than most of the store ones. More oily, but I can actually use this unlike the body butter. The added water helps put a thinner layer that actually soaks into my skin.

    I can smell the shea butter in it, but it's covered enough that the lotion doesn't fully smell like old dolls. I don't mind this so much. Next batch I'll add some scent oil. The rosemary oil doesn't cover it enough. Maybe some citrus.

    Calendula tisane, calendula and comfrey extracted in almond and olive oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, beeswax mixed with borax and lecithin as an emulsifier, lanolin, jojoba oil, castor oil, rosemary essential oil, vitamin E, tea tree oil

    Only took me 4 hours to make it. Sigh.

    Going to stick one container in the freezer to see what that does to it. Shelf life is only 6 months, so if freezing doesn't harm it, that will extend it much longer
     
  2. Nov 17, 2018
    Hinotori

    Hinotori Super Self-Sufficient

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    So, the thickness seems to actually be a plus. Hubby loves it. Mom claimed 2 jars when I told her how thick it is. Then hubby stole a jar for a coworker.

    The thickness also makes putting it in tight places, like the crease of my ear where my eczema decided to pop up a few months ago and wasn't going away.

    6 days and the eczema is light and hopefully will be fully healed in a week.

    I used a mole remover on the big one on my cheek a week ago. I started this lotion on it after day 3 when the mole fell off. 3 days later and the skin on the cheek was fully healed. It actually surprised me how fast it healed.

    So I'm happy with how it's working. I do need to make thinner one that works in a squeeze bottle instead of a 1/4 pint mason jar.
     
  3. Nov 17, 2018
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    Someday I'd like to try my hand at making lotions. Only thing I've ever made was a sugar scrub and I loved it. Retirement can't get here quickly enough!

    Hope you find the perfect recipe soon...and when you do...SHARE! :)
     
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    Hinotori

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    I have to sort it. It wasn't coherent so it took me two tries. Mom wants to know too, but have to work it out in proper recipe form. Got a bit busy
     
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    Hinotori

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    Homemade emulsifier wax
    80% beeswax
    10% borax
    10% liquid lecithin

    Melt wax then add lecithin and borax. Stir until well mixed.
    Must be made fresh. Does not keep


    Lotion
    2 parts liquid oil
    1 part solid oil
    1 part emulsifier wax
    4-6 parts water, herbal infusion, aloe vera juice, or other water liquid
    1 drop rosemary essential oil per 110 milliliters (4 oz) total liquid
    1 milliliter vitamin E oil per 240 milliliters (8 oz) total liquid

    All items must be at the temp to keep beeswax melted while mixing. I used mason jars in pans of low simmering water.

    Heat liquid oil. Add solid oil until melted. Mix well. Add emulsifier. Add Vit E and rosemary oil. Using mixer, slowly add water until it comes together at consistency a bit more liquid than desired. Will thicken as it cools.

    Pour into containers.


    My too thick batch has 3 cups of water. I used a very strong calendula infusion. I used almond and olive oils that I oil extracted calendula and comfrey in ahead of time. I used a teaspoon of castor oil in my liquid oil mix.
     
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  6. Nov 18, 2018
    sumi

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    Please tell me about this?
     
  7. Nov 18, 2018
    Hinotori

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    The mole remover? It was Haloderm Mole and Skin Tag remover. Ordered it off Amazon. Not sure if you can get it where you are.
     

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